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from dismissing any pupil within the such period for persistent disobedience,' immoral conduct, or other sufficient cause, neither shall anything in this act operate to prohibit the transfer of any child over the age of eighteen years to the Michigan employment institution for the blind upon consent granted by the board of control of the Michigan school for the blind, and whenever, in the discretion of said board, the transfer of any such child will be for its best interests or the best interests of the said Michigan school for the blind.
Am. 1907, Act 116.
(254) 2017. Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the secresecretary of state.
tary of state to make out and forward to the superintendent of the Michigan school for the blind, on or before the first day of November in each year, on blanks prepared for that purpose, a copy in detail of so much of the statistical information received by him by virtue of any law of this state as relates to the blind. It shall be the duty of each school census enumerator provided for in the general school laws of the state, within the district, ward, or portion thereof, allotted to him, to procure the name, age, residence, and the name and residence of the parents or guardians or persons in control or in charge of each blind child, and of each child whose vision is so defective as to make it impossible to properly educate such child in the public schools, between the
ages of seven and nineteen years. List of
(a) The said enumerators in addition to their duties now names of blind chil
prescribed in the general school laws shall make a list of the dren, by names of all blind children, or children whose vision is so whom made, verified, etc. defective as to make it impossible to properly educate them
in the public schools, together with the data herein authorized to be secured, which list shall be verified by oath or affirmation of the person taking such census, by affidavit appended thereto, or inserted thereon, setting forth that it is a correct list of the names of all the children herein designated, residing within the particular school district, ward, or portion thereof. Said affidavit may be made before the township clerk or any other officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments. Blanks for this purpose shall be
furnished by the department of public instruction to the secTo whom retary of every school board within the state. The said forwarded.
list shall, after it has been properly verified, and within the time prescribed by the general school laws for the filing of census lists, be forwarded by the secretaries of the said school boards to the superintendent of public instruction and
a copy thereof shall be filed with the proper officer of the Duty of supt. township or city, as the case may be. The said superintendpublic instruction.
ent of public instruction shall, immediately upon receipt of the various lists, prepare and tabulate a report containing the name, age and residence of each blind child, and each child whose vision is so defective as to make it impossible for
it to be properly educated in the schools for the seeing within this state, together with the names and residences of the parents, guardian, or person having the control of any such child, which report shall be forwarded to the superintendent of the Michigan school for the blind.
(b) It shall be the duty of every parent, guardian, or When children other, person, having control or charge of any child or chil- Michigan dren in the state of Michigan, between the ages of seven and School for nineteen years who are blind, or whose vision is so defective as to make it impossible to have them properly educated in the schools for the seeing, to send such child, or children, to the Michigan school for the blind, to be received at that school in accordance with the provisions of the statute, and the rules and regulations which are or may be prescribed by the board of control of said school: Provided, That the par- Proviso, ents, guardian or person having control of any such child exceptions, shall not be required to send them to the Michigan school for the blind when they come within any one of the following classes :
(1) Any child or children being educated in any private or parochial school;
(2) Any child or children physically or mentally incompetent of being educated;
(3) Any child or children over the age of seventeen years who have been taught and are employed and are working at a trade;
(4) Any child or children of the age of eighteen years employed at the Michigan employment institution for the blind;
(c) It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the Michi. Duty of supgan school for the blind to furnish to the county commis- of school. sioner of schools of every county, and to the secretary of the school board in every city or village, a list of the names of such children within such county, city or village, as come within the provisions of this act. Each truant officer shall, Truant when notified by the board of control, or by the superintendent of the Michigan school for the blind, or by anyone appointed or designated by them, or by the county commissioner of schools, that there are within such village, city or county, as the case may be, children who come within the provisions of this act, investigate all such cases and report the conditions found to exist to the superintendent of the Michigan school for the blind, and the commissioners of schools of the county. The superintendent of the Michigan When superschool for the blind shall, upon receipt of such report froni notify truant any truant officer, determine whether or not the children officer. in question are included within the provisions of this act, and if in his judgment such children are included within the provisions of this act, and are not included within the exempted classes named herein, he shall notify the proper truant officer, who, upon receipt of such notice, shall take When to ensuch steps against the parents, guardian or other person hav. force act. ing charge or control of any such child or children, to en
Proceedings in indigent cases.
force the provisions of this act, as are now prescribed in act two hundred of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, as amended, relative to compulsory education under the general school law.
(d) In case when such parent, guardian or other person, on account of indigent circumstances, are unable to furnish such child or children with transportation to and from such school, the board of trustees of the Michigan school for the blind shall provide such transportation each year, and the said board of trustees may include therewith transportation for such parent, guardian or other person to said school and return, when the child is under twelve years of age, and for that purpose may issue a certificate directed to the auditor general that said amount is necessary for the benefit of such individuals, who shall draw his warrant upon the state treasurer therefor, and any such sums are hereby appropriated, and shall be paid out of any moneys in the general fund, not otherwise appropriated, and the auditor general shall charge all such moneys, so drawn, to the county of which such parent, guardian or other person is a resident, or to which he or she shall belong, to be collected and returned to the general fund, the same as any state taxes are required to be by law.
(e) Anyone refusing to comply with any of the provi. sions of this act, and any parent, guardian or other person who shall wilfully refuse to send any children coming within the provisions of this act and not herein expressly exempted, to the Michigan school for the blind, or who shall detain any such children who should be in attendance at said school, shall, upon conviction by any court of competent authority, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to such penalties as are prescribed in said act two hundred of the public acts of nineteen hundred five as amended for the violation of any of its provisions. All provisions of said act two hundred of the public acts of nine. teen hundred five are made applicable hereto except in so far as they may be inconsistent herewith.
An Act to prevent crime and to punish truancy.
[Act 222, 1887.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
What children deemed truants or disorderly persons.
(255) § 11765. SECTION 1. That every boy between the age of ten and sixteen years, or any girl between the age of ten and seventeen years, who shall frequent or be found lounging about saloons, disreputable places, houses of ill
fame, or who shall be an inmate or resident or a member of a
§ 11766. SEC. 2. Upon the complaint upon oath Who to make and in writing made before any justice of the peace, police justice or other criminal magistrate, by the parent or guar. dian, or other person knowing of the facts of his own knowl. edge, that any girl between the age of ten and seventeen years, or that any boy between the age of ten and sixteen years, or by the supervisor of any township, or mayor of any city, or president of any village, and in any city of over eight thousand population by the chief of police, mayor, or other person knowing of the facts of his own knowledge, that such minor has been guilty of any of the acts specified in section one of this act, such justice of the peace, police justice or Term of other criminal magistrate, shall issue a warrant for the arrest of such minor, and upon conviction such minor, if a boy, may be sentenced by such justice of the peace, police justice or criminal magistrate, to the industrial school for boys at Lansing, and if a girl, to the industrial home for girls at Adrian, boys until eighteen years of age, and girls until twenty-one years of age, unless sooner discharged according to law: Provided, That no person or persons shall be sent Proviso as to the said industrial school for boys or to the industrial
to approval home for girls until the sentence therein has been submitted to and approved by one of the judges of the recorder's court of the city of Detroit, or judge of the superior court of the city of Grand Rapids, or any circuit judge or probate judge of the county in which such conviction shall be had.
Am. 1899, Act 75.
(257) $ 11767. SEC. 3. The same proceedings shall be Proceedings had upon the trial of any person charged with being guilty of upon trial. any of the offenses mentioned in section one of this act before the justice before whom such person is brought as are had in trials for misdemeanor, as far as the same are applicable, and
the state agent for the care of juvenile offenders of the county wherein such offenders may be on trial shall have authority and take the same action in the premises as is provided by act number one hundred and seventy-one of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three of this state.
An Act to provide for the punishment of persons responsible for or
contributing to the delinquency of children.
(Act 314, 1907.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
(258) SECTION 1. In all cases where any child shall be a of delinquent delinquent child, or a juvenile delinquent person, as defined children, responsibility by the statutes of this state, the parent or parents, legal guarof, penalty.
dian or person having the custody of such child, or any other person, responsible for or by any act encouraging, causing or contributing to the delinquency of such child shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon trial and conviction there of, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninetv days, or both such fine and im
prisonment: Provided, That the court may, in its discretion, suspension of
suspend sentence upon any person found guilty under this act upon conditions which may be imposed by the court at the time of the suspension of such sentence.
Proviso as to
An Act to provide for the protection of children.
(From this act only such portion is quoted as relates directly to students in schools.)
[Act 260, 1881.]
Minors or students, not permitted in saloon, etc.
(259) $ 5551. SEC. 2. No minor child under seventeen years of age, nor any minor who is a student in any public, private or parochial school in the state of Michigan, shall be permitted to remain in any saloon, bar room or other place where any spirituous or intoxicating liquor, or any wine or beer, or any beverage, liquor or liquors containing any spirit uous or intoxicating liquor, beer or malt liquor is sold, given away or furnished for a beverage; or in any place of amusement known as dance houses, concert saloons, variety theaters; or in any house of prostitution; or in any room or hall occupied or used for hire, gain or reward, for the pur pose of playing billiards, pool, cards, dice or any other un