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appointed by him to act on his behalf, in case of his inability to attend, or a majority of them, shall finally decide on the matter.


XII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty Duties of Trust of the Trustees of each school section : Firstly. To appoint one of themselves, or some To appoint a Se

cretary-treasurer: other person, to be Secretary-treasurer to the Cor- his duties. poration ; and it shall be the duty of such Secretary-treasurer to give such security for the correct and safe keeping and forthcoming (when called for) of the papers and moneys belonging to the Corporation, as may be required by a majority of the Trustees; to keep a record of all their proceedings, in a book procured for that purpose; to receive and account for all school moneys collected by rate-bill, subscription, or otherwise, from the inhabitants of such school section; to disburse such moneys in such manner as may be directed by the majority of the Trustees. Secondly. To appoint, if they shall think it expe- To appointa Cot

lector: his duties. dient, a Collector (who may also be Secretary-treasurer), to collect the rates they have imposed, or shall impose upon the inhabitants of their school section, or which the said inhabitants may have subscribed ; and to pay to such Collector, His remuneraat the rate of not less than five or more than ten per tion. cent., on the moneys collected by him for his trouble in collecting ; and every Collector shall give such security as may Collector to give be satisfactory to the Trustees, and shall have the security. same powers, by virtue of a warrant, signed by a Collector's majority of the Trustees, in collecting the school-rate powers. or subscription, and shall proceed in the same manner as ordinary Collectors of County and Township rates or assessments. Thirdly. To take possession and have the custody

Trustees to bave

the possession and safe keeping of all Common School property, and safe keeping

of all the Com which may have been acquired or given for Common

mon School proSchool purposes in such section, and to acquire and perty in their sechold as a Corporation, by any title whatsoever, any land, moveable property, moneys or income for Common School purposes, until the power hereby given shall be taken away or modified, according to law, and to apply the game according to the terms of acquiring or receiving them.


Providing school Fourthly. To do whatever they may judge expepremises.

dient with regard to the building, repairing, renting, warming, furnishing and keeping in order the section school-house, and its appendages, wood-house, privies, enclosures, lands, and moveable property, which shall be held by them, and for procuring School apparatus apparatus and text-books for their School; also, to aod books. rent, repair, furnish, warm, and keep in order a school-house, and its appendages, if there be no suitable school-house belonging to such section, or if a second school-house be required. To employ

Fifthly. To contract with and employ all TeachTeachers.

ers for such school section, and determine the amount of their salaries ; and to establish, if they shall deem it expedient, To establish a by and with the consent of the local Superintendent female school. of Schools, both a female and male school in such section, each of which shall be subject to the same regulations and obligations as common schools generally. To give orders Sixthly. To give the Teacher or Teachers emto Teachers for school moneys, ployed by them, the necessary order or orders upon but to none but

the Local Superintendent for the School Fund appor

tioned and payable to their school section : Provided always, that the Trustees of any school section shall not give such order in behalf of any Teacher who does not, at the time of giving such order, hold a legal certificate of qualification. To provide for Seventhly. To provide for the salaries of Teachers the salaries of Teachers and the and all other expenses of the School, in such manexpenses of the School, in the

ner as may be desired by a majority of the freeholdmanner desired ers or householders of such section, at the annual by a majority of school electors, at school meeting, or a special meeting called for that a special meeting. purpose, and to employ all lawful means, as provided for by this Act, to collect the sum or sums required for such salaries and other expenses ; and should the sums thus provided be insufficient to defray all the expenses of such School, the Trustees shall How to provide have authority to assess and cause to be collected for deficiencies. any additional rate, in order to pay the balance of the Teacher's salary, and other expenses of such School. To make out a Eighthly. To make out a list of the names of an rate-bill list and warrant for the persons rated by them for the School purposes of Collector.

such section, and the amount payable by each, and

qualified Teachers.

to annex to such list a Warrant, directed to the Collector of the school section, for the collection of the several sums mentioned in such list : Provided always, that any school-rate Proviso : Such imposed by Trustees, according to this Act, may be rate-bill to be

payable monthly, made payable monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or quarterly, halfyearly, as they may think expedient.

yearly, or yearly Ninthly. To apply to the Municipality of the To apply to the

Township CounTownship, or employ their own lawful authority, as cil at their discrethey may judge expedient, for the raising and col

tion for the rais in

ing of scbool lecting of all sums authorized in the manner here- moneys. inbefore provided, to be collected from the freeholders and householders of such section, by rate, according to the valuation of taxable property, as expressed in the Assessor or Collector's Roll; and the Township Clerk or other officer having possession of such roll, is hereby required to allow any one

Duty of Town

ship Clerk or of the Trustees, or their authorized Collector, to

other officer in other

certain cases make a copy of such roll, as far as it shall relate to their school section. Tenthly. To exempt wholly or in part, from the To exempt indi

gent persone payment of school rates, such indigent persons as they shall think proper, and the amount of the same shall be a charge upon the other rateable inhabitants

Teacher's salary of the school section, and shall not be deducted from not to be lessened the salary of a Teacher.

thereby Eleventhly. To sue for and recover by their name

To sue defaultere

residing out 0. of office, the amounts of school rates or subscriptions the school sec

tion. due from persons residing without the limits of their school section, and making default of payment. Twelfthly. To appoint the place of each annual To notify

the place of the school meeting, and to cause notices to be posted in annual school

meeting. at least three public places of such section, at least six days before the time of holding such meeting ; To call special to call and give like notice of any special meeting of meetings. the freeholders or householders of such section, for the filling up of any vacancy in the Trustee Corporation, occasioned by death, remo val, or any other cause whatever, or for the selection of a new school Bite, or for any other school purpose, as they may think proper; to specify the object or objects of such meeting ; Mode of conduch

ing special meer which meeting shall be organized, and its proceed- ings.


ings recorded in the same manner, as those of an annual school meet-
Copy of the pro- ing ; and a copy of them, in like manner, shall be
ceedings to be transmitted to the Local Superintendent : Provided
sent to the local
Superintendentof always, that in case of a vacancy in the office of any

of the Trustees, during the period for which they
Continuance in shall have been respectively elected, the person or
office of persons
elected to fill va-

persons chosen to fill such vacancy, shall hold office cancies.

only for the unexpired term. To admit persons Thirteenthly. To permit all residents in such seofrom 5 to 21 years of age to attend tion between the ages of five and twenty-one years the school, on

2015 of age, to attend the school, so long as their conduct certain conditions

shall be agreeable to the rules of such school, and so long as the fees or rates required to be paid on their behalf, are Exception in cer- duly discharged : Provided always, that this requiretain cases. ment shall not extend to the children of persons in whose behalf a separate school shall have been established, according to the nineteenth section of this act. To visit the school Fourteenthly. To visit the school from time to &c.

time, and see that it is conducted according to the regulations authorized by law. To prohibit im- Fifteenthly. To see that no authorized books are proper, and provide proper books used in the school, but that the pupils are duly supfor the school.

plied with an uniform series of text books, sanctioned

plied with an uniform series of text book and recommended according to law; and to procure, annually, for the benefit of their school section, some periodical devoted to education. To be personally Sixteenthly. To exercise all the corporate powers responsible in the case of refusing vested in them by this Act, for the fulfilment of any or neglecting to exercise corpo

contract or agreement made by them; and in case rate powers for any of the Trustees shall wilfully neglect or refuse the fulfilment of contracts

to exercise such powers, he or they shall be personally responsible for the fulfilment of such contract or agreement. To appoint a Seventeenthly. To appoint a Librarian, and to take Librarian, and provide for the such steps as they may judge expedient, and as may establishment and support of a

Ora be authorized according to law, for the establishment, school library. safe-keeping, and proper management of a school library, whenever provision shall have been made and carried into effect for the establishment of school libraries.

report at the an

Eighteenthly. To ascertain the number of chil- To ascertain the

number of residren between the ages of five and sixteen years dent children of residing in their section on the thirty-first day of school age. December in each year; and to cause to be prepared and read at the annual meeting of their section, their annual To read the school school report for the year then terminating, which

nual school meet

ne report shall include, among other things prescribed ing. by law, a full and detailed account of the receipts and expenditures of all school moneys received and expended in behalf of such section, for any purpose whatsoever, during such year; and if such account shall not be satisfactory to a majority of the freeholders or Pre

Proceeding in case householders present at such meeting, then a majo- the financial ac

count is not satisrity of the said freeholders or householders shall

factory to the appoint one person, and the Trustees shall appoint majority of the

meeting. another; and the two arbitrators thus appointed shall examine the said account, and their decision respecting it shall be final : or, if the two arbitrators thus appointed shall not be able to agree, they shall select a third, and the decision of the majority of the arbitrators so chosen shall be final ; and such arbitrators, or a majority of them, shall have authority to collect, or cause to be collected, whatever sum or sums may be awarded against any person or persons by them, in the same manner and under the same regulations as those according to which Trustees are authorized by the twelfth section of this Act to collect school rates ; and the sum or sums thus collected shall be expended in the same manner as are other moneys for the Common School purposes of such section. Nineteenthly. To prepare and transmit, or cause To prepare and

transmit, before to be prepared and transmitted annually, before the the 15th January, fifteenth day of January, a report to the Local Super- the annual school

report to the local intendent; which report shall be signed by the ma- Superintendent of

Schools jority of the Trustees, and made according to a form provided by the Chief Superintendent of Schools, and shall specify: 1st.—The whole time the school in their section Contents of such

report: shall have been kept by a qualified Teacher during Time of keeping

the school open. the year ending the thirty-first day of the previous the December. Amount of mo- 2ndly.-The amount of moneys received from the neys received, and from what school fund, from local rates or contributions, and sources, and how

how from other sources, distinguishing the same ; and expended.

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