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of the taxable valuation of the real and personal property in the city, as shown by the tax roll of the preceding year, be required for the support of the schools and for all other purposes above mentioned in any year, such additional sum, not to exceed three and three-fourths per cent of the taxable valuation of real and personal property in the city for the preceding year, may be raised by tax if authorized by a majority vote of the qualified electors of the district present at any gen
eral meeting or at any special meeting appointed and called Notice of by the board for the purpose of voting thereon. Notice of meeting.
the time, place and object of any such meeting shall be given by publishing such notice in one of the newspapers of the
city, and by posting copies thereof in ten public places in May issue the city at least ten days before the meeting. For any sums bonds.
borrowed and for the renewing of former loans, the board may issue the bonds of the public schools of the city, for payment of which the faith of the district shall be pledged.
(642) § 3278. Sec. 17. The treasurer shall give bond to give bonds.
the public schools of the city, in such sum and with such
sureties as the board of education shall approve, conditioned School and for the faithful performance of the duties of his office. All library
school and library moneys receivable from the county treas
urer and from the collection of taxes and other sources, shall posited.
be deposited with the treasurer of the public schools, and shall not be used, applied to, or paid out for any purpose except upon the written order of the president, countersigned by the secretary of the board. Any officer or person paying to the treasurer any money belonging to the public schools shall take duplicate receipts therefor, and transmit
one of them to the secretary of the board. Compensation (643) $ 3279. Sec. 18. The secretary of the board shall of secretary.
receive such compensation for his services as such officer as the board shall determine; otherwise no member of the board shall receive any compensation. No member of the board shall be a party to or interested in any contract with the
public schools. School prop
(644) 3280. Sec. 19. All the school buildings, property of city,
erty and effects situated within any city at the time of its school district. incorporation under this act shall, upon such incorporation,
be vested in, and be the property of the district hereby designated as the public schools of the city; and all the debts and liabilities of any school district within the territory incorporated as a school district by this act shall be the debt of, and be paid by, the district as herein constituted; and any suit pending against any such former school district shall be continued to judgment. Any tax levied and uncollected in any such former district shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as if such new incorporation had not
taken place. Resignations (645) § 3281. Sec. 20. All resignations
All resignations of trustees shall be made to the board of education, subject to their approval and acceptance. The board shall have power to fill
any vacancies that may occur in their number until the next annual election.
An Act authorizing the commissioner of the state land office to sell
sites to school districts, churches and cemetery associations from lands held by the state as tax homestead lands.
[Act 223, P. A. 1909.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (646) § 4167. SECTION 1. The commissioner of the state Sites for land office is hereby authorized to sell sites to school districts, who may sell. churches and cemetery associations from any lands held by the state of Michigan as tax homestead lands, at such price as shall be fixed by the said commissioner. The application Application. for the purchase of such sites shall be made by the proper officers of the school district, or the trustees of the church or cemetery association, upon blanks prepared and furnished by the said commissioner for that purpose: Provided, That the Proviso. said commissioner shall not sell for any such purpose any land in excess of the amount which may be necessary for the use of any such school district, church or cemetery association: Provided further, That any land so sold shall be Further used solely for the above purposes, and when same ceases to proviso, use. be used for such purpose, it shall revert to the state of Michigan.
Act 270 of 1913 ($ 5667, C. L. 1915) abolished the office of commissioner of the state land office and transferred his duties to the public domain commission (department of conservation) and the superintendent of public instruction.
An Act to designate school sites outside of the boundaries of school
districts having a population of twenty thousand or over, and to provide funds for the purchase, improvement, and use of the same.
[Act 55, P. A. 1921.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (647) SECTION 1. The qualified school electors of any Sites outside school district having a population of twenty thousand or
of district. more, when lawfully assembled at an annual or special meeting, may designate outside of the boundaries of their school district by a majority vote of those present such number of sites as may be desired for schoolhouses and other school purposes, and may change the same by a similar vote at any annual or special meeting, or by the same vote may enlarge any existing site already acquired outside of the boundaries of the district. Whenever the question of designating a school Notice of site or sites, or of changing or enlarging said school site or meeting. sites is to be brought before a school meeting, the notice of
said meeting shall state the intention to vote upon such quesProviso. tion: Provided, That in any school district having a popula
tion of twenty thousand or over in which the board of education, by its special charter, is given authority to designate, procure, and purchase sites, the board of education shall have the same authority, rights, and duties in designating, procuring, purchasing, maintaining, improving, using, and any other authority, right, or duty relative to a site or sites or other school property that it would have if said site or
property were within the boundaries of said district. Whencondemn.
ever a site or sites as herein provided shall be designated, determined, established or enlarged in the manner herein provided for, and the board of education of said district shall be unable to agree with the owner or owners of such site upon the compensation to be paid therefor, or for the land to enlarge the same, or in case such board of education of such district shall by reason of any imperfection in the title to said site or land to be added thereto, arising either from a break in the chain of title, tax sale, mortgages, levies or any other cause, be unable to procure a perfect unencumbered title in fee simple to said site or land for the enlargement thereof, the board of education of said district shall have the authority to condemn the same as provided in sections five thousand seven hundred seventeen to five thousand seven hundred thirty of
the compiled laws of nineteen hundred fifteen. May vote tax. (648) SEC. 2. Whenever a site or sites has been desig
nated as provided in this act the legal voters or the board of education of the district designating the site shall have the same authority to vote a tax relative to the purchase, improvement, and use of said site as they or it would have if said site were located within the boundaries of said district.
Sec. 3 declares this act to be immediately necessary for the public peace, health and safety.
An Act to require plans for all school buildings and for additions to
school buildings, the cost of which shall exceed three hundred dollars, to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction; to require that plans and specifications for the heating and ventilating of all schoolhouses be approved by the superintendent of public instruction before any heating system is installed in said buildings; to provide a penalty for the violation of any of the provisions contained in said act; and to authorize the condemnation of schoolhouses under certain conditions. (a)
[Act 17, P. A. 1915.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (649) § 5874. SECTION 1. No schoolhouse shall hereafter be erected in any school district in this state, and no addition to a school building in any such district shall hereafter be erected, the cost of either of which shall exceed three (a) Title am. 1919, Act 139.
Plans, to whom submitted.
board of education.
hundred dollars, until the plans and specifications for the same shall have been submitted to the superintendent of public instruction and his approval indorsed thereon. Such plans Approval. and specifications shall be submitted in duplicate and shall show in detail the ventilation, heating and lighting: Pro- Proviso. vided, That the said superintendent of public instruction shall have authority to inspect such building or buildings during the process of construction in order to determine that the provisions of this act are being complied with.
(650) § 5875. SEC. 2. The superintendent of public in- Condemnastruction shall have authority to inspect and condemn school- tiomoofie houses. After an inspection of a school-house, if in the judgment of the said superintendent of public instruction such building, or any part thereof, is not in a safe and sanitary condition, notice thereof shall be given to the district board Notice to or board of education of the district in which such building is located, said notice to be given at least six months preceding the first day of August. On the first day of August following such notice given, if said building has not been placed in a safe and sanitary condition by the district board or board of education, said superintendent of public instruction shall when superhave authority to close such building, or a part thereof, and may close such building, or part thereof, shall not again be opened for buildings. public use until such building, or part thereof, shall have been placed in a safe and sanitary condition to the satisfaction of the said superintendent of public instruction: Pro- Proviso, placvided, That after such building, or part thereof, has been in ditiosafe closed for public use said superintendent of public instruction shall be authorized and he is hereby required to have such building, or part thereof, placed in a safe and sanitary condition at the expense of the district: Provided, That any Proviso, district board or board of education, being dissatisfied with order to close. the order of the superintendent of public instruction determining such school-house to be in an unsafe or insanitary condition, may within thirty days of the issuance of such order and notice thereof, commence an action in the circuit court in chancery for the county in which such school-house is located, against the superintendent of public instruction as defendant, to vacate and set aside such order on the ground that said order is unlawful or unreasonable; in which suit the superintendent of public instruction shall be served with subpoena and a copy of the complaint.
(651) § 5876. SEC. 3. No tax voted by a district meet- Tax not exing, or other competent authority in any such school district, pended withexceeding the sum of three hundred dollars for building pur- tion of plans. poses, shall be expended by the district board or board of education of such district until the superintendent of public instruction shall certify that the plans and specifications for the same comply with the provisions of this act.
(652) SEC. 4. No heating system shall hereafter be in- Plans and stalled in any schoolhouse in this state, nor shall any heat- specifications ing system be replaced by another heating system in any
Not to vary from ap
schoolhouse of this state, until the plans and specifications
(653) Sec. 5. It shall be unlawful for any officer, board, proved plan, committee, architect, builder, civil engineer, plumber, carpen
ter, mason, contractor, subcontractor, foreman, or employe to vary from plans and specifications approved by the superintendent of public instruction without his written consent, or otherwise violate, or assist in violating any of the provisions contained in this act. Any person, board, firm, or corporation, who violates any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not to exceed thirty days, either or both in the discretion of the court.
An Act to exempt from taxation bonds hereafter issued by any county,
township, city, village or school district within the state of Michigan.
[Act 88, P. A. 1909.]
Bonds, exempt from taxation.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (654) $ 4194. SECTION 1. All bonds hereafter issued by any county, township, city, village or school district within the state of Michigan pursuant to statute are hereby exempted from all taxation.
Sec. 2 repeals inconsistent acts.
An Act to prescribe and limit the power of school districts having a
population of more than fifteen thousand and less than one hundred thousand to borrow money and issue bonds of such district therefor, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.
[Act 150, P. A. 1915.) The People of the State of Michigan enact: (655) § 5865. SECTION 1. Any school district within the state of Michigan, whose population shall exceed fifteen
May borrow money on bonds.