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(Senate Bill No. 342. Approved June 24, 1919.) 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, as amended, by adding thereto seven new sections, to be known as geltions 84a, 846,840, 81, 84, 84f and 849.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: An Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force Juce 12, 1909, as amended, is amended by adding thereto seven new secticns to be known as sections 84a, 84b, 840, 840, S40, 84f and 84g, to read as follows:

COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS. $ 84a. Subject to the conditions of sections 84c, 840, 81, 84! and 81g of this Act, any compact and contiguous territory bounded by school district lines may be organized into a community consolidatei school district.

§ 84b. Upon presentation of a petition as hereinafter provided the proper county superintendent of schools shall submit to the voters of any compact and contiguous territory bounded by school district lines the question of organizing such territory into a community consolida!t« school district at an election to be called by him for that purpose. election shall be held not less than thirty days nor more than sixty days after the filing of the petition.

$ 84c. The petition herein provided for shall be signed by at least twenty per cent of the legal voters of such territory, but in no case sha! more than two hundred signatures be necessary to make valid any petition. The petition shall pray that the question of erecting [creating such territory into a community consolidated school district, shall be submitted to the voters of such territory, and shall be filed with the county superintendent of schools in the county in which the larger portion of such territory is situate, not less than thirty days prior to the submis, of such question to the voters. Such petition shall also describe with px ticularity the territory proposed to be organized into a community (09solidated school district.

Such

Notices of such election shall be posted in at least ten of the most public places in such territory for at least ten days prior to the date fixed for the holding of such election, and shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF ELECTION
Sotice is hereby given that on..... the....day of....
A. D. 19.... an election will be held at.

...., for the purpose of voting “for" or "against the proposition to create a community consolidated school district out of the following described territory, to-wit: (Here describe the territory).

The polls will be opened at... ...o'clock, ...M, and be closed at

.o'clock, ...M.

County Superintendent of Schools. The ballots for use in such election shall be in substantially the following form:

For the proposition to create a community consolidated

school district

Against the proposition to create a community consoli

dated school district

The county superintendent of schools calling the election shall furnish all ballots, ballot boxes, tally sheets, poll books, forms and blanks necessary for the proper holding of the election.

$ 84d. Such election shall be held at such polling place or places as shall be designated by the county superintendent of schools calling the election, and to the extent that the same are applicable, shall be governed by the laws governing the election of school directors. Such county superintendent of schools shall appoint necessary judges and clerks of election. If any judge or clerk of election shall fail to attend or refuse to qualify, the legal voters present shall choose from their number some one to act in his stead. Returns of the election shall be made to the county superintendent of schools.

The polls shall be open for at least three consecutive hours.

$ 84e. If a majority of the legal voters voting at such election on the question so submitted, shall vote in favor thereof, the territory described in the petition shall be deemed duly organized as a community consolidated school district and shall have the same powers and duties as other school districts under the laws of this State.

The county superintendent of schools calling the clection shall file or cause to be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any part of the territory so organized as a community consolidated school district is located, a true and correct map of such community consolidated school district.

$ 84f. Community consolidated school districts shall be goverte. by boards of education composed of a president and six members # shall be elected for the same terms and in the same manner as boards ei education in school districts having a population of not less than 1.04 nor more than 100,000 inhabitants. Boards of education in community consolidated school districts shall perform the same duties and exercs the same powers as are imposed and conferred upon boards of educativa in school districts having a population of not less than 1,000 nor more than 100,000 inhabitants, and shall also exercise any and all powers granted to boards of school directors under the provisions of sectie 121a of this Act.

Immediately after the formation of any community consolidate i school district the county superintendent of schools of the county 1 which the greater portion of such district is situate shall call an election for the purpose of electing a board of education for such district. such election shall be held not less than thirty days after the organization of such district.

Petitions for nomination as candidates for president and members of the first board of education shall be filed with the county superintendent of schools calling the election and in all others respects sha” conform to the requirements contained in section 126a of this Act. 0 the six members of the first board of education two members shall be elected each for a term of one year, two members cach for a term of two years, and two members each for a term of three years from the third Saturday in April next preceding their election. Annually there after on the third Saturday of April two members of such board sha? be elected each for a term of three years. The president of the first board of education shall serve for one year from the third Saturday in April next preceding his election.

The election for the first board of education shall be held at such polling place or places as shall be designated by the county superirtendent of schools calling the election. Such county superintendent of schools shall appoint necessary judges and clerks of election and shar furnish all ballots, ballot boxes, tally sheets, poll books, forms arii blanks necessary for the proper holding of the election. Except as herein otherwise provided such election shall be governed by the provisions of sections 126 and 126a of this Act. Returns of the election shall shall be made to the county superintendent of schools calling the election.

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ANNEXATIONS TO COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

$ 81g. With the consent of a majority of the members of the board of education of a community consolidated school district, terni tory adjacent to such district, may be annexed thereto, in the marre hereinafter prescribed.

Upon presentation of a petition, signed by not less than twenty per cent of the legal voters of the territory, consisting of one schia district or less, adjacent to a community consolidated school distrit, praying for the annexation of such territory to such community one

solidated school district, the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the greater portion of such territory is situate, shall submit the question of annexing such territory to such community consu idated school district, to the voters of such territory, at an election to be called by him for that purpose: Provided, that no more than two hundred signatures shall be required to make valid any such petition.

Such election shall be called and held in accordance with the provisions of seciions S1b, 84c and 84d of this Act, so far as the same are applicable.

If a majority of the voters voting at the election on the question submitted, shall vote in favor thereof, such adjacent territory shall be deemed a part of such community consolidated school district, and a true and correct map of the territory so annexed shall be filed by the county superintendent of schools calling the election, in the office of the county clerk of each county in which a part of such adjacent territory shall be situated.

APPROVED June 24, 1919.

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COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. $1. Legalizing community high school § 4. All pending actions shall abate. districts.

8 5. Invalidity of any section not All authorized acts and proceed

affect remainder.
ings declared legal and valid.

$ 6. Emergency.
District first established validated
and confirmed.

(House BILL No. 362. APPROVED MAY 1, 1919.) AN Act to legalize the organization of certain high school districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all cases where a majority of the inhabitants of any compact and contiguous territory voting on the proposition, having voted at any election called for the purpose by the county superintendent of schools, in favor of the organization of such territory into a community high school district, and when at a subsequent election similarly called and held a board of education has been chosen for such district, each such election is hereby made legal and valid and such territory is hereby declared legally and validly organized and established as a high school district, and a valid and existing school district and body politic and corporate of the State for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a high school. The board of education acting for each such district is hereby declared to be the duly constituted corporate authority thereof, and each such board shall hereafter consist of five members, and shall be elected and organized in the same manner and have the powers and discharge the duties of boards of education of school district as provided by sections 86, 126 and 127 of an Act entitled “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as said sections now exist or may from time to time be amended.

$ 2. All acts and proceedings heretofore done, had or performed, by each such district and the persons from time to time elected and acting as the board of education thereof, such as are authorized to be done, had or performed by school districts or boards of education there

of by the general school laws of the State, are hereby declared to te legal and valid in all respects, anything in any special charter to Le contrary notwithstanding.

$ 3. Whenever there are two such districts which overlap in its ritory, that district which shall have first established and now continue to conduct a high school, is hereby validated and confirmed.

$ 4. All pending actions attacking the organization of districos coming under the provisions of this Act shall abate.

$ 5. The invalidity of any section of this Act shall not affect : remainder thereof.

$ 6. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. APPROVED May 1, 1919.

COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOLS. $ 1. Adds section 89a, Act of 1909.

$ 89a. Petition for establishing

- form of notice election-balloi- wbt board shall organize term of members duty of board to estat

lish such high sche (HOUSE BILL No. 314. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled An Act to establish and mzito tuin a system of free schoolsapproved and in force June 12, 1994', by adding thereto a section to be numbered 89a.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinow, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled "An Ac to establish and maintain a system of free schools”, approved and in force June 12, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended by addin, thereto a section to be numbered S9a which shall read as follows:

$ 89a. Upon the receipt of a petition signed by fifty or more voters residing in any continguous and compact territory, whether 11 the same or different townships, described in the petition, the coun: superintendent of schools of the county in which the territory or greater part thereof is situated, shall order an election to be heldur the purpose of voting for or against the proposition to establish a con: munity high school, by posting notices for at least ten days in tenu the most public places throughout the said territory, which notices may be substantially in the following form, to-wit:

NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that on..

.the.. day of....

19....., an election will be held at. for the purpose of voting for or against the proposition to establish a community high school for the benefit of the inhabitants of the following described continguous and compact territory, to-wit:...

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The polls will be opened at..

.o'clock. .....m, and closed at .o'clock. .....m of the same day. A...

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County Superintendent Dated this.

.1919.

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