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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 i 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 in- ; cluded 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 no: tice 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 child 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 any 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 of. ficers in the performance of their official duties. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

DIRECTORS–DUTIES.

$ 1- Amends section 114, Act of 1909. § 114. 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 outies: 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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Twelfth–To pay no public money to any teacher unless such teacher at the time of his or her employment shall have held a certificate of qualification obtained under the provisions of this Act, and shal have kept and furnished schedules as required by this Act, and shall have satisfactorily accounted for books, apparatus and other propery of the district that he may have taken in charge. Thirteenth—To cause a copy of the township treasurer's report of the financial condition of the district to be entered upon the records of the district, and to post the same at the front door of the building where the annual election of directors is held. Fourteenth—To keep and maintain, in good repair, all division fences between school grounds and adjoining lands. APPROVED June 21, 1919.

FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES AND SECRET SOCIETIES_PROHIP ITED.

§ 1. Definition. § 4. Penalty for person not enrolled in school to solicit. § 2. Declared inimical to the public good. § 5. When Act does not apply.

§ 3. Penalty for being member of such society, etc.

(SENATE BILL No. 338. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to prohibit fraternities, sororities and secret societies in the public schools of the State, and to provide for the enforcement of the same. SECTION 1:—Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That a public school fraternity, sorority or secret society, as contemplated by this Act, is hereby defined to be any organization, composed wholly or in part of public school pupils, which seeks to perpetuate itself by taking in additional members from the pupils enrolled in such school on the basis of the decision of its membership rather than upon the free choice of any pupil in the school who is qualified by the rules of the school to fill the special aims of the organization. § 2:—That any public school fraternity, sorority or secret society, as defined in section 1 of this Act, is hereby declared to be an organization inimical to the public good. § 3:—That it shall be the duty of school directors, boards of edu: cation, school inspectors, and other corporate authority managing and controlling any of the public schools of this State, to suspend or expel from the schools under their control any pupil of such school who shall be or remain a member of or shall join or promise to join, or who shall become pledged to become a member of, or who shall solicit any other person to join, promise to join or be pledged to become a member of any such public school fraternity or sorority or secret society. § 4:—It shall be unlawful from and after the passage of this Act for any person not enrolled in any public school of this State to solicit any pupil enrolled in any such public school of this State to join or to pledge himself or herself to become a member of any such

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ublic school fraternity or sorority or secret society or to solicit any iich pupil to attend a meeting thereof or any meeting where the Join: ng of any such public school fraternity, sorority or secret society shall he encouraged. Any person violating this section of this Act shall be leemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each and every offense. § 5. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to fraternities, sororities or secret societies in the University of Illinois or any of the State normal schools nor to students of these institutions in their relation to such organizations in these institutions. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

FREE TEXT BOOKS.

§ 1. Who may submit election, etc.— § 4. Governing body to make rules and form of ballot—who shall furn- regualtions. ish free text books.

§ 5. Provisions of Act may be carried § 2. Property of school district—may out jointly. sell to pupils when requested.

§ 6. Penalty for purchasing books ex§ 3. How distribution shall be made. cept as provided in Act.

(House BILL No. 101. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to authorize boards of education and school directors to provide tert-books for the free use of the public schools, and to sell tertbooks at cost to pupils who desire to purchase them, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That after the taking effect of this Act the board of education or school directors of any school district may and whenever petitioned so to do by five per cent or more of the voters of such district shall cause to be submitted to the voters thereof, at the next regular or special election, the question of furnishing free school text-books for the use of pupils attending the public schools of such district. In a district where no elections are held for school purposes, and the proposition for free text books is to be submitted to a referendum, the governing body, however designated, of such district, shall certify the question to the election commissioners or other officers charged with the holding and conducting of elections in such districts or in the major portion thereof; and it shall thereupon be the duty of such commissioners or other officers, to submit such proposition at the next regular or special election held in such district, or major portion thereof, in substantially the manner herein provided, canvass the vote cast, and certify the result thereof to such governing body. In case any portion of the district wherein the election herein provided for is to be held, shall not be under the jurisdiction of such board of election commissioners, or other officers charged with the holding and conducting of elections, such commissioners or other officers shall, for the purpose herein contemplated, be vested with such jurisdiction at such election. Upon such submission the ballot shall be in substantially the following form:

FOR furnishing free text books in the Public e Schools

AGAINST furnishing free text books in the Public
Schools

If a majority of the votes cast at the election upon such propositio shall be in favor of furnishing free text books, it shall be the duty of the governing body, however designated, to provide and furnish free; text books as provided, in section two (2) hereof, and to sell text books as provided in said section 2, provided that such books shall not be sold as provided for until at least one year has elapsed since said election. The furnishing of free text books when so adopted, shall not be discontinued within four (4) years, and thereafter only by a vote of the people of the district which may be had upon the same conditions and in substantially the same manner as the vote for the adoption of free text books. And, provided, further, no text book furnished under the provisions of this Act shall contain any denominational or sectarian matter.

§ 2. The governing body of every school district having adopted . the provisions of this Act shall provide, at the expense of the district, text books for use in the public schools and loan the same free to the pupils of such district. All text books so furnished to pupils shall remain the property of the school district. They shall also make provisions for the sale of text books so provided, at cost, to pupils of the school or schools in the district, wishing to purchase them for their OWI) use.

§ 3. The distribution of all text books mentioned in this Act shall be made in such manner and in accordance with such methods as the school district boards hereinbefore mentioned shall from time to time determine. Provided, no books shall be distributed which have been in the possession of any person having a contagious or infectious disease.

4. The governing body, however designated, of each district,

shall make such legal rules and regulations as they deem proper for the care and preservation of text books so furnished at public expense.

§ 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent boards of education or board of directors of two or more school districts from jointly carrying out the provisions of this Act.

§ 6. Any person or persons who shall, directly or indirectly, demand or receive any money, promise or anything of value from any pupil, pupils, parent, guardian or caretaker of such pupil or pupils for any book or books provided in this Act, except as provided in section two (2) hereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, in any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five (25) dollars, nor more than one hundred (100) dollars, or be imprisoned in the common jail of the

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