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SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNDER SPECIAL CHARTERS-ELECTIONS. § 1. Election may be held at the time

$ 3.

Emergency. fixed under the general school

law.
$ 2. Applies to board of school inspec-

tors of Peoria and other boards
in the State.

(SENATE BILL No. 318. FILED APRIL 8, 1907.) An Act to enable school districts acting under special charters to hold

elections for the election of school directors, members of boards of education, and members of boards of school inspectors, at the time provided for the election of school directors under the general school law of the State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all cases, where the time for the election of members of boards of directors, boards of education and boards of school inspectors, is fixed by virtue of any special charter, such election may be held at the time now provided, or which may hereafter be provided, for the election of school directors under the general school laws of this State now or hereafter in force.

§ 2. The provisions of this Act shall apply to the Board of School Inspectors of the city of Peoria, and to all other boards of directors, boards of education, and boards of school inspectors, existing under and by virtue of any special school charter heretofore granted by the State of Illinois.

§ 3. WHEREAS, An emergency exists, this Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

FILED April 8, 1907.
This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General
Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law.
Witness my hand this 8th day of April, A. D. 1907.

JAMES A. ROSE,
Secretary of State.

SCHOOL INSPECTORS IN CERTAIN DISTRICTS-ELECTIONS. $ 1. Election of inspectors in districts

Title to and control of property. under special acts.

§ 5. Changing boundaries of districts. $ 2. Powers of board.

$ 6.

Repeal $ 3. Annual tax levy-school fund.

(HOUSE BILL No. 394. APPROVED MAY 25, 1907.) An Act to provide for the election of boards of school inspectors in

certain cases, to define the powers and to regulate the revenue thereof, to vest the title to certain school property and to repeal certain Acts herein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in every city in this State whose schools have been operating under the provisions of special Acts and are governed by a board of schocl inspectors, and where such city, together with territory added thereto for school purposes, includes two districts for the purpose of electing six inspectors (three in each district) and one district for all other school purposes, there shall continue to be elected a board of school inspectors, consisting of six members (three in each district) and one inspector at large, who shall be chosen for a term of three years.

§ 2. Such board of inspectors, when elected and qualified, shall have power, in addition to the powers conferred upon it by special law and the general school law, to employ teachers, janitors and such other employés as the board of inspectors shall deem necessary and to fix the amount of their compensation; to buy or lease sites for school houses, with the necessary grounds; to build, erect, lease or purchase buildings suitable for school purposes; to repair and improve school buildings and to furnish them with the necessary supplies, fixtures, apparatus, libraries and fuel: and such board of inspectors shall have full power, and it shall be the duty of such board of inspectors to take the entire supervision and control of the schools of such district.

$ 3. The board of school inspectors shall have the power to levy a tax, annually, upon all of the taxable property of such district, in the manner provided by Article 8 of the general school law, for the purpose of maintaining free schools, in accordance with the powers conferred by section 2 of this Act. All moneys raised by taxation for school purposes, or received from the State common school fund, or any other source, or now held or hereafter collected for school purposes, shall be paid to and held by the township treasurer as a special fund for school purposes, subject to the order of the board of school inspectors, upon warrants signed by the president and sec-etary thereof, or a majority of said board.

8 4. The title, care and custody of all school houses and school sites belonging to such districts shall be vested in the trustees of schools of the townships in which such districts are situated : Provided, however, that the supervision and control of such school houses and school sites shall be vested in the board of inspectors of such districts.

8 5. The trustees of schools of townships in which such districts are situated are hereby vested with the power to alter or change the boundaries of such school districts when petitioned as provided for by the general school law.

§ 6. "An Act extending the powers of boards of school inspectors elected under special Acts," approved June 19, 1893, as amended by an Act approved June 11, 1897, and “An Act increasing the number of school inspectors elected under special Acts from six to seven members,” approved March 6, 1895, “An Act to provide for the election of boards of inspectors in certain cases," approved May 12, 1905, and all other Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED May 25, 1907.

SOUTHERN NORMAL UNIVERSITY-POWERS.

$ 12. Powers of board of trus$ 1. Amends section 12, Act of 1869.

tres diplomas profes

sional degrees. (SENATE BILL No. 455. APPROVED JUNE 1, 1907.) An Act to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish

and maintain the Southern Illinois Normal University," approved March 9, 1869, in force March 9, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 12 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish and maintain the Southern Illinois Normal University," approved March 9, 1869, in force March 9, 1869, be amended so as to read as follows:

§ 12. The said board of trustees shall appoint instructors and instructresses, together with such other officers as may be required in said normal university, fix their respective salaries and prescribe their several duties. They shall also have power to remove any of them for proper (cause], after having given ten days' notice of any charge which may be duly presented, and reasonable opportunity of defense. They shall also prescribe the text-books, apparatus and furniture to be used in the university and provide the same, and shall make all regulations necessary for its management. And the said board shall have the further power, on recommendation of the faculty of said Southern Illinois Normal University, to issue diplomas to such persons as shall have satisfactorily completed the required studies, and to confer such professional degrees as are usually conferred by other institutions of like character for similar or equivalent courses of study.

APPROVED June 1, 1907.

STATE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-POWERS. $ 1. Amends section 6, Act of 1857.

$ 6. Powers of board of edu

cation diplomas-pro

fessional degrees. (SENATE BILL No. 390. APPROVED JUNE 1, 1907.) An Act to amend section six (6) of an Act entitled, "An Act for the

establishment and maintenance of a Normal University," approved and in force February 18, 1857.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section six (6) of an Act entitled "An Act for the establishment and maintenance of a Normal University,” approved and in force February 18, 1857, be amended so as to read as follows:

$ 6. The board of education shall appoint a principal, lecturer on scientific subjects, instructors and instructresses, together with such other officers as shall be required in the said Normal University; fix their respective salaries and prescribe their several duties. They shall also have power to remove any of them for proper cause, after having given ten days' notice of any change (charge),

which may be duly presented, and reasonable opportunity of defense. They shall also prescribe the text books, apparatus and furniture to be used in the university, and provide the same; and shall make all regulations necessary for its management. And the said board shall have power to recognize auxiliary institutions when deemed practicable: Provided, that such auxiliary institutions shall not receive any appropriation from the treasury or the seminary or university fund. And the said board shall have the further power, on recommendation of the faculty of said Normal University, to issue diplomas to such persons as shall have satisfactorily completed the required studies, and to confer such professional degrees as are usually conferred by other institutions of sike character for similar or equivalent courses of study.

APPROVED June 1, 1907.

TEACHERS' AND EMPLOYES' PENSION FUND_INTEREST ON FUNDS. $ 1. Interest on school funds paid into § 2. Interest contributed to pension and city treasury.

retirement fund. (HOUSE BILL No. 842. APPROVED MAY 24, 1907.) An Act to provide for the contribution from interest on public school

funds to the public school teachers' and public school employés' pension and retirement funds in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That neither the treasurer nor any other officer, having the custody of public school funds of any city, having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, shall be entitled to retain any interest accruing thereon or any part thereof, but such interest shall accrue and enure to the benefit of such school funds respectively, become a part thereof and be paid into the city treasury, subject to the purposes of this Act.

§ 2. The board of education of any such city, as to such funds raised by taxation, levied by such city for school purposes, whether the same be for educational purposes or for building purposes, shall annually set aside all interest so added to such funds and contribute the same to the public school teachers' and public school employés' pension and retirement funds now created or existing or such as may be hereafter created pursuant to any law. The amount of such interest so contributed, however, shall not exceed in any year 1% of the sums so levied for such purposes.

APPROVED May 24, 1907.

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TEACHERS' PENSION FUND IN CITIES EXCEEDING 100,000.
How created.

$ 12. Monthly certificate of deductions

from salaries to city treasurerBoard of trustees--election-term

special fund-how drawn. -filling vacancies.

§ 13.

Treasurer - custody of pension Powers and duties of trustees.

fund, books and accounts-in

spection-bond. Fund defined.

$ 14. Removal of teacher-investigation Who entitled to benefit.

-- when money paid back. Withdrawals and renewals.

$ 15.

Teachers hereafter employed.
Who may exercise option.
Past service contributions and in-

$ 16.

Money and property subject to

control of board of trustees. terest. Rules for retirement of teachers.

$ 17. Pensions and annuties exempt

from garnishment — assignments Amount of annuity — p a y able

prohibited.
monthly.
Power of board over funds estab-

§ 18. Repeal.
lished under other acts--teachers
heretofore retired to participate.

(HOUSE BILL No. 843. APPROVED MAY 24, 1907.)

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An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public

school teachers' pension and retirement fund in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That hereafter in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, there shall be created, established and maintained, in the manner provided by this Act, a public school teachers' pension and retirement fund, under the management and control of a board of trustees, to be elected as hereinafter provided.

§ 2. There shall, in every city in this State having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, be elected a board of trustees to have the administration and control of a public school teachers' pension and retirement fund, to be created and maintained in the manner provided by this Act. Such board of trustees shall consist of nine members, who shall each hold office until his successor is elected as herein provided. The secretary of the board of education of such city shall be ex officio a member of said board of trustees; in addition thereto there shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the board of education in the month of October of each year from said board two of its members to said board of trustees; and on the date of the first meeting of the said board of education held in October, A. D. 1907, there shall be elected six members to said board of trustees from the teachers' force employed in said city; two for the term of one year, two for the term of two years and two for the term of three years, and on the date of the first meeting of said board of education in the month of October of each year thereafter there shall in like manner be elected two members to said board of trustees, who shall hold their office for a term of three years. The election of the members of said board of trustees by the board of education shall be by a majority vote in such manner as they, the board of education, shall provide.

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