§ 16-1-10. Assumption of control of city or town schools by department School lunch program.
(a) The school committee of any city or town in which the taxable property is not adequate, at the average rate of taxation for public school support throughout the state, to provide with the money that may be apportioned from the general treasury an amount sufficient to provide and maintain public schools of a high standard, may at a regular meeting held before the first day of July in any year request the department of elementary and secondary education to assume the supervision, control, and management of the public schools of the city or town for the ensuing year; provided that the city or town has appropriated for the support of public schools for the year a sum equivalent to thirty cents (30¢) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of the assessed valuation of the city or town. Upon receiving the request the department, if it is satisfied that the request is warranted and that the best interests of the public schools would be served, may assume supervision, control, and management.
(b) The department shall make available in its school lunch program low fat fortified milk with a milk fat content of one percent (1%) or less.
(P.L. 1913, ch. 947, § 1; P.L. 1922, ch. 2234, § 19; G.L. 1923, ch. 67, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 192, § 10; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2752, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 16-1-10; P.L. 1973, ch. 219, § 2.)