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Sec. 5. Any member, officer or employee of the Board of Education, who shall accept any money or valuable thing, or the promise thereof, with an agreement or understanding, express or implied, that any person shall, in consideration thereof, receive the vote or influence of such member, officer or employee of any kind, in the School Department, for any purpose whatever, shall be removed from office by the Board of Education, and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
OF SCHOOL HOUSES AND LOTS.
SECTION 1. When a district in said city and county is unprovided with sufficient school accommodations, and suitable class rooms cannot be leased or rented at a reasonable price within said district, and more than two hundred pupils attend schools in such district which are sufficiently near to each other to be consolidated, the Board of Education may, by resolution, make a requisition upon the Board of Public Works for plans and specifications and estimates for a new school house, specifying the number of class rooms needed, the location of the proposed school house, the date on which it should be completed, the amount of money in the School Fund available for the purpose, and such other information as will enable the Board of Public Works to prepare the necessary plans, specifications and estimates of cost for such school house.
If such plans, specifications and estimates are approved by the Board of Education, they shall be endorsed “Approved,” with the date of such approval, by the Presi. dent and Secretary thereof, and returned to the Board of Public Works, which shall proceed without delay to have said school house constructed and completed in accordance therewith.
When said school house is completed, the Board of Public Works shall notify the Board of Education, which thereupon shall examine the same, and if built in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by it, and within the estimated cost thereof, shall accept and take possession thereof. At least twenty-five per cent. of the contract price shall be retained until the expiration of thirty-five days after such acceptance.
SEC. 2. When any school house, building, or fence, belonging to, or connected with, or under the control of the Board of Education needs repairing, altering or improving, said Board shall notify the Board of Public Works, specifying in general terms the work to be done; and the Board of Public Works shall cause the same to be done forthwith, if the cost thereof shall not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars; otherwise, the Board of Public Works shall submit plans, specifications and estimates of cost to the Board of Education for its approval, and if approved as provided in Sec. 1 of this Chapter, the Board of Public Works shall cause the same to be done, and if done in accordance with the plans and specifications, and within said estimate, the same shall be accepted and paid for out of the Common School Fund. SEC. 3.
When it is necessary to purchase a lot for the use of the School Department, the price paid for such lot shall not exceed the market value of the adjacent property of equal size and similarly situated. Any school building constructed on such lot shall have a clear space of at least ten feet around the same.
SECTION 1. In case of extreme emergency or great calamity, such as disaster from fire, riot, earthquake, or public enemy, the Board of Education may, with the approval of the Mayor and Supervisors, incur extraordi. nary expenditures in excess of the annual limit provided in this Charter, for the repair and construction and furnishing of school houses, in place of those so injured or destroyed; and the Supervisors may, by ordinance, cause to be transferred to the Common School Fund, from moneys in any fund not otherwise appropriated, sufficient money to liquidate such expenditures, and provide for the same in the next tax levy of said city and county.
OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND READING ROOMS.
SECTION 1. The Public Library and Reading Rooms now existing in this city and county shall be under the management of a board of eleven trustees. The present
Board of Trustees of said Library and Reading Rooms shall have the management and control thereof until its successors are appointed as provided in this Chapter.
Sec. 2. The Mayor shall appoint eleven Trustees, who shall hold office for four years.
Those first appointed shall so classify themselves by lot that three of their number shall go out of office in one year, three in two years, three in three years, and two in
Sec. 3. The position of Trustee shall be one of honorary trust, without salary or compensation.
SEC. 4. The Supervisors shall, in making the annual tax levy, and as a part thereof, apportion the sum of two cents on the one hundred dollars for the purpose of maintaining said Library and Reading Rooms and such branches thereof as said Board may from time to time establish, and for purchasing books, journals and periodicals, and for purchasing or leasing real and personal property, and for constructing such buildings as may be necessary.
SEC. 5. All revenue from said tax, together with all money or property derived by gift, devise, bequest or otherwise, for the purposes of said Library, shall be paid into the Treasury, and be designated as the Library Fund, and be applied to the purposes herein authorized. If such payment into the Treasury would be inconsistent with the conditions or terms of any such gift, devise or bequest, said Board shall provide for the safety and preservation of the same and the application thereof to the use of said Library and Reading Room, in accordance with the terms and conditions of such gift, devise or bequest.
SEC. 6. The title to all property, real and personal now owned or hereafter acquired by purchase, gift, devise, bequest or otherwise, for the purpose of said Library and Reading Rooms, when not inconsistent with the terms of its acquisition, shall vest and be, and remain in said city and county, and in the name of said city and county may be sued for and defended by action at law or otherwise.
SEC. 7. Said Board shall take charge of said Public Library and Reading Rooms, and branches thereof, and of all real and personal property thereunto belonging, or that may be acquired by loan, purchase, gift, devise or otherwise, when not inconsistent with the terms and conditions of the gift, devise or bequest; it shall meet for business purposes on the first Tuesday of each month, and at such times as it may appoint, in a place to be provided for the purpose, and a majority shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. It shall elect one of its number President, who shall serve for one year
and until his successor is elected, and shall elect a Librarian and such assistants as may be neccessary. It may elect a Secretary, who sball keep a full account of all property, money, receipts and expenditures, and a record of all its proceedings.
Sec. 8. Said Board, by a majority vote of all its members, to be recorded in its minutes with the ayes and noes, shall have power:
1. To make and enforce all rules, regulations and by-laws necessary for the administration, government and protection of said Library and Reading Rooms and branches thereof, and all property belonging thereto, or that may be loaned thereto.
2. To administer any trust declared or created for such Library and Reading Rooms and branches thereof, and provide memorial tablets and niches to perpetuate the memory of those persons who make valuable donations thereto.
3. To define the powers and prescribe the duties of all officers; determine the number of, and elect all necessary subordinate officers and assistants, and at its pleasure remove any officer or assistant.
4. To purchase necessary books, journals, publications and other personal property.
5. To order the drawing and payment upon vouchers, certified by the President and Secretary, of money from the Library Fund for any liability or authorized expenditure; and generally to do all that may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Charter with reference to said Library and Reading Rooms and branches thereof.
6. To fix the salaries of the Librarian and Secretary and their assistants, and with the approval of the Supervisors, expressed by ordinance, to rent and equip such building or buildings, room or rooms, as may be necessary for said Library and Reading Rooms and branches thereof.
7. To establish such branches of said Library and Reading Rooms as the growth of the city may from time to time demand.
Sec. 9. Said Board on or before the first day of August, in each year, shall make a report to the Supervisors, giving the condition of its trust, with full statements of all property and money received, whence derived, how used and expended, the number of books, journals, and other publications on hand, the number added by purchase, gift or otherwise, during the next preceding fiscal year, the number lost or missing, the number and character of those loaned; and such other statistics, information and suggestions as may be of general interest; and also a financial report, showing all receipts and disbursements, with particulars thereof, and the names of all employees, and the salary paid to each.
Sec. 10. The Supervisors shall have power to appropriate and authorize the use, either in whole or in part, of any real estate belonging to said City and County, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a building or buildings thereon, to be used for said Library and Reading Rooms, or branches thereof, and may appropriate the whole or any portion of any public building belonging to said City and County for such use.
SEC. 11. Said Board shall have such other powers and privileges not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter as are set forth in an Act of the Legislature of this State entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain Free Public Libraries and Reading Rooms." proved March 18th, 1878.
OF THE SAN FRANCISCO LAW LIBRARY.
SECTION 1. The Supervisors are authorized and required by ordinance to provide, fit up and furnish, and provide with fuel, lights, stationery, and all necessary conveniences, attendants and care, rooms convenient and accessible to the Judges and officers of the Courts and of the municipal government of said city and county sufficient for the use and accommodation of the San Francisco Law Library, established under an Act of the Legislature of this State entitled:
“An Act to pro