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respect to superintendence and taxing for the erection of a schoolhouse, as belonging to the Township in which the school-house may be
situated. Copies of certain Fifthly. To cause the Clerk of such Township, to furnish the Local proceedings to be furnished.
Superintendent of Schools with a copy of all the proceedings of such
school assessments, and other educational matters. Separate schools XIX. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Municipal for Protestants, Roman Catholics Council of any Township, and of the Board of School Trustees of any and Coloured City, Town or incorporated Village, on the application in writing of People.
twelve or more resident heads of families, to authorize the establishment of one or more separate schools for Protestants, Roman Catholics, or coloured people, and, in such case, it shall prescribe the limits of the divisions or sections for such schools, and shall make the same provision for the holding of the first meeting for the election of Trustees of each such separate school or schools, as is provided in the fourth section of this Aci for holding the first school meeting in a new school section : Provided always, that each such separate school sball go into operation at the same time with alterations in school sections, and shall be under the same regulations in respect to the persons for whom such school is
permitted to be established, as are Common Schools generally: ProManner of elect- vided secondly, that none but coloured people shall be allowed to vote ing Trustees for for the election of Trustees of the separaie school for their children, and the same.
none but the parties petitioning for the establishment of, or sending
children to a separate Protestant or Roman Catholic School, shall vote And of apportioning school
at the election of Trustees of such school : Provided thirdly, that each moneys.
such separate Protestant or Roman Catholic, or coloured school, shall be entitled to share in the school fund according to the average attendance of pupils attending each such separate school, (the mean attendance of pupils for both summer and winter being taken,) as compared with the whole average attendance of pupils attending the Common Schools in such City, Town, Village or Township: Provided fourthly, that no Protestant separate school shall be allowed in any school division except when the Teacher of the Common Soliool is a Roman Catholic, nor shall any
Roman Catholic separate school be allowed except when the Teacher of Proviso: as to the Common School is a Protestant ; Provided fifthly, that the Trustees certain returns. of the Common School seotions within the limits of which such separate
school section or sections shall have been formed, shall not include the children attending such separate school or schools, in their return of
children of echool age residing in their school sections. All the school XX. And be it enacted, That whenever the majority of the resident sections in a
householders of the several school sections of any Township, at public Township under the management meetings called by Trustees for that purpose, shall desire to abolish of one Board of local school section divisions, and have all their schools conducted Trustees.
under one system and one management, like the schools in Cities and
VILLAGES, AND THEIR DUTIES.
invested within its limits and liberties as prescribed by law, and shall be subject to the same obligations as are the Municipal Council of each County and the Municipality of each Township by the eighteenth and twenty-seventh sections of this Act: Provided nevertheless, that the appointment of the Local Superintendent of schools for such City or Town, shall be made by the Board of School Trustees for such City or Town.
XXII. And be it enacted, That in each ward into which any City or Two Trustees in Town is or shall be divided according to law, two fit and proper persons eac
each ward. . . shall be elected School Trustees by a majority of all the taxable inhabitants of such wird; one of which Trustees (to be determined by lot, Order of retiring
s from Office. at the first Trustee meeting after their election) shall retire from office the second Wednesday of January following his election, and the second of whom shall continue in office one year longer, and until his Board of successor is elected; and the persons thus elected shall form one Board Trustees. of School Trustees for such City or Town. XXIII. And be it enacted, That on the second Wednesday in A Trustee to be
of elected in each January of each year, at the time prescribed by the second section of
ward of a City or this Act, one fit and proper person shall be elected Trustee in each Town. ward of every City and Town, and shall continue in office two years, and until his successor is elected ; Provided always, that such election Election. shall be held at the place where the last municipal election was held for such ward, and under the direction of the same returning officer, or, iu his default, of such person as the electors present shall choose ; and such election shall be conducted in the same manner as an ordinary municipal election in each ward of such City or Town.
XXIV. And be it enacted, That the Board of School Trustees for each To be a CorporaCity and Town, shall be a corporation under the name of “ The Board" of School Trustees of the City (or Town) of
in the County
Duties of the ;" (the first meeting thereof may be called in the City
Board. or Town Council room by any Trustee), and it shall be the duty of such Board:
Firstly. To appoint annually or oftener, a Chairman,. Secretary, To appoint cerSuperintendent of Schools, and one or more Collectors of school rates, tain Officers, &c. (if required); and to appoint the times and places of their meetings, and the mode of calling them, of conducting and recording their proceedings,--and of keeping all their School accounts.
Sccondly.—To take possession of all Common School property, and to To hold school accept and hold as a Corporation all property which may have been property, dec. acquired or given for Common School purposes in such City or Town, by any title whatsoever; to manage or dispose of such property, and all moneys or income for Common School purposes, until the power hereby given shall be taken away or modified by law, and to apply the same, or the proceeds, to the objects for which they have been given or acquired.
Thirdly. To do whatever they may judge expedient with regard to To provide comparchasing or renting school-sites and premises, building, repairing, mon school
prein ises, textfurnishing, warming and keeping in order the school-house or school- 6
books, &c. houses and its or their appendages, lands, enclosures and moveable property,--for procuring suitable apparatus and text-books,-and for the establishment and maintenance of a school library or school libraries.
Fourthly.--To determine the number, sites, kind and description of To determine the schools which shall be established and maintained in such City or numb
number and kind
of schools ; em· Town, the Teacher or Teachers who shall be employed,--the terms ploy Teachers, of employing them, the amount of their remuneration, and the duties de
which they are to perform the salary of the Superintendent of Schools * appointed by them, and his duties; and to adopt, at their discretion,
such measures as they shall judge expedient, in concurrence with the Trustees of the County Grammar School, for uniting one or more of the
Common Schools of the City or Town with such Grammar School. A Committee to
Fifthly. To appoint annually, or oftener, if they shall judge expedient, take the charge of each school for the special charge, oversight, and management of each school within
such City or Town, and under such regulations as they shall think proper to prescribe, a Committee of not more than three persons for
each school. To make an
Sixthly. To prepare from time to time, and lay before the Municipal estimate of expenses. Council of such City or Town, an estimate of the sum or surris which
they shall judge expedient, for paying the whole or part of the salaries of Teachers,- for purchasing or renting school premises,-for building, renting, repairing, warming, furnishing and keeping in order the schoolhouses and their appendages and grounds,- for procuring suitable apparatus and text-books for the schools,-for the establishment and
maintainance of school libraries,-and for all the necessarry expenses The Municipal of the schools under their charge; and it shall be the duty of the ComCouncil to provide for such." mon Council or Council of such City or Town, to provide such sum or expenses. sums in such manner as shall be desired by the said Board of School
Trustees. To levy school Seventhly. To levy at their discretion, any rates upon the parents rate bills.
or guardians of children attending any school under their charge, and to employ the same means for ccllecting such rates, as Trustees of
Common Schools in any Townships may do under the twelfth section The sum: thus of this Act: Provided always, that all moneys thus collected shall be collected to be
paid into the hands of the Chamberlain or Treasurer of such City or paid over.
Town for the Common School purposes of the same, and shall be subject
to the order of the said Board of School Trustees, To give orders
Eighthly. To give orders to Teachers and other school officers and for money 10 Teachers, &c.
creditors upon the Chamberlain or Treasurer of such City or Town, for
the sum or sums which shall be due them. . To call school Ninthly. - To call and give notice of annual and special school meetmeetings.
ings of the taxable inhabitants of such City or Town, or of any Ward in it, in the same manner and under the same regulations as are prescribed in the twelfth section of this Act, for the appointment of annual and special school meetings in the school sections of Townships; Provided
always, that any person elected at any special ward school meeting, to As to persons elected to fill
fill a vacancy which shall have occurred in the Board of Trustees, from vacancies. any cause whatever, shall hold office only during the unexpired part of
the term for which the person whose place shall have become vacant,
was elected to serve. Supplying proper Tenthly.-To see that all the pupils in the schools are duly supplied text-books, &c.
with an uniform series of authorized text-books,-to appoint a Librarian, and take charge of the school library or libraries, whenever esta
blished. Further duties. Eleventhly. To see that all the schools under their charge are con
ducted according to the regulations authorized by law; and, at the close of each year, to prepare and publish in one or more of the public papers, or otherwise, for the information of the inhabitants of such City or Town, an annual report of their proceedings, and of the progress and state of the schools under their charge,-of the receipts and expenditure of all
school moneys, and to prepare and transmit annually, before the Annual school reports, &c. fifteenth of January, to the Chief Superintendent of Schools, a report,
signed by a majority of the Trustees, and conļaining all the informaAnnual report to the Chief Super
? tion required in the reports of Common School Trustees by the iwelfth intendent. section of this Act, and any additional items of information which may Contents of such
of euch be lawfully required, and made according to a form which shall be proreport.
vided for that purpose by the Chief Superintendent of Schools.'
XXV. And be enacted, That the Municipality of every incorporated Powers of Coun
cils of incorporVillage, shall possess and exercise all the powers, and be subject to all
ated Villages, the obligations with regard to the levying and raising of moneys for Common School purposes, and for the establishment and maintainance of school libraries, within the limits of such incorporated Village, as are conferred and imposed by this Act upon the Municipal Corporations of Cities: Provided always, that on the second Wednesday in January, First election of one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, in each such incorporated Trustees. Village, at the place of the then last annual election of Councillors, there shall be a meeting of the taxable inhabitants of such incorporated Village, and which meeting shall be organized and conducted in the
How held and same manner as is prescribed in the twenty-third section of this Act,
conducted. for the conducting of annual school meetings in the wards of Cities and Towns; and at such meeting, six fit and proper persons, from among Six Trus:ees to the resident house-holders, shall be elected School Trustees for such be elected. incorporated Village ; and the persons thus chosen shall be divided by lot into three classes, of two individnals each, to be numbered one, two, Mode of retirethree; the first class shall hold office one year,--the second, two years, ment from Office. and the third, three years, and until their successors are elected; but each Trustee retiring from office shall be eligible to be re-elected with his own consent; Provided secondly, that there shall be a like school
Two Trustees to meeting annually in each such incorporated Village, at which two per- be elected theresons shall be chosen Trustees in the place of the two retiring from office, after. and shall continue in office two years, and until their successors are elected : Provided thirdly, that the first annual school meeting in each Mode of calling incorporated Village, shall be called by the Townreeve of such Village, the first meeting. who shall cause notices to be posted in at least six public places of such Village, at least six days before the time of holding such meeting. XXVI. And be it enacted, That the Trustees elected in each incor- Trustees thus
substituted for the porated Village, according to the provisions of the preceding section, se
present Trustees. shall succeed to all the rights, powers, obligations and liabilities of the present Trustees of such incorporated Village, and shall be a Corpora- To be a Corpor
ation. tion under the title of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village . , in the County of
Their powers, possess all the powers, and be subject to all the obligations, within dhitigations and the limits of such incorporated Village, as are conferred and imposed by the twenty-fourth section of this Act upon the Trustees of Cities and Towns.
FIFTHLY.-DUTIES OF COUNTY MUNICIPAL COUNCILS. XXVII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Municipal Duties of County
Councils. Council of each CountyFirstly. To cause to be levied each year upon the several Townships To raise a sum
equal to the Legof such County, such sum or sums of money, for the payment of the
islative school salaries of legally qualified Common School Teachers, as shall at least grant. be equal (clear of all charges of collection) to the amount of school inoney apportioned to the several Townships thereof for such year, by the Chief Superintendent of Schools, as notified by him to such Council,
Such sum may be throngh the County Clerk: Provided always, that the sum or sums so
increased. levied may be increased at the discretion of such Council, either to increase the County School Fund, or to give special or additional aid to new or needy School Sections, on the recommendation of one or more Local Superintendents: Provided also, that the sum required to be levied in such County in each year, for the salaries of legally qualified Teachers, shall be collected and paid into the hands of the County Treasurer, on or before the Fourteenth day of December; and provided likewise, Time for pay
ment of County that in case of the non-payment of any part of such sum into the hands school asses of the County Treasurer at that time, no Teacher shall, upon applica- inent. tion, be refused the payment of the sum to which he may be entitled
No Teacher to be from such year's County School Fund, but the County Treasurer shall refused the pay
the payi pay any local Superintendent's lawful order in behalf of such Teacher, ment on account of the non-collec- in anticipation of the payment of the County School assessment; and tion of assess- the County Council shall make the necessary provision to enable the ment.
County Treasurer to pay the amount of such lawful order. To raise money Secondly.To raise by assessment such sum or sums of money as it for school library.
cry. shall judge expedient, for the establishment and maintenance of a
County Common School Library. To appoint local Thirdly. To appoint annually a Local Superintendent of Schools for Superintendents.
the whole County, or for any one or more Townships in such County, as it shall judge expedient; to fix (within the limits prescribed by the
thirtieth section of this Act) and provide for the salary or salaries of No local Super- such Local Superintendent or Superintendents : Provided always, that intendent to have no such Local Superintendent shall have the oversight of more than one charge of more than 100 schools, hundred schools ; and provided also, that the County Clerk shall forth&c.
with notify the Chief Superintendent of Schools of the appointment and address of each such Local Superintendent, and of the County Treasurer; and shall likewise furnish him with a copy of all proceedings of such Council, relating to School assessments and other educational
matters. To secure all
Fourthly. To see that sufficient security be given by all officers of school moneys, such Council to whom school moneys shall be entrusted, -to see that
no deduction be made from the School Fund by the County Treasurer or Sub-treasurer, for the receipt and payment of school moneys,-to
appoint, if it shall judge expedient, one or more Sub-treasurers of school No deduction allowed.
moneys, for one or more Townships of such County : Provided always,
that each such Sub-treasurer shall be subject to the same responsibilities May appoint a
and obligations in respect to the accounting for school moneys and the payment of lawful orders for such moneys given by any Local Superintendent within the parts of the County for which he is appointed Subtreasurer, as are imposed by this Act upon each County Treasurer, in
respect to paying and accounting for school moneys. To cause school Fifthly.To appoint annually, or oftener, Auditors, whose duty it accounts to be
shall be to audit the accounts of the County Treasurer and other officers audited, &c.
to whom school moneys shall have been intrusted, and report to such
Council; and the County Clerk shall transmit to the Chief SuperintenAbstract of such accounts to be dent of Schools, on or before the first day of March in each year, a transmitted, &c. certified copy of the abstract of such report, and also give any explana
tion relating thereto, as far as he is able, which may be required by
dents of Schools in each County, shall constitute a Board of Public Instruction for such County : Provided always, that where there is more than one Grammar School in a County, the County Council shall have authority to divide such County into as many Circuits as there are County Grammar Schools, and the Trustees of each County Grammar School
and the Local Superintendent or Superintendents of Schools in each Quorum for the
circuit, shall be a Board of Public Instruction for such circuit: Provided examination of Teachers : and
also, that at any lawful meeting of such Board, not less than three memfor other pur bers, including a Local Superintendent of Schools, shall constitute a
quorum for examining and giving certificates of qualification to Common
School Teachers, and not less than five members shall constitute a Incidental ex
quorum for the transaction of any other business : Provided likewise, pences how Jefrayed. that the incidental expenses connected with the meeting and proceed