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An Act to provide for the vocational, agricultural and general educa

tion of employed and other minors under seventeen years of age who have ceased to attend all-day schools. (a)

(Act 421, P. A. 1919.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (605) SECTION 1. On and after the first day of Septem- Part-time ber, nineteen hundred twenty, every school district having a schools, etc. population of five thousand or more and containing fifty or more children subject to the provisions of this act, shall, and any other school district may, through its board of education, establish and maintain part-time vocational, agricultural or general continuation schools or course of instruction for the education of minors under seventeen years of age who have ceased to attend all-day schools. Said schools or courses of instruction shall be in session at least as many weeks in each year as the common schools of such district. When a who required school district shall have established said schools or courses to attend. it shall require the attendance thereat of every unmarried minor under seventeen years of age residing or employed within the confines of said school district, who has ceased to attend all-day school and who has not completed two years of a four year high school course or its equivalent: Pro- Proviso, who vided, That said minors may be excused from the provisions excused. of this section by the superintendent of schools in case they are physically unable to attend school or would by reason of part-time school attendance be deprived of wages essential to their support or that of their family: Provided further, Further, proThat the provisions of this act shall not apply to minors viso, minors. who shall have reached the age of sixteen years prior to September one, nineteen hundred twenty. The required attendance provided for in this act shall be at the rate of not less than eight hours per week, four hours of which may consist of supervised instruction given under working conditions provided such instruction meets the approval of the superintendent of schools and the state board of control for vocational education. It shall be the duty of the local school board to determine the hours of session, of part-time schools established under this act as shall best suit local conditions and school administration. In the establishment and con- Quarters, etc., duct of such part-time vocational, agricultural and general may utilize. continuation schools or courses of instruction, any school district shall take advantage of any established educational agencies, or utilize adequate and suitable quarters now existing: Provided, however, That said schools or courses shall Proviso, be within reasonable access to the place of employment and,

accessibility. wherever established, shall be considered a part of the public school system of the district wherein the minors attending the same are employed or reside. Am. 1921, (1st ex. sess.), Act 15.

(a) Title am. 1921, (1st ex. sess.), Act 15.

Minors employed, etc.

(606) SEC. 2. Minors sixteen years of age, leaving regu. lar day schools to enter employment, and the employers of such minors shall be subject to the same requirements as to permits to work as are provided by law for children under sixteen years of age and their employers: Provided, That permits for minors sixteen years of age and over shall not certify that the wages of the minor are essential to the support of the family.

Proviso.

Am. Id.

When employer to cease to employ minor.

Penalty.

(607) Ser. 3. The employer of any minor under seventeen years of age, who is required to attend part-time vocational, agricultural or general continuation school or courses of instruction as defined in this act, shall cease forthwith to employ such minor when notified in writing by the superintendent of schools, or his representative duly authorized in writing, having jurisdiction over such minor's attendance, of his non-attendance in accordance with the regulations as defined in this act. Any employer who fails to comply with the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten or more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not less than ten or more than ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. The superintendent of schools having jurisdiction, or a person authorized by him in writing, may revoke the permit of any minor who fails to attend such school or courses of instruction when required by the provisions of this act.

Am. Id.

Attendance compelled.

(608) Sec. 4. Every parent, guardian, or other person in parental relation to any minor required under section one of this act to attend special part-time classes, shall be required to send such minor, child, or children to such part-time classes when established, and in case any parent, guardian, or other person in parental relation to such minor shall fail to comply with the provisions of this act, the truant officer of the district or city shall proceed to compel attendance of such minor, child, or children in the same manner as is provided for in the case of truants under the provisions of act number two hundred of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, as amended, and the penalties therein provided against parent and child shall apply.

Added 1921, (1st ex. sess.), Act 15.

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An Act to authorize the board of education of any school district to

establish and maintain day schools or classes for those who are blind or have defective vision, and day schools or classes for those who are deaf or have defective hearing, to provide for the expense of the same, to provide for the supervision of such schools or classes, and other help to carry out the provisions of this act, and to repeal act number two hundred twenty-four of the public acts of nineteen hundred five and all acts amendatory thereto.

[Act 122, P. A. 1923.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (609) SECTION 1. The board of education of any school Day schools district may, upon a petition of parents or guardians of five etc. blind, or more resident children between the ages of three and twenty years who by reason of being blind or having defective vision, or who by reason of being deaf or having defective hearing, cannot profitably or safely be educated with the other classes in the public schools of such district, establish and maintain within the limits of the district one or more day schools or classes for the instruction of such children. In all cases the blind and deaf shall be given separate instruction. The instruction of the deaf shall be by the “oral” Oral method. Such special schools or classes shall be placed in method. rooms properly equipped for such special classes and shall be maintained so long as there shall be an actual attendance of not less than five children who are blind or have defective vision or five children who are deaf or have defective hearing, if the parents or guardians of such children are legal residents of this state. Such necessary equipment shall comprise the Equipment. books, appliances, and apparatus necessary for the instruction of such children.

(610) SEC. 2. Courses of study, adequacy of methods of Courses of instruction, qualifications of teachers, the conditions under study, etc. which teachers are employed, and the necessary equipment and any special services for such children for any school year must comply with the requirements prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction. Teachers shall be employed Teachers, in the same manner as other public school teachers of the dis- how em

ployed. trict are employed. All persons appointed to teach in any such schools or classes for the deaf shall have had special training for such teaching, shall have had at least one year's experience as a teacher in a school for the deaf, and shall be graduates of a training school for teachers of the deaf by the Coral" method.

(611) SEC. 3. The board of education of any district Annual rewhich maintains one or more such schools or classes shall port to

superintenmake an annual report to the superintendent of public in- dent of struction or oftener if he shall so direct, which report shall instruction. include an itemized statement of all expenditures for said schools or classes, including the salaries of teachers, special equipment, special material, together with such other facts relative to such schools or classes as the superintendent of

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public instruction may deem necessary for the proper ad

ministration of this act. Maintenance, (612) SEC. 4. The board of education of a school dis

trict where one or more such schools or classes are established shall include in its annual budget a sufficient sum to provide special service for said pupils and to maintain said schools or classes and out of said sum it shall pay said teacher or teachers monthly. To reimburse said city or district for such expenditure, the state treasurer is hereby authorized to pay to the treasurer of the proper school district, out of the general fund of the state, on or before July first in each year, upon the warrant of the auditor general, the actual expense incurred for teachers' salaries, for the purchase of the necessary special school equipment and for any special services required for such schools or classes, which shall have been conducted in accordance with this act during the same number of months of school as is prescribed for the school district for other classes, as shown by vouchers filed with the

auditor general and certified to be correct by the superinPer capita tendent of public instruction. The total amount per pupil cost.

paid to any one school district for the purpose herein provided shall not exceed the difference between the average per capita cost of instruction and equipment for the other children in the first eight grades of said school district and the average per capita cost required to pay teachers' wages and the cost of the necessary special school equipment to educate the children enrolled in the classes established for those children who may be included within the provisions of this act. In no case shall the amount paid exceed two hundred dollars for each child instructed in said school district during the school year, and a part of such sum proportionate to the time of instruction of any pupil so instructed less than the number of months prescribed for the school

district for the year. The board of education of any school other school. district that does not maintain a class for the children named

in this act may, pay the tuition of any such children to a

school maintaining such schools or classes. Vouchers, (613) Sec. 5.

Sec. 5. The board of education maintaining one or what to show.

more such schools or classes shall cause to be executed monthly, vouchers in triplicate upon forms prepared and furnished by the auditor general so as to show the rate of salary paid to instructors of such schools or classes and the time covered by such payment; also vouchers in triplicate upon forms prepared and furnished by the auditor general

showing the special school appliances purchased and the price Copies to paid for each article or series of articles. The treasurer of public

said school district is required to forward two copies of these instruction. receipted vouchers to the superintendent of public instruction

within the first five days of the month succeeding the month covered by the payment. On or before the fifteenth day of each month the superintendent of public instruction shall present one set thereof to the auditor general, authorizing

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him to pay to the treasurer of the proper school district the amount covered by the certified vouchers presented.

(614) Sec. 6. The superintendent of public instruction Expenses, shall have general supervision over work done under this act. limit of. Expenses of such supervision subject to the general supervisory control of the state administrative board, shall not exceed twenty-five hundred dollars in any one year and shall be paid from the general fund of the state in the same manner as other state expenses are paid. Sec. 7 repeals Act 224 of 1905.

An Act to authorize the board of education of any school district

to establish and maintain schools or classes for those who are crippled, to provide for the expense of the same, to provide for the supervision of such schools or classes, and other help to carry out the provisions of this act.

(Act 313, P. A. 1923.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact: ( 615 ) SECTION 1. The board of education of any school Schools for district may, upon a petition of parents or guardians of five or crippled

. more resident children between the ages of six and twenty years who, by reason of being crippled, cannot profitably or safely be educated with the other classes in the public schools of such district, establish and maintain within the limits of the district, one or more schools or classes for the instruction of such children. In all cases the crippled shall be given Separate separate instruction. Such special schools or classes shall instruction. be placed in rooms properly equipped for such special classes and shall be maintained so long as there shall be an actual attendance of not less than five children who are crippled, if the parents or guardians of such children are legal residents of this state. Such necessary equipment shall comprise the Equipment. books, appliances, and apparatus necessary for the instruction of such children.

(616) Sec. 2. Courses of study, adequacy of methods of Courses of instruction, qualifications of teachers, the conditions under study, etc. which teachers are employed, and the necessary equipment and any special services for such children for any school year must comply with the requirements prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction. Teachers shall be em- Teachers. ployed in the same manner as other public school teachers of the district are employed. All persons appointed to teach in any such schools or classes for the crippled shall have had special training for such teaching. (617) SEC. 3. The board of education of any

district Annual which maintains one or more such schools or classes shall report. make an annual report to the superintendent of public instruction or oftener if he shall so direct, which report shall include an itemized statement of all expenditures for said

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