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PART-TIME OR CONTINUATION. Who may establish-when main 8 7. Compulsory attendance-penalty. tained.

8. Penalty for failure of employer Subjects.

to permit minor to attend. Who shall attend.

$ 9.

School officials to enforce at

tendance.
School district entitled to reim-
bursement.

$ 10. When Act does not apply.
State Board of Vocational Edu-

cation to establish standards
-rules and regulations-State
inspection.

(HOUSE BILL No. 465. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

6.

AN ACT for the establishment and maintenance of part-time or con

tinuation schools and classes, providing for the control and management thereof and compulsory attendance of pupils, prescribing the courses of instruction therein, providing State aid therefor, and providing penalties for violations thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That part-time or continuation schools or classes shall be established and maintained as hereinafter provided. The board of education or school directors of each city and of each school district in which there are twenty or more minors above the age of fourteen years and below the age of sixteen years who are not in regular attendance upon all-day schools, shall, and in other cities and school districts they may, beginning in September 1921 establish and maintain part-time or continuation schools or classes in which such minors shall receive instruction, and such schools or classes shall on and after September 1, 1922, be established and maintained in each city or school district in which there are twenty or more minors above the age of fourteen years and below the age of seventeen who are not in regular attendance upon all-day schools, and such schools or classes shall on and after September 1, 1923, be established and maintained in each city or school district in which there are twenty or more minors above the age of fourteen years and below the age of eighteen years who are not in regular attendance upon all day schools. Such schools or classes shall be under the control and management of the board of education or school directors, as the case may be, and shall be a part of the public school system of the city or district which maintains them.

Such part-time or continuation schools or classes shall be maintained each year during the full period of time when the public schools of the city or district are in session. The sessions of such part-time or continuation schools or classes shall be on the regular business days, except that they shall not be held on Saturday afternoons.

$ 2. Such part-time or continuation schools or classes shall afford instruction in any one or in any combination or in all of the following subjects: (a) Those subjects usually taught in the public schools, so as to permit the students in the continuation school classes to continue their education from the point where they left it in order to go to work; (b) civic and vocational subjects; and (c) those subjects which supplement the daily occupations of the students.

§ 4. Every minor between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years who is regularly and lawfully employed in some occupation or service, unless such minor has completed a four year secondary course of instruction, shall attend part-time or continuation school or class, when and where such school or class has been established and is maintained for the instruction of minors of such minor age, in the city or district : in which such minor resides or may be employed after such schoo, or ! class has been established therein. Such attendance shall be for rot less than eight hours per week for at least thirty-six weeks each ytar. The attendance upon a part-time or continuation school or class shall be between the hours of eight o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon on regular business days except Saturday afternoons. The time spent in a part-time or continuation school or class by a minor shall be reckoned as a part of the time or number of hours said minor is permitted by law to work. A minor employed, or kept at home, in the service or assistance of any parent, guardian or person having the control or custody of such minor shall be considered as a minor lawfully and regularly employed in some occupation or service.

$ 5. Any school district which establishes part-time or continuation schools or classes as required under the provisions of this Act and in accordance with the rules of the State Board for Vocational Education shall be entitled to reimbursement from available Federal and State funds to an amount not less than one-half of the salaries of all teachers of such part-time or continuation schools or classes, provided that if the amount of such Federal and State funds shall not be sufficient to reimburse in full the amounts so due such district for such purpose, the State Board of Vocational Education may prorate the sums available for such reimbursement among the part-time or continuation schools, departments, or classes entitled to such reimbursement.

$ 6. It shall be the duty of the State Board for Vocational Education to establish standards for the maintenance of such schools. It shall prescribe rules and regulations for the administration of this Act by the local school authorities, concerning plant, equipment, courses of study and teachers, and shall be authorized to expend State funds appropriated for the purpose of this Act in assisting the local school authorities to finance such education, and shall provide State inspection and supervision of the same. It shall require an annual report from each subdivision regarding its administration of this Act.

$ 7. Every parent, guardian or other person having the custody or control of a minor required under the provisions of this Act to attend a part-time or continuation school or class shall cause such minor to attend such school or class. A parent, guardian or other person who refuses or wilfully fails to comply with this provision of the law shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars.

$ 8. Any person, firm or corporation employing a minor between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years required under the provisions of this Act to attend a part-time or continuation school or class shall

permit such minor to attend such school or class whenever such school ur class shall have been established in the city or school district where the minor resides or may be employed; and any such person, firm or corporation wilfully violating this provision shall for each such violation be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than two hundred dollars for each offense, at the discretion of the court. Any person, firm or corporation, employing any such minor who fails to attend part-time or continuation school or class as required herein, shall immediately discontinue the services of such minor upon receiving from the school authorities written notice of the failure of such minor to attend such part-time or continuation school or class, and any person, firm or corporation wilfully violating this provision shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars for each offense.

$ 9. The school oflicials charged with the responsibility of enforcing the compulsory attendance laws of this state shall also be responsible for the enforcement of the attendance upon part-time or continuation schools or classes in accordance with the terms of this Act.

§ 10. 'Nothing in this Act contained shall be held, deemed or construed as having any application to children or minors who attend private or parochial schools or to children or minors who are receiving educational training or instruction in the homes of their parents or guardians either by said parents or guardians or by private tutors provided by said parents or guardians.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

SALE OF COMMON SCHOOL LANDS.

Amends section 224, Act of 1909.

$ 224.

Petition for sale of

election for sale of.

(HOUSE BILL No. 214.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section two hundred and twenty-four (224) of an Act

entitled, "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools", approved and in force June 10th, [12], 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section two hundred and twenty-four (224) of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12th, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 221. When the inhabitants of any township shall desire the sale of the common school lands of such township, they shall present to the county superintendent of the county in which the school lands of the township, or the greater part thereof lic, a petition for their sale. Such petition shall be signed by at least two thirds of the voters of the township. The petition must be signed in the presence of at least two adult citizens of the township, after the true meaning and purpose thereof have been explained, and an affidavit must be affixed thereto by the two citizens witnessing the signing, which affidavit shall state the number of the inhabitants in the township twenty one years of age and over, and the petition so verified shall be delivered to the county superintendent for his action thereon. In townships having a population of

more than 10,000 inhabitants, such petition shall be signed by at leas. one tenth of the legal voters of the township, and be delivered to county superintendent at least fifteen days preceding the regular eletion of trustees, or the date of a special election, which may be called for such purpose; and thereupon it shall be the duty of the county superiltendent to notify the voters of such township that an election for o: against the proposition to sell common school lands of the township, 0: a portion thereof will be held at the next regular election of trustees, ur at a special election called for that purpose, by posting notices of such election in at least two of the most public places throughout such township, for at least ten days before the date of such election, which notice may be in the following form, to wit:

ELECTION FOR SALE OF COMMON SCHOOL LANDS.
Notice is hereby given that on.

..the.

.day of..

1.... an election will be held at. for the purpose of voting "for" or "against" the proposition to sell common school lands of the township, to-wit: (Here insert description of the lands). The polls will be opened at ........ and closed at. o'clock, .....M.

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT The ballots of such election shall be received and canvassed as ocht! elections provided for in this Act, and the returns of the result thereur made to the county superintendent, and of fif] two thirds of the vote upon such proposition shall have been cast in favor of the sale, the county superintendent shall act thereon. No section shall be sold in any toWLship containing fewer than 200 inhabitants; and common school lands in fractional townships may be sold when the number of acres are in, or above, a ratio of 200 to 640 but not before, provided, however, that where the lands sought to be sold are swamp or overflow lands, and are located in a township containing less than 200 inhabitants, a petition signed by at least two thirds of the voters in such township shall be sufficient to cause the county superintendent to act thereon. All other proceedings shall be the same as provided in this section.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

SCHOLARSHIPS-PERSONS IN MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE. $ 1. Adds section 166a and 173a, Act

$ 173a. Who may be awarded of 1909.

University of Ill..

nois scholarship 166a. Who may be awarded

Normal School

scholarship.

(HoĽSE BILL No. 733. APPROVED JUXE 28, 1919.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, "An act to establish and maintain a

system of free schools," approred and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by adding thereto tuo new sections, to be known as sections 1660 and 1730.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That “An Act to establish and

maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1903, as amended, is amended by adding thereto two new sections, to be known as sections 166a and 173a, to read as follows:

§ 166a. Any person who served in the army, navy or marine corps of United States, not including members of the Students' Army Training Corps during the World War, who, at the time of entering upon such service, was a resident of this State, and who has been honorably discharged from such service, and who shall possess all necessary entrance requirements shall, upon application and proper proof, be awarded a Normal School scholarship.

Any person who served as above stated, and who, at the time of entering upon such service was a student at any State Normal School, and who was honorably discharged from such service shall, upon application and proper proof, be entitled to finish and complete his course of study at such institution without tuition and matriculation charges, but such person shall not be entitled to more than four years of gratuitous instruction.

$ 173a. Any person who served in the army, navy or marine corps of United States, not including members of the Students' Army Training Corps during the World War, who, at the time of entering upon such service, was a resident of this State, and who has been honorably discharged from such service, and who shall possess all necessary entrance requirements shall, upon application and proper proof, be awarded a University of Illinois scholarship.

Any person who served as above stated, and who, at the time of entering upon such service, was a student at the University of Illinois, and who was honorably discharged from such service, shall, upon application and proper proof, be entitled to finish and complete his course of study at the University of Illinois without tuition and matriculation charges, but such person shall not be entitled to more than four years of gratuitous instruction.

The holder of any university scholarship or free tuition privileges, under the provisions of this section, shall be entitled to all the privileges and shall be subject to all the conditions set forth in sections 174 and 115 of this Act.

The provisions of sections 166a and 173a, however, shall not apply to persons who were convicted by court martial of disobedience of orders, where such disobedience consisted of the refusal to perform military service on the ground of alleged religious or conscientious objections against war.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

SCHOLARSHIPS-UNIVERSITY.

1. Amends section 174. Act of 1909.

Emergency. (HOUSE BILL No. 208. APPROVED MAY 13, 1919.) An Act to amend section 174 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 174 of an Act entitled :

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