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(4659) Sec. 14. The annual meeting of all school districts, except where otherwise provided by special enactment, shall be held on the second Monday of July in each year. The school year shall commence on that day, and the trustees and officers of the district shall date their terms of office from said day, and until their successors are elected and qualified: Provided, That any district may vote to hold its annual meeting on the fourth Monday in July.

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CHAPTER III.

School board, when to report taxes voted.

census.

(4675) SEC. 10. The district board, or board of education, shall, between the second Monday in July and the first Monday in August in each year, make out and deliver to the township clerk of each township in which any part of the district is situated, a report in writing under their hands of all taxes voted by the district during the preceding year, and of all taxes which said board is authorized to impose,

to be levied on the taxable property of the district. School board to (4687) Sec. 22. It shall be the duty of all school boards make annual

and boards of education in this State to make an annual school census in their respective districts or cities as is pro

vided in this section: When taken. First, In all school districts, except in incorporated cities

having a population of three thousand or over, within fifteen

days next previous to the first Monday in June of each year, Who to make the director, or such other reputable and capable person or enumeration.

persons as the district board may appoint, shall take the

school census of the district and make a list in writing of Data required. the names and ages of all the children who are five years of

age, and under twenty years of age, whose parents or legal guardians reside therein, the names of said parents or guardians, giving street and residence number in villages and cities,

in such form as the Superintendent of Public Instruction List verified may prescribe, and said list shall be verified by the oath or by oath.

affirmation of the person taking such census, by affidavit appended thereto or indorsed thereon, setting forth that it is a correct list of the names of all the children between the ages aforesaid residing in the district. Said affidavit may be

made before the township clerk or other officer authorized by When returned. law to take acknowledgments; and said verified census list

shall be returned with the annual report of the director to

the township clerk before the first Monday in August thereCompensation. after. The director, or other person employed by the board

of education, may receive as compensation for taking said census, such sum as the school board may direct, not exceed

ing one hundred dollars. In cities, who to Second, In all incorporated cities or special legislative distake census, etc.

trict having a population of three thousand or over, within

twenty days next previous to the first Monday in June of each year, the secretary of the board of education, or other reputable and capable person or persons employed by the board of education, shall take the school census of such city as follows:

(a) The census shall be taken and reported by wards. Taken by wards.

(b) Each enumerator shall make a list in writing of the Data required. names and ages of all children who are five years of age and under twenty years of age, whose parents or legal guardians reside in the ward or portion of the ward allotted to said enumerator, together with the names of said parents or legal guardians, giving the street and residence number in each case, said list to be in such form as the Superintendent of List verified. Public Instruction may prescribe, and it shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the person making the same, by affidavit appended thereto or indorsed thereon, setting forth that it is a correct list of the parents or legal guardians, their street and residence number, the names and ages of all the children between the ages aforesaid residing in the ward or part thereof as allotted to him. Third, In taking the census in any school district or city, Certain children

not included. the director or enumerators shall not include in the census the names of any child or children in reformatories or prisons; nor the names of any child or children in asylums, almshouses, or other charitable institutions, except as follows:

(a) Children in such institutions who regularly attend Exceptions. the public schools.

(b) Orphans whose parents at the time of death resided in such school district or city.

Children of either class shall be included in the district or ward where such institution is located, except children in class (a) where the parents, or either of them, reside in the Legal residence. city or district, and in such cases the legal residence of the child is that of the parent. Indian children shall not be in- Indian children. cluded in any census, unless they attend the public school or their parents are liable to pay taxes in the district or city. Domestics, bell boys and other servants, if entitled Domestics, etc. to be included in the census, must be recorded at the residence of their parents or legal guardians.

Fourth, In cities having a population of three thousand Cities, when or over, the secretary of the board of education and the sev

census compiled. eral enumerators shall, immediately after the first Monday in June in each year, compare, correct and compile the entire census. The said secretary of the board of education shall Affidavit of then attach thereto his affidavit that the several enumerators were duly employed by the board of education and that said census has been properly compared, corrected and compiled; and forthwith, and before the second Monday in July thereafter, transmit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction when transmitted the entire census, together with his affidavit and the affidavits

to Supt. Public of the several enumerators, and at the same time he shall transmit to said superintendent the annual statistical and financial report of said city or district,

secretary.

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(4689) SEC. 23. The director shall also, at the end of the school year, and previous to the first Monday in August in each year, deliver to the township clerk, to be filed in his office, a report to the board of school inspectors of the township, showing:

First, The whole number of children belonging to the district between the ages of five and twenty years, according to the census taken as aforesaid;

Second, The number attending school during the year under five, and also the number over twenty years of age;

Third, The number of non-resident pupils of the district that have attended school during the year;

Fourth, The whole number that have attended school during the year;

Fifth, The length of time the school has been taught dur. ing the year by a qualified teacher, the name of each teacher, the length of time taught by each, and the wages paid to each;

Sixth, The average length of time scholars between five and twenty years of age have attended during the year;

Seventh, The amount of money received from the township treasurer apportioned to the district by the township clerk;

Eighth, The amount of money raised by the district, and the purposes for which it was raised;

Ninth, The kind of books used in the school;

Tenth, Such other facts and statistics in regard to the schools and the subject of education as the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall direct.

CHAPTER IV.

Inspectors an

(4694) Sec. 3. On the first Monday in August in each nual report, in triplicate, what

year the inspectors shall make triplicate reports setting forth to contain. the whole number of districts in their townships, the amount

of money raised and received for township and district libraries, and such other items as shall from year to year be required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to

gether with the several particulars set forth in the reports Township clerk, of the several directors for the preceding year; and the town. to forward two

ship clerk shall, within ten days thereafter, forward two copies.

copies of the same, together with a copy of each of the school

directors' reports, to the county commissioner of schools, and Proviso, 'as to file the other copy in his office: Provided, That in township

districts where the board of education is by law made a board
of school inspectors, said board shall meet on said first
Monday in August and make the same reports to the Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, as are required of school in-
spectors in this section.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 29, 1905.

board of education.

[No. 37.]

AN ACT to provide for the establishing and maintaining of

free employment bureaus.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That free employment bureaus are hereby Authorized authorized to be created in every city in this State having certain cities. a population of over fifty thousand, for the purpose of receiving applications of persons seeking employment, and applications of persons seeking to employ labor. Such bureaus shall Name. be designated and known as Michigan Free Employment Bureaus.

Sec. 2. The Commissioner of Labor shall organize and Commissioner establish in all cities of fifty thousand inhabitants or over, establish. in this State, a free employment bureau, for the purpose of receiving applications of persons seeking employment, and applications of persons seeking to employ labor. No com- No compensation pensation or fee shall be charged or received, directly or in. to be received. directly, from persons applying for employment or help through any such bureau. It shall be the duty of said Com. Duty of

commissioner. missioner of Labor to use all diligence in securing the cooperation of employers of labor with the purposes and objects of said employment bureaus. To this end it shall be com- How may adver

tise for positions. petent for said commissioner to advertise in the columns of newspapers, or to use other mediums, for such situations as he has applicants to fill, and he may advertise in a general way for the co-operation of large contractors and employ. ers, in such trade journals or special publications as reach such employers, whether such trade journals are published within the State of Michigan or not. The expenses for said Advertising advertising shall not exceed five hundred dollars per annum, how paid. and shall be paid from any appropriations made for the Department of Labor, and shall be audited the same as other items of expense. SEC. 3. When the Commissioner of Labor shall deem it Board of auditors

to provide necessary to establish a free employment bureau under the provisions of this act, the Board of State Auditors shall provide a suitable office for the same, with necessary furniture; Printing, binding, and all printing, binding, blanks, stationery and supplies etc., how shall be done and furnished under any contract which the State now has, or shall hereafter have, for similar work with any party or parties; and the expense thereof shall be Expenses, in the discretion of the Board of State Auditors, audited how paid. and paid for in the same manner as other State printing and supplies are paid for.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 30, 1905.

office, etc.

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[No. 38.]

AN ACT making an appropriation for the completion of two

detached buildings for patients at the Northern Michigan Asylum for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred five, and to provide for a tax to meet the same.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Appropriation.

Proviso, as to money for immediate use.

How paid out.

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars for the completion of two de tached buildings for patients, now in course of construction on the grounds of the Northern Michigan Asylum: vided, That the board of trustees may obtain money under this section before July first, nineteen hundred five, in such amounts as they may, by requisition, certify to the Auditor General are necessary for inmediate use, which amounts thus advanced shall be deducted from the total amount appropriated when the appropriation becomes available.

SEC. 2. The amount appropriated by the provisions of this act shall be paid out of the general fund in the State treasury to the treasurer of the Northern Michigan Asylum at such times and in such amounts as the general accounting laws of the State prescribe, and the disbursing officer shall render his accounts to the Auditor General thereunder.

Sec. 3. The Auditor General shall incorporate in the State tax for the year nineteen hundred five the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, which, when collected, shall be credited to the general fund to reimburse the same for the money hereby appropriated.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 30, 1905.

To be incorporated in state tax.

[No. 39.]

AN ACT to provide for the burial of the bodies of certain honorably discharged soldiers, sailor's or marines or the wives or widows of said soldiers, sailors or marines in this State, who shall hereafter die without leaving means sufficient to defray funeral expenses, and to repeal act number two hundred forty-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine.

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Supervisors to SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the board of superappoint suitable visors of each county in this State to appoint in each town

ship and ward, in their respective counties, a suitable per

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