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SCHOOLS.

BOARDS OF EDUCATION.—ELECTION.

§ 1. Amends section 126a, Act of 1909. § 126a. As amended, provides boards of education shall be nominated by petition and election held under Australian ballot system.

(House Bill No. 81. Approv ED JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, by amending section 126a. 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 establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force

ine 12, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section

26a thereof, so that said section 126a shall read when amended as jllows:

§ 126a. The ballots to be used at the election held for the selection a president and members of the board of education shall be furnished

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y the district and shall be in form substantially as follows:

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The voter shall make a cross-mark in the square preceding the name or names of the candidate or candidates of his choice and the ballot shall be so counted. The nominations of candidates for the offices of president and members of the board of education shall be made only by petition. All petitions shall be filed with the secretary at least ten days before the day of election. All petitions shall be signed by at least 10 per cent of the legal voters of the district, but not to exceed fifty such signatures shall be required to make valid any petition. The names of candidates shall be printed in the order in which the petitions are filed with the secretary.

Such election shall be held under the Australian ballot system as provided in the general election laws and as detailed in section 22 and section 23 of an Act entitled, An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot, approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, at the school house or such other place as shall be designated by the proper officers in the notice of election.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

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. APPRov ED 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 eaccess 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. APPRov ED 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.

§ 1. Amends section 207, Act of 1909. § 207. As amended, provides board may allow o superintendent of school traveling expenses.

(SENATE BILL No. 106. Approv Ed 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: Yirst—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 S. $ 8. Petition to county superintendent– election—board of education to discharge obligations and distribute asSets.

(SENATE Bill No. 107. Approv EP Jux E 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize the organization 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.

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. Approv ED 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

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