§ 16-3-1 Purpose of chapter
§ 16-3-2 Purposes of regional school district schools
§ 16-3-3 Regional school educational services
§ 16-3-3.1 Creation of regional school district planning board
§ 16-3-4 Creation of planning committee — Appropriations
§ 16-3-5 Formation of regional planning board
§ 16-3-6 Studies and reports by planning board
§ 16-3-7 Recommendations as to establishment of regional district
§ 16-3-7.1 Equalized representation
§ 16-3-7.2 Transfer of North Providence school department
§ 16-3-8 Submission of agreement to board of regents for elementary and secondary education and the cities or towns
§ 16-3-9 Action by city or town on recommendations
§ 16-3-10 Acceptance by voters — Establishment of regional school district
§ 16-3-11 School committees of regional school districts — Powers and duties
§ 16-3-12 Regional school district financial meeting — Special meetings
§ 16-3-13 Powers of regional school district financial meeting
§ 16-3-14 Regional representatives
§ 16-3-15 Moderator and clerk
§ 16-3-16 Operation expenses
§ 16-3-17 Capital outlay debt limitation
§ 16-3-18 Transfer and use of plant
§ 16-3-19 Costs of operation — Payment of debts — Apportionment among district members
§ 16-3-20 Appropriations by member towns
§ 16-3-21 Payments by members
§ 16-3-22 Regional school fiscal year
§ 16-3-24 Additional state assistance
§ 16-3-25 Districts organized prior to 1959
§ 16-3-26 Appropriation for regionalization studies

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 16-3

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
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  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
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  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
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  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.