SECTION 1. Section 16B of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The members of a regional school district, including a vocational regional school district, may elect to reallocate the sum of their required local contributions to the district in accordance with the regional agreement; provided, however, that the total sum of their required contributions shall not be decreased; and provided further, that any change to the assessment method of an existing regional agreement shall require the approval of a majority of the members. Approval of each member shall be given by majority vote at an annual or special town meeting, in the case of towns, or by majority vote of the council, in the case of cities. The commissioner of education shall be notified upon the adoption of this section by this district.
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