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Adoption Date: 4/8/2019
2000 - Internal Operations


District Clerk
The Board of Education shall annually appoint a District Clerk. The District Clerk shall:
1. keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the Board of Education and shall submit a copy of the proceedings to      each Board member and the Superintendent of Schools;
2. file all correspondence and records relating to matters of the school district, involving the Board;
3. prepare and arrange publication of legal notices;
4. attend all public meetings of the Board (Regular and Special) as well as public hearings of the Board and, when            requested:
5. perform duties pertaining to the preparation for, and conduct of district elections, budget votes, and special district      referendum elections;
6. in the absence of both the President and Vice-President of the Board at a duly constituted meeting, determine the        member with the longest tenure on the Board, in alphabetical order, and that member shall then assume all the          usual duties of the President until either the President or Vice-President is in attendance;
7. administer the Oath of Office for all Board members and school district officers; and
8. perform any other work requested of him/her by the Board or the Superintendent.

Tax Collector
The Tax Collector is appointed annually by the Board of Education and shall be covered by a bond. It shall be the responsibility of the District Tax Collector to perform the following duties:
1. Prepares and mails tax notices;
2. Uses suitable printed tax receipt forms as prescribed by the State Tax Commission;
3. Collects taxes in the amount of the warrant, upon the issuance of the tax warrant by the
    Board of Education and penalty fees in accordance with the terms of such warrant;
4. Turns over daily to the School District Treasurer all money collected by virtue of any tax
    list and warrant issued;
5. Submits a report, certified by him/her to the Board of Education, showing the amount of taxes and fees collected        along with the unpaid listing. The combination of taxes collected and uncollected shall equal the amount of the            warrant;
6. Turns over to the County Treasurer, prior to November 15, a list of unpaid taxes;
7. Carries out such other duties of the position as prescribed in Education Law, Real Property Tax Law, or as                    established by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.


Ref: Education Law §§2121; 2122; 2130