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substantially with the specifications prepared and published by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Twenty-first-To inspect all public schools under his supervision and notify in writing before the first day of April the board of school trustees or other boards exercising similar functions, whether the several schools in their jurisdiction have or have not been kept as required by law.
Twenty-second-To request the State board of health, the State fire marshal or the State architect to inspect public school buildings which appear to him to be unsafe, insanitary or unfit for occupancy. It shall be the duty of these officials to inspect such buildings and to state in writing in what particular they are unsafe, insanitary or unfit for occupancy. Upon the receipt of such statement the county superintendent of schools shall condemn the building and notify in writing the board of directors or board of education, stating specifically the reasons for such condemnation. He shall also notify, in writing, the board of school trustees that the school so condemned is not kept as required by law.
$ 35. At the regular semi-annual meetings on the first Mondays of April and October, the trustees shall ascertain the amount of funds subject to distribution, and shall appropriate and distribute the same as required by this section, and not otherwise. All valid claims shall be paid before distribution, in manner following: First, the compensation of the treasurer; second, the cost of publishing the annual statement; third, the cost of a record book, if any; fourth, the cost of dividing school lands and making plats: The balance shall be apportioned and distributed to the districts and parts of districts in the township in which schools have been kept as required by law during the preceding year ending June 30th, according to the number of persons returned under 21 years of age. The funds so distributed shall be credited to the respective districts and parts of districts.
When the board of Trustees has had notice from the county superintendent of schools that a district has not kept school as required by law, the part of the distributive fund apportioned to such district shall be withheld until the county superintendent has given notice in writing that the requirements of the law have been complied with. The amount withheld shall then be placed to the credit of such district: Provided, in cases where the school houses were already in use for school purposes July 1, 1915, and do not comply with the minimum requirements for the health and safety of the pupils as set forth by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the distributive fund shall not be withheld until after March 1, 1917.
$ 114. The board of directors shall have the following additional duties:
First-To make, at the annual election of directors, to the voters there present, a detailed report of receipts and expenditures, and transmit a copy of the same within five days to the township treasurer.
Second-To report to the county superintendent within ten days the names of all teachers employed, with the dates of the beginning and end of their contracts.
Third—To provide for the revenue necessary to maintain schools in their districts.
Fourth-To determine, in case of a district composed of parts of two or more townships, which treasurer is to receive the taxes of the district, and to notify the collectors in writing accordingly.
Fifth-To adopt and enforce all necessary rules and regulations for the management and government of the public schools of their district.
Sixth--To visit and inspect the public schools as the good of the schools may require.
Seventh-To appoint all teachers and fix the amount of their salaries.
Eighth—To direct what branches of study shall be taught, what text books and apparatus shall be used, and to enforce uniformity of text books in the public schools; but they shall not permit books to be changed oftener than once in four years.
Ninth— To establish and keep in operation for at least seven months in each year, and longer if practicable, a sufficient number of free schools for the accommodation of all persons in the district over the age of six and under twenty-one years, and to secure for all such persons the right and opportunity to an equal education in such schools.
Tenth—To purchase, at the expense of the district, a sufficient number of text books used to supply children whose parents are unable to buy them. Such text books shall be loaned only, and the directors shall require the teacher to see that they are properly cared for and returned at the end of each term of school.
Eleventh-To deliver to the township treasurer on or before the seventh day of July, annually, all teachers schedules made and certified as required by law.
Twelfth—To pay no public money to any teacher unless such teacher at the time of his or her employment shall have held a certificate of qualification obtained under the provisions of this Act, and shall have kept and furnished schedules as required by this Act, and shall have satisfactorily accounted for books, apparatus and other property of the district that he may have taken in charge.
Thirteenth-To cause a copy of the township treasurers' report of the financial condition of the district to be entered upon the records of the district, and to post the same at the front door of the building where the annual election of directors is held.
§ 119. It shall not be lawful for a board of directors to purchase or locate a school house site, or to purchase, build or move a school house, or to levy a tax to extend schools beyond nine months, without a vote of the people at an election called and conducted as required by section 198 of this Act. A majority of the votes cast shall be necessary to authorize the directors to act. If no locality shall receive a majority of the votes, the directors may select a suitable site. The site selected by either method shall be the school site for such district.
Before erecting or remodeling a public school building the board of directors or the board of education in districts containing fewer than 100,000 inhabitants, shall submit the plans and specifications respecting heating, ventilation, lighting, seating, water supply, toilets and safety against fire to the county superintendent of schools for his approval. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.
SCHOOL UNDER SPECIAL CHARTER-EMINENT DOMAIN. § 1. Schools under special charters may acquire property under laws of eminent domain.
(HOUSE BILL No. 559. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.) An Act giving to the trustees of schools, board of school inspectors,
board of education or other corporate authority managing and controlling the public schools of any school district existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters or special or general school laws of this State, and having a population of fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, the power to acquire property and to have the compensation to be paid therefor determined by the exercise of the right of eminent domain.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever any school district existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charter or special school laws of this State, and having a population of fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, shall require any lot or parcel of land situated within such school district for a site for a school building, or for an addition to any school building already erected and used for school purposes, or shall require any lot or parcel of land situated within such school district for the purpose of a playground for school children, and the compensation for such lot or parcel of land cannot be agreed upon between the owner or owners of such lot or parcel of land and the trustees of schools, board of school inspectors, board of education or other corporate authority managing and controlling the public schools of such district, it shall be lawful for the trustees of schools, board of school inspectors, board of education or other corporate authority managing and controlling the public schools of such district to acquire such lot or parcel of land and have the compensation to be paid therefor determined in the manner which may at the time be provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain.
APPROVED June 23d, 1915.
SCHOOL UNDER SPECIAL CHARTER-POWER TO BORROW MONEY. $ 1. Districts empowered to borrow money and $ 4. Bonds to be registered-record by treasurer.
issue bonds-denomination-limit of in-
$ 5. Act construed.
(HOUSE BILL No. 45. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act giving to the board of education of any school district having
a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants, and existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters, the power to borrow money for certain purposes and issue negotiable coupon bonds therefor, and providing that the proposition or question to borrow money and issue such bonds shall be submitted to the voters of such school district.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the board of education of any school district having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants, and existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters, is hereby empowered and authorized to borrow money for the purpose of building school houses, or repairing or altering any school house already erected, or purchasing school house sites or purchasing school grounds adjacent to or adjoining any school house site, or separated therefrom only by a public street or way, and to issue its negotiable coupon bonds therefor, in such form and such denominations, payable at such place and at such time or times (not exceeding twenty years from date of issuance) and bearing interest at such rate as said board of education may by resolution prescribe. Such bonds shall be in denominations of not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00, and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per centum per annum, payable semi-annually: Provided, that no money shall be borrowed or bonds issued unless the proposition or question to borrow money and issue bonds for the purpose or purposes and in the amount prescribed in said resolution shall be submitted to the voters of such school district at some general or special election held in such school district, or at a special election called for such purpose and the majority of all the votes cast shall be in favor of such proposition: Provided, further, that no such board of education or school district shall incur any indebtedness hereunder, which together with all other outstanding indebtedness, exceeds in the aggregate five (5) per centum on the value of taxable property of such school district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
§ 2. Whenever-it is desired to submit to the voters of any school district to which this Act applies, the proposition or question to borrow money and issue bonds for any or all of the purposes specified in this Act, the president or secretary of the board of education of such school district shall, in writing, direct the county clerk or board of election commissioners, or other authority required by law, to give notice of general elections held within the city, town or county wherein such school district is situated, to give notice that such proposition or question shall be submitted to the voters of such school district, upon such date as the president or secretary shall have in writing specified. And thereupon such county clerk, board of election commissioners or such other authority shall post or cause to be posted a notice in some public place in each election precinct within such school district, twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election at which such proposition or question shall be submitted to the voters of such school district, or publish or cause to be published once each week for two successive weeks, a notice in some secular newspaper of general circulation in and published in the city, town or county wherein such school district is situated, stating that such proposition or question shall be submitted to the voters of such school district. The time and place or places of election shall be specified in such notice, and the proposition or question to be voted upon at such election shall be stated therein.
§ 3. The ballot to be used at any election when said proposition or question shall be submitted to the voters of any school district to which this Act applies, shall be a separate distinct ballot, and the total amount of the bonds sought to be issued, and the specific purpose or purposes for which said bonds shall be issued shall be stated on said ballot. The ballot used at such election shall be substantially in the following form:
Shall bonds or obligations for the purpose
of (state specific purpose) in the sum of
..00 be issued by the board of
The ballots cast at such election shall be canvassed, and the result of such election shall be entered of record and certified to as provided by law for other elections in such district.
$ 4. All bonds authorized to be issued under and by virtue of this Act, before being issued, negotiated and sold shall be signed by the president of the board of education of the school district for the benefit of which said bonds shall be issued, and attested by the secretary of such board of education, and countersigned by the treasurer of such board of education or of such school district. All of such bonds shall be numbered by such treasurer and registered in a book provided for such purpose. All moneys borrowed under and by virtue of this Act shall be paid into the treasury of such board of education or of such school district, and thereupon the treasurer thereof shall deliver the bond or bonds therefor to the person, persons, corporation or corporations entitled to receive the same. Such treasurer shall record the exact amount for which each bond shall be issued, negotiated and sold, and when any bond shall be paid, the treasurer shall duly cancel the same and enter in the register opposite the record of such bond the date, month and year when said bond was paid.
§ 5. This Act shall not be construed to repeal “An Act to authorize certain school districts to issue bonds for certain purposes," approved and in force May 10, 1901.
APPROVED June 29th, 1915.
SCHOOLS AS SOCIAL CENTERS. $ 1. Amends section 115, Act of 1909.
$ 115. As amended, paragraph tenth, pro
vides school rooms may be used for lectures, concerts and other educational and social interests and recreational and civic actir
ities. (SENATE BILL No. 221. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1915.) An Act to amend section 115 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 Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 115 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,