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School Fund as provided by law was approved. The report showed the
total number of pupils sharing 44.S,5y8; rate per pupil $4.20; total amount
81,871,511.60.

Mr. Lunn presented plans for the administration of .State Aid for
l'.\ciiinft Schools as follows:

1. This aid will be t;r'inted for .Americanization work onl>', which shall be

as follows:

a. Instruction in English, reading and writing for illiterates or
foreigners unable to read or write the English language or
whose knowledge of English is too limited to enable them to
transact business or to read intelligently newspajiers and
periodicals in the English language.

b. Instruction for the classes above in

(1) The essential and vital facts of American history

(2) American government, institutions and ideals

(3) Duties and obligations of citizenship.

2. .\id cannot be granted for an evening school term of less than eight

weeks of three hours per week or more than sixteen weeks of six
hours per week or the equivalents.

3. The average attendance in each class must be at least six during the

period for which aid is granted.

4. One-half the salary of each teacher employed under the conditions

above will be paid, but not to exceed seventy-fi\e cents j^er hour
as the state's share, or a pro rata payment if tlie ajipropriation is
not sufificient to pay in full.

5. .\pplication for aid shall be filed with the Department of Education

not later than November 1st of the year for which it is to be granted.
0. The aid will be based on a report to be made at the close of the evening
school term about April 1st. Necessary blanks for this purpose
will be furnished in due time.

On motion of Mr. Cashman the regulations were adopted.

The following resolution was presented to the Board, providing for a
course of citizenship in the elementary schools, and on motion of Mr.
Boraas was adopted:

Whereas, The chief purpose of the public schools of this state
is to provide a good citizenry, and whereas, in order to make more effec-
tive this purpose and to reach many pupils who do not. attend beyond the
elementary grades, it is necessary to offer organized and systematic in-
struction in citizenship in the elementary schools; therefore he it
resolvefl :

1. That a course of study for such instruction be prepared,

2. That State Board examinations for the completion of such course
be regularly offered,

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3. That no pupil shall be given credit for the completion of the
elementary school until such course in citizenship has been satisfactorily
completed.

On recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr. Boraas
it was voted that a course in citizenship covering one year be required as
a part of the course of study in high schools.

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

Mr. McConnell and Mr. Sclke to Torre Haute, Indiana, October
18-20, to attend the Rural School Conference called by the United States
Bureau of Education, the former to visit state departments in Illinois and
Wisconsin. Estimated cost not to exceed $125 and $100 respectively.

Mr. McGarvey to Topelca, Kansas, to study system of training in
railroad shops. Estimated cost not to exceed $75.

Miss Baldwin and Miss Wood to Chicago to attend the Midwinter
Library Meeting held the last week in December. Estimated cost not
to exceed $75 each.

Applications for aid of Indian Reservation Schools for the school year
ending July 30, 1920, were presented. It was recommended that teachers'
wages for these schools be paid for a period of three months, making a
total of $14,130. On motion of Mr. Boraas, the report was approved and
placed on file.

On the recommendation of Mr. Selke and motion of Mr. Cashman,
state aid for the year 1919-20 was granted to the consolidated school at
Taylors Falls, as follows:

County, Chisago; School, Taylors l'"alls; Class A; District No. 1,
Regular aid, $300; Transportation aid, $2,925; Total aid, $3,225.

Plans for vocational training for the ensuing year were presented by
Mr. McGarvey and, on motion of Mrs. Musser, were approved.

The following revised plan of co-operation between the Department
pf Education and the Department of Labor, providing for re-education of
injured persons was presented, and on motion of Mrs. Musser, was ap-
proved :

PLAN OF CO-OPERATION

Adopted by the state board for vocational education and the state de-
partment of labor and industries in regard to the division of re-education
and placement of persons disabled in industry or otherwise, as required
by Section 3, Chapter 365, Laws 1919:

"The state board for vocational education and the department of
labor and industries, or any agency which may succeed it in the adminis-
tration or supervision of the Workmen's Compensation Act, shall formu-
late a plan of cooperation with reference to the work of said division.
Such plan shall be effective only when approved by the Governor of the
State."

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Article I. The Board for vocational education agrees to engage
as director of the division of re-education and placement a person quali-
fied also as a statistician and compensation law expert. The board further
agrees to permit the director to serve as chief statistician of the depart-
ment of labor and industries without salary.

Art. II. The department of labor and industries agrees to furnish
the division of re-education and placement with a placement specialist,
and to pay him a salary which shall be not less than one-half the amount
paid by the board for vocational education to the director of re-education.
The placement specialist shall be subject to approval as to personality by
the board for vocational education.

Art. III. The department of labor and industries agrees to advise
the division of re-education and placement promptly of all cases of persons
coming to its knowledge who have suffered injuries entailing impairment.
The department also agrees to provide the division of re-education and
placement transcripts of such information in compensation records as
may be requested. The department further agrees to make through the
members of its staff any investigations requested by the division of re-
education and placement and distribute such printed matter as the division
may consider a desirable preliminary, provided such cooperative work
shall be convenient to the regular course of the duties of the department's
employees. In addition the department will have its factory inspectors
when they make their regular visits of inspection ascertain what oppor-
tunities in employment there are for handicapped persons.

Art. IV. The department of labor and industries agrees that when
it is consulted in regard to the advisability of a lump sum in compensa-
tion cases involving permanent impairments it will not take action until
it has received the advice of the division of re-education and placement.
The board for vocational education agrees to permit the division of re-
education and placement to make investigations in such cases.

Art. V. The board for vocational education agrees that it will re-
quire of the employees of the division of re-education and placement
that they be well enough informed on the provisions of the Compensation
Law regarding medical and hospital treatment and prosthesis to give
suitable advice to seriously injured persons with whom they make early
contacts. The board also agrees to permit members of the staff of the
division of re-education and placement to make investigations requested
by the department of labor and industries, provided such cooperative
work shall be convenient to the regular course of their duties. In order to
give special agents of the division of re-education testimonial powers and
qualify them to cooperate as just provided, the department of labor and
industries agrees to appoint such special agents as special agents in its
service without salary. The board further agrees that the division of re-
education and placement shall keep such records and supply such informa-
tion relative to disabled persons as the department of labor and industries
may desire for the completion of any of its studies on workmen's compen-
sation or the economic condition of the working classes.

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Akt. VI. The board for vocational education and the department of
labor and industries agree in general to cooperate in the work of rehabili-
tation and to assist each other whenever the service asked is germane to
the work and not too great an administrative burden. In order to insure
the harmonious working of this plan of cooperation and in general to advise
in connection with the policies pursued by the division of re-education
and placement, an advisory committee is hereby created to consist of the
commissioner of education and one officer of the department of education
designated by him and the commissioner of labor and one officer of the
department of labor and industries designated by him.

Art. VII. It is further agreed that all salaries and contingent
expenses incurred in the fulfillment of the terms of this contract by the
hoard of education shall be paid from the funds appropriated by the legis-
lature for the purpose of re-education and placement of persons disabled
in industry or otherwise, and the Federal moneys appropriated by the
Federal industrial rehabilitation act, Public No. 236, 66th Congress, pro-
vided that the Board of Education agrees to furnish office room for the
employees of the division of re-education and placement with no charge
for the same.

Art. VIII. This agreement is a revision of the one which took
effect July 1, 1919. With the consent of the Governor, it may be revised
at the end of any fiscal year.

Contracts signed by the Commissioner for re-educational work, to
September 30, 1920, were presented, and on motion of Mr. Cashman, duly
approved.

Mr. Sullivan presented the question of employing an additional
assistant in the Division of Re-education, whose work should be in Duluth
and in the Range towns, and whose official residence should be in Duluth.
On motion of Mr. Cashman, it was voted that such an assistant be employed
at a salary not to exceed $3,000 per year. On motion of Mrs. Musser, the
budget for the Re-education Division, as presented at the August meeting,
was then approved without amendment.

An appeal was presented by the Commissioner from N. N. Esser on
the ground that he had been refused a certificate as graded school principal.
On motion of Mr. Cashman, the action of the Department on refusing to
grant such certificate was sustained.

Mr. Tonning presented a report showing the teacher situation with
reference to certificates in high and graded schools. Mr. Cesander made a
similar report for the rural schools.

Mr. Phillips reported for the State Aid Committee that the report was
in course of printing and would presently be ready for distribution.

On motion of Mr. Boraas, the Commissioner was authorized to have
bulletins prepared from the State Aid Report relating to special subjects
therein, such as The Library, Part-time Education, etc.

The Commissioner presented the question, for consideration, of the
Board's policy relative to the Board's requirement for the professional
training of teachers. A discussion followed, but no action was taken.

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The Board then took up the preparation of estimates to be included
in the Legislative Budget for the ensuing biennium. A tentative agreement
was reached relative to the amounts that should be included for present
employes and those who might be added.

On motion of Mr. Boraas, a Legislative Committee, consisting of
President Willard and Mr. Cashman, was appointed.

Mrs. Phelps of Litchfield appeared before the Board with a request
that her daugher Jane, whose intelligence quotient, as the result of a mental
test, showed less than fifty per cent, as required by the rules of the Board,
be admitted to the Class for Defectives in the Litchfield schools.

On motion of Mr. Hunt, it was voted that on receipt of the recommen-
dation of Dr. Sedgwick and Miss Dealy, who were reported as having
given the physical and mental tests respectively, and also on receipt of an
outline of special treatment, that an exception be made in this partiuclar
case, and that she be admitted to the class on trial for the remainder of the
school year.

The Board adjourned to meet during the first week of November for
the final consideration of the budget and other business that might appear.

J. M. McCONNELL,

Secretary.



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November 6, 1920

The State Board of Kducation hold a special meeting in the Conference
Room of the Department of Education at 9:00 a. m., Saturday, November
6, 1920, for the purpose of preparing a budget and for general business. All
members were present, as follows: President \V. D. Willard, Mr. Julius
Boraas, Mr. Thomas E. Cashman, Mr. J. W. Hunt, and Mrs. R. D.
Musser.

On the recommendation of t lie Commissioner and motion of Mrs.
Musser, the title of Supervisor of School Libraries and I-icId Organizer
was changed to that of y\ssistant Director of Libraries.

On motion of Mr. Hunt it was voted that tiie request for an exception
in the case of Jane Phelps to the rule establishing a minimum intelligence
quotient for admission to classes for subnormal chddren be not granted,
since it appeared that the conditions provided had not been met, and also
that the class in the Litchfield schools was full. Later, Mrs. Phelps ap-
peared before the Board and sought further consideration. The Board
were of the opinion that the question of admission was one for the local
school board, and hence took no action.

Mr. Flynn, Inspector of Teacher Training Departments, recommended
that state aid be granted in addition lo that allowed at the annual meeting,
August 3, as follows:

Albert Lea. $200

Anoka 8S

Austin 200

Benson OiS

Brainerd 128

Buffalo 200

Canby 29

Cloquet 200

Crosby 200

Dassel 88

Detroit 3

Elbow Lake 7



Eveleth • 62

Fairmont 200

Faribault 200

Farmington 16

Fergus Falls . .77

Fulda 1

Gilbert 200

Glencoe 46

Glenwood 84

Grand Rapids 200

Granite Falls 183

Harmony 173

Hastings 139

Hector 30

Hibbing 200

Hinckley 21

Hutchinson 128

Jackson :. 110

Kenyon 43

Lake City 63

Lamberton 11

Litchfield. 47

Little Falls 66

Mcintosh 88

Madison 1

Milaca .... 156

Minneapolis 200

Montevideo 20

Mora 13

New Ulm 5.S

Northfield Q7

Norwood- Young America 85

Osakis 15

Owatonna 200

Pipestone 88

Preston 185

Red Wing 3

Redwood Falls 46

Renville .... 79

Rush City. 92

St. Paul 200

Sandstone 15

Sauk Center 116

Slayton 2

Sleepy Eye 46

Staples 50

Thief River Falls . 200

Tracy 48

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Virginia 200

Wabasha HO

Wadena 20

West Concord '^ '

Warren '^

Wheaton -^^

Windom ^^2

Worthington 21

Zumbrota 21

On motion, the aid was voted according to the recommendation.

Budget estimates for the ensuing biennium were presented by the
Commissioner, and after discussion were, on motion of Mr. Cash man,
included as follows:

Maintenance, . $118,600 for each year

Contingent -^8,000 for each year

Training Schools, Institutes and Examinations 40,000 for each year

Reservation Schools 15,000 for each year

Special Aid to Schools $3,446,423 for first year

3,635,452 for 2nd year

Public School Libraries 42,000 for each year

Teachers' Employment Bureau Included in Maintenance

Traveling Libraries Included in Ma.ntenance and Contingent Funds

Traveling Libraries— Replacements and Additions... 6,000 for each year

Re-education 25,000 for each year

Evening Schools 12,500 for each year



On motion the Board adjourned.



J. M. McCONNELL,

Secretary



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January 6-7, 1921



No quorum appearing on Monday, January 3rd, for the quarterly
meeting of the State Board of Education, as fixed by the rules of the
Board, an adjourned meeting was held Thursday, January 6, 1921, in the
Conference Room of the Department of Education, at 2:00 p. m. The
following members were present: President W. D. Willard, Mr. Julius
Boraas, Mr. J. W. Hunt, and Mrs. R. D. Musser.

The minutes of the quarterly meeting of October 4th and the special
meeting of November 6th, were approved as printed.

The Commissioner's report for the quarter ending December 31, 1920,
was accepted and placed on file.

Mr. \V. D. Willard was elected president for the year 1921, the vote
l)cini; l)y ballot.

On the recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mrs.
Musser, Miss Ethel A. De Vaney was elected as stenographer for an in-
definite term at $90 per month, lieginning January 1, 1921, payable from
the Maintenance Fund.

On the recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Hunt, the salary of Miss Eleanor Neilsen, stenographer, was raised from
S80 to SS5 per month, beginning January 1, 1921.

The budget estimates for the six months from January 1 to June 30,
1921, were presented, and on motion of Mr. Boraas, approved.

On the recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Boraas. the following trijjs outside of the state were authorized:

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Mr. McConncll, to National Superintendents' Meeting at

Atlantic City, February 26-March 3 ' $200.00

Mr. Phillips, to North Central Association, Chicago, March 17-10 50.00

Mr. Phillips, to Regional Conference at Kansas City, April or May 100.00

Mr. Flynn, to National Superintendents' Meeting at Atlantic

City, February 26-March 3 200.00

Mr. Challinan, to National Superintendents' Meeting at Atlantic

City, February 26-March 3 200.00

Mr. Selke, to National Superintendent's Meeting at Atlantic City,

February 26-March 3 200.00

Mr. Cesander, to visit rural schools in Wisconsin * 150.00

Mr. Gile, to Regional Conference at Kansas City, April or May 100.00

Miss McNeal, to Regional Conference at Kansas City, April or

May 100.00

Mr. Sullivan to meeting of National .Society for Vocational Edu-
cation at Atlantic City, P'ebruary 24-26, and to visit Re-
educational Depart ments in other states 250.00

(To be taken from State Board for Vocational Education,
Re-education Fund.)

* Renewal of former estimate.

A request was presented l)y tlip Vocational Division for a sum not
exceeding $200 to be paid from the Contingent Fund for the expenses
of students in agriculture to demonstrate class work at the meeting of the
Vocational Education .Association of the Middle West to be held in Minne-
apolis February 10-11. After discussion, and on motion of Mrs. Musser,
the expenditure was authorized.

On recommendation of the Commissioner, and motion of Mr. Hunt,
the issuance of a bulletin was authorized, gi\ing information relative to
salaries and supply of qualified teachers.

Mr. Flynn presented a report of teacher training in the Normal
Schools during the summer session of 1920. The report, which confirmed
the policy of the Board in abandoning summer .sessions for teachers under
the Department of Education, was accepted and placed on file.

The contracts for tuition made by the Division of Re-education for
the quarter ending December 31, 1020, were presented, and on motion of
Mrs. Musser, approved.

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Mr. McGarvey presented tli.e recommendation for distribution of
Smith-Hughes^ Federal Funds to Teacher Training Institutions, for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1920, approved by the Federal Board Novem-
ber 26, 1920, as follows:



INSTITUTION


SCHOOL


AID


TOTAL


University of Minnesota


College of Agriculture,
St. Paul

Department of Home
Economics, St. Paul

College of Education,
Minneapolis


$5,417.00
4,625.67

3,728.37








$13,771.04



On motion of Mr. Boraas, the recommendation was approved and the
aid allowed.

State aid payments were reported as follows:
Nov. 22 — .'Kid to High, Graded, Consolidated and Rural

Schools $3,075,756.00

Nov. 26— Federal Aid to Vocational Classes 44,936.82

Nov. 26— State Aid to Vocational Classes 10,206.53

Nov. 26— Aid to Evening Schools 2,485.57

Nov. 27— Special Aid to Proctor and Staples 20,000.00

Dec. 20 — Additional Aid to Teachers' Training Dcpts 6,479.00

Dec. 28— Aid to Public School Libraries 29,861.00

On motion of Mr. Hunt, the Commissioner was authorized to distribute
the Supplemental Aid to Rural Schools.

State aid corrections were recommended for consolidated schools by
Mr. Selke, as follows:



County


School


Dist.
No.


Class


Regular
Aid


Trans. &
Bldg Aid


Tot. to
School


Blue Earth


Pemberton

Cloquet

Kettle River

Pine River


57 jt.

7
25
19

7

3

9
22
66
17


B
A
B
A
B
B
B
B
A
B


$150
150


$2,000*

2,000*

2,000*

650*

2,000*

1,350

2,000*

2,000*

2,000*


$2,000

2,000

2,000

650


Carlton


Cass


Cook


Tofte


150


Fillmore


Newberg


2,000


Hubbard


Dorset


1,500


Morrison


Upsala

Greenbush


2,000
2,000
2,000


Roseau


Washington


Lake Elmo



*Indicates building aid.



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Dn niolion of Mrs. Miissor, tlio rcToiniiicndalions wcro nppro\e(l and
the aid allowed.

A report of the instiliitcs was presented by Miss Svvenson and the
work done commended by the Board.

On motion the lioard adjourned until 10:0(1 a. in. I'riday, when it
reconvened with all members present.

Mr. A. L. Sperry of Owatonna appeared before the Hoard and outlined
a plan which he had conceived for concrete instruction in city government.

The jjresident, Mr. V. E. .Anderson, and the directors of the School
Board Section of the Minnesota Edu('alional Association conferred with
the Board relative to the projjosed state aid revision and also discussed
the (juestion of teachers' salaries.

The Board reviewed the legislative recommendations prexiouslv con-
sidered relative to state aid and associated measures, made such amend-
ments as seemed desirable, anri voted that the bills as finally agreed upon
be prepared and offered to the Kducation Committees of the l,e}i:islature.

After full discussion based on both the economic and teachinji sit nation,
the following resolution was adopted on motion of Mrs. Musser:

That the minimum salary schedide for schools receiving state aid
adopted by the Board April 5, 1920, for the school year 1920-21, be con-
tinued without change for the school year 1921-22.

On motion the Bo.ird adjourned.

.). M. MrCONNHLL,

Secretarv



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February 24, 1921

The State Board of Education held a special meeting in the Conference
Roomof the Department of Education at 2:00 p. m., Thursday, February 24,
1921, to consider the content of the bulletin on teacher supply and salaries,
and for such other business as might appear. The following members were
present: Mr. Julius Boraas, Mr. Thomas E. Cashman, Mr. J. W. Hunt,
and Mrs. R. D. Musser.

In the absence of President Willard, Mr. Hunt was chosen president
pro tern.

On the recommendation of the Commissioner, anfl motion of Mr.
Cashman, Mr. Boraas was authorized to represent the Board at the meeting
of the National Superintendents' Association at Atlantic City, February
26-March 3, the expenses of the trip and ten dollars per diem compensa-
tion for actual days spent in going and coming and in attendance at meet-
ings, not excecfiing $300, to be charged to the Contingent Fund of the De-
partment.

On the recommendation of tiie C"ommissioner and motion of Mrs.
Musser, the printing of the Report of the Division of Re-education for
the last eighteen months was authorized, the cost to be charged to the State
Board for Vocational Education (Re-education) Fund.

On the recommendation of the Commissioner and motion of Mr.
Cashman, it was voted that the resignation of Mr. B. M. Gile as Supervisor
of Agricultural Education be accepted with regret, to become effective
May 1, 1921.

The material for the pamphlet on Teacher Supply and Salaries,
as prepared in the Department, was presented bj- the Commissioner,
and after careful consideration, was approved as amended.

On motion, the Board adjourned.

J. M. McCONNELL,

Secretary.

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April 4, 1921

The State Boartl ol Education held its (iiiartcrly nu'cting in the Con-
ference Room of the Department of Education at 11:00 a. m., Monday,
April 4, 1921. The following members were jiresent : President Wiilard,
Mr. Boraas, Mr. Ilunl, and Mrs. Mnsser. Mr. Cashman was absent .



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