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returns to the former district, his children are nevertheless to be enumerated by the trustees of the district to which he evidently belongs.- Per YOUNG, Sup't.

Form of a district report to be made by the Trustees to the Town

Superintendent of Common Schools.
To the Town Superintendent of common schools of the town of

We, the trustees of school district number in said town, in conformity with the statutes relating to common schools, do certify and report, that the whole time any school has been kept in our district during the year ending on the date hereof, and since the date of the last report for the said district is, [here insert the whole time any school has been kept in the district school-house, although for a part of that time it may have been kept by teachers not duly qua. lified,) and that during said year and since the date of said last report such school has been kept by a teacher (or teachers as the case may be] after obtaining a certificate of qualification, according to law, is (here insert the time with precision :] that the amount of money apportioned to our district by the Town Superintendent of common schools during the said year and since the date of the said last report, except library money, is (here insert the whole amount, excepting library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,] and that the said sum has been applied to the payment of the compensation of teachers employed in the said district and licensed as the statute prescribes. (If the amount apportioned has not been expended, the reason for such omission should be particularly specified.] That the amount of library money received in our district from the Town Superintendent of common schools during said year and since the date of the said last report, is [here insert the whole amount of library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,) and that the said sum was, on or before the first day of October last, applied to the purchase of a library for the district, [or to the purchase of a map of the State of New York, a terrestrial globe, a black-board, &c., (specifying particularly the articles purchased) in pursuance of a vote of the district at a special meeting called and held according to law.] That the number of volumes belonging to the district library and on hand on the last day of December last, is [here insert the whole number of volumes.] That the number of children taught in said district, during said year and since last report is [here insert the same, not by conjecture, but by reference to the teacher's list, or other authentic sources.] That of the said children (10) attended less than two months ; (5) two months and less than four; (8) four months and less than six ; (4) six months and less than eight; eight months and less than ten;

ten months and less than twelve; twelve months. And that the number of children residing in our district on the last day of December last, who are over five and under sixteen years of age, is [here insert the number, taking in such as resided in the district on the last day of December, and who were then over five and under sixteen years of age,) and that the names of the parents, and other

A. B.....
C. D.,

persons with whom such children respectively reside, and the anm. ber residing with each are as follows, viz: Parents, &c.

No. of children.

5

3 [If a colored school has been taught in the district the following

should be added:] That the number of colored children between the ages of 5 and 16 years attending à school taught in our district during the year aforesaid, by a licensed teacher for at least four months, was [24;] of whom [10] reside in said district, [5] attending from district No. 5, [4] from district No. 7, [2] from district No. 6, and [3] from district No. 19. That the whole amount of public money received from the Town Superintendent of common schools of our town, du. ring the year aforesaid, for the use of said colored school, was $ and that the said sum has been applied to the compensation of the teacher thereof: and that the amount paid to such teacher, over and above the public money so received, was $ .]

And we further report, that our school has been visited by the County Superintendent of the county times, and by the Town Superintendent, in company with the County Superintendent times, and by said Town Superintendent separately times, during the year preceding this report, and that the sum paid for teachers' wages, over and above the public moneys apportioned to said district, during the same year, amounts to $ [This blank is be filled with the sum total of all the school bills for the year, which are made out after applying the school money to the payment of teachers' wages.] That the school books in use in said district du. ring said year, are the following, viz: [Here specify the titles of all the text books used in the school during the several terms. That there have been private or select schools, not incorporated, taught in said district during the year aforesaid, and that the ave. rage number of pupils in attendance therein was. [Here state the number as near as can be ascertained.) Dated at

the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

A. B.

C. D. Trustees.

E. F.

do, in

Form of a District Report, where the district is formed out of two

or more adjoining towns. To the Town Superintendent of common schools of the town of

We, the trustees of school district number formed partly out of said town, and partly out of the adjoining town of conformity with the statutes relating to common schools, certify and report,

That the school-house in said district is situated in the town of (or on the line of the towns of and .) That the whole time any school has been kept in our district, during the year ending on the date hereof, and since the date of the last report for said district, is [here insert the whole time any school has been kept in the

district school-house, although for a part of that time it may have been kept by teachers duly qualified,] and that the time during said year and since the date of said last report, such school has been kept by a teacher, (or teachers, as the case may be,) after obtaining a certificate of qualification according to law is [here insert the time with precision.] That the amount of money apportioned to our district by the Town Superintendents of common schools, during the said year, and since the date of the said last report, excepting library money, is [here insert the whole amount excepting library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,) and that the said sum has been applied to the payment of the compensation of teachers employed in said district, and licensed as the statute prescribes. That the amount of library money received in our district from the Town Superintendent of common schools during said year, and since the date of said last last report, is [here insert the whole amount of library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,) and that the said sum was, on or before the first day of October last, applied to the purchase of a library for the district, [or to the purchase of maps, globes, &c. (specifying the articles purchased) in pursuance of a vote of the district at a special meeting called and held in the manner prescribed by law.] That the number of volumes belonging to the dis. trict library and on hand on the last day of December last, is [here insert the whole number of volumes.] That the number of children taught in said district during said year, and since said last report, is [here insert the same, not by conjecture, but by reference to the teachers' list or other authentic sources.] That of the said chil. dren [10] attended less than two months, [8] two months and less than four, [6] four months and less than six, [8] six months and less than eight, [3] eight months and less than ten, ten months and less than twelve, twelve months. And that the number of children residing in our district on the last day of December last, who are over five and under sixteen years of age, is [here insert the number, taking in such only as actually reside in the district on said day, and who were then over five and under sixteen years of age,) and that the names of the parents or other persons with whom such children respectively reside, and the number residing with each, are as follows, viz : Parents, &c.

No. of children

5

3 (If a colored school has been taught in the district the following

should be added:] That the number of colored children between the ages of 5 and 16 years attending a school taught in our district during the year aforesaid, by a licensed teacher for at least four months, was (24;) of whom (10) reside in said district, (5) attended from district No. 5, (4) from district No. 7, (2) from district No. 6, and (3) from district No. 19. That the whole amount of public money received from the Town Superintendent of common schools of our town dur. ing the year aforesaid, for the use of said colored school, was

A.B.,
C. D.,

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and that the said sum has been applied to the compensation of the teacher thereof; and that the amount paid to such teacher over and above the public money so received, was $ .]

And we do further specify and report, that of the said sum of mopey so as above stated to have been apportioned to our district, to be applied to the payment of teachers' wages, the sum of (here insert the same with precision, was for and on account of that part of said district lying in said town of

and the sum of for and on account of the other part thereof, lying and being in said town of

That of the said sum of money, so as above stated to have been received in our said district for the purchase of a district library, the sum of [here insert the same with precision,) was received for and on account of that part of said district lying in said town of and the sum of for and on account of the other part thereof lying and being in the said town of That of the said children, so above stated to have been taught in our said district, the number belonging to that part of said district lying in said town of

is

and that the number belonging to the other part thereof, lying in said town of is

That of the said children between the said ages of five and sixteen years, so as above, stated to reside in our district, the number residing in that part of said district lying in said town of

is and that the number residing in the other part thereof, lying in said town of

is And we do further report that our school has been inspected by the County Superintendent during the past year [once or twice, or not at all, as the case may be,] by the Town Superintendent, in company with the County Superintendent, Conce, &c.] and by said Town Superintendent separately, [once or twice, &c.] That the sum paid for teachers' wages in said district, over and above the public money apportioned to said district, during the same year, amounts to $ cents, of which

dollars cents, were paid by that part of the district lying in the town of and

dollars cents, by that part lying in the town of

[This blank is to be filled with the sum total of all the school bills for the year, which are made out after applying the school money to the payment of the teachers' wages.) That the school books in use in said district, during said year, are the following, viz: [Here specify the title of all the text books used in the school during the several terms.) That there have been private or select schools, not incorporated, taught in said district during the year aforesaid, and that the average number of pupils in attendance therein was [here state the number, as near as can be ascertained.) Dated at

this first day of January in the year of op Lord one thousand eight hundred and

C. D., Trustees.

A. B.,)
E. F.,

By the sixth section of the act 1839, (No. 106,) “ Town Superintendents of common schools, and trustees and

clerks of school districts, refusing or wilfully neglecting to make any report, or to perform any other duty required by law, or by regulations or decisions made under the authority of any statute, shall severally forfeit to their town, or to their district, as the case may be, for the use of the common schools therein, the sum of ten dollars for each such neglect or refusal, which penalty shall be sued for and collected by the supervisor of the town, and paid over to the proper officers, to be distributed for the benefit of the common schools in the town or district to which such penalty belongs; and when the share of school or library money apportioned to any town or district, or school, or any portions thereof, or any money to which a town or district would have been entitled, shall be lost in consequence of any wilful neglect of official duty by any Town Superintendent of common schools, or trustees or clerks of school districts, the officers guilty of such neglect shall forfeit to the town or district the full amount, with interest, of the moneys so lost; and they shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment of such forfeiture."

By § 96 of the school act, (No. 145,) “Every trustee of a school district, or separate neighborhood, who shall sign a false report to the Town Superintendent of common schools of his town, with the intent of causing such Town Superintendent to apportion and pay to his district or neighborhood, a larger sum than its just proportion of the school moneys of the town, shall, for each offence, forfeit the sum of twenty-five dollars, and shall also be deemed guil. ty of a misdemeanor.”

VIII. TRUSTEES ACCOUNTING TO THEIR SUCCESSORS, PAYING OVER

BALANCES AND DELIVERING PAPERS TO THEM.

By $ 99, et seq. of the school act, (No. 148,) et seq. "The trustees of each school district shall, on the expiration of their offices, render to their successors in office, and to the district, at a district meeting, a just and true account, in writing, of all moneys received by them respectively, for the use of their district, and of the manner in which the same shall have been expended; which account shall be delivered to the district clerk, and be filed by him. Any balance of such moneys, which shall hopear from such account to remain in the hands of the

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