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Vermont Joint School Maintenance by Towns Amendment, Article 41 (1954)

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A Vermont Joint School Maintenance by Towns Amendment was on the 1954 ballot in Vermont as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved, becoming Article 41 of the Amendments to the Vermont Constitution.

Article 41 amended Section 64 to the Vermont Constitution to say:

"Laws for the encouragement of virtue and prevention of vice and immorality, ought to be constantly kept in force, and duly executed; and a competent number of schools ought to be maintained in each town, or by towns jointly with the consent of the General Assembly, for the convenient instruction of youth. All religious societies, or bodies of men that may be united or incorporated for the advancement of religion and learning, or for other pious and charitable purposes, shall be encouraged and protected in the enjoyment of the privileges, immunities, and estates, which they in justice ought to enjoy, under such regulations as the General Assembly of this State shall direct."

Ten years later

Ten years later, Vermonters passed Vermont Maintenance of Schools Amendment (1964), which amended Section 64 again, to say:

Laws for the encouragement of virtue and prevention of vice and immorality, ought to be constantly kept in force, and duly executed and a competent number of schools ought to be maintained in each town unless the General Assembly permits other provisions for the convenient instruction of youth. All religious societies, or bodies of men that may be united or incorporated for the advancement of religion and learning, or for other pious and charitable purposes, shall be encouraged and protected in the enjoyment of the privileges, immunities, and estates, which they in justice ought to enjoy, under such regulations as the General Assembly of this State shall direct.

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