Substitute Senate Bill No. 363
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 363

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-141


AN ACT CONCERNING  BUDGET  LINE  ITEM TRANSFERS BY
LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 10-222
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each  local   board  of  education  shall
prepare  an  itemized  estimate  of  the  cost  of
maintenance of public schools for the ensuing year
and shall submit  such  estimate  to  the board of
finance in each  town  or  city  having a board of
finance, to the  board  of  selectmen in each town
having no board  of  finance  or  otherwise to the
authority  making appropriations  for  the  school
district, not later  than two months preceding the
annual meeting at  which  appropriations are to be
made. The money  appropriated  by any municipality
for the maintenance  of  public  schools  shall be
expended by and  in the discretion of the board of
education.  [Any]  EXCEPT   AS  PROVIDED  IN  THIS
SUBSECTION,  ANY  such   board  may  transfer  any
unexpended  or  uncontracted-for  portion  of  any
appropriation for school  purposes  to  any  other
item of such  itemized  estimate.  BOARDS  MAY, BY
ADOPTING   POLICIES  AND   PROCEDURES,   AUTHORIZE
DESIGNATED  PERSONNEL TO  MAKE  LIMITED  TRANSFERS
UNDER EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES  IF  THE URGENT NEED
FOR THE TRANSFER  PREVENTS  THE BOARD FROM MEETING
IN A TIMELY FASHION TO CONSIDER SUCH TRANSFER. ALL
TRANSFERS  MADE  IN   SUCH   INSTANCES   SHALL  BE
ANNOUNCED AT THE  NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
OF  THE  BOARD.   Expenditures  by  the  board  of
education shall not  exceed the appropriation made
by the municipality,  with  such  money  as may be
received from other  sources  for school purposes.
If any occasion  arises  whereby  additional funds
are needed by  such  board,  the  chairman of such
board shall notify  the board of finance, board of
selectmen or appropriating  authority, as the case
may be, and  shall submit a request for additional
funds  in the  same  manner  as  is  provided  for
departments,   boards   or    agencies    of   the
municipality  and no  additional  funds  shall  be
expended  unless such  supplemental  appropriation
shall be granted  and no supplemental expenditures
shall be made  in  excess of those granted through
the appropriating authority.  The annual report of
the board of  education  shall, in accordance with
section 10-224, include  a summary showing (1) the
total cost of  the maintenance of schools, (2) the
amount received from  the  state and other sources
for the maintenance  of  schools,  and (3) the net
cost to the  municipality  of  the  maintenance of
schools.   FOR  PURPOSES   OF   THIS   SUBSECTION,
"MEETING" MEANS A  MEETING,  AS DEFINED IN SECTION
1-18a, AS AMENDED.
    Sec. 2. This  act  shall  take  effect July 1,
1998.

Approved June 4, 1998