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Said tax shall be computed, entered upon the tax roll, and collected in the same manner as other taxes are com. puted, entered, and collected.
Sixteenth. Should the high school board of any city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district refuse or neglect to make the estimate provided for in subdivision fourteen of this section, it shall be the duty of the superintendent of schools, upon the petition of five qualified electors thereof, to make such esti. mate,
Seventeenth. Should the authorities whose duty it is to levy the tax, as provided in subdivision fifteen of this section, refuse or neglect to make the levy provided for, it shall be the duty of the county auditor to make such levy, and add it to the tax roll of said city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district.
Eighteenth. All moneys collected from the levy of the tax provided for by this section shall be paid in cities and incorporated towns into the treasury thereof, to the credit of the high school fund; and said moneys shall be paid out by the treasurers of said cities or towns upon the war. rants of the high school board, signed by the president and clerk thereof.
Nineteenth. All moneys collected from said levy in school districts, or union high school districts, shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district high school fund, or the union high school fund, respectively, and shall be paid out on the order of the high school board, signed by the president and clerk thereof, as other school moneys are paid out.
Twentieth. Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing all of the school districts in any county from uniting to form one or more county high schools; proviled, that when any city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district shall vote to maintain a high school, such territory shall be exempt from taxation to support a county high school; and provided further, that when any city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district shall establish a high school prior to the submission of the proposition to establish a county high school, the electors of such city, incorporated town, school district, or union high school district shall be excluded from voting upon said proposi. tion.
Twenty-first. When the boundaries of school districts shall, for any cause, be changed, such change shall not affect the high school district.
Troenty-second. Any school district adjacent to a high school district may be admitted to said high school district by action of the board of supervisors of the county, upon such terms as may be agreed upon between the trustees of the school district seeking adınission and the high school board, whenever a majority of the heads of families, as shown by the last preceding school census, shall present to said board of supervisors a petition to such annexation, accompanied by a petition signed by a majority of the members composing the high school board of the distriet to which admission is desired.
Twenty-third. When the average daily attendance of papils ia any high school during the whole of any school year, after the first school year, shall be ten, or less than ten, the superintendent of schools shall suspend the school in said district, and shall report the fact to the board of supervisors. Upon receiving such report from the superintendent, the board of supervisors shall declare the high school lapsed, and shall cause the property thereof to be sold. All moneys received from the sale of the property of the high school district, and all moneys in the treasury to the credit of said high school, shall be distributed by the county superintendent to the districts composing the high school district, in proportion to the assessed valua. tion of property in said districts.
Twenty-fourth. When, in consequence of distance or of convenience in traveling, it is more convenient for pupils residing in any high school district to attend the high school in another high school district, the high school board of the latter district may admit such pupils to the high school in their district. The high school board in the distriet in which such pupils reside shall, upon demand, give to the high school board of the district in which such pu. pils attend, a warrant upon the fund of their district in payment of the tuition of said pupils, equal to the amount charger for the tuition of non-resident pupils, as provided in subilivision thirteenth of this section.
Twenty-fifth. 1. When a majority of the heads of fam. ilies residing in two or more adjacent districts, not in the same county, shall unite in a petition to the county superintendents of their respective counties for the establishing and maintaining of a joint union high school district, it shall be the duty of said superintendent, within twenty days after receiving said petition, to call an election in the district or districts in his county petitioning, for the pur. pose of determining the question, and appoint three qual. itied electors in each district petitioning, to conduct the election therein. Said election shall be called and conducted in all respects as specified in subdivision fourth of this section, and the result thereof shall be reported by the election officers in each district to the superintendents of the counties in which the districts are situated, within five days subsequent to the holding of said election.
2. If a majority of the votes cast in the districts shall, in the aggregate, be in favor of establishing a joint union high school, the county superintendent in each county shall, within fifteen days after receiving the returns of the election, direct the board of trustees in the district or dis. tricts, in his respective county, to call a meeting of the qualified electors, as provided in subdivision sixth of this section. At said meeting the qualified electors in each district shall select representatives, as provided in said subdivision. The representatives so chosen shall meet at a tiine and place, to be agreed upon among themselves, for the purpose of determining the location and name of the school.
3. The joint union high school board shall be composed as provided in subdivision eighth of this section; and their powers and duties shall be such as are specified in this section for union high school boards; provided, that the estimate provided for in subdivision fourteenth of this sec. tion shall be furnished to the authorities in each of the counties in which the districts uniting are situated; and provided further, that the portion of such estimate to be raised in each district shall be in proportion to the taxable property therein, as shown by the last preceding assess. nient roll thereof.
4. All the provisions relative to the levy and collection of the tax necessary to raise the amount estimated as provided shall apply to the lery and collection of the tax for joint union high schools; provided, that the amount col. lected in each district shall be paid into the treasury of the county in which said district is located, to the credit of a fund to be known as the joint union high school fund, and shall be paid out as provided in subdivision nineteenth of this section. (New section added March 23, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 268; in effect immediately.]
"An act to authorize the establishment of county high schools, and provide for their support," approved March 10, 191, repealed: Act of March 23, 1893; Siats. 1893, p. 276, sec, 72. The act repealed by the above statute was as follows: An act to authorize the establishment of county high schools, and
provide for their support. [Approved March 10, 1891; Stats. 1891, p. 57.] SECTION 1. There may be established in any county in this state one or more county high schools; provided, that at any general or special election held in such county after the passage of this act, the majority of all the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of establishing and maintaining such county high school or schools at the expense of the county.
SEC. 2. The board of supervisors shall, at any general elec, tion to be held in any county aiter the passåge of ihis act, and upon the petition of fifty or more qualified electors and taxpavers of said county they must, submit the question to the qualified electors of establishing a county high school. They may, in their discretion, call a special election for such purpe, upon the petition of at least fifty qualified electors of such county. Said election shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by law for conducting elections. The ballots at such election shall contain the words “For county high school”; and the voter may write or print thereafter on the ballot the word "Yes" or the word “Xo."
SEC. 3. If the majority of all the votes cast are in the affirmstive, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors, within thirty (30) days after canvassing said yote, to locate the school in some suitable and convenient place in said county. The board of supervisors shall also estimate the cost of purchasing a suitable tot, erecting a building, and furnishing the same, for the accommodation of such school, together with the cost of conducting such school for the next twelve months.
SEC, 4. When such esumate shall have been made, the board of supervisors shall thereupon proceed to levy a special tax upon all of the assessable property of the county, sufficient to raise the amount estimated as necessary for the purchasing of a lot, procuring plans and specifications, erecting a building, furnishing the same, fencing and ornamenting the grounds, and the cost of running said school for the following twelve (12) months. Said tax shall be computed, entered on the tax roll, and collected in the same manner as other taxes are computed, entered, and collected, and the amount so collected shall be deposited in the county treasury, and be known and designated as the county high school fund, and shall be drawn from the treasu. y as other moneys so appropriated are drawn.
SEC. 5. When the board of supervisors shall have properly provided and completed the building, together with the neces. sary fencing of the lot so purchased, they shall cause the same to be deeded to the county board of education, who shall hold the same in trust for the county.
SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the county board of education to furnish to the board of supervisors, annually, an estimate of the amount of money needed to pay all of the necessary expenses of running said school; to adopt the necessary textbooks (the state series shall be used in grades and classes for which they are adapted); to adopt and enforce a course of study for said school; to employ suitable teachers, janitors, and other employees, and discharge such employees when deemed advisable by them; and to do any and all other things necessary to the proper conduct of the school. The course of study shall be such as will, when it is completed by the student, fit him for admission to the University of California.
SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors to include in their annual tax levy the amount estimated by the county board of education as needed to pay the expenses of conducting the county high school, and such amount, when collected and paid into the county treasury, shall be known as the “County High School Fund," and may be drawn therefrom in the following manner, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of conducting said county high school: The county board of education shall draw their order on the county superintendent of schools, in the manner and form provided by law for school district trustees drawing orders on their district school funds, and the county superintendent shall draw his requisition on the auditor, who shall draw his warrant on the county treasurer in favor of the person or persons to whom the amount called for in such requisition is due. All orders, requisitions, and warrants drawn on the "county high school fund," in all other respects, except as specified in this act, shall be subject to the law governing school districts.
SEC, 8. In case the qualified electors of any county deem it expedient to establish and maintain more than one county high school, then such additional school or schools may be established and maintained in the manner prescribed in this act for establishing and maintaining a couniy high school.
SEC. 9. All high schools shall be open for the admission of graduates holding diplomas from the county grammar schools of the county, and to all pupils of the county who can pass the examination for admission. The examination for admission shall be conducted by the county board of education and the principal of the county high school.
SEC, 10. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.