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The county superintendent of schools shall establish one or more polling places within the territory described in the petition and appoint two judges and a clerk for each polling place. The ballots shall be in substantially the following form, to-wit:

OFFICIAL BALLOT

For the establishment of a community high school

Against the establishment of a community high school

5 days.

The voter shall make a cross-mark in the square following and opposite the proposition favored and the ballot shall be so counted. The returns shall be made to the county superintendent of schools within

If a majority of the votes cast at the election shall be in favor of establishing a community high school, the county superintendent of schools shall forthwith order an election to be held within 30 days, for the purpose of selecting a community high school board of education to consist of five members, by posting notices for at least 10 days in ten of the most public places throughout the district, which notices shall be substantially as follows:

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

...the... day of....

19....., an election will be held at... for the purpose of electing a community high school board of education, to consist of five members. The polls will be opened at.. o'clock. .....m., and closed at..

.o'clock......m of the same day.

A

....B......

County Superintendent. Dated this....

...1919. The county superintendent of schools shall establish one or more polling places within the district and appoint two judges and a clerk for each polling place. The returns shall be made to the county superintendent of schools within five days.

Within ten days after their election, the members of the community high school board of education shall meet and organize by electing one of their number president and by electing a secretary; also, determine by lot the time each member is to serve. Two of the members shall serve for one year, two for two years and one for three years, from the second Saturday in April next preceding their election. At the expiration of the term of office of any member or members, a successor or successors shall be elected, each of whom shall serve for three years. All subsequent elections shall be held on the second Saturday in April,

annually. The manner of holding elections shall be governed by settion 86 of this Act. In case of a vacancy the remaining members shall appoint a successor for the unexpired term. It shall be the duty of the community high school board of education to establish at some central point most convenient to a majority of the pupils of the district a community high school with a program of studies extending through four school years.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

8 1.

COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE.
Amends sections 274 and 275, Act

$ 275.
of 1909.
$ 274. Compulsory attend-

ance ---- exception
appointment of tru-
ant officer.

To furnish teachers

with list of names —notice -- duty of truant officer.

(HOUSE BILL No. 399. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 274 and 275 of an Act entitled, "An Act to

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

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 274 and 215 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, are amended to read as follows:

§ 274. Every person having control of any child between the ages of seven and sixteen years, shall annually cause such child to attend some public or private school for the entire time during which the school attended is in session, which shall not be less than seven months of actual teaching: Provided, that in the following cases children shall not be required to attend the public schools:

(a) Any child who is being taught in a private or a parochial school in such branches as are taught to children of corresponding age ‘and grade, in the public schools, or who, upon the completion of the work in such schools, shall present satisfactory evidence to the county superintendent of schools, and, in appropriate cases, to the superintendent of city schools, that he has completed sufficient work to entitle him to an eighth grade diploma;

(b) Any child who is physically unable to attend school, such disability being certified to the county truant officer by a competent physician;

(c) Children over fourteen years of age, who are necessarily and lawfully employed, may be excused from attendance at school by the county superintendent of schools or the city superintendent of schools. on the recommendation of the board of directors or board of education of the district in which such children reside, and said board shall certify as may be demanded, the facts in all such cases;

(d) Any child from twelve to fourteen years of age while in attendance at confirmation classes conducted not less than five months in either of said years.

In case any person having control of a child between the ages provided in this Act, shall fail to comply with the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall

, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars and cost of suit, and shall stand committed until such fine and costs of suit are paid.

The county superintendent of schools in each county shall appoint à county truant officer who shall be an assistant county superintendent of schools and who shall possess the qualifications required in this Act. Such assistant county superintendent of schools shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors, as the case may be, together with his necessary traveling expenses, to be paid out of the county treasury. Such assistant superintendent shall file his acceptance with the county clerk and shall take and subscribe an oath of office. He shall also file with such clerk a bond in the penal sum of $1,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such officer, to be approved by the county judge of his county. Said assistant superintendent shall perform the duties of truant officer in all the school districts of the county; prorided, that in all graded school districts having a board of education, the said board of education shall have authority to appoint one or more truant officers and fix the compensation of the same, said compensation to be paid by the district.

It shall be the duty of the truant officer of the graded school district, whenever notified by the superintendent, teacher, or other person or persons of violations of this Act, or the county truant officer, when notified by the county superintendent, to investigate all such cases of truancy or non-attendance at school in their respective jurisdictions, and if the children complained of are not exempt under the provisions of this Act, then he shall proceed as is provided in the provisions of this Act.

$ 275. (a) It shall be the duty of the county superintendent of schools to furnish the truant officer of the county, at the opening of the schools, with a list of the teachers and superintendents employed in his county other than in such city graded school districts as employ truant officers.

It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of directors of all school districts except such graded districts as employ district truant officers, to provide the teacher at the beginning of the school, a list of the names and addresses of the children living in the district who come under the provisions of this Act, together with the names and addresses of persons having control of such children. The teacher shall at the opening of school and at such other times as may be required by the county superintendent of schools, compare the said list with the enrollment of the school and report to the county superintendent of schools the names of persons having control of children included under the provisions of this Act who are not in regular attendance at the public school, together with the names of such children and their respective ages, stating in each case, if known, the cause of such absence, and shall also report the names of any other persons having the con

trol of children who were not enumerated in the list at the beginning of school, and who do not attend school. The county superintendent shall, without delay, place such information at the disposal of the county truant officer.

In all graded school districts the secretary of the board of education shall, at the beginning of each school year, furnish a copy of the last school census to the superintendent of schools in any such district, together with the names and addresses of the truant officers in such district, and it shall be the duty of said superintendent, to compare such census list with the enrollment of the school or schools and, from time to time, as it may be necessary, report to the proper truant officers the names and addresses of persons having control of children included under the provisions of this Act, who are not in regular attendance at public schools and also the names of persons in control of children who are not in regular attendance at school and whose names are not included in the census list.

(b) In case any person shall fail to send any child or children under his control to some lawful school the truant officer, upon having proper notice thereof, shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, give notice in person or by mail to the person having control of such child or children, that such child or children under his control shall be present at the proper public school on the day following the receipt of such notice. Said notice shall inform the person having control of such chid or children of the date that attendance must begin and that such attendance at school must be continuous and consecutive during the remaining school year as taught in the district. The truant officer shall at the same time that the said notice is given to the person having control of said child or children notify the teacher or superintendent of the fact of notice and it shall be the duty of the teacher or superintendent to notify the truant officer of the failure on the part of such person having the child or children in control to comply with said notice.

(c) It shall be the duty of all truant officers after having given notice, as herein provided, to any person having control over anr child or children not attending school, as provided in this Act, to determine whether such notice has been complied with, and in case of failure of compliance therewith, he shall, as soon as possible thereafter, make complaint against such person before any justice of the peace in the county where such person resides, for failure to comply with the provisions of this Act; and in every such case it shall be the duty of such justice of the peace to issue a warrant upon said complaint and to proceed to hear and determine the same in the same manner as is provided by statute for other cases under his jurisdiction, and in case of conviction of such person for violation of this Act, such person shall be punished according to the provisions of this Act.

(d) It shall be the duty of all school officers, superintendents. teachers or other persons to render such assistance and furnish such information as they may have at their command to aid such truant officers in the performance of their official duties.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

DIRECTORS-DUTIES.
Amends section 114, Act of 1909.

§ 114.

1.

Additional duties for

board of directors.

(HOUSE BILL No. 386.

APPROVED JUNE 21, 1919.) AN Act to amend section 114 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish

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

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 114 of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

$ 114. The board of directors shall have the following additional duties:

First-To make, at the annual election of directors, to the voters there present, a detailed report of receipts and expenditures, and transmit a copy of the same within five days to the township treasurer.

Second–To report to the county superintendent within ten days the names of all teachers employed, with the dates of the beginning and end of their contracts.

Third-To provide for the revenue necessary to maintain schools in their districts.

Fourth-To determine, in case of a district composed of parts of two or more townships, which treasurer is to receive the taxes of the district, and to notify the collectors in writing accordingly.

Fifth-To adopt and enforce all necessary rules and regulations for the management and government of the public schools of their district.

Sixth-To visit and inspect the public schools as the good of the school may require.

Seventh-To appoint all teachers and fix the amount of their salaries.

Eighth-To direct what branches of study shall be taught, what text books and apparatus shall be used, and to enforce uniformity of text books in the public schools; but they shall not permit books to be changed oftener than once in four years.

Ninth-To establish and keep in operation for at least seven months in each year, and longer if practicable, a sufficient number of free schools for the accommodation of all persons in the district over the age of six and under twenty-one years, and to secure for all such persons the right and opportunity to an equal education in such schools.

Tenth-To purchase, at the expense of the district, a sufficient number of text books used to supply children whose parents are unable to buy them. Such text books shall be loaned only, and the directors shall require the teacher to see that they are properly cared for and returned at the end of each term of school.

Eleventh-To deliver to the township treasurer on or before the seventh day of July, annually, all teachers' schedules made and certified as required by law.

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