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economics as determined by such tests as may be required by
Sec. 11. Teachers of agriculture and teachers of Agricultural, manual training in rural agricultural schools shall, in addi, etc., teachers,
qualifications. tion to the regular teachers' certificate, hold a certificate or diploma from a university, college, or state normal school and be qualified to teach agriculture or manual training as determined by such tests as may be required by the superintendent of public instruction.
(569) SEC. 12.
Sec. 12. The principal or superintendent provided Principal, in section two of this act shall be the holder of at least a state etesti qualif life certificate or a state normal school diploma or shall have educational qualifications equivalent thereto. Said principal or superintendent shall have all the powers and duties conferred upon the superintendent of schools in section three of the graded school act, except in township unit districts employing a superintendent of schools.
Am. 1919, Act 81; 1921, Act 97.
(570) SEC. 13. The principal in class (b) shall hold a Class (b). teacher's life certificate and have not less than two years' successful experience in other schools. He shall have practical experience in farm work and be either a graduate from any state agricultural college or a state normal school having a course in agriculture or have a certificate from such college or normal school showing that he has taken a course of not less than two years in such college or normal school and is qualified to teach agriculture and manual training. During the two months when school is not in session, he shall supervise boys and girls' club work as carried on by the United States department of agriculture in co-operation with the Michigan agricultural college; he shall assist in supervising farm demonstrations which may be carried on in his district and he shall give such assistance and advice as may be required by farmers in such districts.
(571) Sec. 14. As state aid to assist in the maintenance State aid for of rural agricultural schools, each of such schools shall be transporting entitled to receive four hundred dollars a year for each vehicle used for the transportation of pupils. In addition thereto such schools shall be entitled to receive the sum of one thousand dollars a year.
Am. 1921, Act. 97.
(572) Sec. 15.
SEC. 15. Whenever rural agricultural schools arc Notice given built and equipped and qualified teachers are engaged as when schools specified in this act, the president and secretary of the board of education having control of such schools, shall notify the superintendent of public instruction, specifying the location of said schools, the number of rooms contained therein and
the equipment thereof, the number of acres of land connected therewith and in possession of the township or consolidated district, the number of teachers engaged and their respective qualifications, the number of school months for which said teachers and principal have been engaged, the barns and kinds of livestock, if any, and the number of vehicles engaged for the transportation of pupils.
(573) SEC. 16. Within thirty days after receiving the notice mentioned in section fifteen, the superintendent of public instruction shall satisfy himself that such rural agricultural school has been erected and equipped as provided for in this act. If unable to inspect said school, he shall request such inspection to be made within said thirty days by the commissioner of schools of the county in which said rural agricultural school is located, and he shall thereupon send to the auditor general a copy of the aforesaid notice with his endorsement, showing that said rural agricultural school has been built and equipped as provided for in this act, and that such township or consolidated district is entitled to receive the state aid specified and as mentioned in section fourteen of this act.
Am. 1921, Act 97.
Annual amount, when paid.
(574) Sec. 17. The annual amount which any rural agricultural school may be entitled to shall be paid yearly on or before June thirtieth to the treasurer of the board of education of the district or township in which said rural agricultural school is located.
(575) Sec. 18. The auditor general shall incorporate in the state tax for the year nineteen hundred twenty-one, and each year thereafter such sum or sums as the legislature of the state of Michigan shall appropriate, which sums, when collected, shall be used for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act.
Report to legislature, what to contain.
(576) SEC. 19. The superintendent of public instruction shall hereafter send to the legislature a statement showing the number and location of rural agricultural schools receiving state aid, the total amount of such state aid and the number and location of rural agricultural schools applying for and not yet receiving such state aid.
Rural district, what to include.
(577) Sec. 20. Rural school district as used in this act shall include any primary or graded school district that does not contain within its limits an incorporated village or city having a population exceeding two thousand: Provided, That rural schools, as defined in this act, adjacent to any city or village having a population of more than two thousand may consolidate by petition signed by a majority of the legal
school electors under the provisions of this act with such city
An Act to promote the agricultural interests of the various counties
of this state and to repeal act number three of the public acts of nineteen hundred twelve, second extra session, and act number sixty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen.
(Act 315, P. A. 1919.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (578) SECTION 1. In order to promote the agricultural Authority to interests of the various counties of this state and to provide cooperate. for agricultural extension work, each county of the state through its board of supervisors is hereby authorized and empowered to cooperate to said end with the Michigan agricultural college and with any department or bureau of the United States government; and may enter into agreements with reference thereto. The board of supervisors in any May tax. county may appropriate money, or raise money by taxation, for the purpose hereof, and may establish a farm bureau to act as the representative of the board and of the county in all such cooperative work. Subject to the approval of the state County agriboard of agriculture or of the proper representatives thereof, cultural the board may appoint a county agricultural agent and necessary assistants, whose duty it shall be to aid in carrying out the purpose of this act. The compensation and expenses of any person so employed, or such portion thereof as shall under the terms of any agreement between the county and the Michigan agricultural college or any department or bureau of the federal government, be payable by the county, shall be fixed and provided for by the board.
Sec. 2 repeals act number three of the public acts of nineteen hundred twelve, second extra session, entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of each county to appropriate or raise money by tax for the encouragement of improved methods of farm management and practical instruction and demonstration in agriculture," and act number sixty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen, entitled "An act to authorize and regulate a county agricultural department."
Sec. 3 declares this act to be immediately necessary for the public peace, health and safety.
An Act giving the assent of the legislature of the state of Michigan to
the grant of moneys from the United States by act of congress approved May eight, nineteen hundred fourteen, entitled “An act to provide for co-operative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several states receiving the benefits of an act of congress approved July two, eighteen hundred sixty-two, and of acts supplementary thereto, and the United States department of agriculture," and designating the officer to whom the payments are to be made.
(Act 65, P. A. 1915.)
Legislative assent given.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (579) § 1272. SECTION 1. The legislative assent quired by section three of an act of congress, approved May eight, nineteen hundred fourteen, being an act entitled "An act to provide for co-operative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several states receiving the benefits of an act of congress approved July two, eighteen hundred sixty-two, and of acts supplementary thereto, and the United States department of agriculture,” is hereby granted, and the moneys thereby given are accepted under the terms and conditions expressed in the act of congress aforesaid. (580) $ 1273. SEC. 2.
SEC. 2. The moneys derived by authority of said act shall be exclusively used in support of co-operative agricultural extension work, to be carried on by Michigan agricultural college, and the secretary of the state board of agriculture is hereby designated as the officer to whom such funds should be paid.
Moneys, how used.
To whom paid.
An Act to accept the requirements and benefits of an act of the sixty
fourth congress of the United States, approved February twenty-
[Act 149, P. A. 1919.]
SECTION 1. The provisions of an act of congress enacted by the sixty-fourth congress in the second session thereof known as public act number three hundred fortyseven, entitled “An act to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide for co-operation with the states in the promotion of such education in agriculture and the trades and industries; to provide for co-operation with the
states in the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects, and to appropriate money and regulate its expenditure,” are hereby accepted by the state of Michigan as follows:
(a) Appropriations for the salaries of teachers, supervi- Items. sors and directors of agricultural subjects;
(b) Appropriations for the salaries of teachers of trade, home economics, and industrial subjects;
(c) Appropriations for the preparation of teachers of agricultural, trade, industrial and home economics subjects.
(582) SEC. 2. The benefits of all funds appropriated by Benefits, etc., the federal government under the provisions of said act are
accepted. hereby accepted as provided in said act, and provision is herein made under which the state of Michigan will meet such appropriations and provisions.
(583) SEC. 3. The superintendent of public instruction, Board the president of the state board of education, the president of created. the university of Michigan, and the president of the Michigan agricultural college are hereby constituted as the state board of control for vocational education as provided in the aforesaid act. The state superintendent of public instruction shall Executive be the executive officer of the state board of control, and he officer. shall, with the approval of said board, provide for the administration of the provisions of this act. Said board is charged with the duty and responsibility of co-operating with the federal board for vocational education in the administration of such act, and is given all power necessary to such co-operation. The state board of control for vocational education is Expenses. hereby authorized to incur such expenditures for office administration, traveling and other incidental expenses as it may deem necessary to the proper administration of the funds allotted to the state of Michigan under the provisions of said act.
(584) SEC. 4. The state treasurer is hereby appointed as Custody of custodian of all funds for vocational education as provided funds. in said act and in this act, and is charged with the duty and responsibility of receiving and providing for the proper custody, and for the proper disbursements of such moneys on requisition of the said board of control for vocational education. The state treasurer as custodian of such funds for vo- Report of cational education shall make an annual report to the gover
treasurer. vor and the legislature concerning the receipts and disbursements of such moneys received by him under the provisions of said act and of this act.
(585) SEC. 5. The board of education or board of con- Buildings and trol of any approved public school, department, part time or equipment. evening class giving instruction in agricultural, industrial or home economics subjects, which receive the benefit of federal and state moneys as herein provided, shall provide suitable buildings and equipment in order to give such instruction; and shall also appropriate for the salaries of instructors a Expense for sum of money sufficient to cover the expense for instruction instruction.