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debts thus purchased or paid shall be delivered to the treas
urer, shall belong to the sinking fund, and the interest Endorsement. thereon shall be credited and belong to such fund. The
treasurer shall endorse upon the back of all bonds so purchased by said school board or board of education the following: “Registered bonds, not transferable without the written consent of the president, secretary and treasurer endorsed hereon.” Whenever the said school board or board of education cannot arrange for the purchasing or paying of such debt or any part thereof, it may temporarily and until it can so arrange, invest the moneys belonging to said sinking fund in interest-bearing securities and may from time to time as it
deems advisable, sell such securities, and re-invest the proProviso, ceeds as herein provided: Provided, however, that the moneys how invested. belonging to said sinking fund shall be invested only in public
improvement, municipal, state and government bonds.
Treasurer to keep record, etc.
(670) SEC. 6. The treasurer of such school district shall keep a record in a proper book provided for that purpose of the moneys and securities on hand in said sinking fund and of the transactions relating thereto, and shall from time to time and whenever requested by said school board, or board of education, make a complete report concerning the same; and the proper officers of said school district shall make such reports concerning the transactions relating to said sinking fund as may be required by the superintendent of public instruction, or other authority, in connection with the handling of the funds of said school district.
An Act relative to voting, assessing and collecting school taxes in city
school districts, and to provide for the collection of school taxes with the city taxes therein.
[Act 337, P. A. 1919.)
School meeting to vote taxes.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:: (671) SECTION 1. In any school district composed entirely of territory situated in any city or cities in this state, having a population not exceeding sixty thousand inhabitants according to the last regular government census, a meeting of the qualified electors of said district shall be held upon the fourth Monday of April of each year, for the purpose of voting and determining such school taxes for the ensuing school year as are required by law to be voted and determined by the electors of the school district. Notice of the day, hour, place and purpose of said meeting of electors shall be given by the secretary of the board of education, by posting notice thereof in at least twelve public places in said district, at least ten days before said meeting, and by publication in
one or more of the city papers, if any, in said district, at least six times within ten days next preceding said meeting. If no daily paper is published in the district, the notice shall be published at least once in a weekly newspaper published therein.
(672) SEC. 2. The board of education of said school dis- Notice of trict shall, between the fourth Monday in April and the sec- given to city ond Monday in May in each year, make out and deliver to the clerk. city clerk of each city in which any part of the district is situated, a report in writing under their hands of all taxes voted by the district during the preceding year, and of all taxes which said board is authorized to impose, to be levied on the taxable property of the district. (673) Sec. 3.
Sec. 3. On or before the fourth Monday in May Assessor furin each year, the clerk of each city in which any part of said hished certi: school district is situated shall deliver to the assessing officer or officers of his city, a certified copy of all statements on file in his office of moneys authorized to be raised by taxation in said school district for school purposes. Said school taxes shall be assessed upon the taxable property of said school district upon the next succeeding assessment roll of said city or cities, and the same proceedings shall be taken for the collection thereof as for the collection of city taxes in said city or cities: Provided, however, That taxes already assessed Proviso,
taxes already and in process of collection at the time this act shall take effect shall be collected, and proceedings taken in regard thereto, as provided by the laws relating thereto at the time this act takes effect.
(674) SEC. 4. In all proceedings in relation to the assess- Powers of ment, spreading and collection of taxes for school purposes in said district, and in relation to the receipt and disbursement of all moneys belonging to said school district, the city assessing officer or officers, city clerk and city treasurer of the city or cities in which said district is situated, shall have like powers and duties as are prescribed by the laws of this state for township supervisors, township clerks and township treasurers, respectively, except as in this act otherwise provided.
(675) SEC. 5. Except as provided otherwise in this act, General law the provisions of the general school laws of this state and any local act in force in such district relative to voting, assessing and collecting school taxes, shall continue and be in full force and effect.
(676) Sec. 6. This act shall not be in force and take ef- Referendum. fect in any school district until a majority of the voters voting on such proposition shall vote in favor of the same. Such proposition may be submitted to the voters of any school district at such time or times as the board of education of such district shall determine, and when submitted, the ballot for form of voting thereon shall be in substantially the following form: ballot.
Shall this school district adopt act number the public acts of nineteen hundred nineteen, being “An act
Certificate of determination.
relative to voting, assessing and collecting school taxes in
Yes ( ).
Whenever, upon a canvass of the vote upon the said proposition, it shall be determined that a majority of the voters voting upon such proposition have voted in favor of the same, the secretary of the board of education shall make certificates of such determination under the corporate seal of the district, one of which he shall file in the office of the county clerk of the county, one in the office of the clerk of the city or cities in which such district is situated, and another shall be filed in his own office. This act shall be in effect in said district on and after the filing of said certificates as aforesaid.
(677) Sec. 7. If any school district has elected to come under the provisions of this act, such district may at any time after two years, upon a petition signed by a number of qualified electors, not less than fifteen per cent of the number of electors voting at the last preceding election in said district, resubmit the question of the continuance or discontinuance of this act within such district. The form of the proposition for the resubmission of the question shall be drafted by the board of education when submitted at any succeeding special cr general election.
Resubmission of question.
FIRE PROTECTION IN THE SCHOOLS.
Factory inspectors, power to condemn.
[Extracts from Act 285, P. A. 1909.] (678) $ 5334. Sec. 13. Factory inspectors shall have power to condemn all schoolhouses if in their opinion they are unsafe and liable to collapse and cause the lives of chil. dren to be endangered; also factory inspectors shall have power to order fire escapes on all manufacturing establishments, hotels, stores, theaters, schools, halls, public and office buildings two or more stories in height, and apartment houses three or more stories in height, if in the opinion of the factory inspector it be necessary to insure the safety of persons in such places; said fire escape or means of egress, or as many thereof as may be deemed sufficient by the inspector, shall be provided, and where it is necessary to provide fire escapes on the outside of such building they shall consist of landings and balconies at each floor above the first, to be built according to specifications provided by the factory inspector. All doors in schoolhouses and the doors of the capitol building and all state institutions shall open outward. Factory inspectors shall in writing notify the owner, agent or lessee of such manufacturing establishments, hotels, stores, theaters, schools, halls, apartment houses and public and office buildings of the required location and specifications of such escapes as may
Doors to open outward.
be ordered and as to all failures to comply with the provisions of this act. Any person, firm or corporation, or any member Penalty. of any school board, who shall violate or cause to be violated any of the provisions of this section, or shall fail or refuse to erect or cause to be erected any fire escape ordered by any factory inspector, under authority of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not less than three months nor more than one year, or by both such fine and imprison. ment in the discretion of the court.
See sec. 270.
[Extract from Chap. I, Act 283, P. A. 1909.] (679) § 4297. Sec. 10 * The said township board Highway to shall cause to be established and improved a public highway school. to each and every public school building in any organized school district in every township, and where a highway is already laid out and established, and not improved and made passable to any such public school building, the said board shall cause the same to be so improved and made passable for public use.
An Act to provide for the direction and supervision of the instruction
and training of the inmates in all institutions in this state where juvenile delinquents are confined or detained by order of any court, parent or guardian, and to authorize the superintendent of public instruction to direct and supervise the instruction and training of the inmates in said institutions.
[Act 137, P. A. 1917.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (680) SECTION 1. The superintendent of public instruc- Instruction, tion is hereby authorized to supervise and direct the instruc-etc., of certion and training of the inmates in all public institutions in the state where juvenile delinquents are confined or detained by order of any court, parent or guardian. No course Approval. of study shall be pursued in any of such institutions which shall not have been approved by the superintendent of public instruction, and he shall prescribe for each institution the course of study it shall follow.
(681) SEC. 2. No person shall be permitted to teach in Approval of any public institution of this state, as provided in this act, teacher's
qualifications. whose educational qualifications shall not have been approved by the superintendent of public instruction. Added 1919, Act 17.
An Act authorizing cities, villages, counties, townships and school districts to operate systems of public recreation and playgrounds.
[Act 156, P. A. 1917.] The People of the State of Michigan enact: (682) SECTION 1. Any city, village, county or township may operate a system of public recreation and playgrounds; acquire, equip and maintain land, buildings or other recreational facilities; employ a superintendent of recreation and assistants; vote and expend funds for the operation of such system.
(683) Sec. 2. Any school district may operate a system of public recreation and playgrounds, may vote a tax to provide funds for operating same, and may exercise all other powers enumerated in section one.
(684) Sec. 3. Any city, village, county, township or school district may operate such a system independently or they may co-operate in its conduct in any manner in which they may mutually agree; or they may delegate the operation of the system to a recreation board created by any or all of them, and appropriate money, voted for this purpose, to such board.
(685) Sec. 4. Any municipal corporation or board given charge of the recreation system is authorized to conduct its activities on (1) property under its custody and management; (2) other public property, under the custody of other municipal corporations or boards, with the consent of such corporations or boards; (3) private property, with the consent of the owners.
An Act authorizing school boards to permit the use of school grounds
and schoolhouses as community or recreation centers for the entertainment and education of the people and for the discussion of all topics tending to the development of personal character and civic welfare; to provide payment for janitor service and other expenses incident thereto; and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith.
[Act 318, P. A. 1917.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (686) SECTION 1. The school board of any city, village, township or school district in this state, upon the written application of any responsible organization located in said school district, or of a group of at least seven citizens of said school district, shall grant the use of all school grounds and schoolhouses as community or recreation centers for the entertainment and education of the people, including the adults and children of school age, and for the discussion of all topics tending to the development of personal character and of civic