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1820 In all normal schools, teachers training classes and teachers Teachers to institutes, adequate time and attention shall be given to instruction tions in the best methods of teaching this branch, and no teacher shall be licensed who has not passed a satisfactory examination in the subject, and the best methods of teaching it. On satisfactory evidence that any teacher has wilfully refused to teach this subject as provided in this act, the State Superintendent of Public Instruc- Penalty for tion shall revoke the license of such teacher. No public money of the state shall be apportioned by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or paid for the benefit of any city until the superintendent of schools therein shall have filed with the treasurer or chamberlain of such city an affidavit and with the State Superintendent of Public Intsruction a duplicate of such affidavit that he has made thorough investigation as to the facts, and that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief all the provisions of this act have been complied with in all the schools under his supervision in such city during the last preceding legal school year; nor shall any public money of the state be apportioned by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or by school commissioners or paid for the benefit of any school district, until the president of the board of trustees, or in the case of common school districts the trustee or some one member of the board of trustees, shall have filed with the school commissioner having jurisdiction an affidavit that he has made thorough investigation as to the facts, and that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, all the provisions of this act have been complied with in such district, which affidavit shall be included in the trustees' annual report, and it shall be the duty of every school commissioner to file with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, an affidavit in connection with his annual report showing all districts in his jurisdiction that have and those that have not complied with all the provisions of this act, according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, based on a thorough investigation by him as to the facts; nor shall any public money of the state be apportioned or paid for the benefit of any teachers training class, teachers institute or other school mentioned herein, until the officer having jurisdiction or supervision thereof shall have filed with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction an affidavit that he has made a thorough investigation as to the facts, and that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, all the provisions of this act relative thereto have been complied with. The principal of each normal school

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As amended by section 1, chapter 901, laws of 1896.

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in the state shall, at the close of each of their school years, file with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction an affidavit that all the provisions of this law, applicable thereto, have been complied with during the school year just terminated, and until such affidavit shall be filed no warrant shall be issued by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the payment by the Treasurer of any part of the money appropriated for such school. It shall be the duty of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide blank forms of affidavit required herein for use by the local school officers, and he shall include in his annual report a statement showing every school, city, or district which has failed to comply with all the provisions of this act during the preceding school year. On complaint by appeal to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction by any patron of the schools mentioned in the last preceding section, or by any citizen, that any provision of this act has not been complied with in any city or district, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall make immediate investigation, and on satisfactory evidence of the truth of such complaint, shall thereupon and thereafter withhold all public money of the state to which such city or district would otherwise be entitled, until all the provisions of this act shall be complied with in said city or district, and shall exercise his power of reclamation and deduction under section 9 of article 1 of title 2 of the consolidated school law.

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Free instruction in drawing $21 In each of the state normal schools the course of study dustrial or shall embrace instruction in industrial or free-hand drawing.

The board of education in each city in this state shall cause free instruction to be given in industrial or free-hand drawing in at least one department of the schools under their charge. The board of education of each union free school district shall cause free instruction to be given in industrial or free-hand drawing in the schools under their charge, unless excused therefrom by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

$22 The board of education, or other body having supervision ee instruc of the public schools in any city or union free school district in ial drawing this state, is hereby authorized to establish and maintain evening

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schools for free instruction in industrial drawing, whenever the city authorities in any city or the qualified electors duly convened in any union free school district shall so direct, and shall make provision for the maintenance of such schools. In addition to the

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powers now conferred by law upon the authorities of any city, or Power to upon the electors of any union free school district in the state, therefor such authorities and such electors shall also have power, whenever they shall think it advisable, to raise such moneys as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.

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ARTICLE 8

Vocal music in public schools $23 In each of the state normal schools the course of study Free instrue; may embrace instruction in vocal music. The boards of education music in each city, and in each union free school district incorporated under the laws of this state, may cause free instruction to be given in vocal music in the schools under their charge. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may provide instruction in vocal music in all teachers institutes held throughout the state.

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ARTICLE 9

Free kindergartens 1824 The school authorities of any union free or cominon school Establishment district, located in any county having less than 1,000,000 inhabi-garten in cer tants, may establish and maintain one or more free kindergarten schools The moneys for the support of such school shall be Money for raised in like manner as for the support of the other public schools of such district. No child under the age of 4 years shall be ad- Admission of mitted to the schools, and the local school authorities are hereby empowered to fix the highest age limit of children who may attend. All teachers employed in these schools shall be licensed in accord - Teachers ance with rules and regulations established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and shall each share in the distribution of district quotas. The attendance of children under the age of 5 Report of years who may be enrolled in the schools shall be reported separately and shall be counted in the distribution of public money.

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ARTICLE 10 Industrial training in the public schools $25 Boards or departments of education of cities and villages, Industrial and of union free schools and trustees of public school districts, deep are hereby authorized and empowered to establish and maintain a department or departments in the schools under their charge for industrial training and for teaching and illustrating the manual

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As amended by section 21, chapter 246, laws of 1896.

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or industrial arts, and the principles underlying the same; and for Purchase of that purpose they are respectively authorized to purchase and use employment such material and apparatus, and to establish and maintain such

shops, and to employ such instructor or instructors, in addition to the other teachers in said schools, as in their judgment shall be deemed necessary or proper whenever the authorities or electors respectively now authorized by law to raise money by taxation for school purposes, shall make provision for the maintenance of

such departments. rax for estab- $26 All authorities and electors, respectively, now authorized maintenance by law to levy and raise taxes for school purposes, are hereby

authorized to levy and raise by taxation, in addition to any amount or amounts which they are now, respectively, in any city, village or district, authorized by law to raise for school purposes, and in the same manner, and at a regular or special meeting, the necessary funds to establish and maintain such industrial departments

as aforesaid. Industrial $27 The state normal and training schools which are or herenormal schools after may be established in this state, hereby are and shall be

required to include in their courses of instruction the principles underlying the manual or industrial arts, and also the practical training in the same, to such an extent as the Superintendent of Public Instruction may prescribe, and to such further extent as the local boards, respectively, of said normal and training schools may prescribe.

ARTICLE 11

Schools for colored children schools $28 The school authorities of any city or incorporated village,

the schools of which are or shall be organized under title 8 of this act, or under special act, may, when they shall deem it expedient, establish a separate school or separate schools for the instruction of children and youth of African descent, resident therein, and over 5 and under 21 years of age; and such school or schools shall be supported in the same manner and to the same extent as the school or schools supported therein for white children, and they shall be subject to the same rules and regulations, and be furnished with facilities for instruction equal to those furnished to the white schools therein.

$29 The trustees of any union school district, or of any school tricts district organized under a special act, may, when the inhabitants

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Section 28 of article nu repealed by section 2, chapter 492, laws of 1900. Such repeal to take effect Sep. I, 1900. See p. 185.

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of any district shall so determine, by resolution, at any annual meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, establish a separate school or separate schools for the instruction of such colored children resident therein, and such schools shall be supported in the same manner and receive the same care, and be furnished with the same facilities for instruction, as the white schools therein.

$30 No person shall be employed to teach any of such schools Qualifications who shall not, at the time of such employment, be legally qualified.

831 The colored schools in the city of New York, now existing Colored and in operation, shall hereafter be classed and known and be con- New York city tinued as ward schools, and primaries, with their present teachers, unless such teachers are removed in the manner provided by law, and such schools shall be under the control and management of Control and the school officers of the respective wards in which they are located in the same manner and to the same extent as other ward schools, and shall be open for the education of pupils for whom admission is sought, without regard to race or color.

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Orphan schools $32 The schools of the several incorporated orphan asylum Participation

in distribution societies in this state, other than those in the city of New York, of public shall participate in the distribution of the school moneys, in the same manner and to the same extent, in proportion to the number of children educated therein, as the common schools in their Rules and respective cities or districts. The schools of said societies shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the common schools in such cities or districts, but shall remain under the immediate management and direction of the said societies as heretofore.

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Indian schools $33 The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be charged Duty of Super with providing the means of education for all the Indian children Public in the state. He shall cause to be ascertained the condition of the various bands in the state in respect to education; he shall establish schools in such places, and of such character and description as he shall deem necessary; he shall employ superintendents for such schools, and shall, with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Secretary of State, cause to be erected, where necessary, convenient buildings for their accommodation.

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