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106 STAT. 3170 PUBLIC LAW 102-494—OCT. 24, 1992 board and the powers and duties of the superintendent shall be exercised and discharged by the interstate district superintendent. "B. MAINE STATE AID. — A Maine school district shall be entitled to receive such amount of state aid for operating expenditures as though its share of the interstate district's expenses were the expenses of the Maine member district, and as though the Maine member district pupils attending the interstate schools were attending a Maine imit. Such state aid shall be paid to the Maine member school district to reduce the simis which would otherwise be required to be raised by taxation within the member district. "C. CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF MAINE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.— A Maine school district shall continue in existence, and shall have all of the powers and be subject to all of the obligations imposed by law and not herein delegated to the interstate district. If the interstate district incorporates only a part of the schools in the member school district, then the school board of the member school districts shall continue in existence and it shall have all of the powers and be subject to all of the obligations imposed by law on it and not herein delegated to the district. However, if all of the schools in the member school district are incorporated into the interstate school district, then the member or members of the interstate board representing the member district shall have all of the powers and be subject to all of the obligations imposed by law on the members of a school board for the member district and not herein delegated to the interstate district. The Maine member school district shall remain liable on its existing indebtedness; and the interstate school district shall not become liable therefor. Any trust funds and any property not taken over shall be retained by the Maine member school district and held or disposed of according to law. "D. SUIT AND SERVICE OF PROCESS IN MAINE.— The courts of Maine shall have the same jurisdiction over the districts as though a Maine member district were a party instead of the interstate district. The service necessary to institute suit in Maine shall be made on the district by leaving a copy of the writ or other proceedings in hand or at the last and usual place of abode of one of the directors who resides in Maine, and by mailing a like copy to the clerk and to one other director by certified mail with return receipt requested. "£. EMPLOYMENT.— Each employee of an interstate district assigned to a school located in Maine shall be considered an employee of a Maine school district for the purpose of the state retirement system, the Maine workmen's compensation law, and any other laws relating to the regulation of employment or the provision of benefits for employees of Maine school districts except as follows: "a. A teacher in a Maine member district may elect to remain a member of the state retirement system of Maine, even though assigned to teach in an interstate school in New Hampshire. nb. Employees of interstate districts designated as professional or instructional staff members, as defined in article I, may elect to participate in the state retirement system of the State of Maine or the teachers retirement system of the State of New Hampshire but in no case will they participate in both retirement systems simultaneously.