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School matters, provisions governing.

cation or board of trustees, and in the office of the township clerk or clerks of the township or townships in which the territory may be located.

(231) SEC. 2. Any persons residing on territory adjoining any city district, or in any school district the boundaries of which have been fixed by legislative act, who desire to have their property attached to or detached from such school district, may petition the board of education or the board of trustees thereof to have such territory annexed or detached, as the case may be, and when such petition has been received the secretary of the board of education or the board of trustees shall proceed as hereinbefore stated and call a meeting of the board of education or board of trustees, and the township board, to take action on such petition.

(232) Sec. 3. When any territory shall be attached to or detached from the school district of any city, or any school district the boundaries of which have been fixed by legislative act, in pursuance of the provisions of this act, it shall in all things relative to school matters be governed by the provisions of the law in force and governing such district at the time the change of boundaries is made.

(233) SEC. 4. The board of education or the board of trustees of any district which by reason of the provisions of this act is extended beyond the limits of any single municipality, shall, within the time provided by law, for certifying taxes by township clerks, certify to the board of supervisors all amounts to be raised therein for school purposes. The board of supervisors shall, in accordance with law, apportion such school taxes to the several municipalities possessing territory in such district in proportion to the assessed valuation of each municipality within such district, and shall certify the same to the proper officer thereof.

Certificate.

Taxes, apportionment of.

TEACHERS' INSTITUTES.

An Act to provide for the better support of teachers' institutes, and

to repeal sections three thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, three thousand seven hundred and ninety, and three thousand seven hundred and ninety-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

[Act 53, 1877.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Boards to collect fees from applicants for certificates.

(234) $ 4839. SECTION 1. That all boards or officers, authorized by law to examine applicants for certificates of qualification as teachers, shall collect, at the time of examination, from each male applicant for a certificate, an annual fee of one dollar, and from each female applicant for a certifi

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cate, an annual fee of fifty cents, and the director and secretary of any school board that shall employ any teacher who when to be has not paid the fee hereinbefore provided, shall collect, at director, etc., the time of making contract, from each male teacher so employed, an annual fee of one dollar, and from each female teacher so employed, an annual fee of fifty cents. All per- Receipt. sons paying a fee as required by this section, shall be given a receipt for the same, and no person shall be required to pay said fee more than once in any school year.

ACT VALID: This act does not conflict with Const., Art. X, section 1, on the ground that the fees are specific taxes ; nor on the ground that the fees are not uniform. This section is not defective, incomplete, ineffectual and is valid.-Hammond v. School Board, 109 / 676.

(235) § 4840. SEC. 2. All such fees, collected by the Disposition director or secretary of any school board, shall be paid over to the secretary of the county board of school examiners of the county in which they were collected, on or before the fifteenth day of March, June, September and December, accompanied by a list of those persons from whom they were collected, and all of such fees, together with all those that shall be collected by the county board of school examiners, shall be paid over by the secretary of said board of school examiners to the treasurer of the county in which they were collected, on or before the last day of March, June, September and December, in each year, accompanied by a complete list of all persons from whom said fees were collected, and a like list, accompanied by a statement from the county treasurer that said fees have been paid to him, shall be sent by said secretary to the superintendent of public instruction. All moneys paid over to the county treasurer, as provided by this act, shall be set apart as a teacher's institute fund, to be used as hereinafter provided.

(236) $ 4841. Sec. 3. The superintendent of public in- Annual struction shall annually appoint a time and place in each or- County ganized county for holding a teachers' institute, make suitable arrangements therefor, and give due notice thereof: Provided, That in organized counties having less than one Proviso, thousand children between the ages of five and twenty years, when optional the holding of such institute shall be optional with the said intendent. superintendent, unless requested to hold such institute by fifteen teachers of the county in which such institute is to be held: Provided, however, That if there shall not be a suffi- Proviso. cient number of teachers in any county to make such request, then teachers of adjoining counties who desire to attend such institute may unite in the required application to said superintendent: Provided, also, That the said superintendent Proviso. may, in his discretion, hold an institute for the benefit of two or more adjoining counties, and draw the institute fund from each of the counties thus benefited, as hereinafter provided.

institute.

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attendance.

tending not to forfeit wages.

(237) § 4842. SEC. 4. The superintendent of public instruction, in case of inability personally to conduct any insti. tute, or to make the necessary arrangements for holding the same, is hereby authorized to appoint some suitable person

for that purpose, who shall be subject to the direction of said Certificate of superintendent. Every teacher attending any institute held

in accordance with the provisions of this act, shall be given by the superintendent of public instruction, or by the duly

appointed conductor, a certificate setting forth at what sesTeachers at- sions of said institute such teacher shall have been in attend

ance, and any teacher who shall have closed his or her school, in order to attend said institute, shall not forfeit his or her wages as teacher, during such time as he or she shall have been in attendance at said institute, and the certificate here

inbefore provided shall be evidence of such attendance. Expense of

(238) § 4843. SEC. 5. For the purpose of defraying the institute, how paid. expenses of rooms, fires, lights, or other necessary charges,

and for procuring teachers and lecturers, the said superintendent, or the person duly authorized by him to conduct said institute, may demand of the county clerk of each county for the benefit of which the institute is held, who shall thereupon draw an order on the county treasurer of his county for such sum, not exceeding the amount of the institute fund in the county treasury, as may be necessary to defray the expenses of said institute; and the treasurer of said county is hereby required to pay over to said superintendent or duly appointed institute conductor, from the institute fund in his hands, the amount of said order.

(239) § 4844. Sec. 6. In case the institute fund in any county shall be insufficient to defray the necessary expenses of any institute held under the provisions of this act, the auditor general shall, upon the certificate of the superintendent that he has made arrangements for holding such institute and that the county institute fund is insufficient to meet the expenses thereof, draw his warrant upon the state treasurer for such additional sum as said superintendent shall deem necessary for conducting such institute, which sum shall not exceed one hundred dollars for each institute, and shall be paid out of the general fund.

May draw on state treasurer.

Am. 1899, Act 64.

Yearly state institute.

(240) § 4845. SEC. 7. The superintendent is authorized to hold, once in each year, an institute for the state at large, to be denominated a state institute, and for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses of such institute, the audi. tor general shall, on the certificate of said superintendent that he has made arrangements for holding such institute, draw his warrant upon the state treasurer for such sum as said superintendent shall deem necessary for conducting such institute, which sum shall not exceed four hundred dollars and shall be paid out of the general fund: Provided, That

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(243) Sec. 2. Such information as is contained in said Informabureau shall be given without charge to all school officers, superintendents and teachers who may ask therefor, but neither the superintendent of public instruction nor any one employed in his office shall be required to recommend any teachers for positions.

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COMPULSORY EDUCATION.

An Act to provide for the compulsory education of children, for pen

alties for failure to comply with the provisions of this act, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of the same.

[Act 200, 1905, repealing Act 95, 1895.]

Children of certain ages to attend school.

Proviso, exceptions.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (244) SECTION 1. Every parent, guardian or other person in the state of Michigan having control and charge of any child between the ages of seven and sixteen years, shall be required to send such child to the public schools during the entire school year, and such attendance shall be continuous and consecutive for the school year fixed by the district in which such parent, guardian, or other person in parental relation may reside: 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 parochial school in such branches as are usually taught in the public schools to children of corresponding age, or who, upon the completion of the work in such schools, shall present satisfactory evidence to the county commissioner of schools, and, in appropriate cases, to the superintendent of schools, that he has completed sufficient school work to entitle him to an eighth grade diploma;

(b) Any child who has received an eighth grade diploma from the public schools;

(c) Any child who is physically unable to attend school. If the truant officer is notified of the non-attendance of any child at school and he shall find the one in parental control claiming that such child is physically unable to attend school, the truant officer may secure a written statement of a competent physician, certifying that such child is physically unable to attend school;

(d) Children over fourteen years of age whose services are essential to the support of their parents may be excused by the county commissioner of schools or city superintendent of schools from attendance at school on the recommendation of the board of education of the district in which such children reside, and said board shall certify to the officers herein mentioned the facts in all such cases;

(e) Children under nine years of age, whose parents do not reside within two and one-half miles, by the nearest traveled road, of some public school: Provided, That if transportation is furnished for pupils in said district then this exemption shall not apply;

Any child twelve to fourteen years of age while in attendance at confirmation classes conducted for a period of not to exceed five months in either of said years.

Am. 1907, Act 74.

A child over 16 years of age is not between the ages of 7 and 16 years, and as to construction of age limit, see Jackson v. Mason, 145 / 338.

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