Excerpt from Rules and Regulations and Course of Study of the Public Schools in Union School District, Concord, N. H
Section I. That Union school district, in the city of Concord, in the county of Merri mack, - a school district duly organized under the statute of this state known as the Somers worth act, - be and hereby is authorized and empowered, at any legal meeting duly notified for the purpose, to choose by ballot, and by major vote of the qualified voters of said dis trict, present and voting, a board of education, consisting of nine legal voters of said dis triet, three of whom shall hold office for one year, three for two years, and three for three years, from March, 1859, and until Others are duly elected and qualified in their stead, - the term of office of each to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board, and a record thereof made. Three members of said board of education shall be chosen annually, at every annual meeting of said district, after the first choice of said board as aforesaid, by ballot and major vote of the qualified voters of said district, present and voting, to fill the vacancies that will annually occur by the expiration of the term of office of three of the incumbents, and hold office for three years, and until others shall be duly elected and qualified in their stead. Said board of education shall have the care and custody of all the property belong ing to the district; shall employ teachers, and fix their compensation; have the control and management of the schools of the district, and examine and allow all claims arising there from; and generally shall have and enjoy all the power and authority, and perform all the duties by law pertaining to the offices of prudential and superintending school committees of school districts organized under the Somersworth act. They shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties shall choose a president and secretary of their own board hold meetings as often as necessary to fulfil their duties; and keep a record of all their proceedings, in books provided for that purpose at the expense of said district. They shall receive no compensation for their services in managing the prudential, financial, and educational affairs of the district, but may appoint an agent or agents to provide fuel, furniture, and other neces saries for the accommodation of the various schools of the district, who shall receive such compensation as the district may determine and the board may receive such compensation for performing the duties of superintending school committee for said Union district as the city of Concord may think proper to allow them for those services, to be apportioned among themselves, according to the services rendered by each in that capacity.
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