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AN ACT to consolidate the Public Schools of Townsend, Del.
erned by commissioners.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two Thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring as follow's).
SECTION 1. That on and after the first Saturday of April, tricts. Nos.81 A. D. 1890, the United School Districts Nos. 81 and 81/2, in New Castle New Castle County, as now bounded or as they may hereafter solidated Dy be bounded, shall form one united school district by the name the name of of the "Townsend Public Schools," and shall be governed by Townsend public a Board of Directors to be composed of seven members who.
shall be elected as hereinafter provided.
SECTION 2. That the Board of Directors of the said To be gor-- Townsend Public Schools shall be constituted as follows:
The two present commissioners of each of the said districts Board of di
No. 81 and 8112 whose terms of office will not expire on the first rectors how Saturday of April, A. D. 1890, shall be members of the said and elected. “Board of Directors" until the time for which they were
elected shall have expired; two members of the said "Board of Directors” shall be elected by the school voters at the annual election to be held on the first Saturday of April, A. D. 1890, that is to say the school voters of School District No. 81 shall at said annual election elect one member of the said "Board of Directors," and the school voters of the said School District No. 81", shall also at said annual election elect one member of the said "Board of Directors," which two member of the said Board of Directors so elected on the first Saturday of April, A. D. 1890, shall serve for the term of three years, the remaining member of said board shall be elected by the other six members of the said board at the first meeting of the said board, which shall be held on the first Monday after the first Saturday of April, A. D. 1890, and annually thereafter, and who shall serve for the term of one
year, and thereafter the school voters in said united district Elections to comprising Distrets No. 81 and 8192 shall meet at the schoolbine tilst sont house in District No. 81, or in such other place as the said
board may appoint on the first Saturday in April in each cach vear. your, at two o'clock P. M., and hold an election for two
urday in Avril in
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members of said "Board of Directors' who shall serve for the term of three years; in case of a tie vote at any election the presiding officer of such election shall give an additionalvote.
SECTION 3. That a majority of the board shall form a Majority of quorum,
and any vacancy occasioned by non-election, death, foran. resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled by said board at any quorum. stated meeting for the whole or residue of the term as the how filled. case may be; and if any member of the board, or any person elected a meinber thereof shall absent himself from its stated meeting for three successive sessions without sufficient cause the board may at its option declare his place vacant, and may fill such vacancy as herein provided.
SECTION 4. That the members of said board shall be a corporation by the name of the Board of Directors of the Board to bo Townsend Public Schools, and by that name they and their tion. successors shall have perpetual succession and shall have and possess all the powers, rights and privileges and franchises of a corporation necessary and proper to establish and maintain
Objects of good schools for the education of all the children within the said corpodistrict aforesaid, that are by law entitled to be educated in the public school and shall have full control of all the real and personal property that now belongs or that may hereafter be- To have long to the said united district or to either of the districts con- school stituting the said united district and may in the name aforesaid maintain, prosecute and defend all suits in law or equity May defend which may be necessary to protect the property of the said suits at ilaw districts or to carry into effect the provisions of this act.
SECTION 5. All school property real and personal owned by the district named in the first section of this act or by either of them shall become and be the property of the united school districts created by this act and the said "Board of Directors of the Townsend Public Schools'' and their successors shall have power at any time or times hereafter to grant, bar- Board of gain and sell alien and dispose of any property real or per-havo power sonal belonging to the united district created by this act and to sell and shall also have power to purchase, take and hold to them and property. their successors other property real and personal. Provided that the said corporation created by this act shall not purchase, take and hold any more property real or personal than shall be necessary and proper for the establishment a:d maintainance of good public schools in said united district.
SECTION 6. The said “Board of Directors' shall annually Annual on the first Monday after the first Saturday in April in every board.
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Collector of taxes and treasurer.
year meet at such place as the said board may determine at 7 Organiza- o'clock P. M., and after a temporary organization shall first
proceed to elect the member provided for in Section 2 of this act; and in case of a tie vote the temporary chairman shall
cast an additional vote, and before transacting any other busiMembers to ness the newly elected member present shall be sworn or be sworn to affirmed to perform their duties as members faithfully which their duties. oath or affirmation may be administered by any other mem
ber of the board. The board shall then be organized for the board how year by the election of one member thereof as president and and when the election of a secretary who may or may not be a member
of the board. The board shall also hold stated meetings once meetings to every month and special meetings at the call of the president be held
or a majority of the board. The board shall also have power to appoint a collector of taxes and also a treasurer, both of whom may be required to give bond with security for the faithful performance of their duties in such sums as the said board may determine. The treasurer may also be the secretary, and the treasurer and collector may or may not be members of the
board. The board shall also have power to appoint all other tohappoint officers, agents and teachers that may be necessary, and to fix and flier their compensation and to make by-laws, rules and regulaers and fix tions for their own government and the government of their
officers, agents and teachers and for the schools. The board
shall have power and authority to admit to the said schools May admit non-resi-" pupils who are non-residents of the said united district upon such
terms as they may think right and proper; and all monies derived from the tuition of such non-resident pupils shall be
paid to the said board or to the treasurer thereof for the use of No pupil to said united district. No pupil shall be admitted into the said be redsnitted public school whether a resident or non-resident of the said years of age united district who shall be under the age of six years. Each Members of of the schools in the said united district shall be visited at beard must least once during every month, while they are in session, by
one or more members of the said board.
SECTION 7. That the said board shall have the right to State divi: draw the dividends from time to time which the several dis
tricts named in Section 1 of this act shall be entitled to as their part of the state school fund by an order signed by the president and attested by the secretary; and shall have power to fix such sum in addition thereto as the said board may deem necessary to educate all the children in the said united district who are entitled to be educated in the public schools; and to assess, levy and collect the same as school taxes now or may
dents to school.
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hereafter be by law: Provided that the sum to be assessed, levied and collected under this act shall not in any year be tax to be
levied and less than Four Hundred dollars nor more than One Thousand
annually. SECTION 8. As soon as conveniently may be after the or- Accounts of ganization of the board of directors provided for in this act trists con the said board shall settle the accounts of the two districts celicated to hereby consolidated respectively, and all cash on hand belonging to either of the said districts shall be paid over to the land to be treasurer of the said board of directors, and all taxes unpaid paid to at the time of the organization of the board of directors shall be collected in the same manner as if this act had not been Incollected passed and paid over to the treasurer of the said board and the disposed of. said board shall have power to enforce such collection and payment.
SECTION 9. All the provisions of the general laws regulating free school in this state shall be applicable to the school taxes united district created by this act so far as they are not in
applicable consistent with the special provisions hereof; and the sai board shall have all the power granted to school committees tricts. and commissioners, be subject to all the restrictions imposed on them, and perform all the duties required of them by the laws of this State not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.
Passed at Dover, April 23, 1889.
to these consolidated dis
AN ACT to transfer the farm of Benjamin F. Duncan from School District
No. 99 of New Castle County, to District No. 33, same county.
Boundary situated in School District No. 99, in New Castle County, be of School
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District 33, and the same is hereby transferred from said district No. 99 enlargod." to school district No. 33 of said county.
SECTION 2. That from and after the passage of this act, the aforesaid farm shall be assessed for school purposes and shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of said School District, No. 33, in New Castle county.
SECTION 3, That this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act.
Passed at Dover, Apr. 25, 1889.
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AN ACT to amend, renew and re-enact the act entitled "An Act to create a new school district in New Castle County" passed at Dover, April 17th, 1885.
WHEREAS, By Section 2 of the act entitled “An Act to Preamble. create a new school district in New Castle county?' passed
April 17th, 1885, the duties required of the commissioners therein appointed, as to the locating and building a school house for said district not having been complied with through neglect, or by reason of the removal of two of the commissioners from the district and the provision made in said act for filling vacancies in such an event, it is believed is rendered void by thus failing to proceed within the time stated. Further enactment is thereby made necessary in order to attain the object sought by said act; therefore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, as follows:
SECTION 1. That Section 2 of the act referred to in sionors preamble hereto, be and the same is hereby amended by stricken out striking out the names of Wm. S. Lednum, J. Frank Eliason substituted. and Henry Barnet and inserting in their stead the names of
W. J. Eliason, J. Frank Eliason and David W. Colpitts.