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6. The Superintendent of School's report received since su^rin-
the next preceding annual meeting was held ; ^wPsre rt

7. Such further statements in relation to the affairs of oth^r**^^^^
the district as is deemed advisable. No. 21 of 1902, s. 36. statements.



DAWSON SCHOOL DISTRICT.

S7m An annual meeting of the ratepayers of the Dawson Annual
school district shall be held at the same time and place as S^^n^^
may be appointed for the nomination of mayor and alder- school district
men. No. 21 of 1902, s. SI,

3M. At the annual meeting held in the Dawson school Reportfi may
district the reading of any or all reports mentioned in sec- -J^^d^of
tion 85 of this Ordinance may be omitted upon a resolution being read.
being passed to that effect by the ratepayers present, but
any ratepayer of the district may have access to such reports
and statements either during or alter the meeting is held ;
and the board if it deem it advisable or upon being author-
ized to do so by resolution of the ratepayers at the annual
meeting, may have any or all of such reports or statements,
or any parts of them except the Superintendent of School's
rei)ort printed in a newspaper published in the district.
No. 2Yofl902, s. 38.



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DEFERRED SCHOOL MEETINOS.

Deferred SO. In case from want of proper notice or other cause

m^igs, ^^y fi^s*^» annual or other school meeting required to be held
how caUed under this Ordinance, is not held at the proper time it shall
and powers, j^^ ^^^ ^^^y ^f ^.j^^ Secretary of the board when required ta
do 60 by any two resident ratepayers or by the Commis-
sioner to call a meeting of the ratepayers by posting notices
in the manner prescribed by this Ordinance for such meet-
ing ; and the meeting thus called shall i>osses6 all the
powers and perform all the duties of the meeting in the
place of which it was called, ^o. 27 of 1902, s. 39.

SPECIAL MEETINGS OF RATEPAYERS.

Si)eciai 40, A Special meeting of the ratepayers of any district

ratetJTyere ^^y ^® ^®^^ ^^ ^^7 *^^® ^^^ ^^^ uccessary purpose not
™ otherwise provided for in this Ordinance. No. 27 of 1902,

s. 40.

Secretary to 41. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the board to
call meetings, ^^^l any spccial meeting when required to do so ;
(a.) Dy the board ;
(6.) by the Commissioner ;
(c) by the Superintendent of Schools.
(2.) The notice calling a special meeting shall set forth the
purpose of the meeting and shall be posted in the manner
provided for notices of annual meetings. No. 27 of 1902,
s. 41.

To elect **• At the meeting so held the ratepayers present shall

chairman^^ clcct a chairman and secretary and no business shall be con-
secreary. gj^^p^^ j^y jj^^ meeting Other than that mentioned in the
notices calling the same. No. 27 of 1902, s. 42.



AUDIT.

Books of 43. The books and accounts of every school district shall

biludlt^ be audited in each year prior to the annual meeting, by an
each year. official auditor appointed by the Commissioner. No. 27 of
1902, 8. 13.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

TRUSTEES A BODY CORPORATE.

Trustees to be **• The trustccs of overy district shall be a corporation
a corporation. Under the name " The Board of Trustees for the School

District No of the Yukon Territory. No. 27 of 1902,

s. 44.



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ORGANIZATION OF BOARD.

45. "Within ten days after his election every trustee shall Trustees
make the declaration of office provided for in section 22 of J^'^ration
this Ordinance. No. 27 of 1902, s. 45.

46. The board shall meet within ten days after the Organization
election of trustees in each year for the purpose of organiz- ^^ ^"^•
ing, and transacting such other business as is required.

No. 27 of 1902, s. 46.

^T. At the meeting thus held the board shall appoint a Board to
chairman and shall also appoint a secretary and a treasurer ch^i^L
or a secretary-treasurer who shall respectively hold office an<i secretary.
during the pleasure of the board and shall be allowed such
remuneration as the board fixes.

(2.) Any member of the board other than the chairman
may be appointed secretary, treasurer or secretary-treasurer.

(3.) The teacher of a school district may be appointed
secretary, but not treasurer, nor secretary-treasurer. No.
27ofl902, s. 47.

BOARD MEETINGS.

48. A meeting of the board may be called by the chair- Meetings
man or any trustee. No. 27 of 1902, s. 48. ^^^ "*"^-

40. Every regular or special meeting of the board shall Two days
be called by giving two clear days' notice in writing, which "^*'^*
notice may be given by delivering such notice to each
trustee or in the absence from his residence of any trustee,
to any adult person thereat ;

Provided that the board of any district may at any meet-
ing at which all the members of the board are present decide
by resolution to hold regular meetings of the board, and
such resolution shall state the day, hour and place of every
such meeting and no further or other notice of any such
meeting shall be necessary.

(2.) The board may by unanimous consent waive notice of
meeting and hold a meeting at any time, which consent
shall be subscribed to by each member of the board and
shall be recorded in tne minutes of the meeting in the fol-
lowing form :

We the undersigned trustees of
hereby waive notice of this meeting.



Trustees.
No. 27of 1902, 8. 49.



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Acts of board
to be valid
must be
adopted at
meeting.



50. No act or proceeding of any board shall be valid or
binding on any party whicn is not adopted at a regular or
special meeting at which a quorum of the board is present;

(2.) A majority of the board shall be a quorum. No. 27
of 1902. s. 50.



One trustee
not to transact
business.



51. If the number of trustees be reduced to one, that one
shall immediately take the necessary steps to fill the vacan-
cies in the board but he shall not transact any other
business of the district. No. 21 of 1902, s. 51.



Seconder Sft. All questious shall be submitted to the board on the

"or^tiocT^ motion of the chairman or any other trustee, and no
or mo ion. g^^Qj^^er shall be required. No. 27 of 1902, s. 52.



Questions to
be decided
by majority
of votes.



In absence of
chairman
trustee to
elect one.



53. At all meetings of the board all questions shall be
decided by the majority of the votes, and the chairman
shall have the right to vote, but in case of an equality of
votes the question shall be decided in the negative.

(2.) In case of the absence of the chairman from any
meeting of the board the trustees present shall elect one
of their number to act as chairman of the meeting. No. 27
of 1902, 8. 53.



Duties of
board.



Duties of Trustees and their O fleers,

*54. It shall be the duty of the board of every district, and
it shall have power :

1. To appoint a chairman, a secretary and treasurer or a
secretary-treasurer and such other officers and servants as
are required by this Ordinance ;

2. To procure a corporate seal for the district ;

3. To see that all the reports and statements required by
this Ordinance or by the Superintendent of Schools are
transmitted to the department without delay ;

4. To keep a record of the proceedings of each meeting
of the board signed by the chairman and secretary and see
that true accounts both of the school and district are kept,
and that the affairs of the district are conducted in the man-
ner provided by this Ordinance and with due regard to effi-
ciency and economy ;

6. To provide the officers of the board with the books
necessary for keeping proper records of the district ;

6. To take possession and to have the custody and safe
keeping of all the property of the district ;

7. To purchase or rent school sites or premises, and to
build, repair, furnish and keep in order the school house or
houses, furniture, fences and all other school property ; to
keep the well, closets and premises generally in a proper
sanitary condition, and to make due provision for properly
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or rooms under its control and if deemed advisable to pur-
chase or rent sites or premises for a house for the teacher
and to build, repair and keep in order such house ;

9. To provide wholesome drinking water for the use of
the children during school hours ;

10. To provide separate buildings for privies for boys and
girls. The buildings shall be erected in the rear of the
school house at last ten feet apart, their entrances facing in
opposite directions or otherwise effectually screened from
each other ;

11. To erect and keep in order if deemed advisable suita-
ble stabling accommodations ;

12. To insure and keep insured the school building and
equipment ;

13. To provide when deemed expedient a suitable library
for the school and to make regulations for its management ;

14. To select and provide from the list authorized by the
Commissioner all such reference books for the use of pupils
and teachers and all such globes, maps, charts and other
apparatus as are required for the proper instruction of
pupils ;

15. To require that no text books or apparatus be used
in the school under its control other than those authorized
by the Council of Public Instruction ;

16. To exempt, in its discretion, from the payment of
school taxes wholly or in part any indigent persons resident
within the district, and where necessary to provide for the
children of such persons text books and other supplies at
the expense of the district ;

17. To engage a teacher or teachers duly qualified under
the regulations of the department to teach in the school or
schools in its charge on such terms as it deems expedient ;
the contract therefor shall be in writing and may be in the
form prescribed by the Superintendent of Schools and a
certified copy of such contract shall forthwith be trans-
mitted to the department ;

18. To suspend or dismiss any teacher for gross miscon-
duct, neglect of duty or for refusal or neglect to obey any
lawful order of the board and to forthwith transmit a writ-
ten statement of the facts to the department ;

19. To see that the school is conducted according to the
provisions of this Ordinance and the regulations of the
Commissioner or department ;

20. To provide for the payment of teachers' salaries at
least once in every three months ;

21. To make regulations for the management of the school
subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and to commu-
nicate them in writing to the teacher ;

22. To provide in the cases of graded schools when
deemed expedient at what times pupils may be admitted to
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23. To settle all disputes arising in relation to the school
between the parents or children and teacher ;

24. To suspend or expel from school any pupil who upon
investigation by the board is found to be guilty of truancy,
open opposition to authority, habitual neglect of duty, the
use of profane or improper language or other conduct in-
jurious to the moral tone or well-being of the school ;

25. To see that the law with reference to compulsory
education and truancy is observed ; and

26. To perform such duties as are required by this Ordi-
nance or the regulations of the Commissioner or depart-
ment. No. 27 of 1902, s. 64.



Duties of
chairman.



55. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the board :

1. To have the general supervision of the affairs of the
district ;

2. To certify all accounts against the district passed by
the board before such accounts are paid by the treasurer.
No. 27 of 1902, s. 55.

Duties of 56. It shall be the duty of the secretary or secretary-

secretary. treasurer of the board—

1. To keep a full and correct record of the proceedings of
every meeting of the board in the minute book provided
for that purpose and to see that the minutes when con-
firmed are signed by the chairman ;

2. To conduct the correspondence of the board as he is
directed by the board ;

3. To have charge of and keep on record all the books,
papers, accounts, assessment rolls, plans and maps com-
mitted to his charge by the board during his term of oflBce
and deliver the same to the chairman on ceasing to hold
oflBce ;

4. To faithfully prepare and duly transmit to the depart-
ment such reports and statements and such other informa-
tion in regard to the district as is from time to time required
by the Superintendent of Schools and in such form as^is
provided by the Superintendent of Schools ;

5. To call, at the request in writing of the chairman or
any trustee, a meeting of the board ;

6. To produce the minute and other books assessment
rolls and all papers and other records of the board lor
inspection when required by the Superintendent of Schools
so to do ;

7. To prepare the statement of the trustees to be sub-
mitted at the annual meeting of the ratepayers ;

8. To give the notice required by this Ordinance of each
annual meeting of the ratepayers and to call special meet-
ings of the ratepayers as provided by section 41 of this
Ordinance. No. 27 of 1902, s. 56.



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ST. It shall be the duty of the treasurer or secretary- I>«tie8 of
treasurer of the board : ''"^"'"''•

1. To give security to the board before entering upon his
duties by a bond signed and acknowledged in duplicate be-
lore a commissioner, notary public or justice of the peace,
and such security shall be given by any two solvent sure-
ties jointly and severally to the satisfaction of the board, or
he may furnish in lieu thereof a guarantee bond from any
guarantee company authorized to do business in Canada to
the amount of any moneys for which the treasurer may at
any time be responsible whether arising from the school
fund or from any particular contribution or donation paid
into his hands for the support or benefit of the district and
such security shall be renewed at the begining of each year
or renewed at other times or changed whenever renewal or
change is necessary as required by the board. The mem-
bers of any board failing to take such bond or security
from its treasurer shall be jointly and severally liable for
his default to the extent of the sum for which such bond
should have been taken ;

Provided that when the majority of the board refuse or
neglect to take security from the treasurer on the demand
of any trustee such demand shall be duly recorded in the
minutes and such trustee shall be relieved from all personal
liability in case of the default of such officer ;

2. To receive all school moneys collected from the rate-
payers or other persons for the purpose of the district of
which he is treasurer and to disburse such moneys in the
manner directed by the board ;

3. To pay all accounts against the district only when
they are certified by the chairman of the board ;

4. To keep in a cash book provided for the purpose a
complete and detailed account of all moneys received and
disbursed for school purposes including government grants
which may have been paid directly to the teacher ;

5. To give and take receipts for all school moneys
received and paid out and to keep on file all vouchers of
expenditure ;

6. To close and balance the books of the district at the
end of the school year ;

iT. To produce when called for by the trustees, auditor,
Superintendent of Schools, or other competent authority,
all books, vouchers, papers and moneys belonging to the
district and to hand over the same to the trustees or any
person named by them upon his ceasinsr to hold office ;

8. To prepare at the end of each year and in the manner
provided by this Ordinance a statement of the finances of
the district to be submitted to the annual meeting of the
ratepayers ;

9. To faithfully prepare and duly transmit to the depart-
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finances of the district as are from time to time required
by the Superintendent of Schools and in such form
as is provided by the Superintendent of Schools. No. 27
of 1902, 8. 51.

HALF YEARLY AND YEARLY RETURNS.



Returns
and reix)rtH.



58. The board of every district shall cause to be prepared
by the proper officers of the district and transmitted to the
department the half yearly and yearly returns respecting
attendance and classification of pupils and the finances of
the district which returns shall be in the form prescribed
by the Superintendent of Schools.

(2.) In case the board of any district neglects or refuses to
have prepared and transmitted to the department such half
yearly and yearly returns within thirty days from the close
of the half year or year, as the case may be, such district
shall forfeit the sum of $10 out of any government grant
which may have been earned and to which the district is
entitled for each week that the returns are delayed, and the
trustees through whose neglect or refusal such sums have
been forfeited shall be jointly and severally responsible for
the amount thus lost to the district, which am*ouDt may be
recovered by action in the Territorial Court of the Yukon
Territory by any person authorized by the Superintendent
of Schools to bring such action. No. 21 of 1902, s. 58



RESIGNATION OF TRUSTEES.

How trustee 50, Any trustce wishinor to resign may do so by sending
may resign, noticc in Writing to the remaining member or members of

the board who shall immediately take the necessary steps

to fill the vacancy, and such resignation shall only take

effect upon the election of a new trustee.

2. A trustee who resigns his office may be re-elected with

his own consent. No. 27 of 1902, s. 59.



Trustee to
vacate seat if
convicted of
crime or
absent for
three months,
etc.



DISQUALIFICAIION OF TRUSTEES.

60« Any trustee who is convicted of any felony or mis-
demeanour or becomes insane or absents himself from the
meetings of the board for three consecutive months without
being authorized by resolution entered upon its minutes,
or ceases to be an actual resident within the district for
which he is trustee shall, ipso facto vacate his seat and the
remaining trustee or trustees shall declare his seat vacant
and forthwith order a new election to fill any vacancy
thus created. No, 27 of 1902, s. 60.

Trustee not to Ol, No trustce shall take or possess any pecuniary
interest, profit or promise or expected benefit in or from

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any contract, agreement or engagement either in his own l^ave interest
name or in the name of another, with the corporation of '"^"*'^*'
which he is a member, or receive or expect to receive any
compensation for any work, engagement, employment or
duty on behalf of such corporation except as secretary,
treasurer, secretary-treasurer or for a school site.

(2.) Any trustee violating any of the provisions of this
section shall thereby forfeit his seat, and the remaining
trustees shall declare the seat vacant, and it shall thereby
become vacant, and an election to fill the vacancy so created
shall be held forthwith. No. 27 of 1901, s. 61.



ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES.

6^« When any vacancy is created in the board of any in case
school district, it shall be the duty of the remaining trustee ^i^SS^
or trustees in office to forthwith appoint a returning officer trustee to
and hold an election to elect the required number of trustees ^^^"^ election.
to complete the board, which election shall be held in the
same manner as is provided by this Ordinance for the
annual election of trustees.

Provided that if any vacancy is not filled within one
month the Commissioner may appoint some qualified per-
son to fill the same. No 27 of 1902, s. 62.

08. A trustee elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office Trustee
only for the unexpired term of the person in whose place f^^y^^^^
he has been elected, and he shall within ten days after his ^oW seat for
election take the declaration of office provided for in section ^^^ ^^
22 of this Ordinance. No. 27 of 1902, s. 63.



BOBEIOWING POWEKS OF DISTRICT.

64. The board of any district may by resolution authorize Board may
its chairman and treasurer to borrow from any person, i^"^^' "'?*^^

•I, .. , „ •'^•1. taxes received.

bank or corporation such sum of money as is required to
meet the expenditures of the district until such time as the
taxes levied for the current year are available, and such
loan shall be repaid out of and shall be a first charge upon
the taxes which are collected for the year in which the loan
was made, and may be secured by the promissory note or
notes of the chairman and treasurer given on behalf of the
board. No. 27 of 1902, s. 64.

65. The board of any district may upon receiving the with
approval of the Commissioner borrow a sum of money not Sml^sioLr
to exceed $2,000 for the purposes of securing or improving may borrow
a school site, or purchasing, repairing, erecting, furnishing pu*r^8^!°
or adding to any school building or for all or any of the

said purx>08e8 :



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Provided that any such loan shall be made repayable in
equal annual instalments with interest and may be extended
over a period of not more than five years ; and any such
loan may be secured by the promissory note or notes of the
chairman and treasurer given on behalf of the board. No.
27 of 1902, s. 65.



ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION.

Assensment 66. The Asscssmcut Ordinance shall be deemed to form
to apISy!^^ part of this Ordinance and shall apply mvtatis mutandis to
all school districts established throughout the Territory.

(2.) "Where a district is situated within a municipality
the trustees may as soon as may be after the final revision
of the assessment roll of the municipality make a demand
on the overseer or council of such municipality for the sum
required for school purposes for the then current year ; but
such sums shall not exceed an amount equal to five mills
on the dollar according to the last revised assessment roll
on the property liable to assessment in such district for
ordinary school pui-poses with such additional amount as
may be necessary to meet any indebtedness that has been
incurred and is coming due, and the same shall be assessed
and collected as the rates of the municipality.

(8 ) For the purposes of this section any portion of a
district which is not within the limits of a municipality
shall be deemed to be within the limits of the municipality,
and the provisions of the Towns Ordinance or of any special
Ordinance creating such municipality and any amend-
ments thereto shall apply to such portion as if the same
formed a part of the municipality.

Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance the property
liable to assessment and taxation for school purposes shall
be the property liable to assessment and taxation for muni-
f cipal purposes. No. 27 of 1902, s. 66.



WHERE SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

insf'Daiate ^''» After a Separate school district is established the
wJumn to^bl*^^ assessor shall add a column to the assessment roll, in which
addedV he shall place the religion (Protestant or Eoman Catholic)
foTi^iiKion ^f *^^ person assessed. No. 27 of 1902, s. 68.

Joint inteieHts 6«. lu cascs wherc separate school districts have been
of^ff^ent established whenever property is held by two or more
roiigion to pcrsous as joiut tenants or tenants in common, the holders
of such property b<^ing Protestants and Boman Catholics,
they shall be assessed in proportion to their interest in the
property in the district to which they respectively are rate-
payers No. 27 of 1902, s. 69.



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09. A company may by notice in that behalf to be ffiven Company to
to the orerseer or treasurer of any municipality wherein a according
separate school district is either wholly or in part situated ^areh^kTe^s
and to the secretary of the board of any public school
district in which a separate school has been established,
and to the secretary of the board of such separate school
district, require any part of the real property of which such
company is either the owner and occupant, or not being



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