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(253) SEC. 12. Act number three hundred fifteen of the Act repealed. public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen, entitled "An act to regulate the sale of school text-books," the same being sections five thousand seven hundred eighty-seven to five thousand seven hundred ninety-eight, inclusive, of the compiled laws of nineteen hundred fifteen, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed : I'rovided, however, That any right or cause of action that may Proviso, have accrued under said act number three hundred fifteen, or

pending. under any other law repealed hereby, may be enforced, or prosecuted notwithstanding the provisions hereof.

action

An Act to provide a system of humane education, which shall include

kind treatment to domestic and wild animals and birds.

[Act 227, P. A. 1913.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (251)

§ 5871. SECTION 1. For the purpose of lessening Education in crime and raising the standard of good citizenship, and incul. public schools. cating the spirit of humanity, such humane education shall be given in the public schools as shall include the kind and just treatment of horses, dogs, cats, birds, and all other animals.

(255) § 5872. SEC. 2. In every public school within this Teaching of state, a portion of the time shall be devoted to teaching the kindness, etc. pupils thereof kindness and justice to, and humane treatment and protection of, animals and birds, and the important part they fulfill in the economy of nature. It shall be optional How taught. with each teacher whether such teaching shall be through humane reading, stories, narratives of daily incidents or illustrations taken from personal experience. This instruction Part of study. shall be a part of the curriculum of study in all the public schools of the state of Michigan. (256)

§ 5873. SEC. 3. The principal or teacher of every Certified school shall certify in his or her reports that such instruc- reports. tion has been given in the school under his or her control.

An Act authorizing the introduction of the kindergarten method in

the public schools of this state.

[Act 119, P. A. 1891.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (257) § 5799. SECTION 1. That in addition to the duties Duty of imposed by law upon the district board of every school district in this state, they shall also be empowered to provide a suitable room or apartment for kindergarten work, and to supply

district board.

their district respectively with the necessary apparatus and appliances for the instruction of children in what is known as the kindergarten method.

As to certificates, and payment of kindergarten teachers, see section 261.

What chil

to instruction.

Qualifica

(258) S5800. SEC. 2. In the employment of teachers it tions of teachers, etc. shall be competent for such district board to require quali

fications for instruction of children in kindergarten methods, and the district board may provide by contract with the teacher for such instruction, specifying the hours and times therefor under such rules as the district board may prescribe.

(259) $ 5801. Sec. 3. All children residing within the dren entitled

district between the ages of four and seven shall be entitled to instructions in the kindergarten department of such dis

trict school. Act to apply (260) § 5802. SEC. 4. The powers and duties herein imother schools. posed or conferred upon the district shall also be and the

same are hereby imposed and conferred upon the school trustees or board of education or other body, by whatever name known, managing or controlling the public schools in each city and village of this state; and this act is hereby made applicable to every public school organized by special act or by charter as fully as if they were named herein.

to certain

An Act to define the legal qualifications of kindergarten, primary,

music, domestic science and art, manual training, commercial, physical training, and drawing teachers in the state. (a)

[Act 166, P. A. 1901.]

When teachers legally qualified.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (261) § 5803. SECTION 1. Any person who is a graduate of any kindergarten training school, whose course of study covers at least two years of work and is approved by the superintendent of public instruction of this state, and who holds also a teacher's certificate or a diploma from a reputable college or from a high school having a four years' high school course, may be granted a kindergarten and primary certificate by said superintendent of public instruction, and such person holding such certificate shall be considered a legally qualified kindergarten and primary teacher; and any district board shall be authorized to pay such teacher for instruction in the kindergarten and primary grades from the same fund, and in the same manner as other teachers are now paid.

Am. 1917, Act 265.
See sections 257-60.

(a) Title amended 1917, Act 265.

certificate.

(262) § 5804. SEC. 2. Any person who has finished a Who

granted course of at least two years in music, domestic science and art, manual training, commercial branches, physical training or drawing in the university of the state of Michigan, or in any of the state normal schools, or in any college incorporated under the general laws of the state, or in any other institution whose course of study is acceptable to the superintendent of public instruction, and who shall present to said superintendent of public instruction a statement from the proper authorities of the institution certifying to the fact of the completion of the required amount of work, may be granted respectively a music teacher's certificate, a domestic science and art teacher's certificate, a manual training teacher's certificate, a commercial teacher's certificate, a physical training teacher's certificate, or a drawing teacher's certificate; and any person holding such certificate shall be con- Deemed sidered a legally qualified teacher in the subject named in legally

qualified. the certificate; and any district board or board of education shall be authorized to pay such teacher for instruction in the subject for which such teacher is thus qualified from the same fund and in the same manner as other teachers are now paid.

Am. Id.

(263) § 5805. SEC. 3. Any person who has finished a Music course of at least two years in music under a private instruc- certificate. tor, and who shall pass an examination satisfactory to the musical director of any state normal school in Michigan, may be granted a music teacher's certificate as provided in section two hereof.

Sec. 4 repeals all contravening acts.

An Act to provide for teaching in the public schools the modes by which the dangerous communicable diseases are spread, and the best methods for the restriction and prevention of such diseases.

[Act 146, P. A. 1895.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (264)

§ 5807. SECTION 1. There shall be taught in every Instruction, year in every public school in Michigan the principal modes how given. by which each of the dangerous communicable diseases are spread and the best methods for the restriction and prevention of each such disease. Such instruction shall be given by the aid of text-books on physiology, supplemented by oral and blackboard instruction. From and after July first, nineteen hundred ten, no text-book on physiology shall be adopted for use in the public schools of this state, unless it shall give at least one-eighth of its space to the causes and prevention of dangerous communicable diseases. Text-books used in Text-books, giving the foregoing instruction shall, before being adopted approval of.

Penalty.

for use in the public schools, have that portion given to the instruction in communicable diseases approved by the state board of health to the state board of education.

(265) $ 5808. SEC. 2. Neglect or refusal on the part of any superintendent or teacher to comply with the provisions of this law shall be considered a sufficient cause for dismissal from the school by the school board. Any school board wil. fully neglecting or refusing to comply with any of the provisions of this act shall be subject to fine the same as for neglect of any other duty pertaining to their office. This act shall apply to all schools in this state, including schools in cities or villages, whether incorporated under special charter or under the general laws.

Duty of boards.

Proviso.

An Act to require the establishment of an optional course of military

training in all high schools in this state.

[Act 185, P. A. 1917.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (266) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be the duty of all boards of education or boards of trustees of school districts maintaining one or more high schools within their respective districts to establish a course of military training for such high school or schools, such course to be optional with the students of such high schools: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to cities or villages having less than five thousand population : Provided further, That when less than twenty-five male students elect to take such course, the board of education may discontinue said course until such time as twenty-five male students request the re-establishment of said course.

(267) SEC. 2. Failure or neglect upon the part of any board of education or board of trustees of any school district to maintain a course of military training, as provided in this act, shall subject said board to removal from office, after a hearing with proper notice, by the state superintendent of public instruction.

Further proviso.

Penalty.

An Act to require the teaching of the constitution of the United

States and of the state of Michigan in the public and private schools
of the state.

[Act 209, P. A. 1921.]
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
(268) SECTION 1.

SECTION 1. In all public and private schools located within the state of Michigan, commencing with the

Teaching of constitution required.

school year nineteen hundred twenty-one, there shall be given regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States and in the constitution of the state of Michigan.

(269) SEC. 2. Such instruction in the constitution of the Period United States and the constitution of the state of Michigan taught. shall begin not later than the opening of the eighth grade, and shall continue in the high school course to an extent to be determined by the superintendent of public instruction.

FIRE DRILLS IN SCHOOLS.

[Extract from Act 178, P. A. 1915.]

(270) § 9116. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the state Fire drills in

schools. fire marshal and deputy and assistant fire marshals to require teachers of public and private schools and educational insti. tutions to have one fire drill each month and to keep all doors and exits unlocked during school hours, and it shall be the duty of such teachers to comply with these requirements.

See sec. 678.

An Act to provide for the publication of the proceedings of the

annual school meeting, and an annual financial statement in graded school districts in which a newspaper is published, and to provide for the expense thereof. (a)

(Act 185, P. A. 1897.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (271) § 5809. SECTION 1. Previous to the first Monday Publication in August of each year the board of education or board of of proceedtrustees, as the case may be, of each graded school district in this state shall cause to be published in a newspaper published in said district, or in the county in which said district is located, said newspaper to be designated by said board of education, a complete statement of the proceedings of the annual school meeting, and an itemized financial statement of the receipts and expenditures of said district during the preceding school year, the expense of said publication to be paid out of the general fund of the district and proof of said publication shall be filed in the office of the superintendent of public instruction not later than August fifteenth of each and every year. Am. 1917, Act 269; 1919, Act 350.

(a) Title am. 1919, Act 350.

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