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Vocational Education aid from state funds under the terms of the
Smith-Hughes law and the state laws relating to vocational education
were approved and the final distribution ordered held over until the
meeting when all other state aid claims are passed upon.

Mr. Schweickhard also presented a report on the modification of
the State Plan for Vocational Education to conform with the provisions
of the Geroge-Reed Act. The modifications dealt with general
administration and the conduct of home economics education.

On motion of Mr. Boraas, the State Plan, as revised, was ap-
proved.

Informal Reports were presented by Miss Swenson on Teachers
Examinations and Teachers Institutes; Mr. Tonning on State Board
Examinations; Mr. White on the Teachers Employment Bureau; Mr.
Challman on School Buildings; Mr. Everts on Physical and Health
Education; and Mr. Sullivan on the Re-education of Disabled Persons.
All were accepted with approval.

Re-education contracts for the past quarter to date were presented,
and on motion of Mr. Cashman, approved.

The Commissioner presented recommendation for a bulletin to
contain the laws and rules governing certification of teachers, adminis-
trators and supervisors. On motion of Mr. Boraas, the recommend-
ation was approved.

The recommendation adopted, amended the rule of the Board
governing the issuance of certificates to superintendents, principals
and supervisors, as adopted at the meeting of June 15th, by adding
the following:

"A Principal's Certificate which shall qualify the holder to be
principal of a high school or high school department and the elemen-
tary school associated therewith in unorganized territory or in a dis-
trict of ten or more townships may be issued to a person who holds a
High School General Certificate and who has special training and ex-
perience as follows:

Eighteen semester hours of professional training, including at
least nine in school administration and supervision.

One year of public school experience."

On motion of Mr. Willard, the time for the next meeting was set
for Monday, September 16th.

On motion, the Board adjourned.

J. M. McCONNELL,

Secretary.

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Year 1929-30 No. 58

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September 24, 1929

There being no quorum present on Monday, September 16th,
the quarterly meeting of the State Board of Education was adjourned
until Tuesday, September 24th, at 11:00 a. m. The following members
were present: President Hunt, Mr. Boraas, Mr. Cashman and Mr.
Willard. Mrs. Musser was absent.

The minutes of the annual meeting of August 6th were approved
as printed.

The Commissioner's Report for the quarter ending September
30th was accepted and placed on file.

The resignation of Miss Madeleine Pitney, Secretary-Stenographer
in the Re-education Division, was accepted, as of September 21st.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Willard, Miss Alice Fox was transferred from the position of Stenog-
rapher-Clerk in the Re-education Division to that of Secretary-Stenog-
rapher, effective October 1st, at the same salary.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr. Bor-
aas, Miss Lillian Tubbesing was elected Stenographer-Clerk in the
Re-education Division beginning October 1st, at a salary of $80.00 per
month.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr. Cash-
man, Miss Margaret Reardon was elected Secretary-Stenographer in
the Rural Division, beginning October 1st, at a salary of $90.00 per
month.

The resignation of William Karp, Clerk in the Library Division,
was accepted, as of September 21st.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Willard, Perry Yarusso was elected Clerk in. the Library Division, be-
ginning October 1st, at a salary of $65.00 per month.

On motion of Mr. Willard, the following trips outside of the state
were authorized:

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Mr. McConnell, to attend the Federal Board for Vocational Educa-
tion Conference in New Orleans, the first week in December. Also,
to attend the conference of State Superintendents and Commissioners
of Education in Washington, if such meeting should be called at a
time adjacent to the New Orleans conference, at a combined cost of not
to exceed $275.00.

Mr. Berning, to attend the Conference of Statisticians in Wash-
ington, in connection with the meeting of State Superintendents and
Commissioners, at a cost not to exceed $175.00.

Re-education contracts for the last quarter, since the annual
meeting, were, on motion of Mr. Cashman, approved, those for the
first part of the quarter having been approved at the annual meeting.

On recommendation of tlie Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Boraas, the following resolution amending the rule governing reim-
bursement for teacher training was adopted:

Resolved, that the following provision be added to Table C, Page
29, StaJidards for Teacher Trainings Departments:

"Provided that for a teacher who holds, in addition, an M.A.
Degree in Education, the initial reimbursement shall be $1,850.00,
instead of $1,700.00."

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.

Willard, the amendment of Paragraph 1, Evening School Rules, as

adopted under date of August 5, 1924, was amended to read as
follows:

"Aid will be granted for an evening school term of not less than
six weeks of six hours per v-eek, and for a term of not more than
twenty-four weeks of six hours per week, or the equivalents."

The Commissioner reported that, under date of July 17th, com-
plaint, supported by affidavits, was filed by the School Board at West
Concord against C. V. Schofield, charging immoral conduct and re-
questing revocation of his certificate.

Within five days thereafter, as required by law, a copy of com-
plaint was served on Mr. Schofield by registered mail, and no reply
was received. The afiidavits furnished by the school board, and also
documentary evidence relating to a previous offense said to have been
committed while Mr. Schofield was employed in the school at Wahkon,
were on file, and in the opinion of the Commissioner amply justified
the revocation of the certificate. He recommended, therefore, that the
First Grade Professional Certificate issued for life to C. V. Schofield
under date of August 1, 19 21, be revoked on the ground of immoral
conduct, revocation to be effective at once.

On motion of Mr. Cashman, the recommendation was adopted
and the certificate revoked.

On motion of Mr. Willard, the following rule governing pro-
cedure in cases of suspension or revocation of certificates under
Section 11, Chapter 388, General Laws of 1929, was adopted:

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Resolved, that when complaint has been made by a school board
or by a county superintendent against any teacher, in accordance
with Section 11, Chapter 388, General Laws of 1929, and when the
other provisions therein contained have been complied with, the
hearing shall be conducted by the Commissioner or the Deputy Com-
missioner, as the former may designate. When the complaint has
been made by the Commissioner, the hearing shall be conducted by
the President of the Board, unless otherwise provided by the Board
in a given case.

On motion of Mr. Cashman, the Commissioner was directed to
make the semi-annual distribution of the Endowment and Current
School Funds (October Apportionment) as provided under Sections
3023-3024, G. S. 1923, after the sum of $500,000.00 has been withheld
for transfer to the Special State Aid Fund, as authorized under Section
3, Chapter 396, Laws of 1927.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Willard, the following Special State Aids for the school year ending
July 31, 1929, were approved:

Flat Aid for Class B and C Senior and Four-Year

High Schools $ 171,990.00

Tuition Aid . . 1,222,381.00

Flat Aid for Class A High Schools and High School

Departments 140,670.00

Flat Aid for Graded Elementary and Junior High

Schools 351,180.00

State Aid to Special Departments (Vocational) .... 320,680.10
Aid to Classes for Defective Children. (Not yet com-
puted.)

Aid for Teacher Training Departments 192,749.00

Flat Aid for Ungraded Elementary Schools $1,030,821.00

Transportation and Building Aid for Consolidated

Schools 833,790.00

Aid for Isolated Pupils 38,348.00

Aid for Associated Schools 24,705.00

Aid for Evening Schools 19,372.00

Supplemental Aid 1,555,062.00

Aid to Public School Libraries (Pro-rated at 61%) 28,344.07

Gross Earnings Aid 109,873.00

On motion of Mr. Boraas, the Commissioner was directed to dis-
tribute the Special State Aid to High, Graded, Consolidated, Indust-
trial and Rural Schools, including Special Classes, for the school year
ending July 31, 1929, as provided under Sections 3025-3036, G. S.
1923, as amended by Chapter 412, Laws of 1925, and Chapter 396,
Laws of 1927. Also the Evening School, Gross Earnings and Federal
Smith-Hughes Aid.

On motion, the Board adjourned.

J. M. McCONNELL, Secretary.

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Year 1929-30 No. 59

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MINUTES



December 18, 1929.

No quorum appearing on Monday, December 9th, the regular date
for the quarterly meeting of the State Board of Education, as fixed by
the rules of the Board, an adjourned meeting was held on Wednesday,
December 18th, in the Conference Room of the Department of Edu-
cation at 11:00 a. m. The following members were present: Mr.
Boraas, Mrs. Musser and Mr. Willard. Mr. Cashman and Mr, Hunt
were absent. In the absence of President Hunt, Mr. W. D. Willard
acted as chairman.

The minutes of the quarterly meeting of September 24th were
approved as printed.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mrs.
Musser, Miss Elizabeth A. Clifford was elected Certificate Clerk at a
salary of $90.00 per month, beginning January 1, 1930.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Boraas, Miss Violet Carlson was elected Stenographer-Clerk at a salary
of $80.00 per month, beginning January 1, 1930.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mrs.
Musser, Mi.ss Harriet Wood was authorized to attend the meeting of
the American Library Association at Chicago, December 30-31. at a
cost not to exceed $60.00.

On motion of Mr. Boraas, the following trips outside of the state
were authorized for the next six months:

Mr. Everts to attend the meeting of the Society of State Directors
of Health and Physical Education in New York City, December 30 —
January 3, and to stop off enroute to observe experimental work in
physical education at Albany and Schenectady, at a cost not to exceed
$175.00.

Mr. McConnell, to attend the annual national meeting of the Depart-
ment of Superintendence of the N. E. A. at Atlantic City, N. J., Febru-
ary 2 3-2 7, at a cost not to exceed $175.0 0.

Mr. Phillips, to attend the annual national meeting of the De-
partment of Superintendence of the N. E. A. at Atlantic City, N. J.,
February 23-27, at a cost not to exceed $175.00.

Mr. Flynn, to attend the annual national meeting of the Depart-
ment of Superintendence of the N. E. A., at Atlantic City, N. J., Febru-
ary 23-27, at a cost not to exceed $175.00.

Miss Swenson, to attend the annual national meeting of the De-
partment of Superintendence of the N. E. A. at Atlantic City, N. J.,
February 23-27, at a cost not to exceed $175.00.

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Mr. Phillips, to attend the annual meeting of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, to be held in Chicago,
March 17-21, at a cost not to exceed $75.00.

Mr. Schweickhard, to attend a Trade and Industrial Conference
called by the Federal Board at Chicago, March 24, at a cost not to
exceed $75.00.

Mr. Calrow, to attend an Agricultural Conference called by the
Federal Board at Chicago, March 24, at a cost not to exceed $75.00.
Re-education contracts for the quarter ending December 31, 1929,
were presented, and, on motion of Mrs. Musser, approved, together
with minor additional expenditures in certain instances, which were
explained to the Board by Mr. Sullivan.

A summarized statement of the Federal and special state aid paid
to schools for the year ending July 31, 1929, as certified by the State
Department of Education under date of November 1, 1929, was pre-
pared by Mr. Lindahl, and presented as follows:

Regular or Flat Aid $1,629,677.88*

Supplemental Aid 1,495,320.39*

Special Department Aid 308,494.21*

Aid to Classes for Defectives 394,402.68*

Transportation Aid 823,845.26*

Building Aid 15,151.50*

Association Aid 23,766.21*

Tuition for Non-Resident High School Pupils. . . . 1,222,381.00
Aid to Teacher Training Departments 192,749.00

$6,105,788.13
Less deductions on account of ad.iustments in
last year's aid 16,496.69

Net $6,089,291.44

Federal Aid under the Smith-Hushes Act 147,912.42

Aid to Evening Schools for Adults 19,372.00

Cross Earnings Tax Aid 109,873.00

Aid to Public School Libraries 28,344.06**

Total $6,394,792.92

* Prorated at 96.2%.
** Prorated at 61 Vr-

All other items of Aid paid in full.
In addition to the above the October Apportion-
ment of the Endowment and Current School
Funds, based upon the enrollment and attend-
ance for 1929 amounted to $2,048,300.00

($4.00 per pupil for 512,005 pupils)
Budget Estimates for the six months ending June 30. 1930 were
presented and, on motion of Mr. Boraas, approved.

Tills meeting being the time for the annual election of president,
Mr. Willard was elected for tlie ensuing year.

A letter was recei\ed from the committee in charge, relative to
a Memorial Service to be held in Northrop Memorial Auditorium at
the University on Thursday, P^ebruary 20. 1930, at 11:00 a. m. for
the late Dr. William Watts Fohvell. The Board was invited to present
such resolution as it might adopt to l)e included in the program and
to send delegates to represent it on that occasion.



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The members present agreed to attend the services and to extend
the invitation, also, to tlie absent members of the Board.

On motion of Dr. Boraas, the Commissioner was directed to have
prepared a suitable resolution to be presented. The resolution, so
prepared, is as follows:

Memoiial to Dr. William Watts Folwell

When, in 1869, Dr. Folwell came to the presidency of the Univer-
sity of Minnesota, the public schools of the state were practically
without organization or standards. The few private secondary schools
were devoted to college preparation and reached but a limited and
select group. A few large towns were maintaining public high schools
and, in these, the curriculum was indefinite, the equipment scant, and
the instructorship unskilled. The University was of necessity sup-
porting its own preparatory school. By his own untiring efforts,
backed by such adherents as his strong, intelligent leadership attracted,
Dr. I'^olwell succeeded, in 18 78, in securing from the Igislature the
passage of a bill which he himself drafted, providing for state assist-
ance in the support of public high schools, the establishment of stand-
ards through state inspection and the free admission to these schools
of any properly qualified resident of the state. Under the beneficent
stimulation of this initial law, high schools increased in both number
and efficiency, the University was soon able to discontinue its own
preparatory school and college entr?lnce was placed within the reach
of young men and women in all sections of the state. This principle
of state support of public high schools has been extended down through
the intervening years until today more than four hundred commu-
nities maintain four-year accredited secondary schools, enrolling ninety
thousand pupils, employing four thousand well qualified teachers and
graduating each year fifteen thousand pupils. Fifteen thousand high
school pupils come annually from farm homes not located in high
school districts.

Therefore, Be it Resolved That, in the death of Dr. William Watts
Folwell, the State of Minnesota has lost one of its truly great men;
great in vision, in sound scholarship, in strong leadership and in
those qualities of mind and heart which are idealized in American life.
We are grateful for the long span of his life, full to the very end of
courage, activity and the spirit of service. Especially would we, as
the official representatives of the interests of public education in this
state, express for those interests our debt of gratitude for that far-
sighted conception of his which gave us our present efficient and
universal system of public high schools, opening its door of opportunity
to every ambitious boy and girl in the most remote and isolated home.

It is ordered that this Resolution be spread upon the minutes
of this Board and that a copy be forwarded to the immediate family
of Dr. Folwell.

The Commissioner reported informally on the meeting at New
Orleans of the American Vocational Association which he attended,
and also on the meeting of State Superintendents and Commissioners
of Education in Washington.

Mr. Berning reported informally preliminary steps in the study
of attendance and costs in the rural schools with low enrollment.

On motion the Board adjourned.

J. M. McCONNELL, Secretary.

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