HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3810 FILED ON: 6/9/2011
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 3504
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
An Act Relative to the Charter of the Town of Harwich and the Election of the Members of the Monomoy Regional School District Committee.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 43B of the general laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the charter of the town of Harwich is hereby amended by deleting in section 6-1-1 the words "a school committee" and inserting in place thereof the words:- members of the Monomoy Regional School District Committee. Said charter is hereby further amended by deleting Section 6-5-1 through Section 6-5-3 and inserting in place thereof the following: - 6-5-1 Four members of the Monomoy Regional School District Committee shall be elected for such terms, and in such manner, as is provided in the regional school district agreement. Such committee shall have the powers and duties as set forth therein and under applicable general laws.
Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of this act, the town of Harwich shall elect at the 2011 annual town election, two members of the Monomoy Regional School District Committee for three-year terms, one member for a two-year term, and one member for a one-year term, which members shall have such authority as set forth in the Monomoy Regional School District agreement. The town of Harwich shall elect at the 2012 annual town election one member of said Monomoy Regional School District Committee for a three-year term. At said 2012 annual town election, the office of local school committee member of the town of Harwich shall not appear on the ballot, and any incumbents holding the office of local school committee member shall serve until July 1, 2012 or their earlier resignation from office.
Section 3. On July 1, 2012, the school committee of the town of Harwich, created by sections 6-1-1 and 6-5-1 through 6-5-3 of the Charter of the town of Harwich, shall be abolished and the terms of the elected incumbents shall thereupon be terminated.
Section 4. Section 1 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2012.
Section 5. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon passage, and, should this act be enacted subsequent to the 2011 annual town election in the town of Harwich, the election of such regional school district committee members as is authorized herein, and all actions taken as a result thereof, shall be ratified, validated and confirmed as if this act was in effect prior thereto.