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“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:
$ 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 purcha of laboratory supplies and similar fees for supplies and materia's Provided, however, that such student shall be subject to all examilstions, rules and requirements of the board of trustees and faculty, except 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 ir full force and effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED May 13, 1919.
TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS.
91. Boards of education Act of 1909.
shall have right to $ 86. Provides form of bal
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tice to be posted in
case of election. § 127. Powers. limitation
and duties. (SENATE BILL No. 490. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)
Av ACT amend sections 86, 91 and 127 of an Act entitled "Andd
to establish and maintain a system of free schools” approred an? 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 12 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 sha' read as follows:
$ 86. If a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor of estat lishing 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 consist 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 sha?? 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 Saturdar in April In case of a vacancy the board shall call an election without delar, to be held on any Saturday.
The ballots to be used at all elections held for the selection of . member or members of the township high school board of educating
shall be furnished by the township high school district and shall be in Corm substantially as follows: Tor....
. members to serve three years.
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 fity such signatures shall be required to make valid any petition. The Lames 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 provided 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 oflices 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 prorisions 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 a compact form as may be for the convenience of the electors voting therein. Said board shall appoint two judges and one clerk for each polling place, assigning so far as practicable at least one member of such board to each polling place. Notice of all such elections shail be in the form now prescribed by law and be posted by the said board 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.
$ 127. 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.
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 de termined by a majority of all the votes cast; and the site selected by either method shall be 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.
Eighth-To divide the district into sub-districts, to create new ones, and to alter or consolidate them.
Vinth-To dismiss and remove any teacher, whenever in their pinion he is not qualified to teach, or whenever in their opinion the hterests of the school may require it.
Tenth—To apportion the pupils of the several schools.
Eleventh-To prepare and publish annually in some newspaper, or in pamphlet form, a report including the school attendance in the Fear preceding, the program of studies, the number of persons between the ages of twelve and twenty-one unable to read and write, and a statement of the receipts and expenditures, with the balance on hand.
Thirteenth—To request the trustees of schools, in writing, to convey any real estates (real estate) or interests therein used for school purposes, or held in trust for schools.
APPROVED June 30, 1919.
UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, ETC.
$ 1-a. Proceedings to dissolve
(HOUSE BILL No. 549. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) AN Act to amend “An Act to revise the law in relation to universities,
colleges, academies, and other institutions of learning," approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That “An Act to revise the law in relation to universities, colleges, and academies, and other institutions of learning," approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto a section to be known as section 1-a, as follows:
$ 1-a. That if any corporation mentioned in section 1 of this Act, that has been incorporated at the request of any person who has given or devised property for the purpose of establishing and maintaining any institution mentioned in section 1 of this Act, heretofore has or hereafter shall divert such gift or devise to any purpose other than the specific purpose for which it was given or devised, or, if it shall become impracticable to maintain such institution, or, if such corporation shall be guilty of a mis-user or non-user of its principal corporation franchises, then a bill in chancery may be filed in the Circuit Court of the county in which such institution is located, or in the county where any real estate that was given or devised to such institution, is situated, against such corporation, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, upon the relation of the Attorney General, State's attorney, or the donor of the property given or devised, or the heirs at law of any deceased donor, and a summons may thereupon issue to any county in the State for said corporation, and the practice shall be the same as other proceedings in chancery; and upon a hearing, if the facts alleged in the bill are proven, the court shall enter a decree dissolving the corporation, and vesting the title in any property, so given or devised, in the donor thereof, or in case of his death, in his heirs at law then surviving.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
$ 1. Acceptance Federal Vocational
Duties of Board of Vocational Education Law.
Education. $ 2. Establishing Board of Vocational $ 5. State Treasurer custodian of all Education.
moneys-how drawn. $ 3. Members of Board to serve with $ 6. Emergency out compensation.
(SENATE BILL No. 22. APPROVED MARCH 6, 1919.)
An Act in relation to vocational education. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That all of the provisions and benefits of an act of Congress entitled, “An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide for cooperation with the states in the promotion of such education in agriculture and the trades and industries; to provide for cooperation with the states in the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; and to appropriate money and regulate its expenditures," approved February 23, 1917, a. amended, hereinafter referred to as the Federal Vocational Education Law, are hereby accepted by the State of Illinois.
§ 2. There is hereby established the Board of Vocational Education. The Board of Vocational Education shall consists of the Director of Registration and Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Director of Agriculture, the Director of Labor, and the Director of Trade and Commerce.
The Director of Registration and Education shall be the chairman of the Board of Vocational Education, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be its executive officer.
The Director of Registration and Education, the Director of Agriculture, the Director of Labor, the Director of Trade and Commerce, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall serve as members of the Board for Vocational Education during the respective terms of office for which they shall have been appointed or elected, as the case may be.
The members of the Board for Vocational Education shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of duties under the provisions of this Act.
$ 4. The Board for Vocational Education shall have power and it shall be its duty:
(a) To cooperate with the Federal Board for Vocational Education in the administration of the provisions of the Federal Vocational Education Law, to the extent and in the manner therein. provided ;
(b) To promote and aid in the establishment of schools and classes of the types and standards provided for in the plans of the Board for Vocational Education, as approved hy the Federal Board for Vocational Education, and to cooperate with State and local school authorities in the maintenance of such schools and classes ;
(c) To conduct and prepare investigations and studies in relation to vocational education and to publish the results of such investigations and studies;