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(493) S 1226. SEC. 2. The state board of education is Site, how and hereby authorized and directed to procure a suitable site of not less than twenty acres for the building and grounds for said normal school. Said state board of education shall pay for such site a sum not exceeding one dollar, to be drawn on the requisition of said state board of education, and the warrant of the auditor general, as other moneys and appropriations are drawn. Said state board of education shall procure good and sufficient deed of conveyance, with an abstract of the title thereto, showing a clear and unencumbered title, and all papers relating thereto shall be deposited in the office of the auditor general. The sum of one dollar is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred four, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.
Sections 3 and 4 provided appropriations for buildings and maintenance of school.
(494) 1229. SEC. 5. The said western state normal School, school shall be under and subject to the control of the state
trolled, etc. board of education, according to provisions of act number one hundred ninety-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the state board of education,” and amendments thereto; also according to the provisions of act number one hundred seventy-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An act to fix the relations of the existing normal schools of the state,” which laws are made applicable to the school hereby established except as herein otherwise provided. Sections 6 and a prescribed manner of payment of appropriations, and tax
An Act to provide for the establishment of physical training in the
public schools and state normal schools of this state; to define the aims and purposes of such physical training; to prescribe the duties of boards of education relative to physical training in certain school districts; to provide for a course of instruction in physical training in the normal schools of this state; to provide for the appointment of a director of physical training and the salary and expenses connected therewith; and to make an appropriation therefor and to provide a tax to meet the same.
[Act 274, P. A. 1919.] The People of the State of Michigan enact : (495) SECTION 1. There shall be established and provid- Course in ed in all the public schools of this state, and in all state nor-training. mal schools, physical training for pupils of both sexes, and every pupil attending such schools of this state in so far as he or she is physically fit and capable of doing so, shall take the course in physical training as herein provided.
(496) SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of boards of education school boards. in city school districts and graded school districts having a
population of more than three thousand to engage competent instructors in physical training and to provide the necessary place and equipment for instruction and training in
physical education; and other school boards may make such Proviso. provision: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be con
strued or operate to authorize compulsory physical examination or compulsory medical treatment of school children, nor to allow the teaching of sex hygiene and kindred subjects in
the public schools of this state. Curriculum. (497) SEC. 3. The curriculum in all normal schools of
this state shall contain a regular teacher's course in physical training under competent jurisdiction.
(498) SEC. 4. The superintendent of public instruction of physical training. shall appoint a state director of physical training who shall
perform such duties as the superintendent of public instruction may prescribe under this act. The superintendent of
public instruction may revoke said appointment in his discreSalary. tion. The salary of the state director of physical training
shall be three thousand dollars per annum, together with his necessary traveling and other expenses, not exceeding in any year the sum of twelve hundred dollars, which sums shall be paid from the general fund upon a warrant of the auditor
general in the same manner that the salaries of other state Stenographer. officers are paid. The superintendent of public instruction
shall also appoint a stenographer for such director of physical
An Act to provide for physical training in the state normal schools and
in certain city districts.
[Act 40, P. A. 1911.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (499) § 1232. SECTION 1. Physical training shall be included in the branches to be regularly taught in public schools in city school districts having a population of more than ten thousand and in the state normal schools, subject to such rules and regulations as the superintendent of public instruction may prescribe, and it shall be the duty of the boards of education in such city school districts and of the state board of education to make provisions in the schools and institutions under their jurisdiction for the introduction of a systematic and educational course of physical train
ing; to engage competent instructors; to provide the necessary equipments; to establish and conduct same; and to adopt such methods as shall adapt the same to the capacity of the pupils in the various grades therein; and other boards may make such provisions. The curriculum in all normal schools of this state shall contain a regular teacher's course on physical education under competent jurisdiction.
An Act to authorize and empower boards of education in certain school districts of this state to provide for the establishing and offering of advanced courses of study to high school graduates, to provide for the granting of certificates in certain cases by the state board of education, and to provide for the regulation thereof. (a)
[Act 146, P. A. 1917.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (500) SECTION 1. The board of education in any school Advanced district of this state having a population of more than certaines som twenty-five thousand people, according to the last official districts. census of the United States government, is hereby authorized and empowered to provide for the establishing and offering in such district of advanced courses of study for high school graduates, which courses shall not embrace more than two years of collegiate work. Such courses collectively shall How desigbe known and designated as the junior collegiate department nated. of the district school system. The board of education shall provide suitable instructors therefor and shall adopt regulations with reference to the admission and conduct of pupils taking such courses, and the issuance of diplomas upon the completion thereof. In any school district of more than two hundred fifty thousand people, according to the last official census of the United States government, the board of education is authorized and empowered to provide for the establishing and offering in such school district of advanced courses for such high school graduates, which may embrace four years of collegiate work. Such courses collectively shall be known by such name as the board of education may designate. The board of education shall provide suitable instructors for Instructors. any advanced courses that it is herein authorized to establish and shall adopt regulations with reference to the admission and conduct of pupils taking such courses, and the issuance of diplomas and degrees upon the completion thereof: Provided, however, That no student who is not a gradu- Proviso. ate of a high school offering four years of work in this state shall be admitted to any of such courses. Am. 1923, Act 138. (501) Sec. 2. Sec. 2. The graduates of the junior collegiate de- Teacher's
, partment of the district school system who have completed to whom the work of an approved high school entitling such graduates granted. (a) Title am. 1923, Act 22.
to enter the university of Michigan without examination, may be granted a teacher's certificate by the state board of
education, such certificate to be valid for a period of three Proviso, years: Provided, That such certificate shall entitle the holder where may teach.
thereof to teach in positions where at least one-half the teaching time shall be devoted to such special subjects as physical
education, music, art, manual arts, home economics, or comBy whom
mercial branches. The graduates who may be granted such recommended.
teacher's certificate shall be recommended for the same by the principal or president of the junior collegiate department of which they are graduates and shall have completed two full years of college work in such department, amounting to at least sixty hours; and in addition to and as a part of such collegiate work, they shall have completed a course in the science and art of teaching, consisting of at least one college year of five and one-half hours per week and in connection with this course, each student shall have had opportunity for observation and practice teaching in the grades of one or more public schools, equivalent to that required of
students for a limited certificate from one of the state normal Course of schools of Michigan. The practicing teaching and the course study, etc., approval. of study herein prescribed in the science and art of teaching,
the observation and practice teaching, as well as the college course shall have been approved by the state board of education before any graduates of such college shall receive a teacher's certificate.
Added 1923, Act 22.
An Act to authorize and require the state board of education to pre
scribe courses of study, issue licenses and certificates and grant
[Act 202, P. A. 1903.]
§ 1211. SECTION 1. The state board of education is hereby authorized and required to prescribe the courses of study for students, to grant such diplomas and degrees and issue such licenses and certificates to graduates of the several normal schools of the state as said state board of education shall determine: Provided, That there shall always be maintained in the central Michigan and western normal schools a department especially for the education and training of teachers for the rural schools of the state.
Powers of board.
Note.—The foregoing act in effect repeals Act 175 of 1897, which was an act authorizing the state board of education to grant certificates and maintain uniformity in courses of study in the normal schools.
An Act to create a state board of library commissioners, to promote
the establishment and efficiency of free public libraries, and to provide an appropriation therefor.
[Act 115, P. A. 1899.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (503) § 1150. SECTION 1. The governor, with the advice Personnel of and consent of the senate, shall appoint four persons, resi- commission. dents of this state, who, together with the state librarian, who shall be a member ex-officio, shall constitute a board of library commissioners. Two members of said board shall be appointed for a term of four years and two for a term of two years, and thereafter the term of office shall be four years. All vacancies occurring in the appointive membershhip of said Filling of
vacancies. board, whether by expiration of term of office or otherwise, shall be filled by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate.
Act 236, P. A. of 1921, abolishes this board and transfers their duties to the state librarian.
(504) $ 1151. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the library Duties of commission to give advice and counsel to all free libraries commission. in the state, and to all communities which may propose to establish them, as to the best means of establishing and administering such libraries, the selection of books, cataloguing, and all other details of library management. In January of each year the board shall make a report to the governor of its doings, of which report one thousand copies shall be printed by the state printer for the use of the board.
(505) $ 1152. SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of all free Reports to libraries organized under the laws of the state, whether gen
commission. eral or special, to make an annual report to the board of library commissioners, which report shall conform as near as may be reasonable and convenient, as to time and form such rules as the board may prescribe. Sections 4 and 5 of this act are repealed by Act 41 of 1907.
DISTRIBUTION OF LAWS AND DOCUMENTS.
[Extracts from Act 44, P. A. 1899.] (506) § 830. SEC. 11. There shall be printed of the an- Annual report nual report of the superintendent of public instruction, a of superinsufficient number to supply all school libraries in the state public inwith one copy each, also one copy each to the following per
struction. sons or institutions: To each superintendent of public in- To whom struction, state university, college of mines and state normal distributed. school in the United States, each living ex-superintendent and deputy superintendent of public instruction in this state, each