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[Laws..of 1851. Chap, 425.]
AN ACT to amend the act entitled, "An act to establish free schools throughout the State."
Passed July 9, 1851.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact i
§ 1. The Act entitled, "An act to establish free schools throughout the State," passed April 12, 1851, shall not be so construed as to prevent orprohibit the distribution and application of library money, in the manner heretofore prescribed by law.
§ 2. Nothing in this act contained, shall be so construed as to require the board of supervisors of each county, to raise a sum of money for library purposes, equal to the sum which it will receive from the state.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
[Laws of 1851. Chap. 449.]
AN ACT to authorize the Superintendent of Common Schools to purchase Webster's Unabridged Dictionary for the Common School Districts of this State,
Passed July 9, 1851.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
§ 1, The state superintendent of common schools shall cause notice to be given, by circular, to one or more of the trustees of the several school districts in this state, on or before the first day of December next, which circular shall state the terms, and the funds out of which the same is to be paid; that Websters Unabridged Dictionary will be purchased by him, for each of the school districts in this state, entitled to participate in the distribution of public moneys for the support of common schools: provided such district shall notify the town superintendent of common schools of their respective towns, in writing, to be signed by a majority of the trustees of any school district that said Dictionary is wanted by the district giving such notice: such notice to be delivered to such town superintendent before the first day of January next.
§ 2. The town superintendent of common schools in each of the towns in this state, shall, on or before the fifteenth day of January next, make out and deliver to the county clerk, a complete list of all the school districts in their several towns : stating the number of such districts, and shall annex to the number of each.desiring to purchase Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, that such district desires to purchase said dictionary, and shall file a copy of such list in the office of the town clerk of their respective towns, on or before the fifteenth day of January next.
§ 3. The county clerk of each of the several counties of this State, shall transmit such lists on or before the first day of February next, to the state superintendent of common schools.
■ ,§ 4. The state superintendent of common schools is authorized to purchase of the publishers of Webster's Quarto Unabridged Dictiouary, such number of said work as shall be sufficient to supply all the said school districts in the state which shall be found reported upon such lists as desire to purchase the same; such Dictionaries shall be the latest edition of Webster's Quarto Unabridged Dictionary, printed on superior paper, well bound in leather, and in all respects perfect; the price to be paid shall not exceed four dollars per volome; and shall be paid for out of the public monies which shall be apportioned to the several school districts of the state for which the same shall be purchased, one half thereof in the year 1852 and one half thereof in the year 1853, and the contract for such purchase of the said publishers shall provide for such terms of payment, and the number of Dictionaries so purchased shall be delivered to the state superintendent of common schools, before the first day of April, 1852, and shall be by him delivered to the town superintendent of common schools of the respective towns, before the first day of May, 1852.
§ 5. The said town superintendent shall deliver such Dictionary to the trustees of each of the said several districts in their respective towns for which they shall be purchased as soon thereafter as shall be practicable, and shall retain in his hands the sum of two dollars out of the library monies apportioned to such districts in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and such sum out of the library monies, to be apportioned to such district in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-three, as shall be sufficient to pay the balance of the purchase price of such Dictionary, not exceeding the sum of two dollars, and shall deposite the same immediately thereafter with the treasurer of their respective counties, and take a receipt for the same and deliver such receipt to the county clerk of their respective counties, to be forwarded by such county clerk to the state superintendent of common schools.
§ 6. The monies so deposited with the treasurers of the respective counties shall be subject to the order of the state superintendent of common schools, and shall be by him received and paid to the publishers of said Dictionaries upon his contract for the same.
§ 1. Such dictionary shall be kept in the libraries of the librarians of the several school districts of this state, during the time there shall be no school taught in said district, and subject to the same rules that are applicable toother books in school district libraries; and during the time a school shall be taught therein the said dictionary shall be under the control of the teacher for the time being, and be kept and used in said school.
PROCEEDINGS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNDER ACT
[Laws o/1851. Chap. 500.]
AN" ACT to legalize the acts of the several School Districts of the State, providing for the support of Common Schools.
Passed July 10, 1851.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows:
§ 1 All the acts of the several school districts of this state, providing for the raising of moneys by tax, for the support of common schools therein, during the years, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and prior to the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one; and all the acts of the trustees of said districts, providing for the raismg of moneys by tax, for the support of common schools in said districts, for the term of four months during each of said years, prior to the first day of May, 1851, so far as the same are in accordance with the act of March 26, 1849, entitled "Anact establishing free schools throughout the state," and the acts amendatory thereof, are hereby declared legal and valid.
§ 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect any suits which have been commenced against any trustee, or other officers of said districts, during said years, nor affect or impair any rights of actionnow existing.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Page 342, Paragraph VII "Annual Report of Trustees," in the 4th line substitute "§116, (No. 186") for "§ 115, (No. 137.")
In Subdivisions 3 and 4 of same head strikeout the words "the name and age of each child," so as to make the same conformable to the lawat page 122.
TO TRUSTEES AND TOWN SUPERINTENDENTS.
This volume is to be regarded as the property of the district or town to which it is sent, and of the Trustees or Town Superintendent in their official capacity : and is to be delivered, at the expiration of their official term, to their successors in office. When not required for present use by the trustees, it should be deposited with the District Clerk.
Children attending, where to be enumerated by trustees of districts, 248;;
ACCOUNT BOOKS. For receipts and disbursements of trustees, and property of districts,
when and how to be procured i............120, 199.
ADMINISTRATORS.—See Executors and Administrators.
Land occupied by, when taxable to non-resident owner, 212.
ALBANY, City of,
Laws respecting common schools-in, 2*79.
Qualifications of, as voters at school district meetings, 110,193.
ALLEGANY AND CATTARAUGUS RESERVATIONS.
Act to provide for the education of Indian children on, 368.
ALTERATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS—See School Districts.
When to take effect, when made without consent of trustees, 108.143.
Not to be made to take effect between the 1st of Dec. and May,.... 108, 143.
General principles applicable to, 148„
In joint school districts, how to be made,.... 10.8, 146, 147, 148, 183, 184.
Time and place of holding, when and how to be fixed,... Ill, 112, 178,179.
Special annual meeting, when to be held,... Ill, 112, 178, 20L
Proceedings of not to be invalidated by want of due notice <fcc.... 112,179.
Notice of time and place of to be given by district clerk, 115, 178, 258.
When notice of to be given by trustees, 115,178.,
When notice may be given by inhabitants, Ill, 112, 201,178.
Adjournment of when authorized, .. 179.
Form of notice I or,.,.. • 258, 25&.
Of the state superintendent, what to contain,.... ...,. 96.
Of town superintendents, when to be made and what to con-
Of trustees of districts to be recorded by district clerk, 114.
Of trustees, when to be made and what to contain, 122,123, 242, 243 to 248.
Of county clerk, when to be made and what to contain, 127.
When to be returned to trustees, by town superintendents, for
ANNULMENT OF DISTRICTS.'
Proceedings of town superintendent on, and disposition of district
property and monies 109, 145, 146.
APPARATUS.—See School Apparatus.
When authorized to be made to state superintendent, 124.
Town superintendents to furnish answers to, 169.
Regulations respecting, 2*74 to 278.
APPENDAGES TO SCHOOL HOUSES.
Taxes for, how and when to be levied, 111..
Trustees to furnish from funds raised for that purpose, ... 115.
Wood-house, fence and bell may be procured by tax, 190.
APPORTIONMENT OF PROPERTY.
On annulment of school districts, when and how to be made, 109, 146.
APPORTIONMENT OF SCHOOL MONEY.
By state superintendent, how and when to be made, 92, 97, 98, 103, 139, 140.
On the division of towns, or erection of new towns, 98, 99.
To be certified to comptroller and notice to county clerks, 99,.
By Town Superintendents, how and when to be
made............................. 9.2,93, 98, 102, 103,149 to 154.
Notice of to be filed by county clerk and certified to county
treasurer and board of supervisors 100.
On the alteration or division of districts subsequent to the date of
their annual report,. 103, 104,
On the formation of districts previous to the date of such report,... 104. ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TAXES.—See Taxes,
Tax-lists, Trustees of School Districts.
Proceeding for equalization of in joint districts* . 113.
Valuations of taxable property, how ascertained, 119, 209 toMC
Proceedings on claim for reduction, and when valuation cannot be
ascertained from last assessment roll of town, 119, 209, 210 to 212.
ASSESSMENT ROLL OF TOWN.
Proceedings for the equalization of, in joint districts, 118.
Valuations of taxable property, to be ascertained from, 119, 209,210, 212j 213*
of district tax, 212*
In joint districts, valuations how to be ascertained from, .=.,......212i