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a reasonable time, apply to the county clerk for the books men-
tioned in this notice, if such books were sent to the county
clerk, and obtain the same; and if such books have been re-
ceived by the county clerk and are not called for as afore-
said, such person thus notified shall be held responsible in
the same manner and to the like extent as in the case of his
neglect or refusal to deliver over to his successor books re-
ceived by him, except that books sent for the use of town-
ship officers may be sent to either the township clerk or county
clerk, when the secretary of state shall notify the township
clerk, who shall draw all of the books for the officers of his
township and distribute the same.
(296.) SEC. 34.

This section provides that each city, village, township and county officer
shall, when he ceases to hold such office, deliver over to his successor in office
all such books received by him which are required by this act to be placed
in his library.



An Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of rural

high schools.

[Act 144, 1901.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(297.) SECTION 1. The township board of any township, Petition of
not having within its limits an incorporated village or city, tax P avers
upon the petition of not less than one-third of the taxpayers of
such township for the establishment of a rural high school, submit vote
shall submit such question to a vote of the qualified electors of S
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Elections
held at
usual place.
Notice given.

Election, how
conducted.



Board of
trustees.



said township at a special election called for that purpose
within sixty days from date of receipt of said petition.

(298.) SEC. 2. All elections ordered by any township
board in pursuance of section one of this act shall be held at
the usual place or places of holding township elections, and
notice shall be given and the election conducted in all re-
spects as provided by law for the election of township officers
and the ballots shall have printed thereon, "For rural high
school yes." "For rural high school no."

(299.) SEC. 3. If more votes are cast in favor of such
high school than against it at such election, the qualified elec-
tors of said township shall elect at their next annual election
of township officers a board of trustees of three members, one
for one year, one for two years and one for three years, and
on the expiration of their terms of office and regularly there-
after their several successors shall be elected in like manner
for a term of three years each. The township clerk shall be
ex officio member and the clerk of the board, and the town-
ship treasurer shall be ex officio member and treasurer of the
board with the same power as other members of the board.

(300.) SEC. 4. *Said board of trustees shall meet on the
third Monday in April of each year and organize by electing
one of the trustees as president. Regular meetings of the
board shall be held on the second Mondays of May, August,
November, and February, in each year. Special meetings may
be called upon five days' notice by the president or secretary.
The board shall have power :

(a) To supervise and visit the school;

(b) To admit all children of the township above the eighth
grade and to admit and provide rates of tuition for non-resi-
dent pupils if they so elect;

(c) To select and adopt text books;

(d) To appoint legally qualified teachers;

(e) To fix wages, make general rules and regulations for
the control of the school, suspend or expel pupils, fix the time
of school which will not be more than ten months nor less than
seven in any one year;

(f) To rent or' to purchase and hold real estate for such
township high school, build and furnish schoolhouses, deter-
mine location, of grounds and building, which shall be as near
the center of the township as practicable, according to sani-
tary conditions, and to receive and hold bequests and gifts for
the benefit of the school, and to dispose of property belonging
to the district subject to the provisions hereinafter named ;

(g) To provide a course of study which shall be approved
by the superintendent of public instruction and the president
of the Michigan Agricultural College, and shall not consist
of more than four years' work. Said course of study may in-
clude instruction in manual training, domestic science, nature
study and the elements of agriculture ;

(h) To estimate and vote the amount of tax necessary to



Ex officio
members.



Regular
meetings.



Special
meetings.

Powers of
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support the school at a meeting previous to October first in
each year and report the same to the supervisor, which amount
shall be spread upon the tax roll the same as other district
taxes, and in their discretion borrow money for current ex-
penses which amount shall not exceed fifty per cent of the
amount of tax voted;

(i) To publish annually in one newspaper of the township
or county a statement of the proceedings of the board meet-
ings and an itemized account of all receipts and expenses, and
file a copy of the same in the office of the county school com-
missioner and State superintendent of public instruction
within sixty days of the date of publication of the same.

(301.) SEC. 5. The secretary of the board shall receive Salary of
not to exceed fifty dollars per annum for his services. It shall ^ut^of 7
be his duty to keep the records, provide supplies, visit the secretary,
school and make annual reports to the school board, the county
school commissioner and the State superintendent of public
instruction, in such form as the superintendent of public in-
struction shall direct.

(302.) SEC. 6. All orders on the treasurer for moneys Orders for
shall be ordered by the board and signed by the secretary and m
president.

(303.) SEC. 7. A majority of the taxpayers of the town- Limit of bond,
ship shall determine the amount to be expended in the grounds
and building of said school and may bond the township for
such amount : Provided, That the amount of said bonds shall
not exceed five thousand dollars, and that the period of such
bonds shall not continue beyond ten years.

(304.) SEC. 8. The high schools established under the pro- Under super-
visions of this act shall be under the supervision of the county SiJne f r? n
commissioner of schools, and all questions of management,
support and control arising under the provisions of this act
and not expressly provided for therein shall be subject to the
provisions of the general school laws of this State.

Sec. 9. Repealing clause'.



An Act to define the legal qualifications of kindergarten, music, and
drawing teachers in the State.

[Act 166, 1901, as amended by Act 24, 1905.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Ml

(305.) SECTION 1. Any person who is a graduate of any Kindergarten
kindergarten training school, whose course of study is ap- S h be' wh
proved by the superintendent of public instruction of this
State, and who holds also a teacher's certificate or a diploma
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having a four years' high school course, may be granted a
kindergarten certificate by said superintendent of public in-
struction, and such person holding such certificate shall be
HOW paid. considered a legally qualified kindergarten teacher; and any
district board shall be authorized to pay such teacher for
kindergarten instruction from the same fund, and in the same
manner, as other teachers are now paid.

See Comp. sections 160-163.

Music teacher, (306.) SEC. 2. Any person who has finished a course of
who eligible. a ^. j eas ^ two y earg j n miis i c j n the University of the State of

Michigan, or in any of the State Normal Schools, or in any
Drawing college incorporated under the general laws of the State; and
teacher. an y person who has finished a course of at least one year in
drawing in any of the aforesaid institutions, or in any other
institution whose course of study is acceptable to the superin-
tendent of public instruction and who shall present to said
superintendent of public instruction a statement from the
proper authorities of the institution certifying to the fact of
the completion of the required amount of work, may be
granted respectively a music teacher's certificate or a drawing
teacher's certificate; and any person holding such certificate
shall be considered a legally qualified teacher in the subject
HOW paid. named in the certificate; and any district board, or board of
education, shall be authorized to pay such teacher for instruc-
tion in music or in drawing from the same fund and in the
proviso. same manner as other teachers are now paid : Provided, That
cities organized under special law or charter and maintaining
kindergarten training schools, having a three years' course,
shall be exempt from the provisions of this act.

Music teach- (307.) SEC. 3. Any person who has finished a course of
er's certificate. ^ j eag ^- f wo years in music under a private instructor, and
who shall pass an examination satisfactory to the musical
director of any State Normal School in Michigan, may be
granted a music teacher's certificate as provided in section
two hereof.

Sec. 4 Repealing clause.



An Act to secure information regarding all public or school libraries

in this State.

[Act 134, 1903.]
* The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Librarian to (308.) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be the duty of the li-
repon anr brarian of any and all public libraries, including township,
school district, village or city libraries, to make an annual re-
port regarding the location, condition and support of said li-



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brary to the county commissioner of schools on or before the
thirtieth day of June in each year.

(309.) SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the county commis- TO whom
sioner of schools in each county, immediately after receiv- Sffime? m
ing the reports from the several libraries in his county and * transmit
before the first day in September of each year, to transmit list.
to the secretary of the State board of library commissioners
at Lansing a complete list of all the libraries other than per-
sonal libraries within his county, together with the several
reports provided for in section one of this act, blanks for
reports in both instances to be furnished by the board of li-
brary commissioners.

Sec. 3. Repeals act 199, 1901.



An Act to provide for the payment of tuition in and transportation to
another district, of children who have completed the eighth grade in
any school district.

[Act 190, 1903.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(310.) SECTION 1. Any school district which maintains a May vote tax
school during five months of the year, having children residents to pay
therein who have completed the studies of the eighth grade in
said school, may at any annual meeting vote a tax sufficient to
pay tjie tuition and daily transportation, during school days,
of said children to any high school which the school board
of said district may select and designate.

, (311.) SEC. 2. The tax provided for in section one of this TO be spread
act shall be reported to the clerk of the township, in which 01
such district is located and shall be spread upon the tax
roll of such township in the same manner and at the same
time as other school taxes.



An Act for the establishment of county normal training classes and for
the maintenance and control of the same.

[Act 241, 1903.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(312.) SECTION 1. Upon the notification by the
board of education of a district in a county not lishe
having a State Normal School within its borders,
that the district and the board of supervisors of



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Proviso.

Further
proviso.



the county have voted to establish a county normal training
class, the State superintendent of public instruction may, sub-
ject to the provisions herein named, grant permission to estab-
lish, maintain and control a county normal training class for
the purpose of giving free instruction and training in the
principles of education and methods of teaching to residents
of the county: Provided, That but one such training class
shall be established in any county: And, provided further,
That not more than ten such classes shall be established in
the State in any one year.

county normal (313.) SEC. . 2. The superintendent of public instruction

constituted, together with the county commissioner of schools of the coun-
ty and the superintendent of the schools in the district in
which a normal training class has been established under the
provisions of this act, shall constitute the county normal

Proviso. board: Provided, That in case the superintendent of the
schools of the district is also commissioner of schools of the
county the board of education of the district shall select the
third member of the county normal board.

Normal board, (314.) SBC. 3. The duties of the county normal board
shall be as follows:

First, To determine the qualifications for admission to the
county normal training class;

Second, To establish a one year course of study to be pur-
sued, a year to consist of not less than thirty-two weeks of
five days each;

Third, To grant certificates of graduation to such persons
as finish the course adopted above, in such form as the super-
intendent of public instruction shall prescribe.

Am. 1905, Act 20.

(315.) SEC. 4. The certificates of graduation shall qual-
ify the holder to teach in the public schools as follows :

First, The certificate of graduation shall qualify the holder
to teach for three years from date of issue in any school em-
ploying not more than two teachers, in the county in which
the county normal training class is situated : Provided, That
any certificate shall become valid as above specified in any
other county when indorsed by the authority that grants cer-
tificates in such county;

Second, A certificate of graduation may be renewed or re-
voked by a majority vote of the county normal board.

Am. Id.



Certificates of
graduation.



Proviso.



Maintenance (316.) SEC. 5. For the purpose of maintaining such nor-
ciasses ning mal training classes as are herein prescribed, it is further

provided :

District to First, That the district receiving permission to establish a

r?7rooms, ach ~ county normal training class shall provide teachers, and rooms
with heating and equipment satisfactory to the superinten-
dent of public instruction, and said board shall include in the



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expense budget of the district such sum as may be necessary
for these purposes;

Second, That the auditor general annually, on or before the when state to
thirtieth day of June, upon the certificate of the superinten-
dent of public instruction that the equipment and instruction
of any county normal training class has been satisfactory,
shall draw his warrant on the State treasurer in favor of the
treasurer of the district board or the board of education of
the district maintaining such normal training class to the
amount of five hundred dollars for each teacher employed in Amount.
the training school, to be paid out of the general fund : Pro- Proviso.
vided, That in no case shall the total of such appropriation
exceed one thousand dollars in any county during any school
year ;

Third, In any district establishing a county normal training Board to
class, the board of education shall, previous to the first day of
October in each year, estimate the cost of instruction for the
current year in the county normal training class, and, deduct-
ing therefrom the amount appropriated by the foregoing pro-
visions of this act, report the balance to the county clerk on
or before the first day of October;

Fourth, At its October session, the board of supervisors supervisors
shall appropriate out of the general fund of the county one-
half of the balance due for instruction, as shown by the
'aforesaid report to the county clerk, which amount shall be
assessed and collected at the same time and in the same man-
ner as the other county taxes : Provided, That in no case Proviso,
shall such appropriation made in any county exceed one-half
the amount appropriated by the State according to the pro-
visions of this act. The money so raised shall constitute the
county normal fund.

Am. Id.

(317.) SEC. 6. On or before the thirtieth day of June commissioner
of each year, it shall be the duty of the county commissioner du
of schools to certify to the county clerk the balance between
the total cost of instruction for the current year and the
amount appropriated by the auditor general. Upon receipt of when clerk to
such certificate, the county clerk shall draw an order for one- draw order -
half of the said balance upon the county treasurer in favor
of the treasurer of the board of education of the district estab-
lishing the normal training class : Provided, That such order Proviso.
shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the board of
supervisors according to the provisions of this act.

Am. Id.

(318.) SBC. 7. All moneys remaining in the county nor- Disposal of
mal fund upon the first of September of each year shall be re- aind
turned to the general fund of the county.



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DAY SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF.

An Act authorizing school district boards, boards of trustees of graded
schools and boards of education in cities to establish and maintain
day schools for the deaf, and authorizing payment therefor from
the general fund, and repealing act number one hundred seventy-
six of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine and all
other acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this
act.

[Act 224, 1905.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Day schools (319.) SECTION 1. That upon application by a school dis-

estabifihed, hen tr ict board, board of trustees of a .graded school, or board

etc - of education of any city of this State to the superintendent

of public instruction, he shall grant permission to such board

to establish and maintain, and such board shall thereupon be

empowered to maintain within the limits of its jurisdiction

one or more day schools having an average attendance of not

less than three pupils, for the instruction of deaf persons

over the age of three years, whose parents or guardians in the

case of orphans are residents of the State of Michigan.

Report to (320.) SEC. 2. Any board which shall maintain one or

nc P ins triS b " more day schools for the instruction of the deaf shall report

tion. to the superintendent of public instruction annually, and at

such other times as he may direct, such facts concerning the

school or schools as he may require.

Annual (321.) SEC. 3. The board of education of the city or dis-

trict where a day school for the deaf is established shall in-
clude in its annual budget a sufficient sum to maintain said
school and out of said sum shall pay said teachers monthly,
state Treas- To reimburse said city or district for such expenditure the
burse* diSt. State treasurer is hereby authorized to pay to the treasurer
of the proper school district, out of the general fund, on or
before July twenty in each year, upon the warrant of the
auditor general, the actual expense incurred for teachers'
salaries and purchase of necessary school appliances by any
school district in support of a day school for the deaf, which
shall have been conducted in accordance with this act dur-
ing nine months of the school year, as shown by vouchers filed
with the auditor general and certified to be correct by the
Proviso, as to superintendent of public instruction : Provided, That the total
amount paid on account of any one school district or city
shall not exceed one hundred fifty dollars for each deaf pupil
instructed in any such school during the school year, and a
part of such sum proportionate to the time of instruction of
any such pupil so instructed less than nine months during each
Proviso, as to year : And be it further provided, That the title for all school
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thereof filed with the superintendent of public instruction July
first of each year.

(322.) SEC. 4. The district board or board of education vouchers,
shall cause to be executed monthly, vouchers in triplicate ^K/etc.
upon forms prepared and furnished by the auditor general so
as to show the rate of salary paid to instructors of the deaf
and the time covered by such payment, also vouchers in tripli-
cate upon forms prepared and furnished by the auditor gen-
eral, showing the school appliances purchased and price for
each article or series of articles. The treasurer of said school TO be forward-
district is required to forward two copies of these receipted pubSc S in-' c
vouchers to the superintendent of public instruction within section.
the first five days of the month succeeding the month covered
by the payment. On or before the fifteenth of each month the
superintendent of public instruction shall present one set
thereof to the auditor general authorizing him to pay to the
treasurer of the proper school district the amount covered
by the certified vouchers presented.

(323.) SEC. 5. All teachers in such schools shall be ap- Employment
pointed and employed as other public school teachers are ap- ^teachers,
pointed and employed. All persons appointed to teach in any
such school shall have had special training for teaching, and
shall be graduates of a training school for teachers of the deaf
by the "oral" method, and shall also have had special train-
ing in the teaching of the deaf, including at least one year's
experience as a teacher in a school for the deaf. The so-called "Orai"sys-
"oral" system shall be taught by such teachers, and if after a g g jj be
fair trial of nine months, any of such children shall for any
reason be unable to learn such oral method, then no further
expense shall be incurred in the effort to teach such child, so
unable to learn such oral method, in such primary schools.

(324.) SEC. 6. For the purpose of this act, any person Dea f, who
of sound mind who, by reason of defective hearing, cannot considered.
profitably be educated in the public schools as other children
are, shall be considered deaf.

Sec. 7. Repeals Act 176, 1899.



An Act to insure the payment of subcontractors and wages earned
and material used in constructing, repairing or ornamenting public build-
ings and public works.

[Act 187, 1905.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(326.) SECTION 1. When public buildings or other pub- Bond required
lie works are about to be built, repaired or ornamented under o?subcoi nt
contract at the expense of the State, or of any county, city, tractors.
Ullage, township or school district thereof, it shall be the
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Subcontract-
writtennlotice.



when en-

benefit^
security, etc.



duty of the board of officers or agents, contracting on behalf of
the State, county, city, village, township or school district, to re-
quire sufficient security by bond for the payment by the con-
tractor of all subcontractors and for the payment for all
labor performed and materials furnished in the erection, re-
pairing or ornamenting of such building or works.

(326.) SEC. 2. In the case of a subcontractor, he shall
give notice in writing before payment is made for the work
or materials furnished by him to the said board of officers
or agents, that he is a subcontractor for the doing of some
part of such work which he shall specify in his notice and
that he relies upon the security of the bond by this act re-
quired to be given by the principal contractor, and that in
the case of the giving of such notice to the said board of
officers or agents said subcontractor shall also notify the
principal contractor that he has done so, and whenever this
shall have been done, the said subcontractor shall be entitled,
subject to the rights of the persons with whom he has con-
tracted for labor and materials, to the benefit of the security
given by the principal contractor, and to be subrogated to
the liens of the persons who have performed labor or fur-
nished materials for such building, repairs or ornamentation,
whom he shall have actually paid, but the subcontractor and
the persons who shall have performed labor or furnished


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