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Continuance in ings in the school sections of Townships : Provided office of persons

: elected to fill va.. always, what any person er

always, that any person elected at any special ward cancies.

school meeting, to fill a vacancy which shall have occurred in the Board of Trustees, from 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. To see that the Tenthly. To see that all the pupils in the schools pupils are duly supplied with are duly supplied with an uniform series of authoproper text books,

rized text-books'; to appoint a' Librarian, and take charge of the school library or libraries, whenever

established. .! To have their Eleventhly. To see that all the schools under their school conducted according to law. charge are conducted, according to the regulations To prepare and authorized by law; and, at the close of each year, publish annual school reports,

to prepare and publish, in one or more of the public

Pro &c.

papers, or otherwise, for the information of the inhabitants of such City or Town, an annual report of their proceed. ings, and of the progress and state of the schools under their charge of the receipts and expenditure of all school moneys; and to preTo prepare and pare and transmit annually, before the fifteenth of transmii an' an- January, to the Chief Superintendent of Schools, & nual report to the Chiefs uperinten- report, signed by a majority of the Trustees, and dent of Schools. containing all the information required in the reports of Common School Trustees, by the twelfth section of this Act, and any additional items of information which may be lawfully required Contents of such and made according to a form which si

and made according to a form which shall be proreport.

vided for that purpose by the Chief Superintendent

of Schools. wissen er Powers of Muni

XXV. And be it enacted, That the Municipality cipal Councils in Incorporated vil- of every incorporated Village, shall possess and lages.

exercise all the powers, and be subject to all the obligations with regard to the levying and raising of moneys for Common School purposes, and for the establishment and maintenance of school libraries, within the limits of such incorporated Village, as are conferred and imposed by this Act upon the Municipal CorporaFirst election of

tions of Cities : Provided always, that on the second trustees in such Wednesday in January, one thousand eight hundred villages, the 2nd Wednesday in

a and fifty-one, in each such incorporated Village, at January, 1851. the place of the then last annual election of Council

be elected at each

lors, there shall be a meeting of the taxable inhabitants of such incorporated Village, and which meeting shall be ham organized and conducted in the same manner as is tions to be held prescribed in the twenty-third section of this Aet, and condäcted. for the conducting of annual school meetings in the wards of Cities and Towns; and at such meeting, six fit and proper Six Trustees to

be elected in each persons, from among the resident freeholders or in householders, shall be elected School Trustees for age. such incorporated Village.; and the persons, thus Mode of retire

ment from office. chosen shall be divided by lot into three classes, of * two individuals each, to be numbered one, two, three; the first class shall hold office one year, the second, two yoars, 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, de

ensuing annual at which two persons shall be chosen Trustees, in school meeting. the place of the two retiring from office, and shall continue in office two years, and until their successors are elected : Provided thirdly, that the first annual school meeting in each incorpo- Mode

Mode of calling rated Village, shall be called by the Town-reeve of the first annual such Village, who shall cause notices to be posted in school meeting. at least six public places of such Village, at least six days before the time of holding such meeting. 1.16?!!..7

XXVI. And be it enacted, That the Trustees The trustees thus elected in each incorporated Village, according to incorporated vi

lage to succeed to the provisions of the preceding section, shall succeed

all the rights, obto all the rights, powers, obligations and liabilities of ligations, &c., of the present Trustees of such incorporated Village, and shall be a Corporation under the title of the

To be a corpora “Board of School Trustees of the incorporated Vil- tion. lage of --, in the County of ;" and shall possess all the powers, and be subject to all the obligations. Their powers,

obligations, and within the limits of such incorporated Village, as are conferred and imposed by the twenty-fourth section

as those of trus

tees in cities and of this Act, upon the Trustees of Cities and Towns, towns.

V. DUTIES OF COUNTY MUNICIPAL COUNCILS. XXVII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the Duties of county duty of the Municipal Council of each County :


in each

the present trustees.

duties the same


To raise basa "Firstly. To cause to be levied each year upon the sessment in each year, a sum equal Beveral Townships of 'such County, such sum or to the Legislative

de sums of money for the payment of the salaries of school grant apportioned to such legally qualified Common School Teachers as shall county. . w at least be equal (clear of all charges of collection) to the amount of school money apportioned to the several Townships thereof for such year, by the Chief Superintendent of Schools, as notified by him to such Council, through the County Clerk : Provided Sochimim may be always, that the sum :or sums so levied, may be increased at the increased at the discretion of such Council, either discretion of the council; and the to increase the County School Fund, or to give speadditional, sum 'cial or additional aid to new or needy school sections, raised may be dis.. posed of at the on the recommendation of one or more Local Superpleasure of the

rintendents: Provided also, that the sum required to ouncil, to aid poor echool sections or be levied in such County in each yedr, for the salaries increase the coun. ty school fund. of legally qualified Teachers, shall be collected and

paid into the hands of the County Treasurer, on or Time for the pay before the fourteenth day of December; and proty school assess vided likewise, that in case of the non-payment of

any part of such sum into the hands of the County

Treasurer at that time, no Teacher shall, upon appliNo teacher to be refused the pay- cation, be refused the payment of the sum to which ment of his due, on account of the he may be entitled from such year's County School DON-collection of

Fund, but the County Treasurer shall pay any local any part of the county school as- Superintendent's lawful order in behalf of such sessment.

Teacher, in anticipation of the payment of the County School assessment; and the County Council shall make the necessary provision to enable the County Treasurer to pay the amount of such lawful order. ,

ment of the coun


for County Com


To raise money. Secondly. To raise by assessment, such sum or mon School Li. sums of money, as it shall judge expedient, for the

establishment and maintenance of a County Common

School Library. ' To appoint local Thirdly. To'appoint annually, a Local SuperintenSuperintendents of Schools, and dent of Schools for 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 such Local Superintendent or Superintendents: Provided

provide for their salaries.

notify the Chief

SO of the name and address of the


always, that no such Local Superintendent shall havo o local Superin

tendent to have the oversight of more than one hundred Schools ; charge of more

than 100 schools. and provided also, that the County Clerk shall forth

County clerk to with notify the Chief Superintendent of Schools of the appointment and address of each such Local

Superintendent of

schools of the Superintendent, and of the County Treasurer : and names and ad

dress of local Su. shall likewise furnish him with a copy of all pro

perinteudents, alceedings of such Council, relating to School assessments and other educational matters.

county Treasurer. Fourthly. To see that sufficient security be given

To secure all

school moneys. by all officers of such Council to whom School moneys shall be entrusted ; to see that no deduction be To see that no

be made from the School Fund by the County Treasu- made from the rer or Sub-treasurer, for the receipt and payment of county, common

school fund. School moneys; to appoint, if it shall judge expedient, one or more Sub-treasurers of School moneys, for one or more Townships of such County : Provided always, that To appoint a subeach such Sub-treasurer shall be subject to the treasurer of

school moneys at same responsibilities and obligations in respect to the its discretiou. 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 Sub-treasurer, as are imposed by this Act upon each County Treasurer, in respect to the paying and accounting for School moneys.

To * Fifthly. To appoint annually, or oftener, Auditors,

cause the whose duty it shall be to audit the accounts of the to be audited, &c. County Treasurer and other officers to whom school moneys shall have been intrusted, and report to such Council; and the County Clerk shall transmit to the Chief Superintendent of Com

County clerk to Schools, on or before the first day of March in each transmit to the

Chief Superinten. year, a certified copy of the abstract of such report, dent an abstract and also give any explanations relating thereto, as of such accounts, far as he is able, which may be required by the Chief Superintendent.

school accounts

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XXVIII And be it enacted, That the Board of

Trustees of the

county grammar Trustees for the County Grammar School and the school and lots

superintendents Local Superintendent or Superintendents of Schools to constitute a county board of in each County, shall constitute a Board of Public public instruction Instruction for such County : Provided always, that More than one county board may where there is more than one Grammar School be appointed in certain cases.

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 circuit, shall be a Board of Public Three (including Instruction for such circuit : Provided also, that at a superintendent)

any lawful meeting of such Board, not less than three to be a quorum for the examina- members, including a Local Superintendent of tion of teachersFree for other pur. Schools, shall constitute a quorum for examining poses,

and giving certificates of qualification to Common School Teachers, and not less than five members shall constitute a Incidental expen- quorum for the transaction of any other business : ses to be defrayed Provided likewise, that the incidental expenses conby the county council.

nected with the meeting and proceedings of each County Board of Public Instruction shall be provided for by the Municipal Council of such County.

Duties of each

XXIX. And be it enacted, That it shall be the county board of public instruction duty of each County Board of Public Instruction : To meet quarter Firstly. To meet not less than four times a year ; iy, &c.

to determine the time and places of its own meetings, and the order of its proceedings, and the man

ner of recording them. To examine and Secondly. To examine and give certificates of give certificates of qualification to qualification to Teachers of Common Schools, arteachers. . ranging such Teachers into three classes according to their attainments and ability, as shall be prescribed in a programme of examination and instructions to be provided according to law; also to annul any such certificate as it shall judge expeProviso:

dient : Provided always, that no certificate of qualiTeacher must give proof of good fication shall be given to any person as a Teacher, moral character; who shall not furnish satisfactory proof of good subject.

moral character ; nor to any person who shall not, at the time of applying for such certificate of qualification, be a natural born or naturalized subject of Her Majesty, or who shall not,

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