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Apportionment of excess money.

Amount may retain.

claims filed each year shall take priority over claims of suc-
ceeding years until they have been paid in full, those claims
of each year being paid in full or by a proportionate pay.
ment, as the state of said fund will permit. If money re-
mains of such fund after satisfactory payment of all claims
aforesaid in any one year, over and above the sum of one hun-
dred dollars, it shall be apportioned among the several school
districts of such township or city in proportion to the num-
ber of children therein of school age, unless the township
board or the city council shall determine to retain an amount
of such money so remaining not to exceed three hundred dol-
lars, in which case only the amount over and above the sum
so determined shall be so apportioned: Provided, That no
payment of loss shall be made as provided for in this section,
unless the party applying for the same shall make it appear
to the satisfaction of the township board or common coun:
cil that he has made all due efforts and has not been able
to obtain satisfaction therefor from the owner or owners of
the dog or dogs which shall have done the damage, or shall
make it appear that he is unable to ascertain who are the
owners or who is the owner of said dog or dogs.

Proviso. !

Am. 1907, Acts 43 and 331.

EXPLANATORY NOTE BY SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: The apportionment must be based upon the whole number of chil. dren of school age residing in the township, and include all districts whether lying wholly or partly in such township. In case of a fractional district in which the schoolhouse is situated in a different township, the money belonging to such district must be paid over to the treasurer of the township in which the schoolhouse is situated, and by that treasurer paid to the district in the same way as in the case of the one-mill and other taxes.

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An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the state board of


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[Act 194, 1889.]


The People of the State of Michigan enact:


To be a body corporate.

(273) $ 1812. SECTION 1. That for the purpose of ren- . dering more efficient their organization, and to enable them more fully to carry into effect the provisions of the constitu

tion relative thereto, the state board of education shall be To hold prop- and they are constituted a body politic and corporate, and erty of normal are hereby empowered to purchase, have, hold, possess and en

joy to themselves and their successors, all the lands, tene-
ments, hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects of every
kind now belonging to the state normal school or that may
hereafter be acquired by the same; and the same to grant,
alien, invest, sell and dispose of; to sue and sto] be sued,

plead and be impleaded, in all the courts in this state; to have and to use a seal, and the same to change, alter and renew at pleasure, and to make such by-laws and regulations as they may deem proper for the government and conduct of said [board] and for the transaction of its business : Pro- Proviso. vided, The same be not repugnant to the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States: Provided further, That Further said corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chapter fifty-five of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, so far as the same can apply, and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

Chapter 55 of the revised statutes of 1846 contains the "general provisions relating to corporations" and will be found in Chapter 230, sections 8527-51, compiled laws 1897. See acts 138 and 178 of 1849, establishing a state normal school.


(274) § 1813. SEC. 2. Said board shall have power to Power of transact all necessary business at any meeting, a quorum be. ing present. Said board shall make and provide such by. laws and regulations for the conduct of its business as it shall deem proper. A quorum of said board shall consist of a Quorum. majority of its members. All processes against said board Processes. of education shall be served on the president or secretary thereof.

(275) § 1814. SEC. 3. The state board of education of the shall continue the normal school at Ypsilanti in the county of schooal Washtenaw, where it is now located. The purpose of the normal school shall be the instruction of persons in the art of teaching, and in all the various branches pertaining to the public schools of the state of Michigan: Provided, There Proviso. shall be prescribed for said school a course of study intended specially to prepare students for the rural and the elementary [graded] schools of the state, which shall provide not less than twenty weeks of special professional instruction.

(276) § 1815. SEC. 4. No member of said board of edu. Members not cation shall, during his continuance in office, act as the agent agent for of any publisher or publishers of school books or school li- publishers, brary books, or be or become interested in the publication or sale of any such book or books as agent or otherwise.

(277) $1816. SEC. 5. Said board shall provide all nec- Course of essary courses of study to be pursued in the normal school study, trainand establish and maintain in connection therewith a fully etc. equipped training school as a school of observation and practice, and shall grant, upon the completion of either of said courses, such diploma as it may deem best, and such diploma when granted shall carry with it such honors as the extent of the course for which the diploma is given may warrant and said board of education may direct.

(278) $ 1817. SEC. 6. Upon the completion of the course Certificate to specially prescribed as hereinbefore provided for the rural teach, when and elementary graded schools, said board of education shall, of, etc. upon the recommendation of the principal and a majority of



Life certificates, when granted, etc.

May be revoked.

Admission of pupils.


the heads of the departments of said school, grant a certificate which shall be signed by said board and the principal of the normal school, which certificate shall contain a list of the studies included in said course, and which shall entitle the holder to teach in any of the schools of the state for which said course has been provided for a period of five years: Provided, That said certificate may be suspended or revoked by said state board of education upon cause shown by any county board of examination, or by any board of school officers.

(279) S 1818. SEC. 7. Upon the completion of either of the advanced courses of study prescribed by said state board, which shall require not less than four years for their completion, said board of education, upon the recommendation of the principal and a majority of the heads of the departments of said school, shall issue a certificate to the person completing said course, which certificate shall be referred to in the diploma hereinbefore provided to be granted. Said certificate shall set forth a list of the studies of the course completed and, when given, shall operate as a life certificate, unless revoked by said state board of education.

(280) S 1819. Sec. 8. The board of education shall make such regulations for the admission of pupils to said school as it shall deem necessary and proper: Provided, That the applicant shall, before admission, sign a declaration of intention to teach in the schools in this state.

(281) § 1820. Sec. 9. Said board of education shall appoint each year three visitors whose duty it shall be to examine thoroughly into the affairs of the normal school and report their views with regard to its condition and any other matters they may judge expedient, to the said board of education, which report shall be incorporated in the report of the superintendent of public instruction and in the report of said board of education to be made to the legislature as hereinafter provided. Said visitors shall receive two dollars per day for time actually spent in visitation and also their actual traveling expenses, to be paid out of the funds of said board: Provided, That not more than two visits shall be made by any board of visitors.

(282) § 1821. SEC. 10. Said board of education shall make to the legislature, at every regular session thereof, a report setting forth:

First, The work done by the school since the last report;
Second, The (need] needs and requirements of the school;

Third, A report of the principal of the school, concerning such matters pertaining to the school as have been under his immediate direction and control, and such recommendations as he may deem desirable to make to the board; and

Fourth, Afinancial statement, showing in detail the moneys received and expended, with an itemized statement of receipts and expenditures, as near as may be.

To appoint visitors, report of, etc,


Report of board, contents of, etc.

amount of.

(283) § 1822. SEC. 11. The board shall elect a treasurer, Treasurer, how

elected; bond, who shall furnish bonds with two sureties, or a surety bond from any surety company authorized by the laws of this state to execute same, in the penal sum of not less than forty thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties. Whenever the treasurer shall furnish a surety Cost of bond. bond which shall be approved by the board, the cost thereof not exceeding one-half per centum per annum shall be paid out of the treasury of the state of Michigan upon the warrant of the proper officer after being first allowed by the board of state auditors. Such treasurer shall receive such compensa- Compensation. tion as to the board may seem just.

Am. 1909, Act 224.

(284) § 1823. SEC. 12. The ten sections of salt spring Lands approlands located by the board of education under the provisions priated, dispo

, of sections fifteen and sixteen of “An act to establish a state normal school," approved March twenty-eighth, eighteen hun. dred and forty-nine, together with the fifteen sections of said salt spring lands located under the provisions of section sixteen of said act, and all such lands as may be granted by congress or received or set apart in any manner in lieu of any portion of said land, to which the title may prove insufficient, and all donations, in land or otherwise, to the state in trust or to the board of education for the support of a normal school, shall constitute a fund to be called the normal school endowment fund, and shall be reserved from sale until the same shall be appraised. The minimum price of said lands Minimum shall be four dollars per acre, and it shall be the duty of the price, apt.

praisal, etc. officer authorized to sell said lands, to cause the same to be appraised as soon as practicable, in the manner provided for the appraisal of other lands; none of said lands shall be sold for less than the minimum price fixed by law. It shall not be necessary to appraise any of said lands which have heretofore been appraised under existing provisions of law; and the proceeds of sales of any of said lands heretofore appraised and sold shall constitute a part of the fund herein provided. After such appraisal, such land shall be and remain subject to sale at the state land office as is now, shall be hereafter, provided by law, and the principal shall be and remain a perpetual fund for the use of said institution, except as herein provided. The installments of principal paid by the purchasers shall be paid into the state treasury, and the interest thereon from the time of its receipt, or from the time of the preceding computation of interest as the same may be, shall be computed by the auditor general and the state treasurer at the close of each fiscal year, at the rate of six per cent per annum, and together with all interest paid by purchasers of said lands, shall be passed to the credit of the normal school interest fund.


Board to have control of funds, etc.


Compensation of board.

(285) $1824. Sec. 13. The normal school interest fund, and any moneys which may be from time to time appropri. ated for the purposes of the said normal school, shall be under the direction and control of said state board of education, subject to the provisions herein contained, and shall be paid to the treasurer of said board from time to time by the state treasurer on the warrant of the auditor general drawn upon the certificate of the president and secretary of said board of education that said money is needed. No such warrant shall be given except on accounts audited and allowed by said board, covering as [nearly] near as may be the amounts previously furnished : Provided, That said board, for the months of January, February and March, in the years in which the regular sessions of the legislature are held, shall draw money for current expenses as provided in section four hundred and nineteen of Howell's annotated statutes.

(286) § 1825. SEC. 14. The members of the state board of education shall receive three dollars per day for their actual services, and also their necessary traveling and other expenses, to be paid by the state treasurer out of the general funds in the manner already provided by law for the payment of the accounts of boards of state institutions.

(287) § 1826. SEC. 15. Said board shall hold at least two meetings each year, at which they shall examine teachers, and shall grant certificates to such as have taught in the schools of the state at least two years and who shall, upon a thorough and critical examination in every study required for such certificate, be found to possess eminent scholarship, ability and good moral character. Such certificate shall be signed by the members of said board, and be impressed with its seal, and shall entitle the holder to teach in any of the public schools of this state without further examination, and shall be valid for life unless revoked by said board. No certificate shall be granted except upon the examination herein prescribed: Provided, That the said state board of education may, in its discretion, indorse state teachers' certificates, granted upon examinations, normal school diplomas or certificates, or other state certificates granted in other states, if it be shown to the satisfaction of said board that such certificates are for life and that the examinations required or courses of study pursued are fully equal to the requirements of this state.

of board
to grant


Proviso, indorsement of certain certificates.

Am. 1907, Act 125.

Certain text- (288) $ 1827. SEC. 16. The said board shall examine all books, etc., duty of board text-books in physiology and hygiene offered for use in the relating

public schools of this state, and approve those only which thereto.

comply with the law relative to the space required to be de. voted to the consideration of the nature and effects of al. coholic drinks and narcotics, as provided in act one hundred and sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and

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