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the proceedings of such meeting ; and the ChairDuty of the man of euch meeting aha
man of such meeting shall decide all questions of Chairman.
order, subject to an appeal to the meeting, and shall give the casting vote in case of an equality of votes, and shall have no vote except as Chairman, and shall take the votes in such manner as shall be desired by the majority of the electors present, and shall, A poll to be at the request of any two electors, grant a poll for granted at the request of any
ang recording the names of the voters by the Secretary: two electors. and it shall be the duty of the electors present at such meeting, or a majority of them, to elect from the freeholders or Three Trustees householders in such section, three Trustees, who to be elected
shall respectively continue in office as follows :
shall respectively continne in office Order of retiring the last person elected shall continue in office until from office.
the next ensuing annual school meeting in such seotion, and until his successor is elected; the second person elected, one year, and the first person elected, two years, from such next ensuing annual school meeting, and until their successors are elected Proviso: copy of respectively : Provided always, that a correct copy proceedings io be of the proceedings of such first school section meettransmitted to the Jocal Superinten ing, and of every annual school section meeting, dent of Schools.
signed by the Chairman and Secretary, shall be forthwith transmitted by the Secretary to the Local Superintendent of Schools.
VI. And be it enacted, That at every annual duties of annual School" section school section meeting in any Township, as autho meetings.
rized and required to be held by the second section of this Act, it shall be the duty of the freeholders or householders of such section, present at such meeting, or a majority of them, Election and du Firstly. To elect a Chairman and Secretary, who ties of Chairman and Secretary. shall perform the duties required of the Chairman
and Secretary, by the fifth section of this Act. To receive and
Secondly. To receive and decide upon the report decide upon the annual financial of the Trustees, as authorized and provided for by
the eighteenth clause of the twelfth section of this
report of Trustees.
To elect one or more Trustees.
Thirdly. To elect one or more persons as Trustee or Trustees, to fill up the vacancy or vacancies in
the Trustee Corporation, according to law : Provided always, that no Teacher in such section shall hold the office of School Trustee.
• Fourthly. To decide upon the manner in which
the salary of the Teacher or Teachers, and all the expenses connected with the operations of the School or Schools, shall be provided for.
To decide upon the manner of providing for the expenses of the School.
VII. And be it enacted, That if any person offer- Mode of chal
lenging voters at ing to vote at an annual or other school section meet- School meetings. ing, shall be challenged as unqualified by any legal voter in such section, the Chairman presiding at such meeting shall require the person so offering, to make the following declaration :- Declaration re“I do declare and affirm that I am a freeholder for quired. “ householder) in this school section, and that I am legally qualified " to vote at this meeting." And every person making such declaration, shall be permitted to vote on all questions proposed at such meeting ; but if any person shall refuse to make such declaration, his vote shall be rejected : Provided always, that Proviso : Penalty every person who shall wilfully make a false decla- for making a
false declaration ration of his right to vote, shall be deemed guilty of and for voting a misdemeanor, and punishable by fine or imprison- illegally. ment, at the discretion of any Court of Quarter Sessions, or by a penalty of not less than one pound five shillings, or more than two pounds ten shillings, to be sued for and recovered, Mode of recover
ing such penalty with costs, by the Trustees of the school section, for
and its applica
da its use, before any Justice of the Peace, having tion. jurisdiction within such school section.
VIII. And be it enacted, That if any person Penalty for refur
ing to serve as chosen as Trustee, shall refuse to serve, he shall School Trustee. forfeit the sum of one pound five shillings; and every person so chosen and not having refused to accept, who shall at any time refuse or neglect to perform the duties of his office, shall forfeit the sum of five pounds; which sum or sums may be sued for and recovered by the Trustees of the school section, for its use, before any such Justice of the Peace : Provided always, that any person Proviso: Mode chosen as Trustee may resign with the consent
and conditions of and
resigning the of of his colleagues in office and of the Local Superin- fice of Trustee. tendent, expressed in writing.
Penalty for not IX. And be it enacted, That in case no annual or giving due notice of annual school other school section meeting be held for want of the meeting.
proper notice, the Trustees or other person whose duty it was to give such notice, shall respectively and individually Mode of recover. forfeit the sum of one pound five shillings, to be sued ing and applying for and recovered for the purposes of such school
section, on the complaint of any resident in such section, before any such Justice of the Peace : Provided always, that in the default of the holding of any school section meeting, as hereinbefore authorized by this Act, for want of the proper notice, then any two freeholders or householders in such section, are hereby Mode of calling authorized, within twenty days after the time at a school meeting which such meeting should have been held, to call annual meeting such meeting by giving six days' notice, to be posted not being called.
in at least three public places in such school section ; Duties and pow and the meeting thus called shall possess all the ers of such meet ing.
power, and perform all the duties of the meeting, in
the place of which it shall have been called. Trustees to be a X. And be it enacted, That the Trustees in each Corporation.
school section shall be a Corporation, under the name of “ The Trustees of School Section, Number —, in the Township Proviso: Such of - in the County of
" Provided or want always, that no such Corporation of any school secto cease for want wam of Trustee tion shall cease by reason of the want of Trustées, but in case of such want, any two freeholders or householders of such section shall have authority, by giving six days' notice, to be posted in at least three public places in such section, to call a meetMode of electing
electing ing of the freeholders or householders, who'shall new Trustees, if proceed to elect three Trustees, in the manner prenecessary: "; 'scribed in the fifth section of this Act, and the Trustees thus elected shall hold and retire from office in the manner pre'scribed for Trustees elected under the authority of the said fifth section of this Act. ' ,' Mode of deciding XI. And be it enacted, That in any case of diffeon the site of a i school-house. rence as to the site of a school-house between the majority of the Trustees of a school section and a majority of the freeholders or householders, at a special meeting called for that purpose, each party shall choose one person as arbitrator, and the two arbitrators thus chosen, and the local Superintendent, or any person
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 Trans of the Trustees of each school section : .. . Firstly. To appoint one of themselves, or some
cretary4reasurer: 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 seotion; to disburse such moneys in such manner as may be directed by the majority of the Trustees. Dit is . Secondly. To appoint, if they shall think it expe- To appointa Col
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 pertion. 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 have
the possession and safe keeping of all Common School property, and safe keeping which may have been acquired or given for Common :
mon School proSchool purposes in such section, and to acquire and perty in their sec
• tion. hold 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 same according to the terms of acquiring or receiving them. It is thesis
of all the Com
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 and 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 TeachTeacbers
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 em.. to Teachers for school moneys, ployed by them, the necessary order or orders upon
and 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 chool 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 all 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
but to none but qualified Teacbers.