(1) During any budget year, if the board of education of the school district determines that the anticipated revenues specified in the budget and the amounts appropriated in the budget for expenditure exceed the actual revenues available to the school district due, in whole or in part, to action by the general assembly or the governor relating to the state appropriation for the district's total program pursuant to article 54 of this title, the board may declare a fiscal emergency in such budget year. A declaration of fiscal emergency may only occur upon an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the board at a public meeting. Prior to any vote taken pursuant to this subsection (1), the board of education shall hold at least one public hearing within the district after full and timely notice to the public.
(2) If a fiscal emergency is declared by the board of education pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the board may implement a reduction in salaries for all employees of the school district on a proportional basis or may alter the work year of such employees. Such reduction in salaries may be made notwithstanding the provisions of section 22-63-401 (3).
Source: L. 92: Entire section added, p. 541, 15, effective May 28. L. 94: (1) amended, p. 818, 38, effective April 27.