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David D. L. McCulloch...... New Salem.
*Elected Nov., 1876, vice Kerr, resigned.
Jerome B. Holcomb ........ Newport.
Long Island City.
* For term commencing January 1, 1878. APPORTIONMENT OF SCHOOL MONEYS, 1878.
Moneys received: From the Common School Fund..........
$170,000 00 From the United States Deposit Fund...
165, 000 00 From State School Tax....
$3,273,207 86 Apportioned as follows: For salaries of School Commissioners...
$89,600 00 For supervision in cities and villages................. 37,400 00 For libraries.......
50,000 00 For contingent fund..
2,241 96 For Indian schools....
3,575 96 For district quotas, $52.14 each.... .....
1,030, 129 98 For pupil and average attendance quotas.......... 2,060,259 96
UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Instituted by the Legislature in 1784; Reorganized in 1787. The University of the State of New York consists of twenty-three Colleges of Literature and Science, thirteen Medical Colleges, and about two hundred and forty Academical Institutions in various parts of the State, all reporting to and subject to the visitation of the Regents of the University.
This body consists of nineteen persons, together with the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction, as ex officio members. These nineteen members are chosen by the Legislature in the same manner as Senators in Congress, and may be removed by a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly. Vacancies may occur by resignation, removal from the State, neglect to attend at least one meeting of the Board in a year, without excuse, or acceptance of some office inconsistent with its tenure. They receive no salaries.
They are required to visit and iuspect the Academies of the State, prescribe rules for their returns and reports, apportion the moneys annually distributed among them, and report to the Legislature an abstract of the returns of Colleges and Academies, with such other information and recommendations as they may deem proper. By an act passed May 4, 1844, they were made Trustees, ex officio, of the State Library, and by that of May 10, 1845, they are made Trustees, ex officio, of the State Cabinet (now Museum) of Natural History.
In conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, they appoint the Executive Committee of the State Normal School at Albany. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is, by virtue of his office, chairman of the committee. They may annually confer the degree of M. D. upon four persons recommended by the State Medical Society, and may confer any degree above that of A. M., at their discretion. This power is occasionally exercised.
They have established uniforın rules for Academies debiring incorporation and a participation in the income of