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. The first paragraph of section 24 of chapter 169 of the acts of 1881 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The school committee of the city of Malden shall hereafter consist of the mayor ex officio who shall be chairman, a person to be appointed by the mayor subject to the approval of the city council and five members to be elected by the qualified voters of said city.
SECTION 2. This act shall become inoperable at any time the city of Malden adopts a ward representative system for the election of school committee members.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.