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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 wnade 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. § 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. § p
(House BILL No. 357. FILED JULY 8, 1915.)
AN ACT to provide for the payment of high school tuition and to provide
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 permit 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 filed 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 Sth day of July A. D. 1915. LEwis G. STEvenson, Secretary of State.
KASKASKIA PERMAN ENT 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. Approv Ed 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
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, be and is hereby amended to read as follows: -- § 13. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer and the Auditor of Public Accounts, upon the commissioners making their final report as herein provided, to keep the principal of said fund invested in good interest bearing State, county, school, municipal or other approved bonds, * or notes secured by mortgage, upon unincumbered realty, so as to bring at least five per cent interest annually, the investments to be made by the Treasurer. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall be the keeper of - such securities and the Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts and the - Superintendent of Public Instruction, or a majority of them, shall apto prove the securities before the investments are consummated, and shall constitute the board to examine and personally investigate, or cause to be investigated to their satisfaction, the loans or securities purchased, before the investment is made: Provided, however, the land owners of Kaskaskia island shall have the preference to borrow the money upon their lands when the security they offer is approved by the officers aforesaid. –– The Auditor of Public Accounts shall keep an accurate and correct o, record of the investments and the income derived therefrom and shall or see that such income is collected and paid to the Treasurer. Such income shall be paid out by the Treasurer for educational and building purposes only, as authorized and required by the general school law of the State, and the Auditor of Public Accounts shall issue warrants for o, such educational and building purposes upon certified, itemized bills of the proper school officers of the island of Kaskaskia when filed with him and approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction: Provided, however, the school directors shall be authorized to purchase from the income on the proceeds derived from the sale of Kaskaskia Commons text-books for all pupils attending school on the island. If it shall appear on the first Mondays of April and of October, in each year, that there is rent, interest or other funds not required for distribution, then ... in such case the amount not required for distribution shall be added to the principal of the Kaskaskia Commons permanent school fund, become or a part thereof, and invested as such. The school directors of the district of the island of Kaskaskia shall ! on or before the first day of July, in each year, ascertain as near as a possible, how much money will be needed for educational and building purposes for the next ensuing year, and from the total estimate they shall deduct the balance in the hands of the treasurer held by him to the credit of the district and received from the State distributive fund or from other sources, so as to show the net amount needed and shall make a record of same. The clerk of the board shall thereupon make ... and forward to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a certified copy o of the record. Upon receipt of the certified copy of such record, the * Superintendent of Public Instruction shall examine the estimates and make such changes in said estimates, increasing or reducing any of the items thereof or the entire amount as in his judgment or discretion he may deem best for the interest of the said schools of the island and his decision shall be final and binding. It shall be the further duty of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to forward certified copies of the estimates as approved by him to the Auditor of Public Accounts and the school directors of the island of Kaskaskia. Upon receipt of the estimates approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall set apart the amounts so certified and approved for the use and benefit of the public schools of the island of Kaskaskia. No contract in excess of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for the expenditure of money shall be entered into by the school board or school boards until it has been submitted to and approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
§ 1. Physical education and training in all schools $ 3. Normal schools shall provide regular course receiving support from State. of training for teachers.
§ 2. Boards of education must make provision.
(SENATE BILL No. 401. APPROv ED JUNE 25, 1915.)
AN ACT to provide for physical training in the public and all the normal schools. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be the duty of boards of education and of all boards in charge of educational institutions supported wholly or partially by the State to provide for the physical education and training of pupils of such public schools and educational institutions in all grades, and to include such physical education and training in the courses of instruction regularly taught therein. § 2. All boards of education and managing boards of such educational institutions shall make proper and suitable provisions in the schools and institutions under their jurisdiction for such physical education and training for not less than one (1) hour of each week during the whole of the school year. § 3. The curriculum in all normal schools of the State shall contain a regular course of physical education and training for teacher[s], the said course to be taught not less than one (1) hour of each week during the whole of each term of school. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.
SAFETY AND SANITATION.—DUTIES OF SCHOOL OFFICERS.
§ 1. Amends section 3, 15, 35, 114 and 119, Act of § 35. As amended, adds paragraph pro1909. viding for the withholding of distributive fund when district § 3. As amended, provides additional has not held school as required - duties for Superintendent of by law. Public Instruction with reference to health and safety of § 114. As amended, provides for seven children. months school in each year. § 15. As amended, adds provisions con- § 119. As amended, requires that all cerning inspection of plans, lans and specifications respectbuildings, etc., by the county ng heating, ventilation, lightsuperintendent. ing, etc., besubmitted to county
superintendent for his approval before a building is erected or remodeled.
(SENATE Bill No. 182. Approv ED JUNE 25, 1915.)
AN Act to amend sections 3, 15, 35, 11, and 119 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 sections 3, 15, 35, 114 and 119 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 so amended as to read as follows: § 3. The duties of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be: First–To have his office at the seat of government, and to keep a record of all matters pertaining to the business of his office. Second—To file all papers, reports and public documents transmitted to him by the school officers of the several counties, for each year separately; and to keep and preserve all other public documents, books and papers relative to schools, coming into his hands as Superintendent of Public Instruction. Third—To supervise all the common and public schools in the State. Fourth—To counsel and confer, in such manner as he may deem best, with experienced and practical teachers as to the best manner of conducting common schools. Fifth–To advise and assist county superintendents of schools, addressing to them, from time to time, circular letters relating to the best manner of conducting schools, constructing school houses, furnishing the same, and examining and procuring competent teachers. Sirth—To be er officio a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Normal University. Seventh—To make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into efficient and uniform effect the provisions of this Act, and of all laws for establishing and maintaining free schools in the State. Eighth—To be the legal adviser of school officers, and, when requested by any school officer, to give his opinion in writing upon any question arising under the school laws of the State. Ninth—To hear and determine all controversies arising under the school laws of the State, coming to him by appeal from a county superintendent of schools. Tenth–To grant certificates to such teachers as may be found qualified to receive them, and to suspend the operation of any State certificate for immorality or other unprofessional conduct.