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of transportation for going after and returning the text-books for the school, the same to be paid out of the building fund of the district, in which he teaches, on the return of the books to the school board's depository.
Sec. 66. May Establish Teachers' Retirement Fund. Boards of education of districts and independent school districts shall have authority to establish and maintain a Teachers' Retirement Fund for the teachers of their districts, the administration of such fund to be in accordance with the rules of the state board of education relating thereto. Any board of education which provides such retirement fund shall have authority to maintain the same out of the teachers' fund in accordance with said rules.
Sec. 67. Shall Provide Schools for Colored Pupils. White and colored pupils shall not be taught in the same school, or in the same building, but it shall be the duty of the board of education to establish one free school, or more if necessary, in any sub-district wherein there are ten or more colored persons of school age and, if practicable, in any district wherein there are fewer than ten. For the purpose of carrying out this section the board of education may establish schools composed of pupils from adjacent districts in the manner provided in section fifty-nine* of this chapter for white pupils.
Whenever, in any school district, the benefit of a free school education is not secured to the colored children of school age residing therein in the manner mentioned in this section, the funds applicable to the support of the free schools in such district shall be divided by the board of education in the proportion which the number of colored children bear to the number of white children therein, according to the last enumeration made for school purposes, and the share of the former shall be set apart for the education of colored persons of school age in such district, and be applied for the purpose from time to time in such way as the board of education may deem best. Any board of education failing to comply with this section may be compelled to do so by mandamus.
Sec. 68. Other Duties. The district board of education shall exercise such other authority and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by the regulations of the state board of education.
Sec. 69. Secretary of District Board of Education-General Duties.The district board of education at its first meeting to be held on the first Monday in July of each year, shall appoint a secretary who shall not be a member of the board, and who shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, take the oath prescribed by law, and shall attend all meetings of the board, and record their official proceedings in a book kept for that purpose, showing the number of each order issued, the name of the payee, the purpose for which issued, and the amount thereof, which record shall be attested by his signature and the signature of the president of the board. He shall have the care and custody of all papers belonging to the board, including evidences of title, contracts and obligations and shall preserve the same in his office properly arranged for reference; and he shall record and keep on file in his office such papers and documents pertaining to the business of the board and keep such accounts and prepare and certify such reports and writings as the law may require or the board direct, all of which records, papers, contracts, documents and other property pertaining to his office shall be immediately delivered in proper condition to his successor in office. Whenever any orders are drawn on the sheriff or school treasurer, the secretary shall immediately make up a list of
*Refers to section fifty-one.
said orders, showing the number of each order, the name of the payee and the amount, which list together with said orders shall be delivered to the county financial secretary for his signature and proper record. Said orders shall then be delivered by the county financial secretary to the persons entitled to the
Sec. 70. Abstract of Proceeding. The secretary of the board of education of each district shall, within three days after each meeting of the board of education, post an abstract of the proceedings thereof at the front door of the place of meeting, and within ten days after the annual settlement with the sheriff the secretary of the board of education of each district and independent district shall post at the same place an itemized statement, duly sworn to by the president and the secretary of the board, showing all disbursements by the board of education by orders drawn on the sheriff, or otherwise, within the school year preceding, from the teachers' fund, and any other fund from which disbursements are made, setting forth the name of the person to whom and the purpose for which each order was issued.
Sec. 71. Administer Oaths. The secretary of a board of education shall have authority to administer oaths to school officers and to teachers or others making reports.
Sec. 72. Assessor's Certificate. The assessor shall make out and deliver to the secretary of the board of education of each district and independent district in his county on or before the second Tuesday in August in each year a certificate showing the aggregate valuation of all personal property and real estate in such district or independent district, and to the county superintendent of free schools a certificate of the aggregate valuations of such property in the county, which certificates shall serve as the basis for the school levies for the ensuing year.
Sec. 73. Report Rate of Levy. Within five days after the district board of education has laid the levy for the building fund and the teachers' fund it shall be the duty of the secretary to r port the rate thereof to the county superintendent and the proper assessor, and within five days thereafter it shall be the duty of the county superintendent to report the rate of levy for the various funds to the clerk of the county court and the county assessor and the rate of levy for all funds, and the total valuation of real and personal property in each distriet and independent district to the state superintendent and the auditor; and it shall thereupon be the duty of the proper county officer to extend o, the personal property book and on the land book the amount of taxes levied as aforesaid, in separate columns, headed respectively, building fund, and teachers' fund, which taxes the sheriff shall collect and account for as required by law.
Sec. 74. Penalty. Any assessor, clerk of the county court, secretary of a board of education, or county superintendent who fails to perform the duties required of him by sections seventy-three and seventy-four* of this act shal lbe guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined twenty dollars.
Sec. 75. Report. From the reports of trustees, the teachers' registers, the annual settlement with the sheriff, and from such other information as he may be able to obtain, the secretary shall make a tabular report to the county superintendent on or before the twentieth day of July annually, showing all the statistics and other facts required in the blanks furnished by the state superintendent and such explanations and remarks as he may deem pertinent.
*Refers to section seventy-two.
Sec. 76. Salaries of Secretaries. Secretaries of district boards of education shall receive annually as compensation for their services the following amounts: In districts having fewer than fifteen schools they shall receive twentyfive dollars; in districts having as many as fifteen but fewer than twenty-five schools, they shall receive forty dollars; in districts having as many as twentyfive but fewer than fifty schools, they shall receive seventy-five dollars; and in districts having fifty schools or more they shall receive one hundred dollars and in addition two dollars for each school over fifty.
Sec. 77. Other Duties. The secretary of the district board of education shall exercise such other authority and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law.
DISTRICT AND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
Sec. 78. District High Schools—How Established. If the board of education of any district, or independent district, deems it expedient to establish a high school in such district, it shall submit the question to the voters of the district at a general or special election in the manner following, that is to say: The board shall prepare and sign a notice setting forth the kind of school proposed; the estimated expense of establishing the same, including cost of site, building, furniture, books and apparatus and the estimated annual expense of supporting the school after it is in operation, with such other information concerning it as the board may deem proper; and stating that the question of authorizing the establishment of such high school shall be submitted to the voters of the district at the election specified in the notice. Such election shall be held according to the provisions of section one hundred eighty-seven* of this act. The ballots used in voting on the question of establishing a district high school shall have printed thereon the phrase “For district high school” and the phrase “Against, district high school.” If it is found by the results of such election that a majority of the voters who voted on the question are in favor of authorizing the establishment of a district high school, the board of education of the district shall, at the proper time, proceed to lay the necessary levies therefor, as provided by law, and to obtain a site or sites, erect, furnish, and equip a building or buildings for high school purposes, and employ the necessary teachers therefor. Every district and independent district high school which may be established under the provisions of this section, and every district and independent district high school lawfully established when this act goes into effect, shall be under the control and management of the board of education of the district or independent district in which such high school is located, and shall be supported by a levy laid for that purpose by such board of education according to law, and by such other revenues as may be in the high school fund of the district.
Sec. 79. Joint District High Schools. The boards of education of two or more contiguous districts, in the same county, may, if authorized so to do by a vote of the people of each of such districts, establish and maintain jointly a high school in any one of such contiguous districts. The building or buildings for such joint high school, if any are to be erected, and the site therefor, shall be owned jointly in proportion to the amount contributed by the districts so uniting. The boards of education of such districts shall submit the question to the voters of the respective districts at a general or special election in the manner required by section one hundred eighty-seven* of this act.
*Refers to section one hundred eighty-four.
The boards of education of the districts proposing to unite shall meet and determine the location of the proposed school, the estimated amount to be contributed toward the establishment and yearly maintenance of said school by each district, the total cost thereof to be apportioned among the districts uniting on the basis of their respective valuations of taxable property, which agreement shall be reduced to writing and entered of record in the minute book of the respective boards, and the substance of which shall be made a part of the statement to the voters as hereinbefore provided for.
The control and management of said joint high school, after the same is established, is hereby vested in the boards of education of the several districts so uniting to be exercised in joint session. The county superintendent of schools shall be ex-officio a member and chairman of said joint session, and as such shall be entitled to vote and participate in the control and management of said joint high school. There is hereby conferred upon each board of education full authority for the establishment and maintenance of such joint high school, the election to be held and the result to be ascertained as provided in section one hundred eighty-seven* of this act; and all of the provisions of said section, so far as the same are applicable, are made applicable to the establishment and maintenance of such joint high school, except that a majority of the voters of each district shall be sufficient to authorize the establishment of such high school.
Said boards of education, in joint session as herein provided, may authorize the teaching of elementary pupils in such high school building, upon such terms for the use of the building as they may determine.
Sec. 80. Normal Training in High Schools—State Aid. Whenever in the judgment of any county high school board or of any district or independent district board of education in whose district a high school is maintained, it is advisable to provide for the better training of the teachers in the elementary schools of its county or district, such county high school board, district board of education or independent district board of education shall have the authority to establish and maintain a normal training department in connection with any high school under its control, to provide necessary rooms, furniture, equipment and supplies, and to employ teachers therefor.
It shall be the duty of the state board of education to prescribe a course of study for such normal training department, to determine the number and qualifications of teachers to be employed therein, and to establish such other regulations and requirements for their conduct as they may deem best; and when a normal training department has been established in any high school in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the state board of education and has been approved by said board, such high school shall be designated and known as a normal training high school. The state board of education shall on or before the first day of October annually, report the number and location of high schools approved by it as normal training high schools, to the state superintendent of schools. Normal training high schools so approved shall be entitled to receive, in addition to the state aid now provided by law for classified high schools, the sum of four hundred dollars ($400.00) annually, the same to be paid out of the
*Refers to section one hundred eighty- our.
appropriation for classified high schools at the time and in the manner prescribed by law for the payment of state aid to classified high schools, and to be used for the maintenance of normal training departments of such high schools and for no other purpose; provided, however, that not more than ten high schools in the State shall receive aid as normal training schools at one time; and provided, further, that such state aid shall not be given in support of any such normal training department of any high school located in any county in which a state normal school or other state school maintaining such normal training course is located.
Sec. 81. Payment of High School Tuition. It shall be the duty of the board of education in any district which does not maintain a high school or assist in the maintenance of a county high school to pay the tuition fees of all pupils in its district who have completed the course of study in the elementary schools and who attend public high schools in other districts or counties, or other schools of high school grade within the state; provided, that boards of education shall not pay less than two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) nor more than five dollars ($5.00) per month for such tuition for each pupil attending such high school, or other school of high school grade; provided, further, that boards of education shall not be required to pay such tuition fees for any pupil for more than four years.
A board of education maintaining a high school having courses of study of less than four years shall in like manner pay for the tuition of pupils who have completed a course in such school and who desire to complete a four-year course in some other high school, or other school of high school grade, offering such
Fees for the tuition of high school pupils shall be paid out of the teachers' fund of the district upon the presentation of a certificate giving the names of the pupils for whom tuition fees are due and the number of months each was in attendance, said certificate to be signed by the president of the board of education or other board controlling the high school or other school in which tuition pupils were in attendance and by the principal of the school.
Sec. 82. Classification of High Schools—State Aid. (a) The high schools of this State shall be divided into three classes as follows:
High schools of the first class shall include all high schools offering courses of study covering four years of not less than thirty-six weeks each and employing not fewer than three thoroughly qualified high school teachers who devote all of their time to the teaching of high school subjects.
High schools of the second class shall include all high schools offering courses of study covering three years of not less than thirty-six weeks each and employing not fewer than two thoroughly qualified high school teachers who devote all of their time to the teaching of high school subjects.
High schools of the third class shall include all high schools offering courses of study covering two years of not less than thirty-six weeks each and employing at least one thoroughly qualified high school teacher who devotes all of his time to the teaching of high school subjects.
(b) It shall be the duty of the State Superintendent of School to classify all of the high schools of the state in accordance with the provisions of division (a) of this section.
(c) To assist in the maintenance of all such high schools as have been properly