§2512. Regional education cooperatives
The school boards of 2 or more school administrative units in existence as of July
1, 2009 may file an application to the commissioner for the purpose of entering a
cooperative agreement to form a regional education cooperative. A cooperative is
governed by a cooperative board formed and operating in accordance with this chapter.
The participation of school administrative units in any of the specified educational
functions or support services included in the cooperative agreement is voluntary.
A cooperative board may designate school administrative unit personnel or service
providers to provide the specified educational functions or support services included
in the cooperative agreement. The cooperative board must include one school board
member from each school administrative unit participating in the cooperative. The
voting method established by the cooperative board may not include a method in which
the board members cast weighted votes. The application for the cooperative must designate
the lead school administrative unit for the cooperative. The superintendent of the
lead school unit shall serve as a nonvoting, ex officio member of the cooperative
board and shall administer the cooperative agreement and serve as fiscal agent for
the cooperative board. [2009, c. 154, §2 (NEW).]
2009, c. 154, §2 (NEW).