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CLASSES AND SCHOOLS FOR DELINQUENT CHILDREN. $ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1911.

$1. As amended, empowers boards of

school inspectors to establish and maintain classes and schools for

delinquent children. (HOUSE BILL No. 827. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.) An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable school directors

and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for delinquent children committed by courts of competent jurisdiction and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating the said classes and schools over the cost of maintaining and operating elementary schools for normal children," approved June 2, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, by amending section one (1) thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, "An Act to enable school directors and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for delinquent children committed by courts of competent jurisdiction, and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating the said classes and schools over the cost of maintaining and operating elementary schools for normal children,” approved June 2, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section one (1) thereof so that the said section one (1) when amended shall read as follows:

$ 1. That boards of education, school directors, and boards of school inspectors, whether acting under the general law or a special charter, shall be empowered to establish and maintain classes and schools for the delinquent children, residents of such cities, committed by courts of competent jurisdiction.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. § 1. Amends section 5, Act of 1909.

$ 5. As amended, changes term of office

and prescribes qualifications of

county superintendent. (SENATE BILL No. 162. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) An Act to amend section 5 of an Act entitled, An Act to establish and

maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 5 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 5. On Tuesday next after the first Monday in November 1918, and quadrennially thereafter, there shall be elected by the qualified voters of every county in the State, a county superintendent of schools, who shall enter upon the discharge of his duties the first Monday in August next after his election,

No one shall be eligible to the office of county superintendent of schools who is not of good character, actually engaged in educational

work, the holder of a valid county supervisory certificate, or a State certificate, and who has not had at least four years' experience in teaching

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

DUTIES OF COUNTY BOARD. f 1. Amends section 207, Act of 1909.

§ 207. As amended, provides board may

allow county superintendent of

school traveling expenses. (SENATE BILL No. 106. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1915.)

An Act to amend section 207 of an Act entitled, An Act to establish

and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 207 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 207. It shall be the duty of the county board of each county of the State:

First-To provide for the county superintendent of schools a suitable office with necessary furniture and office supplies, as is done in the case of other county offices.

Second— To examine and approve or reject the report of the county superintendent of schools made to such board.

Third-To allow, when in their judgment they shall deem it proper, reasonable traveling expenses in performance of the duties of the office of county superintendent of schools.

Fourth— To audit at the regular meeting in September, and as near quarterly thereafter as such board may have regular or special meetings, the itemized bills of the county superintendent of schools for his office and traveling expenses.

Fifth— To authorize the county superintendent of schools to employ such assistants as he needs for the full discharge of his duties, and to fix the compensation thereof, which compensation shall be paid out of the county treasury.

Sixth-To examine the financial statements of the county superintendent of schools required by section 11 of this Act and compare the same with vouchers, and the county board, or so many of them as may be present at the meeting of the board, shall be liable individually to the fund injured and to the securities of the county superintendent, in case judgment be recovered of the said securities, for all damages occasioned by neglect of the duties, or any of them, required of the board by this section: Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt the securities, but they shall remain liable to the fund injured the same as if the members of the county board were not liable to them for neglect of their duty.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS-DISCONTINUANCE. $1. Amends Act of 1911 by adding section 8.

8. Petition to county superintendent

election-board of education to discharge obligations and distribute assets.

(SENATE BILL No. 107. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1915.) Án Act to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to authorize the organiza

tion of high school districts,approved June 5, A. D. 1911, by adding thereto an additional section providing for discontinuing of such high school districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts,” approved June 5, 1911, be and hereby accordingly is amended by adding thereto an additional section to be known as section No. eight in words and figures following, to-wit:

$ 8. When any entire high school district desires to discontinue [the] township high school, the county superintendent, upon the receipt of a petition signed by a majority of the said legal voters of the district, shall, forthwith, order an election to be held in the manner provided by this Act, for the purpose of voting “for” or “against the proposition to discontinue the township high school. If a two-thirds majority of the ballots cast at the election shall be in favor of discontinuing the township high school, the county superintendent shall direct the high school board of education to discharge all outstanding obligations and to distribute the remainder of the assets of the high school district to the underlying districts and parts of districts in proportion to the assessed valuation of all the property of such districts and parts of districts. Provided, that an election to discontinue the township high school shall not be called within a period of two years from the establishment of such township high school, nor within a period of two years following any such election called to discontinue the township high school. When a township high school, shall be discontinued by an order of any court of competent jurisdiction, the assets of the high school district shall be distributed in the manner provided by this section.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

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HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS-ORGANIZATION, ELECTIONS LEGALIZED. $1. Elections at which the votes of women may $ 2. Emergency.

have been deciding factor legalized-all
suits questioning validity abated-proviso.

(HOUSE BILL No. 376. APPROVED APRIL 24, 1915.) AN Act to legalize certain elections held since July 1st, 1911, under

and by virtue of An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts," approved June 5th, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, and all proceedings taken in pursuance thereof, and to abate certain pending suits.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever any election has been held since July 1st, 1911, under and by virtue of "An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts," approved June 5th, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, at which the votes of women may have been the deciding factor in carrying such election then, and in such case, such elections are hereby made and held to be legal, valid and binding, and all high school districts organized under and by virtue of such elections and in pursuance thereof, if otherwise legally organized, are hereby held and declared to be duly and legally organized and made valid and binding, and all officers elected and all acts done under and by virtue of such elections and in pursuance thereof, if otherwise legal, are hereby made valid and declared to be legal, binding and of full force and effect, and all pending suits, questioning the validity of such elections on the aforesaid grounds, shall abate. Provided, that this Act shall not apply to any district, portions of which have since the organization of such district, been later organized into or as a part of any other district or districts.

§ 2. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore, this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

APPROVED April 24th, 1915.

HIGH SCHOOL PRIVILEGES FOR 8TH GRADE GRADUATES. § 1. Graduates of eighth grade, in districts where $ 5. Tuition to be paid from State school fund. no high school maintained,

admitted to any high school to complete four year course. 8 6. Maximum amount of tuition. § 2. Eighth grade graduate.

$ 7. Shall attend school in county in which pupil

resides-exception. § 3. Recognized high school.

$ 8. Repeal. § 4. Clerks' report to county superintendent.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 357. FILED JULY 8, 1915.) An Act to provide for the payment of high school tuition and to provide

free high school privileges for graduates of the eighth grade, and to repeal an Act entitled, An Act to provide high school privileges for graduates of the eighth grade," approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That graduates of the eighth grade residing in districts which do not provide four years of recognized high school work shall be admitted upon the payment of tuition to any recognized public high school for the completion of such portion of a four year course as is not provided by the home districts. The parent or guardian shall select the high school to be attended subject to the consent of the high school board and the approval of the county superintendent. The school selected may be any recognized two, three or four year public high school.

$ 2. An eighth grade graduate, in the meaning of this Act, is any person of school age who gives satisfactory evidence of having completed the first eight grades of school work by presenting a certificate of promotion issued by the home school board or by passing an examination set by the county superintendent or by a recognized high school.

$ 3. A recognized high school, in the meaning of this Act, is any public high school providing a course of two or more years of work approved by the superintendent of public instruction.

§ 4. On or before the 15th day of March of each year the clerks of school boards in the districts where tuition pupils reside, and the clerks.of boards of the high schools attended by pupils not residents of such high school districts, shall report to the county superintendent of the county where such pupils reside the names of such pupils and the tuition charges for same, and the school districts in which they reside and the name of the high school attended, and such other facts as he may require.

§ 5. On or before the first day of April of each year the county superintendent of schools of each county, having ascertained the number of pupils from his county attending high schools under the provisions of this Act and the amount of tuition due each high school attended, shall pay all such tuition to the clerks of the boards in control of such high schools out of the State school fund apportioned to that county before distributing the same as now provided by law, and shall report all of his transactions relating thereto to the township treasurers of his county and to the superintendent of public instruction on or before the 15th day of April of that year.

§ 6. The county superintendent of any county may limit the maximum amount of tuition per pupil in his county to forty dollars, but in such case shall notify all of the high schools in the county of his action before the opening of the school year: Provided, that the tuition in no instance shall be greater than the per capita cost of maintaining the high school selected, and that when a pupil attends less than the school year the tuition shall be estimated upon the number of months attended.

§ 7. All pupils attending high schools under the provisions of this Act, shall attend a high school in the county where such pupil resides, except for sufficient reasons appearing to the county superintendent of schools of the county where such pupil resides he may issue a written perinit for such pupil to attend a high school in another county.

$ 8. An Act entitled, "An Act to provide high school privileges for graduates of the eighth grade," approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and all other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

FILED July 8th, 1915. The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, and having fled it in my office, without objections, within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a law. Witness my hand this 8th day of July A. D. 1915.

LEWIS G. STEVENSON, Secretary of State.

KASKASKIA PERMANENT SCHOOL FUNDS-INVESTMENT. $ 1. Amends section 13, Act of 1909.

$ 13. Investment of funds-how income

used-duties of school directors. (SENATE BILL NO. 404. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1915.) An Act to amend section thirteen of an Act, entitled, "An Act to provide

for the sale of the Kaskaskia Commons, upon the island of Kaskaskia, in the county of Randolph, and to create a permanent school fund for the inhabitants of said island out of the proceeds of said sale, and to punish any person failing to comply with the provisions thereof,filed June 16, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 13 of the Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the sale of Kaskaskia Commons, upon the island

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