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approved and in force June 12, 1909," be amended so as to read as follows:

[$ 115.] The board of school directors, shall be clothed with the following powers:

First-To purchase a suitable book for their records.

Second—To allow the clerk a reasonable compensation for his services, payable out of money not otherwise appropriated.

Third-To dismiss a teacher for incompetency, cruelty, negligence, immorality or other sufficient cause.

Fourth—To assign pupils to the several schools in the district; to admit non-resident pupils when it can be done without prejudice to the rights of resident pupils; to fix rates of tuition, and to collect and pay the same to the township treasurer for the use of the district.

Fifth-To suspend or expel pupils guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct, and no action shall lie against them for such expulsion or suspension.

Sixth-To provide that children under twelve years of age shall not be kept in school more than four hours daily.

Seventh-To appropriate school funds for the purchase of libraries and apparatus, after the provision has been made for the payment of all necessary school expenses.

Eighth—To sell at public or private sale any personal property belonging to the school district, and not needed for school purposes.

Ninth—To grant special holidays whenever in their judgment such action is advisable, but no deduction shall be made from the time or compensation of a teacher on account of such days.

Tenth-To have the control and supervision of all public school houses in their district, and to grant the temporary use of them, when not occupied by schools, for religious meetings and Sunday schools, for evening schools and literary societies, and for such other meetings as the directors may deem proper; to grant the use of assembly halls and class rooms when not otherwise needed, including light, heat and attendants, for public lectures, concerts, and other educational and social interests, under such provisions and control as they may see fit to impose and to conduct, or provide for the conducting of recreational, social and civic activities in the school buildings under their control.

Eleventh-To decide when a site or building has become unnecessary, unsuitable or inconvenient for a school.

Twelfth—To borrow money, and issue bonds for the purposes and in the manner provided by this Act.

Thirteenth-To furnish each school with a flag and a staff, as provided by law.

Fourteenth-To establish classes having an average attendance not fewer than fifteen pupils for the instruction of crippled children over the age of six and under twenty-one years.

Fifteenth-To establish classes for the instruction of deaf children over the age of three and under twenty-one years: Prorided, however, that no person shall be employed to teach the deaf who shall not have received instruction in the methods of teaching the deaf for a term of not less than one year.

Sixteenth--To establish kindergartens for the instruction of children between the ages of four and six years, if in their judgment the public interest requires it, and to pay the necessary expenses of the same out of the school funds of the district: Provided, that no one shall be employed to teach in a kindergarten who does not hold a kindergarten certificate as provided by law.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

TAX LEVIES.

f 1. Amends section 189, Act of 1909.

$ 189. As amended, provides tax may be

levied annually for school purposes -incidental expenses, what not include-when levy in excess of one and one-hall per cent. desired -referendum--when and how submitted.

(HOUSE BILL No. 204. APPROVED MAY 27, 1915.)

An Act to amend section 189 of an Act entitled, An Act to establish

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

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 189 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by an Act approved June 20, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 189. For the purpose of establishing and supporting free schools for not less than six nor more than nine months in each year and defraying all the expenses of the same of every description; for the purpose of repairing and improving school houses, of procuring furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, and for all other necessary incidental expenses in each district, village or city, anything in any special charter to the contrary notwithstanding, the directors or the board of education and the authorities of such village or city, as the case may be, shall be authorized to levy a tax annually upon all the taxable property of the district, village or city, not to exceed, except as hereinafter stated, one and one-half per cent for educational, and one and one-half per cent for building purposes. upon the valuation to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes: Provided, that the term incidental expenses herein used shall not include any sum expended or obligation incurred for the improvement, repair or benefit of the school buildings, and property, but all such sums and obligations shall be paid from that portion of the tax levied for building purposes. No election or petition shall be necessary to authorize the levy of a tax for the ordinary repair and improvement of school buildings or grounds or for the payment of any special tax or special assessment levied upon such property. But if the board of education, in any district having a population of not less than one thousand and not over one hundred thousand inhabitants, and not governed by any special Act in relation to free schools now in force by which no tax limit is imposed, shall desire to levy in any one year more than one and onehalf per cent, but not more than two per cent, for educational purposes, such board may, by resolution stating the percentage so desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of such district at any general school election, or at a special election called for that purpose, and if at such election a majority of the votes cast on said proposition shall be in favor thereof, the board of education of such district may thereafter, until such authority is revoked in like manner, levy annually for educational purposes, a tax in excess of one and onehalf per cent, but not exceeding the percentage mentioned in said proposition, and for building purposes such a percentage that the aggregate levy shall not exceed three per cent; proposed changes in such percentage for educational purposes, either to increase or decrease the same, but not below one and one-half per cent nor above two per cent, may be submitted at any time, and from time to time, to the voters of such district, at any such election, either at the instance of such board of education or by petition for that purpose, addressed to such board and signed by at least five per cent of the voters of such district ascertained by the vote cast at the last preceding general election in said district; and such board of education shall levy no general tax in excess of one and one-half per cent for educational purposes that shall not be authorized by the result of such election, ascertained as aforesaid, unless and until assented to by the voters of such district in like manner.

APPROVED May 27th, 1915.

TEACHERS' CERTIFICATION-ACT OF 1913 AMENDED. § 1. Amends section 6, Act of 1913.

$ 6. As amended, second paragraph, pro

vides for renewals for period of two years--seventh paragraph, provides for special training in special sub

jects. (HOUSE BILL NO. 886. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.) An Act to amend section 6 of an Act entitled, An Act to provide for

the certification of teachers," approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1914.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the certification of teachers," approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1914, be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows:

$ 6. County certificates granted by the county superintendent and the requirements for the same shall be as follows:

First-A third grade elementary school certificate, valid for one year in the first eight grades of the common schools of the county in which it is issued and in no other county. This certificate shall be renewable once only and on evidence satisfactory to the county superintendent of three months' successful teaching or six weeks' professional training. Applicants for this certificate shall be examined in orthography, civics, Illinois history, physiology, penmanship, reading, grammar, geography, United States history, arithmetic, and the principles and methods of the State course of study. This certificate shall not be issued the second time to the same person. At the option of the county superintendent this certificate may be issued without examination to persons who have successfully completed two years of work in a recognized normal school, or one year of such work if the applicant is a graduate of the tenth grade.

SecondA second grade elementary school certificate valid for two years in the first eight grades of the common schools of the county and in the ninth and tenth grades when endorsed for the same by the county superintendent. This certificate shall be renewable on evidence satisfactory to the county superintendent of six months' successful teaching or twelve weeks' professional training, and a second time if in the period following the date of issue the holder shall have acquired eighteen weeks' professional training in any recognized school providing such training, and, thereafter, the same shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of two years upon evidence of successful teaching and professional growth satisfactory to the county superintendent.

The applicant for this certificate shall be examined in orthography, civics, Illinois history, physiology, penmanship, reading, grammar, geography, United States history, arithmetic, elementary science, pedagogy, and the principles and methods of the State course of study. At the option of the county superintendent this certificate may be issued without examination to persons who have completed the junior year's work in a recognized normal school, or its equivalent.

Third-A first grade elementary school certificate, valid for three years in the first ten grades of the common schools of the county, and in the high school when endorsed for the same by the county superintendent. This certificate shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of three years, upon evidence of successful teaching and professional growth satisfactory to the county superintendent. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) six months of successful teaching, and (3) an examination in orthography, including spelling, civics, Illinois history, physiology, penmanship, reading, grammar, geography, United States history, arithmetic, pedagogy, English, algebra, general history, and any three of the following natural sciences: Botany, zoology, physics, chemistry, and physiography. This certificate shall be issued to graduates of a recognized normal school, or from an institution offering an equivalent preparation, provided the applicant has had one year of successful practice teaching, and applies for the certificate within three years after graduation.

Fourth-A high school certificate, valid for three years in the high schools, and, also, in the seventh and eighth grades of the county.

This certificate shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of three years on evidence satisfactory to the county superintendent of successful teaching or supervision and professional growth. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) a certificate showing the completion of at least two years' successful work in any recognized higher institution of learning, and (3) an examination in English, pedagogy, and six high school subjects, three majors and three minors, chosen from a list prescribed by the examining board hereinafter provided for: Provided, howerer, that graduates of a recognized normal school, college or university may offer within three years after graduation, certified

credits in lieu of examination in the above subjects accompanied by faculty recommendations of ability to teach in the high school.

Fifth-A supervisory certificate, valid for three years for supervisory work in any district in the county and for teaching in the schools supervised by the holder. This certificate shall be renewable for threeyear periods on satisfactory evidence of successful teaching or supervision, and of professional growth. The requirements for this certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school and at least two years' work in a recognized higher institution, one of which shall have been in a normal school, or an equivalent preparation ; (2) two years' successful teaching or supervision, and (3) à successful examination in English, educational psychology, the history of education, and school administration.

Sixth-A kindergarten primary certificate, valid for two years in any kindergarten and in the first two grades of the common schools of the county, providing the kindergarten training school of which the applicant is a graduate gives adequate preparation for the first two grades of work. This certificate shall be renewable for two-year periods on evidence of successful teaching satisfactory to the county superintendent. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be graduation from a recognized high school and from a recognized kindergarten training school, or the completion of an equivalent course; or in lieu of graduation from such training school, such examination in English, and the theory and practice of kindergarten and primary work as may be prescribed by the examining board.

SerenthA special certificate, valid for two years in the common schools of the county, renewable for two year periods. Such certificate shall be issued in music, drawing, agriculture, manual training, domestic science, domestic art, physical training, penmanship, bookkeeping, German, and such other subjects as may be added by the examining board and shall authorize the holder to teach only the subject or subjects named in the certificate. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation, and a certificate showing the completion in a recognized higher institution of learning of at least two years' special training in the special subject or subjects, certified credits in English and the principles and methods of teaching, and satisfactory evidence that the applicant has taught or can teach the subjects successfully. In lieu of such special training and certified credits a special certificate may be obtained by an examination in English and the principles and methods of teaching and in the special subject or subjects.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

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