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Affidavit of publication.
(272) 5810. SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction to require an affidavit of the publication provided for in section one of this act as a part of the annual report of said district, and the said superintendent of public instruction shall not accept the annual report of any such district if such affidavit of publication does not accompany it. Am. 1923, Act 284.
An Act to provide for the purchase and display of United States flags
in connection with the public school buildings within this state.
[Act 56, P. A. 1895.]
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Flags to be (273) § 5811. SECTION 1. That the board of education purchased.
or the board of school trustees in the several cities, townships, villages and school districts of this state shall purchase a United States flag of a size not less than four feet two inches by eight feet and made of good flag bunting "A,"
flag staff and the necessary appliances therefor and shall disdisplaying.
play said flag upon, near, or in a conspicuous place within,
the public school building during school hours and at such Expense, how other times as to the said board may seem proper; and that defrayed.
the necessary funds to defray the expenses to be incurred
herein shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as Penalty. moneys for public school purposes are collected by law. And
the penalties for neglect of duty provided in section two, chapter thirteen of the general school laws, shall apply to any school officer refusing to comply with the provisions of this act.
An Act designating the days to be observed as holidays in the public
schools of this state.
[Act 11, P. A. 1911.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (274) 5823. SECTION 1. The following days, namely, the first day of January, commonly called New Year's day, the thirtieth day of May, commonly called Memorial day, the fourth day of July, commonly called Independence day, the first Monday of September, commonly called Labor day, and the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas day, all Saturdays and all days appointed or recommended by the governor of this state or the president of the United States as days of fasting and prayer or thanksgiving
salaries not affected.
shall, in all the public schools of the state, be treated and considered as public holidays and on súch above specified days there shall be no school sessions in any of such public schools of this state: Provided, That the salary of school Proviso, officers and teachers shall be in no way affected by reason of the dismissal of school on ny of the above mentioned days: Provided further, That on the following days, namely, the Further twelfth day of February, commonly called Lincoln's birthday, observance of the twenty-second day of February, commonly called Wash-other days. ington's birthday, the seventeenth day of September, being the date of the adoption of the federal constitution, the twelfth day of October, commonly called Columbus day, the twentyseventh day of October to be known as Roosevelt's birthday, and the eleventh day of November, commonly called Liberty day, it shall be the duty of all school officers and teachers to have the schools under their respective charge observe such mentioned days, namely, the twelfth day of February, the twenty-second day of February, the seventeenth day of September, the twelfth and twenty-seventh days of October, and the eleventh day of November, by proper and appropriate commemorative exercises, and such days shall not be considered as legal holidays for schools. Any teacher neglecting Penalty for to perform the duty hereby imposed shall be liable to have failure to
. his or her certificate revoked by the county commissioner of schools or by the superintendent of public instruction. Am. 1919, Act 72.
(275) § 5824. Sec. 2. Hereafter in all examinations for Requirement eighth grade diplomas, all applicants shall be required as a grade part of said examination to write from memory the first verse
diploma. of the Star Spangled Banner and the words of America.
An Act to provide for the observance of “Carleton day" in the schools
[Act 51, P. A. 1919.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (276) SECTION 1. The twenty-first day of October in each Çarleton year shall be observed with appropriate exercises in the day. schools of Michigan as "Carleton day" in memory of Will Carleton, Michigan's pioneer poet. Whenever said twentyfirst day of October shall fall on other than a school day, the superintendent of public instruction shall designate the day nearest such twenty-first day of October as “Carleton day.” On such day it shall be the duty of each teacher of any grade How above the fifth grade to read, or cause to be read, to his or her observed. pupils at least one of the poems of Will Carleton and may, in addition, provide such other proper and fitting observance of such Carleton day as they may desire.
Regents may grant certificates.
An Act to authorize the regents of the university of Michigan to
grant teachers' certificates in certain cases, and to repeal act one hundred forty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyone, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act.
[Act 213, P. A. 1903.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (277) $ 5812. SECTION 1. The regents of the university of Michigan, through the faculty of the school of education may grant to every person receiving a bachelor's, master's or doctor's degree, a certificate which shall serve as a legal certificate of qualification to teach in any of the schools of this state, when a copy thereof shall have been filed or recorded in the offices of the legal examining officer or officers of the county, township, city or district where such person expects to teach. Such certificate shall not be liable to be annulled except by the said board of regents; but its effect may be suspended in any county, township, city or district and the holder thereof may be stricken from the list of qualified teachers in such county, township, city or district by the legal examining officer or officers of the said county, township, city or district for any cause and in the same manner that such examining officer or officers may be by law authorized to revoke certificates granted by himself or themselves, and such suspension shall continue in force until revoked by the authority suspending: Provided, That the said board of regents may recognize and give credit for work done in other educational institutions in the science and art of teaching, if said work is equivalent to the work done in the university of Michigan.
Am. 1921, Act 223.
An Act to authorize the state board of education to grant teachers'
certificates in certain cases.
[Act 136, P. A. 1893.]
Certificates without examination, to whom granted.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (278) $ 5814. SECTION 1. The state board of education is hereby empowered to grant teachers' certificates without examination to any person who has received a bachelor's, master's or doctor's degree from any college having a course of study actually taught in such college of not less than four years in addition to the preparatory work necessary for admission to the university of Michigan, and in addition to or as a part of such work a course in the science and art of teaching of at least one college year of five and a half hours per week, and in connection with this special course each student
shall have had opportunity for observation of the actual work done in the grades of and high schools of the public schools. The special course of study herein prescribed shall have been
Special approved by the state board of education before any graduate courses,
approval of. of such institution shall receive a teachers' certificate, and before any certificate shall be issued to any person the faculty of such college shall give to the state board of education its recommendation for each student, stating that in the judgment of the faculty the applicant is entitled to receive such certificate and that the applicant has taken the prescribed course in the science and art of teaching and observation of public school work. Each person making application to the state board of education for a teachers' certificate under the provisions of this act shall be thoroughly examined by the faculty of the college and shall be entitled to a diploma from such college. The character of the examination shall be such as to show the qualification and fitness of the person for teaching. If the person making application for such certifi- Life cate shall furnish to the said state board of education satis- certificates. factory proof of having taught successfully for three years prior to graduation from said college, said certificate shall be a life certificate, but if such proof is not furnished said Limited term board, then the certificate granted shall be for four years
certificate. only and a life certificate may at any time thereafter be issued by said board upon the filing with the said board of satisfactory proof that the applicant has taught successfully for three years.
Such certificate shall entitle the holder to teach in any of the public schools of this state without examination, provided a copy of said certificate shall have been filed or recorded in the office of the legal examining officer or officers of the county or city in which such person is to teach, and such certificate shall be revoked only by the state board of education and by said board only for cause after a personal hearing of the case. Am. 1917, Act
(279) § 5815. SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the said Duty of board of education to carefully examine any course of study
board. in the science and art of teaching that may be submitted to it by the trustees of any college, and, if satisfactory, to furnish such trustees with a written certificate approving the same.
(280) § 5816. SEC. 3. If, at any time, the said board of When instruceducation shall conclude that any college, the graduates of duty of which may desire to receive such certificate, is not giving such board. instruction in the science and art of teaching and in the other branches as shall be approved by said board, then said board shall so determine by a formal resolution, and shall give notice thereof to the trustees of such college, and thereafter no teachers' certificates shall be given by said board to the graduates of such college until said board shall be satisfied that proper instruction in the science and art of teaching and in [the] other branches is given by such college, and shall certify such fact to the trustees of such college.
An Act to authorize the state board of agriculture to grant teachers'
certificates in certain cases.
[Act 165, P. A. 1909.)
Teacher's certificate, granting of, duration.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (281) § 5817. SECTION 1. The state board of agriculture, on recommendation of the president and heads of departments of the Michigan agricultural college, is hereby authorized to grant to persons who have completed the regular four-year course in agriculture, together with a course in pedagogics covering at least a half year's special instruction in such subject, a teacher's certificate, which shall serve as a legal qualification to teach agriculture and the related sciences in any of the public schools of this state for the period of three years.
(282) § 5818. SEC. 2. Before the certificate herein mentioned shall be valid in any county or city, the holder thereof shall record the same in the office of the legal examining officer of the county or city where such person expects to teach. Such certificate shall not be liable to be annulled, except by the said state board for any cause which would have justified the board in withholding such certificate.
(283) § 5819. SEC. 3. The secretary of the Michigan agricultural college shall keep a record of all teachers' certificates so granted by said state board of agriculture and shall furnish the superintendent of public instruction annually with a copy of such list.
Record of, by whom kept, etc.
An Act to prohibit the granting of teachers' certificates to other than
citizens of the United States.
[Act 220, P. A. 1919.]
Who may not teach.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (284) SECTION 1. No certificate qualifying a person to teach in the public schools of this state shall be granted to any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who has not declared his intention of becoming a citizen. Any certificate granted in contravention of the provisions of this act shall be void. Also it shall be unlawful for the board of control having in charge any state institution of learning to employ therein regularly as a teacher or in any other capacity any person who is not a citizen of the United States: Provided, however, That this requirement shall not apply to persons who are thus actively employed when this act takes effect: Provided further, That this requirement shall not be construed as prohibiting such boards of control from employing for limited periods instructors or lecturers who are citi. zens of foreign countries.