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every year to conduct a summer normal school for the benefit of the colored teachers of the public schools of this state and those who expect to become teachers in the public schools ; said summer normal school shall begin on a day to be designated by the superintendent of public instruction not later than the first of July and to continue for a term of five weeks. In said summer school shall be taught such branches as relate to the academic and professional improvement of teachers.
2. SALARY OF OFFICERS.—The annual salary allowed the president, professors, instructors, and other employees in said normal and collegiate institute shall be regarded as covering the time during which they are on duty in said summer normal school: provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the superintendent of public instruction from employing other competent and skilled normal instructors to assist the regular faculty in conducting said summer normal school.
3. PRESIDENT MAY ISSUE CIRCULARS.—The president of the institute, with the approval of the superintendent of public instruction, may issue circulars or adopt such other means as may be deemed expedient to convey to teachers due notice of the time when said summer normal school shall begin and the course of instruction to be given. The teachers attending said summer normal school shall receive such certificates of merit as the authorities of said institute may prescribe.
4. TEACHERS MAY OCCUPY INSTITUTE BUILDINGS.— While in attendance upon said summer normal school the teachers may occupy the institute buildings and be furnished accommodations as to board in like manner as are the regular students of the institute. They shall be subject to such rules and regulations as to government and discipline as shall be approved by the board of education. The charge for board and lodging to each teacher shall not exceed two dollars per week. All regular employees of said institute shall perform such service during the summer normal school term as the authorities of the institute may require.
5. COLORED TEACHERS.-Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the superintendent of public instruction from conducting institutes or teachers meetings in any other part of the state for the benefit of colored teachers of the public free schools: provided, that no public free school funds shall be used for this purpose.
Sec. 1629. [Should be read in connection with chapter 241 of acts of extra session of 1887, page 316.] Sec. 1636 a. Summer normal schools.-The sum of two thousand five
1893-4, p. 655. hundred dollars is hereby annually appropriated, payable out of any amount appropriated out of the general fund of the state for public free school purposes, for the establishment and maintenance of state summer and normal schools for the better equipment of the teachers in the public schools of this state.
2. The purpose of said normal schools shall be to familiarize the teachers in the public schools of this state with more advanced methods of teaching and to furnish such additional academic training as will tend to promote the usefulness of the public schools.
3. The said summer normal schools shall be conducted under the general management of the board of education, and shall be subject to the supervision of the superintendent of public instruction, who shall from time to time select the places of holding said normal schools, the instructors therefor, and regulate the course of instruction to be pursued therein.
4. The said normal schools shall be held for a period of not less than four weeks in each year, beginning on such day or days in the summer vacation
of the public schools as may be designated by the superintendent of pub-
GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO COLLEGES AND ACADEMIES AND OTHER INSTI
TUTIONS; OF THE MILLER MANUAL-LABOR SCHOOL AND THE MEDICAL
1887-8, p. 12.
Sec. 1638 a. Educational institutions receiving state appropriations to make annual reports to the board of education. It shall be the duty of the president or chairman of the board of visitors or trustees of every state institution which is educational in its character to cause to be made out by the superintendent, president, principal, or other proper oflicer of such institution and forwarded to the office of the superintendent of public instruction on or before the first day of October of each year a report for the year ending the thirtieth of June preceding. Said report shall set forth the condition and progress of said institutions; the number of professors, assistant teachers, and other officers, and the compensation of each ; the whole number of students in attendance; the courses of instruction, academic, professional, or technical; the means and methods of instruction; the number of students in the different classes; the terms of tuition ; the number of students admitted free of charge for tuition; the kind and amount of all funds and endowments yielding an income; the annual income from all sources and the items thereof; the amount of expenditures and the items thereof; and such other information as may be deemed necessary to a full exhibit of the affairs and conditions of said institution. Said reports shall be embodied in the annual report of the superintendent of public instruction to the board of education to be by the president of said board laid before the general assembly of Virginia.
All acts and parts of acts requiring reports of said institutions to be made otherwise than as specified in this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 1638 b. Expenses of the boards of visitors of the institutions of learning.—The boards of visitors of the university of Virginia, Virginia military institute, Virginia agricultural and mechanical college, state female normal school, Virginia normal and collegiate institute, and William and Mary college normal male school shall receive their actual expenses (itemized) incurred in the discharge of their duties in attending the meetings of said hoards,
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THE INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB AND TIIE BLIND.
Sec. 1652. [Repealed. Acts 1895-'96, page 770.]
Sec. 1659 a. The institution for the deaf and the dumb and the blind. 1895-6, p. 770. 1. Be it enacted, &c.
2. The institution established for the education of the deaf and dumb and As Amended the blind by an act of March thirty-one, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, 1897-8, p. 276. shall be continued and the visitors thereof shall be a corporation by the name of the Virginia school for the deaf and the blind and be vested with all the rights and powers now vested in the corporation created by the said act and be subject to the control of the general assembly.
3. The present board of visitors of the institution for the deaf and dumb and the blind are removed on the fifteenth day of march, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and the governor of Virginia, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint six persons as visitors of the said institution who, together with the superintendent of public instruction of the state, shall constitute the board of visitors for the government of the said institution. The terms of office of said visitors shall commence on the fifteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-six and hold as follows:
Under the first appointment under this act two visitors shall hold for one year, two for two years, and two for three years, and all succeeding appointments shall be for three years; if any vacancy occur in the board of visitors during their term it shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired term by appointment, which shall be subject to ratification or rejection by the senate at the next sesson of the general assembly.
4. The board shall appoint one of the visitors as their president and in case of his absence a president pro tempore. The board shall appoint a secretary, who shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the board and of the executive committee of said board should one be created by said board.
5. The board shall be charged with the erection, preservation, and repair of the buildings of the institution and the care of its property. It shall direct and do or cause to be done by officers, professors, agents, and employees appointed by said board of visitors all things necessary or expedient for promoting the objects of the institution not inconsistent with law.
The board shall provide rules and regulations for the government of said institution, setting forth in said rules and regulations the duties of all the officers, professors, agents, and employees, and said rules and regulations to be posted at various places in the institution and on the premises.
6. The board shall have one annual meeting and such intermediate meetings as they shall prescribe, the time and place of meeting to be fixed
by said board. A special meeting may be called at any time by the president or any three members of the board, notice of the time and place of such meeting being given to the other members.
7. The superintendent, professors, and all other officers of the institution shall be elected on the day of June, eighteen hundred and ninetysix, and every two years thereafter by the board of visitors, and shall be selected with reference to fitness, sobriety, literary and business qualifications without regard to party affiliations. The board of visitors may remove at any time the superintendent, professors, and all other officers of the institution, causing to be entered upon the record of the board the order of removal together with the cause of the removal.
8. Each fiscal year of said institution shall end on the thirtieth day of September, to which time the accounts of the institution shall be made up; and the board of visitors shall annually before the first day of October deliver to the second auditor a report to the general assembly of Virginia showing the condition of the institution and its receipts and disbursement for the said year. The board shall also make reports as required by section two hundred and twenty-one of the code of Virginia.
9. There shall be in said institution one school for the education of deaf mutes and another school for the education of the blind. These schools must be separate and distinct. The pupils of each school shall be selected as the board of visitors may prescribe among such persons as are unable to pay for maintenance and support to the extent of the means of the institution, and also from other persons residents of this state on such terms for their maintenance and support as may be agreed upon. But hereafter there shall be no charge for the education of pupils.
10. For the support of said institution there shall be paid out of the public treasury on the orders of the board of visitors, attested by the secretary and countersigned by the president of the board, such sums as may from time to time be appropriated by the general assembly of Virginia.
THE INSANE AND INEBRIATES.
OF THE LUNATIC ASYLUMS AND THE CARE OF INSANE PERSONS AND THEIR
ESTATES ; INEBRIATES.
As Amended 1893-4, p. 397.
Sec. 1661. Their location and corporate names.-The directors for each of said asylums and their successors shall respectively continue to be corporations-for the asylum at Williamsburg, with the name of "the eastern state hospital”; for the asylum at Staunton, with the name of “the western state hospital”; for the asylum at Marion, with the name of “the southwestern state hospital," and for the asylum at Petersburg (established for the reception and treatment of colored persons of unsound mind), with the name of the central state hospital.”
Sec. 1669. [82 Va. 863 ; 89 Va. 118.]
Sec. 1669 a. Payment of justices of the peace, witnesses, and physicians in certain cases. The justices of the peace composing a commission of lunacy shall receive for their services each the sum of one dollar; that all witnesses regularly summoned before such commission of
1887-8, p. 549.
lunacy shall receive for their attendance before the same the sum of fifty cents for each day's attendance, and that any physician who shall be summoned to appear before a commission of lunacy shall be paid the sum of two dollars and fifty cents in each case : provided, that not more than one physician in any one case shall receive compensation under the provisions of this act; all of which said fees and costs shall be paid out of the public treasury of the state by the auditor of public accounts upon the certificate of the court of the county or corporation in which such commission of lunacy is held.
Sec. 1670. What justices to do if person be insane.-If the justices As Amended decide that the person is a lunatic and ought to be confined in an asylum
1893-4, p. 956. and ascertain that he is a citizen of this state then, unless some person (lo whom the justices in their discretion may deliver such lunatic) will give bond with sufficient surety, to be approved by them, payable to the commonwealth, with condition to restrain and take proper care of such lunatic without cost to the commonwealth until the cause of confinement shall cease or the lunatic is delivered to the sheriff of the county or sergeant of the corporation to be proceeded with according to law, the said justices shall order him to be removed to the nearest asylum and received if there be room therein, and if not to either of the others.
Sec. 1672 a. Reception of patients at the several state hospitals.— 1895 6, p 843. All persons who have been legally adjudged insane who have or may hereafter make application for admission into a state hospital shall be received. The superintendents of the several state hospitals shall be required to send promptly for all such insane persons and receive them until all vacancies in the same are filled.
Sec. 1676. Disposition of non-resident lunatic.--If it appear to the As Amended justices that the person examined by them is a lunatic and a non-resident 1893-4, p. 918. of the state the same proceedings shall be had with regard to said lunatic as if he were a resident of the state and being proceeded against under the foregoing sections sixteen hundred and seventy, sixteen hundred and seventy-one, sixteen hundred and seventy-two, sixteen hundred and seventythree, sixteen hundred and seventy-four, or sixteen hundred and seventyfive, or any act amendatory thereof; and if said non-resident be received into an asylum under such proceedings or be committed to jail a statement of the fact of his non-residence and of the place of his domicile, or from which he came as far as known, shall accompany any order respecting such lunatic; and the board in the one case and the court to whose jail he may have been committed in the other shall as soon as practicable cause him to be returned to his friends if known, or the proper authorities of the state or country from wbich he came if ascertained and such return be by the said board or court deemed expedient or practicable; and in all cases such lunatic shall be treated and cared for as if he were a resident of this state subject to the provisions aforesaid and the further provisions contained in section one thousand six hundred and seventy.eight.
Sec. 1679 a. Provisions for insane not in asylums.--The governor be Extra Session and he is hereby authorized and empowered to cause insane persons con
1887, p. 524. fined in the different jails of the commonwealth to be supported and maintained outside of the asylums of the state until they can be provided for therein, and to make all necessary and proper arrangements for their transportation, support, and maintenance.
Sec. 1680 a. How expenses paid.-The expense of removing, support- Extra Session ing, and maintaining such insane persons shall be paid out of the state
1887, p. 524. treasury upon the order of the governor: provided, that the cost of their