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more than 10,000 inhabitants, such petition shall be signed by at less one tenth of the legal voters of the township, and be delivered to count, superintendent at least sisteen days preceding the regular elction of trustees, or the date of a special election, which may be called for surf purpose; and thereupon it shall be the duty of the county superL. tendent 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, to 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 town: ship, for at least ten days before the date of such election, which notio 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 com: mon 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 otho elections provided for in this Act, and the returns of the result thero made to the county superintendent, and of [if 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 towo ship containing fewer than 200 inhabitants; and common school land, in fractional townships may be sold when the number of acres are in of above, a ratio of 200 to 640 but not before, provided, however, that who the lands sought to be sold are swamp or overflow lands, and are locate in a township containing less than 200 inhabitants, a petition signe by at least two thirds of the voters in such township shall be sufficies: to cause the county superintendent to act thereon. All other proceek ings shall be the same as provided in this section.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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AN Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain * system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909. " amended, by adding thereto two new sections, to be known as secto 166a and 17.3a. SectioS 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinos represented in the General Assembly: That “An Act to establish ano

maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, 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. § 17.3a. 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 175 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. § 2. Emergency. - (House Hill No. 208. APProved MAY 13, 1919.) AN ACT to amend section 17% 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: “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approve:

and in force June 12, 1909, as amonded, is amended to read as follows: § 174. Any University scholarship issued under the provisions of this Act shall exempt the holder from the payment of tuition, or any matriculation, term or incidental fee whatsoever, except for purchase of laboratory supplies and similar fees for supplies and materia's Provided, however, that such student shall be subject to all examiliations, rules and requirements of the board of trustees and faculty, exces as herein directed: And, provided, further, that this Act shall not be construed to prohibit the board of trustees from granting other scholarships. § 2. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. APPROVED May 13, 1919.

TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS. § 1. Amends sections 86, 91 and 127, § 91. Boards of education

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§ 127. Powers, limitation and duties.

(SENATE BILL No. 490. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919. )

AN ACT to amend sections S6, 91 and 127 of an Act entitled “An Art to establish and maintain a system, of free schools” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That sections 86, 91 and 18. of an Act entitled “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as subsequently amended, be and the same are hereby amended so that said sections sho! read as follows: $ 86. If a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor of establishing a township high school it shall be the duty of the treasurer to call a special election on any Saturday within sixty days for the purpose of electing a township high school board of education, to consis: of five members, notice of which election shall be given for the same time and in the same manner as provided in the election of trustees of schools. The members elected shall determine by lot, at their first meeting, the length of term each is to serve. Two of the members shal. serve for one year, two for two years and one for three years from the second Saturday of 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. which subsequent election shall be held on the second Saturday in April In case of a vacancy the board shall call an election without delay, to be held on any Saturday. The ballots to be used at all elections held for the selection of a member or members of the township high school board of education

shall be furnished by the township high school district and shall be in orin substantially as follows: it or . . . . . . . . . . . . members to serve three years.

Frank Chance Tyrus Cobb Margaret Murphy Elizabeth Brown. The voter shall make a cross-mark in the square preceding the name or names of the candidate or candidates of his choice and the ballots shall be so counted. The nominations of candidates for the offices of members of the board of education shall be made only by petition. All petitions shall be filed with the secretary at least ten days before the day of election. All petitions shall be signed by at least 10 per cent of the legal voters of the district, but not to exceed fifty such signatures shall be required to make valid any petition. The names of candidates shall be printed in the order in which the petitions are filed with the secretary. Such election shall be held under the Australian ballot system as orovided in the general election laws and as detailed in section 22 and section 23 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at nublic expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public oslices to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,” approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, at the school house or such other place as shall be designated by the proper officers in the notice of election. Within ten days after their election the members of the township high school board of education shall meet and organize by electing one of their number president, and by electing a secretary. It shall be the duty of such high school board of education to establish, at a site or sites lawfully selected, one or more high schools for the education of the more advanced pupils. § 91. For the purpose of building one or more high schools, conducting and supporting such schools and paying all necessary expenses, the territory for the benefit of which a high school is established under any of the provisions of this Act, and all high school districts organized under any statute in force at the time of their organization, and all high school districts legalized by statute, shall be regarded as school districts, and the board of education of each of said high school districts shall in all respects have the powers and discharge the duties of boards of education elected under the general school law. The board of education of any such high school district shall have the right to build or acquire and maintain one or more sites and erect thereon buildings when in their judgment such additional facilities are needed by the district and the site or sites therefor have been lawfully selected: Provided, however, that in all elections held under the provisions of this Act the board of education shall have the power to establish a suitable number of voting precincts for the accommodation of voters of the district in which said election is held, and shall fix the boundaries of said precincts, and designate one polling place in each, which precincts shall be composed of contiguous territory in compact form as may be for the convenience of the electors vot therein. Said board shall appoint two judges and one clerk for eae polling place, assigning so far as practicable at least one member of such board to each polling place. Notice of all such elections o be in the form now prescribed by law and be posted by the said boa of education in at least ten of the most public places in each of said voting precincts at least ten days previous to the day of election. . § i27. The board of education shall have all the powers of school directors, be subject to the same limitations, and in addition thereto they shall have the power, and it shall be their duty: First—To establish and support free schools for not less than seven nor more than ten months in each year. i Second—To repair and improve school houses and furnish them with the necessary fixtures, furniture, apparatus, libraries and fuel. Third—To examine teachers by examinations supplemental to any other examinations, and to employ teachers and fix the amount of their salaries. Fourth—To establish schools of different grades, to adopt regulations for the admission of pupils into the same, and to assign pupils to the several schools. Fifth–To buy or lease one or more sites for school houses with the necessary grounds; provided, however, that it shall not be lawful for such school board of education to purchase or locate a school house site, or to purchase, build or move a school house, unless authorized by a majority of all the votes cast at an election called for such purpose in pursuance of a petition signed by not fewer than five hundred legal voters of such district, or by one-fifth of all the legal voters of such district: And, provided, further, that if no site shall receive . a majority of all the votes cast at such election, the board of education may, if in their judgment the public interest requires it, proceed to select a suitable school house site; and the site so chosen by them in such case shall be legal and valid the same as if it had been determined by a majority of all the votes cast; and the site selected by either method shall he the school house site for such district; and said district shall have the right to take the same for the purpose of a school house site, either with or without the owner's consent, by condemnation or otherwise: And, provided, further, that all school house sites heretofore located or selected by boards of education in cases in which at an election duly called and held as herein provided, no site received a majority of the votes cast, are hereby legalized and made valid school house sites in and for the district for which they were so located and selected. Sixth–To levy a tax to extend schools beyond a period of ten months, in each year, upon a petition of a majority of the voters of the district. Seventh—To employ a competent superintendent who may be required to act as principal or teacher in such schools. Fighth—To divide the district into sub-districts, to create new ones, and to alter or consolidate them.

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