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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 : Suco 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
ing of school lecting of all sums authorized in the manner here- moneys, inbefore provided, to be collected from the freeholders and house holders 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 posses
Duty of Town sion of such roll, is hereby required to allow any one ship Clerk or of the Trustees, or their authorized Collector, to other officer in
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 persons 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 defaulters 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 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 site, or for any other school purpose, as they may think proper; to specify the object or objects of such meeting ; Mode of conduct
ing special meet. which meeting shall be organized, and its proooed- inge.
residing out 0
ings recorded in the same manner, as those of an annual school meetCopy 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 schools.
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 vá 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 seca from 5 to 21 years of age to attend tion between the ages of five and twenty-one years the school, on
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, aecording to the nineteenth section of this act. To visit the school Fourteenthly. To visit the school from time to
3 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 exercise corporate powers for any of the Trustees shall wilfully neglect or refuse the fulfilment of to exercise such powers, he or they shall be personcontracts ally responsible for the fulfilment of such contract or agreement, To appoint 2 . Seventeenthly. To appoint a Librarian, and to take Librarian, and 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 been made and carried into effect for the establishment of school libraries. ir....';
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 report at the an
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
Proper householders present at such meeting, then a majo- the financial ae
count is not satis rity 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 monėys 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,
the annual school 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
Schools. 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 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 expendedow from other sources, distinguishing the same ; and the manner in which all such moneys have been
expended. Number of resi
3rdly. The whole number of children residing in dent children of School age. the school section, over the age of five years, and
under the age of sixteen ; the number of children Attendance of and young persons tauch
and young persons taught in the school in winter pupils in winter and summer. and summer, distinguishing the sexes, and those
who are over and under sixteen years of age ; the Average attendance, both winter average attendance of pupils in both winter and and summer.
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 make 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 certain cases 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 rights pro- religious book, or join in any exercise of devo iected.
tion or religion, which shall be objected to by his
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.
II. COMMON SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND THEIR DUTIES. - XV. And be it enacted,' That no Teacher shall A qualified
Teacher defined 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, accord- ment. ing 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
To maintain disproper 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' book, &c. 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 To have quar
terly examinapublic 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 informa
tion to the Local intendent of Schools, when desired, any information or Chief Superwhich it may be in his power to give respecting any