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SCHOOL LAWS OF IOWA
FROM THE CODE OF 1873,
AS AMENDED BY THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, EIGHT-
When any school officer is superseded by election or otherwise, he shall immediately deliver to his successor in office, all books, papers, and moneys pertaining to his office, taking a receipt therefor; and every such officer who shall refuse to do so, or who shall willfully mutilate or destroy any such books or papers, or any part thereof, or shall misapply any moneys entrusted to him by virtue of his office, shall be liable to the provisions of the general statutes for the punishment of
such offense. -SECTION 1791, CODE.
This edition is prepared and sent out in compliance with section 1579 of the Code, as amended. The text contains all the enactments now in force referring directly to school matters.
It is the intention of the law that every member of the board shall have a copy of the school law for his official use and to transmit to his successor in office.
A little change has been made in the arrangement of the laws. Enactments of the general assembly since the Code of 1873, are published in close relation to those sections with which they have a logical connection, instead of following chronologically as heretofore. It is believed this will save confusion, and be a convenience to all having occasion to consult the school laws.
The explanatory notes have been carefully revised, and also extended in number, so as to include a larger variety of different particulars. When it is remembered that these notes must of necessity be greatly condensed in order to make room for so many, the reason for their brevity in some cases will be understood. While these opinions reflect the gathered experience of many years, it must not be presumed that the conclusions stated are to be received as having in any proper sense the force of law, except when based upon decisions of courts or opinions from the attorney-general, which is oftener the case than can well be mentioned in connection with each note.
Reference is frequently made to decisions by our supreme court. The Iowa reports may be consulted at the court house in each county seat. A mention of School Law Decisions means the decisions in appeal cases, of which one copy is supplied to the secretary of every board, in order that each district may have the use of a copy at all times.
To prevent confusion and to promote uniformity it is advisable that all former laws be laid aside, and that this edition of 1892 be the only