The Education Law provides that school boards have the authority to adopt reasonable rules and regulations concerning the submission of petitions to the Board to place propositions on the ballot which may amend the budget. Pursuant to those provisions, the Board establishes the following guidelines:
1. Unless otherwise provided by the Education Law, petitions for the submission of a proposition must contain a minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures of qualified voters of the district, or five percent (5%) of the number of voters at the last annual election, whichever is greater.
2. Petitions must be presented to the District Clerk no later than thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting to facilitate the preparation and printing of the ballots. Petitions for propositions which are required by law to be included in the notice of the annual meeting must be submitted at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting.
3. Propositions must include the specific appropriations necessary for the purposes listed.
4. Wording of a petition must comply with legal requirements. If not, it may be changed or altered by the Board, or the Board may reject a petition for failure to comply.
Propositions received in accordance with these specifications will be placed on the ballot as amendments and will be voted upon by the voters in the same manner as the proposed budget, except that the Board shall not be required to place any proposition on the ballot which is within the exclusive province of the Board, or otherwise forbidden by law.
The Board may also, on its own motion, submit propositions.