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Tax to be reported.

(330) Sec. 2. The tax provided for in section one of this act shall be reported to the clerk of the township in which such district is located and shall be spread upon the tax roll of such township in the same manner and at the same time as other school taxes.

Section 3 repeals Act 190 of 1903.

COUNTY NORMAL TRAINING CLASSES.

An Act for the establishment of county normal training classes and

for the maintenance and control of the same.

[Act 241, 1903.)

When and how established.

Proviso.

Further proviso.

County normal board, how constituted.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (331) SECTION 1. Upon the notification by the board of education of a district in a county not having a state normal school within its borders, that the district and the board of supervisors of the county have voted to establish a county normal training class, the state superintendent of public instruction may, subject to the provisions herein named, grant permission to establish, maintain and control a county normal training class for the purpose of giving free instruction and training in the principles of education and methods of teaching to residents of the county: Provided, That but one such training class shall be established in any county: And, Provided further, That not more than ten such classes shall be established in the state in any one year.

(332) Sec. 2. The superintendent of public instruction together with the county commissioner of schools of the county and the superintendent of the schools in the district in which a normal training class has been established under the provisions of this act, shall constitute the county normal board: Provided, That in case the superintendent of the schools of the district is also commissioner of schools of the county the board of education of the district shall select the third member of the county normal board. (333)

Sec. 3. The duties of the county normal board shall be as follows:

First, To determine the qualifications for admission to the county normal training class;

Second, To establish a one year course of study to be pursued, a year to consist of not less than thirty-two weeks of five days each;

Third, To grant certificates of graduation to such persons as finish the course adopted above, in such form as the super intendent of public instruction shall prescribe.

Proviso.

Normal board, duties of.

Am. 1905, Act 20.

graduation,

(334) Sec. 4. The certificates of graduation shall qualify Certificates of the holder to teach in the public schools as follows:

First, The certificate of graduation shall qualify the holder to teach for three years from date of issue in any school employing not more than two teachers, in the county in which the county normal training class is situated: Provided, That Proviso. any certificate shall become valid as above specified in any other county when indorsed by the authority that grants certificates in such county;

Second, A certificate of graduation may be renewed or revoked by a majority vote of the county normal board.

Am. Id.

of training classes.

to reimburse district.

(335) Sec. 5. For the purpose of maintaining such nor- Maintenance mal training classes as are herein prescribed, it is further provided :

First, That the district receiving permission to establish a District to county normal training class shall provide teachers, and provide

, rooms with heating and equipment satisfactory to the superin- rooms, etc. tendent of public instruction, and said board shall include in the expense budget of the district such sum as may be nec. essary for these purposes;

Second, That the auditor general annually, on or before the when state thirtieth day of June, upon the certificate of the superiňtendent of public instruction that the equipment and instruction of any county normal training class has been satisfactory, shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the district board or the board of education of the district maintaining such normal training class to the amount of five hundred dollars for each teacher employed in Amount. the training school, to be paid out of the general fund: Pro- Proviso. vided, That in no case shall the total of such appropriation exceed one thousand dollars in any county during any school year;

Third, In any district establishing a county normal train- Board to ing class, the board of education shall, previous to the first estimates day of October in each year, estimate the cost of instruction for the current year in the county normal training class, and, deducting therefrom the amount appropriated by the foregoing provisions of this act, report the balance to the county clerk on or before the first day of October;

Fourth, At its October session, the board of supervisors Supervisors shall appropriate out of the general fund of the county one to make ap

propriation. half of the balance due for instruction, as shown by the aforesaid report to the county clerk, which amount shall be assessed and collected at the same time and in the same manner as the other county taxes: Provided, That in no case Proviso. shall such appropriation made in any county exceed one-half the amount appropriated by the state according to the provisions of this act. The money so raised shall constitute the county normal fund.

.

Am. Id.

Commissioner of schools, duty of.

draw order.

(336) Sec. 6. On or before the thirtieth day of June of each year, it shall be the duty of the county commissioner of schools to certify to the county clerk the balance between

the total cost of instruction for the current year and the When clerk to amount appropriated by the auditor general. Upon receipt

of such certificate, the county clerk shall draw an order for one-half of the said balance upon the county treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the board of education of the district establishing the normal training class: Provided, That such order shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the board of supervisors according to the provisions of this act.

Proviso.

Am. Id.

Disposal of re nainder of fund,

(337)

SEC. 7. All moneys remaining in the county normal fund upon the first of September of each year shall be returned to the general fund of the county.

COUNTY SCHOOLS OF AGRICULTURE.

An Act to provide for the establishment of county schools of agri

culture, manual training and domestic economy.

[Act 35, 1907.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Duty of board of supervisors.

Proviso, election,

(338) SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of any county is hereby authorized to appropriate money for the organization, equipment and maintenance of a county school of agriculture and domestic economy. The board of supervisors of two or more counties may unite in establishing such a school, and may appropriate money for its organization, equipment and maintenance: Provided, That whenever the board of supervisors of the county shall by a two-thirds vote of all members elect, resolve to contract indebtedness or issue bonds to raise money for the organization, equipment and maintenance of such school, the question shall be submitted to the vote of the electors of the county at a general or special election to be called for that purpose. Notice of the submission of such resolution to the vote of the electors and in case a special election is called, notice of the calling of such special election shall be given in the same manner and for the same length of time as is now prescribed by law for general elections. If a majority of the electors of each county, voting on such resolution, shall vote in favor thereof, it shall be deemed to have carried. The returns of the election herein provided for shall be canvassed and the results declared in the same manner and by the same officers as is provided by general law for canvassing the returns of and

Notice, how given.

Canvass of returns.

composed.

how filled.

oceurs.

declaring the results in city, county and district elections. The manner of stating the question upon the ballots shall be prescribed by the resolution of the board of supervisors.

(339) SEC. 2. A board to be known as the county school County school board is hereby created, which shall have charge and control powers. of all matters pertaining to the organization, equipment and maintenance of such schools, except as otherwise provided by law. Said board shall consist of five members, one of whom of whom shall be the county commissioner of schools of the county or district in which the school is located. The other members of the board shall be elected by the board of supervisors, one for one year, one for two years, one for three years and one for four years, and thereafter one member of the board shall be elected annually for the full term of four years from the date of the expiration of the term about to become vacant, but no member of the board of supervisors shall be eligible. Vacancies existing in the board from whatever cause, except Vacancies, in the case of the county commissioner, shall be filled by appointment made by the chairman of the board of supervisors, if the board of supervisors is not in session when such vacancy

If the board of supervisors is in session, vacancies shall be filled by election by said board for the unexpired term. Appointments made by the chairman of the board of supervisors, as hereinbefore specified, shall be for the period of time until the next regular meeting of the board of supervisors. Each person appointed or created a member of Cath, the county school board shall, within ten days after the filed. notice of such appointment, take and subscribe an oath, to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of Michigan, and honestly, faithfully and impartially to discharge his duties as a member of said board, to the best of his ability, which oath shall be filed in the office of the county clerk. He shall also, within the same time, file a bond Bond. in such sum as may be fixed by the board of supervisors, which bond shall be filed in the office of the county clerk. Within fifteen days, after the appointment of said board, the Organization members thereof shall meet and organize by electing one of of board. their number as president. The county commissioner of schools shall be ex-officio secretary of the said board. The board hereafter created shall prescribe the duties of the several officers except as fixed by law.

(340) SEC. 3. Whenever two or more counties unite in Proceedings establishing such a school, the provisions of section two of more counties this act shall apply to the organization of the county school unites linesboard, and to filling vacancies therein: Provided, That the county commissioner of the county in which the school is located shall be a member of the board and ex-officio its sec. retary; and two members shall also be elected from each county by the board of supervisors thereof, one for one year and one for two years, and thereafter one member of the board shall be elected annually in each county for the full

Proviso.

penses.

Tax levy.

Treasurer of

term of two years, but no member of the county board of

supervisors shall be eligible. County school (341) SEC. 4. Whenever two or more counties shall unite board to apportion ex- in establishing and maintaining a school under the provisions

of this act, the county school board herein provided shall, on or before the first day of October in each year, determine the amount of money necessary for the equipment and maintenance of said school for the ensuing year, which said amount they shall apportion among the counties in proportion to the assessed valuation of each county as last fixed by the state board of equalization and shall report their estimate and apportionment to the county clerk of each county, who shall lay said report before the board of supervisors at its annual meeting. The amount so apportioned to each county shall be levied by the board of supervisors of such county, as a portion of the county tax for the ensuing year, for the support of the said school.

(342) Sec. 5. The county treasurer of the county in board, duties. which said school is located shall be ex-officio treasurer of

said board; all moneys appropriated and expended under the provisions of this act shall be expended by the county school board and shall be paid by the said county treasurer on or ders issued by said board or in counties having a board of county auditors, by such auditors, and all moneys received by said board shall be paid to the said county treasurer for the fund of the county school board.

(343) SEC. 6. In the county schools of agriculture and domestic economy organized under the provisions of this act, instruction shall be given in the elements of agriculture including instruction concerning the soil, the plant life, and the animal life of the farm; a system of farm accounts shall also be taught; instructions shall also be given in manual training and domestic economy and such other related subjects as

may be prescribed. School to (344) Sec. 7. Each such school shall have connected with

it a tract of land suitable for purposes of experiment and demonstration, of not less than ten acres in area.

(345) SEC. 8. The schools organized under the provisions of this act shall be free to the inhabitants of the county or counties contributing to their support, who shall be quali

fied to pursue the course of study as prescribed by the school *Special board. Whenever students of advanced age desire admission

to the school during the winter months in sufficient number to warrant the organization of special classes for their in. struction, such classes shall be organized and continued for

such time as their attendance may make necessary. Superintend- (346) SEC. 9. The state superintendent of public instruceinst picpichlic tion shall give such information and assistance and establish duty of. such requirements as may seem necessary for the proper or

ganization and maintenance of such schools, and, with the

advice of the president of the Michigan state agricultural agricultural

college, determine the qualifications required of teachers em

Instruction to be given.

have land.

School to be free.

classes,"

President

college.

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