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prorided further, that the board of education of any county may, in districts having less than one hundred census children, confine the pupils to the studies of read. ing, orthography, arithmetic, grammar, geography, history, penmanship, and elementary book-keeping, until they have a practical knowledge of these subjects. [. mendment approved March 23, 1893; Slats. 1893, p. 254; in effect immediately.]

This section was also amended in 1891: Stats. 1891, p. 161.

1666. Other studies. Other studies may be authorized by the board of education of any county, city, or city and county; but no such studies shall be pursued to the negleet or exclusion of the studies in the preceding section specified. (Amendment approved March 23, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 254; in effect immediately.]

1689. How high school may be established and maintained. High schools may be established and maintained in the manner provided in sections one thousand six hundred and seventy and one thousand six hundred and sev. enty-one of the Political Code. [New section adiled March 23, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 268; in effect immeiliately.]

Section 1669 as amended in 1887 was repealed by the statute of March 20, 1891; Stats, 1891, p. 164.

1670. City, town, or district of one thousand inhabitants may establish high schools by election. First. Any city, in. corporated town, or school district having a population of one thousand inhabitants or more may, by a majority vote of the qualified electors voting at the election held for the parpose of determining the establishment and maintenance of such high school, establish and maintain a high school at the expense of such city, incorporated town, or school district.

Serond. Whenever a majority of the heads of families, as shown by the last preceding school census, in any city, incorporated town, or school district having one thousand or more inhabitants shall unite in a petition to the board of erlucation, or board of school trustees of said city, in. corporateil town, or school district for the establishing and inaintaining of a high school therein, said board of education or board of school trustees shall petition the county superintendent of schools to call an election in said city, incorporated town, or school district for the determination of the question.

Third. Within twenty days after receiving said petition from said board of education or board of school trustees, the county superintendent of schools shall call an election therein for the determination of the question, and shall appoint three qualified electors thereof to conduct said election. Said election shall be called by posting notice thereof in five of the most public places in said city, incorporated town, or school district, and by publication in a daily or weekly paper therein, if there be one, for not less than fifteen days. Said election shall be conducted in the manner prescribed for conducting school elections. The ballots at such elections shall contain the words “For high school," and the voter shall write or print after said words, on his ballot, the word “Yes” or the word "No." It shall be the duty of said election officers to report the result of said election to the county superintendent of schools within ten days subsequent to the holding thereof.

Fourth. When a majority in each district, as shown by the last preceding school census, of the heads of families residing in two or more school districts in the same county, shall unite in a petition to the county superintendent of schools for the establishing and maintaining of a union high school district, he shall, within twenty days after receiving said petition, call an election for the determination of the question, and shall appoint three qualified electors in each of the districts petitioning to conduct the election therein. Said election shall be held separately and simul. taneously at the public school-house in each of the districts petitioning, and shall be called by posting notices thereof in three of the most public places in each district, one of which places shall be the public school-house in each district, at least ten days before said election, Said election shall be conducted by the officers appointed for that purpose, in the manner provided by law for conducting school elections. The ballots at such election in each district shall contain the words “For the union high school,” and the voter shall write or print after said words, on his ballot, the word “Yes ”or the word “No." It shall be the duty of the said election officers in each district to canvass the vote at said election, and report the result to the county superintendent of schools within five days subsequent to the holding of said election.

Firth. If a majority of the votes cast in the election provided for in subdivision three of this section in said ety, incorporated town, or school district shall be in favor of establishing and maintaining a high school therein, it shall be the duty of the county superintendent to call a moeting of the board of education or board of school trns. tees of said city, incorporated town, or school district, within fifteen days after receiving the returns of the election held therein, by giving at least ten days' notice, in writing, to every member of said board of education or board of school trustees. The board of education or board of school trustees shall, at said meeting, determine the location and the name of the high school.

Sixth. If a majority of the votes cast in the districts. petitioning for a union high school shall, in the aggregate, le in favor of establishing and maintaining a union high school therein, the county superintendent shall, witiin fifteen days after receiving the returns of the election held therein, direct the board of school trustees in each of said districts to call a meeting of the qualified electors of their respective districts, in the manner provided in subdivision twenty of section sixteen hundred and seventeen of the Political Code. At said meeting the qualitied electors shall in each district select three representatives. The representatives so chosen shall meet in conjunction with the county superintendent of schools at a time and place to be damed by the superintendent, for the purpose of determining the location and name of the union high school. At such meeting the superintendent shall be the chairman, and shall be entitled to vote and participate in all its proceedings. No change of location of any high school, when once established, shall be made except upon a petition to the county superintendent of schools, signed by two thirds. of the heads of families of the high school district, and then only in accordance with all of the provisions for the original location of the school as contained in subdivisions five and six of this section,

Seventh. In any city, incorporated town, or school dis. trict which shall have established a high school, the board of education or board of school trustees shall constitute the high school board, and shall have the management and control of said high school.

Eighth. In union high school districts the high school board shall be composed of the clerks of the boards of trus. tees of the respective districts uniting; provided, that should the union high school district consist of but two school districts, the union high school board shall be composed of the boards of trustees of both said districts.

Ninth. The union high school board shall meet within ten days subsequent to the locating and naming of the union high school by the parties selected for that purpose, and shall organize by electing a president and a clerk from their own number, to serve until the second Saturday of July next succeeding their election; and thereafter the board shall meet and organize in the same manner on the second Saturday of July of each and every year.

Tenth. The respective high school boards shall hold regular monthly meetings at the high school building at such time as may be provided in the rules and regulations adopted by them for their own government. Special meetings may be held at the call of the president of the respective boards. Upon the request, in writing, signed by a majority of any board, the president of said board shall call a meeting thereof. Of all special meetings of any board, the members thereof shall have at least two days' notice, issued and served by the clerk thereof. At special meetings, no business shall be transacted other than as specified in the call therefor.

Eleventh. The powers and duties of the high school boards shall be such as are now or as may hereafter be assigned by law to boards of education or boards of school trustees, including the provisions of sections one thousand eight hundred and eighty to one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight, inclusive, of the Political Code, reiating to the voting and issuance of bonds, except as otherwise provided in this section.

Twelfth. The course of studies for the respective high schools shall be prepared by the high school board, and, except in cities and incorporated towns, shall be subject to the approval of the county board of education. Said course of study shall embrace a period of not less than three years; and it shall be such as will prepare graduates therein for admission into the State University. The textbooks to be used shall be adopted by the high school board, subject to the same restriction as is provided for the adoption of the course of study. The state series shall be used in grades and classes for which they may be adapted.

Thurteenth. Graduates of the grammar schools shall be admitted to the high schools without examination. Other applicants of the high school district may be admitted in accordance with such rules as may le prescribed by the high school board. The high school board may admit papils not residing in any high school district, upon the payment of such tuition fees as they may deem proper, and all moneys collected from this source shall be paid into the fand provided for the support of the high school.

Fourteenth. In any city, incorporated town, school dis. trict, or union high school district which shall have voted to establish and maintain a high school, it shall be the daty of the high school board therein to furnish to the authorities whose duty it is to levy taxes, on or before the second Monday of September, an estimate of the cost of purchasing a suitable lot, of procuring plans and specifications, and erecting a suitable building, of furnishing the same, and of fencing and ornamenting the grounds for the accommolation of the school, and of conducting the school for the school year, It shall be the duty of said board, each and every year thereafter. to present to said anthorities, on or before the second Monday of September, an estimate of the amount of money required for condacting the school for the school year.

Pifteenth. When such estimate shall have been made, it shall be the duty of the authorities in said city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school dis. trict, to levy a special tax upon all of the taxable property of said city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district, sufficient to raise the amount required by said high school board, as shown by said estimate.

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