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[Laws of 1851. Chop. 425.]
AN ACT to amend the act entitled, “An act to establish free schools throughout the State.” S.
- - Passed July 9, 1851.
The People of the State of New- York, represented in Senate and Assembly,
do enact as follows:
§ 1. The Act entitled, “An act to establish free schools throughout the State,” passed April 12, 1851, shall not be so construed as to prevent or prohibit the distribution and application of library money, in the manner heretofore prescribed by law. - - . . . § 2. Nothing in this act contained, shall be so construed as to require the board of supervisors of each county, to raise a sum of money for library purposes, equal to the sum which it will receive from the state. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to authorize the Superintendent of Common Schools to purchase
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : . . . • * * . . , 5 .
§ 1. The state superintendent of common schools shall cause notice to be given, by circular, to one or more of the trustees of the several school districts in this state, on or before the first day of December next, which circular shall state the terms, and the funds out of which the same is to be paid; that Websters Unabridged Dictionary will be purchased by him, for each of the school districts in this state, entitled to participate in the distribution of public moneys for the support of common schools: provided such district shall notify the town superintendent of common schools of their respective towns, in writing, to be signed by a majority of the trustees of any school district that said Dictionary is wanted by the district giving such notice : such notice to be delivered to such town superintendent before the first day of January next. . . . § 2. The town superintendent of common schools in each of the towns in this state, shall, on or before the fifteenth day of January next, make out and deliver to the county clerk, a complete list of all the school districts in their several towns : stating the number of such districts, and shall annex to the number of each desiring to purchase Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, that such district desires to purchase said dictionary, and shall file a copy of such list in the office of the town clerk of their respective towns, on or before the fifteenth day of January next. > . § 3. The county clerk of each of the several counties of this State, shall transmit such lists on or before the first day of February next, to the state Superintendent of common schools. $4. The state superintendent of common schools, is authorized to purchase of the publishers of Webster's Quartoo Unabridged Dictiouary, such number of said work as shall be sufficient to supply all the said school districts in the state which shall be found reported upon such lists as desire to purchase the same ; such Dictionaries shall be the latest edition of Webster's Quarto Unabridged Dictionary, printed on superior paper, well bound in leather, and in all respects perfect; the price to be paid shall not exceed four dollars per volome; and shall be paid for out of the public monies which shall be apportioned to the several school districts of the state for which the same shall be purchased, one half thereof in the year 1852 and one half thereof in the year 1853, and the contract for such purchase of the said publishers shall provide for such terms of payment, and the number of Dictionaries so purchased shall be delivered to the state superintendent of common schools, before the first day of April, 1852, and shall be by him delivered to the town superintendent of common schools of the respective towns, before the first day of May, 1852. § 5. The said town superintendent shall deliver such Dictionary to the trustees of each of the said several districts in their respective towns for which they shall be purchased as soon thereafter as shall be practicable, and shall retain in his hands the sum of two dollars out of the library monies apportioned to such districts in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and such sum out of the library monies, to be apportioned to such district in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-three, as shall be sufficient to pay the balance of the purchase price of such Dictionary, not exceeding the sum of two dollars, and shall deposite the same immediately thereafter with the treasurer of their respective counties, and take a receipt for the same and deliver such receipt to the county clerk of their respective counties, to be forwarded by such county clerk to the state superintendent of common schools. § 6. The monies so deposited with the treasurers of the respective counties shall be subject to the order of the state superintendent of common schools, and shall be by him received and paid to the publishers of said Dictionaries upon his contract for the same. . . $ 7. Such dictionary shall be kept in the libraries of the librarians of the several school districts of this state, during the time there shall be no school taught in said district, and subject to the same rules that are applicable to other books in school district libraries; and during the time a school shall be taught therein the said dictionary shall be under the control of the teacher for the time being, and be kept and used in said school.
AN ACT to legalize the acts of the several School Districts of the State, - providing for the support of Common Schools.
- Passed July 10, 1851. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly
do enact as follows : § 1 All the acts of the several school districts of this state, providing for the raising of moneys by tax, for the support of common schools therein, during the years, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and prior to the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one; and all the acts of the trustees of said districts, providing for the raising of moneys by tax, for the support of common schools in said districts, for the term of four months during each of said years, prior to the first day of May, 1851, so far as the same are in accordance with the act of March 26, 1849, entitled “An act establishing free schools throughout the state,” and the acts amendatory thereof, are hereby declared legal and valid. § 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect any suits which haye been commenced against any trustee, or other officers of said districts, during said years, nor affect or impair any rights of action now existing. • , § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Page 342, Paragraph VII “Annual Report of Trustees,” in the 4th line substitute “$ 116, (No. 186”) for “$ 115, (No. 137”) In Subdivisions 3 and 4 of same head strike out the words “the name and
age of each child,” so as to make the same conformable to the lawat page 122.
To TRUSTEES AND Town supeRINTENDENTS.
This volume is to be regarded as the property of the district or town to which it is sent, and of the Trustees or Town Superintendent in their official capacity ; and is to be delivered, at the expiration of their official term, to their successors in office. When not required for present use by the trustees, it should be deposited with the District Clerk. . - . .
When to take effect, when made without consent of trustees,....... 108,
General principles applicable to,...................... • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ANNUAL MEETINGS. • r
Form of notice & Ur, . . . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 9. e o a t e o 'o e a c. * * * 258,
ANNUAL REPORTS. res
ANNULMENT OF DISTRICTS. -
Proceedings of town superintendent on, and disposition of district
property and monies,............ .......... 109, 145, 146.
APPARATUS.—See School Apparatus.
APPEALS. - -
........................................... 274 to 278.
Taxes for, how and when to be levied,.................................... 111,
On annulment of school districts, when and how to be made,....... 109, 146.
- - treasurer and board of supervisors.......... ........~~~~
Tax-lists, Trustees of Sehool Districts. - . .
General provisions respecting,......................... 117, 118, 119, 201 to 219.
Proceeding for equalization of in joint districts,........• * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 113.
Valuations of taxable property, to be ascertained from, 119, 209, 210, 212, 213.