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rate-bill to


cil at their discretion for the rais

of school moneys,

Or other officer in certain cases.

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

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 they may judge expedient, for the raising and col

ing lecting of all sums authorized in the manner hereinbefore provided, to be collected from the freeholders and householders of such section, by rate, according to the valuation of taxa. ble 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

Dnty of Town

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

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 the salary of a Teacher.

thereby. Eleventhly. To sue for and recover by their name

To sue defauhers

residing out 0 of office, the amounts of school rates or subscriptions the school socdue 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 and As

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

scbool at least three public places of such section, at least meeting. 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 site, or for any other school purpose, as they may


proper ; to specify the object or objects of such meeting ;

Mode of conduct which meeting shall be organized, and its proooed- ingo.

ing special weet.

not to be lessenad




be sent to the local


Continuance in office of persons elected to fill vácancies.

the school, on certain conditions

tain cases.

To visit the school &c.


ings recorded in the same manner, as those of an annual school meetCopy of the

ing ; and a copy of them, in like manner, shall be ceedings to transmitted to the Local Superintendent : Provided Superintendentofalways, that in case of a vacancy in the office of any

of the Trustees, during the period for which they shall have been respectively elected, the person or persons chosen to fill such vacancy, shall hold office

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

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

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 cert

duly discharged : Provided always, that this require

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.

Fourteenthly. To visit the school from time to

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 sup, for the school

plied with an uniform series of text books, sanctioned 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 yested in them by this Act, for the fulfilment of any or neglecting to

contract or agreement made by them ; and in case rate powers for

any of the Trustees shall wilfully neglect or refuse

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, provide for the such steps as they may judge expedient, and as may establishinent and support of a

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



the fulfilment of contracts


To ascertain the number of resident children of

school age.

To read the school

the financial aecount is not satis

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Fighteenthly. To ascertain the number of children between the ages of five and sixteen years residing in their section on the thirty-first day of December in each year; and to cause to be prepared and read at the annual meeting of their section, their annual

report at the ar school report for the year then terminating, which

nual school meetreport 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

Proceeding in case householders present at such meeting, then a majority of the said freeholders or householders shall

factory 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 soch

o 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- report to the

local intendent; which report shall be signed by the ma- Superintendentof 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

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 December. Amount of mo- 2ndly. --The amount of moneys received from the neys received,

school fund, from local rates, contributions, and

from other sources, distinguishing the same ; and expended.


Contents of such

and from wbat sources, and how

the manner in which all such moneys have been

expended. Number of resident children of

3rdly. The whole number of children residing in School age.

the school section, over the age of five years, and

under the age of sixteen ; the number of children

of and young persons taught in the school in winter pupils in winter

and summer, distinguishing the sexes, and those who are over and unde

sixteen years Average attend

age; the ance, both winter

average attendance of pupils in both winter and


and summer.

and summer.


Branches taught, 4thly.-The branches of education taught in the &c., text-books used, public ex- school; the number of pupils in each branch; the aminations, visits, lectures, &c.

text-books used ; the number of public school exami

nations, lectures, and visits, and by whom, and such other information respecting the school premises, and library, as may be required in the form of a report provided by the Chief Superintendent of Schools. Penalty of sign- XIII. And be it enacted, That every Trustee of a ing a false report by a Trustee; or Common School who shall knowingly sign a false of keeping a false register and mak

report, and every Teacher of a Common School who ing false returns shall keep a false school register, or make a false by a Teacher.

return, with the view of obtaining a larger sum than the just proportion of school moneys coming to such Common School, shall, for each offence, forfeit to the Common School Fund of the Township, the sum of five pounds, and may be prosecuted before any such Justice of the Peace, by any person whatever, and convicted on the oath of any one credible witness other than the prosecutor, and if convicted, the said penalty shall, if not forthwith paid, be levied with costs, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, under warrant of such Justice, and paid over by him to the said Common School Fund, or the said offender shall be liable to be tried and punished for the misdemeanor. Foreign books to

XIV. And be it enacted, That no foreign books be used only in

in the English branches of education shall be used in any Model or Common School, without the express permission of the Council of Public Instruction; nor shall any pupil in any such Parental and reli

School be required to read or study in or from any gious rigbus pro- religious book, or join in any exercise of deva tected.

tion or religion, which shall be objected to by his

certain cases.

or her parents or guardians : Provided always, that, within this limitation, pupils shall be allowed to receive such religious instruction as their parents and guardians shall desire, according to the general regulations which shall be provided according to law.


Teacher defined.

to law and agreement.

XV. And be it enacted, That no Teacher shall

A qualified be deemed a qualified Teacher within the meaning of this Act, who shall not, at the time of his engaging with the Trustees, and applying for payment from the School Fund, hold a Certificate of qualification, as hereinafter provided by this Act ; Provided always, that Certificates of qualification given by Proviso : local Superintendents, shall be in force until the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

XVI. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty Duties of Teachers of every Teacher of a Common School,Firstly. To teach diligently and faithfully all the

To act according branches required to be taught in the School, according to the terms of his engagement with the Trustees, and according to the provisions of this Act. Secondly. To keep the daily, weekly, and monthly

To keepregisters or quarterly registers of the School ; to maintain proper order and discipline therein, according to the cipline. forms and regulations which shall be provided according to law; also to keep a Visitors' book (which To keep a Visi

tors, . the Trustees shall cause to be provided for that purpose,) and he shall enter therein the visits made to his school, and shall present such book to cach Visitor, and request him to make such remarks as may have been suggested by such visit. Thirdly. To have, at the end of each quarter, a

terly public examination of his school, of which he shall

tions, &c. give due notice, through the pupils, to their parents and guardians, and the Trustees of the school, and of which he shall also give due notice to any School Visitors who shall reside in or adjacent to such school section.

Fourthly. To furnish to the Local or Chief Super- To give informaintendent of Schools, when desired, any information or Chief Superwhich it may be in his power to give respecting any

To maintain dis

To have quar


tion to the Local



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