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[ No. 153. ] AN ACT relating to the State Library. SECTION 1. The People of the Slate of Michigan enact, That the State library room shall be appropriated to the use of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for his office.

Sac. 2. The State Librarian, in addition to the duties prescribed by law, shall keep a set of meteorological tables, after the forms adopted by the Smithsonian Institute, and under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and the same shall be embraced with the annual report of the Superintendent, together with report of the Librarian.

Sec. 3. The Superintepdent of Public Instruction shall cause the books, papers, maps, apparatus, &c., pertuining to his office, to be deposited in the State library; and it shall be his duty to collect such books, maps, apparatus, &c., as can be obtained without expense to the State, and deposit the same in the library.

Sec. 4. The librarian shall also act as assistant to and shall perform such duties as may from time to time be required by the Superintendent, free of expense to tate.

Approved April 8, 1851.

[ No. 138. ] AN ACT to establish a State Normal School. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That a State Normal School be established, the exclusive purposes of which shall be the instruction of persons, both male and female, in the art of teaching, and in all the various brancbes that pertain to a good common school education; also, to give instructions in the mechanic arts, and in the arts of husbandry and agricultural chemistry, in the fundamental laws of the United States, and in what regards the rights and duties of citizens.

SEC. 2. The said normal school shall be under the direction of a board of education, and shall be governed and supported as hereinafter provided.

SEC 3. There shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a board of education consisting of three persons, one of whom shall hold his office for three years, another for two years, and the other for one year. The Governor shall desig. nate which person is to hold his office for one year, which for two years, and which for three years. At each session of the Legislature the vacancy occurring shall be filled as above directed. The Governor shall fill any vacancy that may occur when the Legislature is not in session. The Lieutenant Governor and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall, by virtue of their offices, be members of said board, and the latter shall be their Secretary, and shall keep an exact and detailed account of their doings. He shall also communicate such reports to the Legislature as are required by this act.

Sec. 4. The board of education shall annually elect one of their number president, who shall be empowered to visit the various villages and places of importance in the State, and obtain donations and receive propositions for the establishment of said normal school.

Sec. 5. Said board of education shall appoint a principal and an assistant to take charge of said school. They shall also appoint such other teachers as may be required in said school, and fix the salary of each, and prescribe their several duties. They shall prescribe the various text books to be used in said institution, and shall make all the regulations and by-laws neces. sary for the good government and management of said school.

Sec. 6. Said board of education shall procure a site, and erect buildings thereon suitable for said institution, in or pear some village in this Statc, where it can most conveniently be done, and where in their judgment it will most subserve the best interests of the State.

Sec. 7. They shall also establish a model school in connection with a normal school, and shall make all the regulations necessary to govern and support the same.

Sec. 8. As soon as said institution is prepared to receive pupils, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall give notice of the fact to each county clerk in the State, and shall publish said notice in the State paper.

Sec. 9. The norinal school board shall ordain such rules and regulations for the adinission of pupils to said school as they shall deem necessary and proper. Every applicant for admission shall undergo an examination under the direction of the board, and if it shrll appear that the applicant is not a person of good moral character, or will not make ar apta:.d good teacher, such applicant shall be rejected.

Sec. 10. Any person may be admitted a pupil of said school who shall pass a satisfactory examination: Provided, That the applicant shall, before admission, sign a declaration of inten. tion to follow the business of teaching primary schools in this State: And provided further, That pupils may be admitted without signing such declaration of intention, on such terms as the normal school hoard may prescribe; and that each county shall be entitled to send pupils in the ratio of the representatives to which it may be entitled, not to exceed three times the number of representatives.

Sec. 11. When the said school shall have commenced a term, it shall be visited by one of the appointed members of the board of education. Visits to said school shall be monthly; each appointed member making a visit once in three months. When a member makes a visit as aforesaid, he shall examine thoroughly into the affiurs of the school, and report to the Gover. nor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, his views with regard to its success and usefulness, and any other matters he may Judge expedient.

Sec. 12. The said board of education shall annually make to the Legislature, a full and de. tailed report of their doings, and of all their expenditures, both in cash and land warrants, and the moneys received for tuition, and their opinion with regard to the prospects, progress and usefulness of said school.

SEC. 13. Those pupils who are admitted to the said school as provided by the ninth section of this act, shall not be charged for tuition or for the use of any apparatus, or for attendance on any lectures for one year. Lectures on chemistry, comparative anatomy, astronomy, the mechanic arts, agricultural chemistry, and on any other science, or any branch of literature that the board of education may direct, shall be delivered to those attending said school by the professors of the University, provided the regents shall give their consent thereto.

Sec. 14. As soon as any person has attended said institution twenty-two weeks, said person may be examined in the studies required by the board, and if it shall appear that said person has received the proper training, and possesses the learning and other qualificntions necessary to teach a good common school, said person shall receive the proper certificate from the principal and board of education, certified by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Sec. 15. For the purpose of defraying the expenses of the erection and completion of the building proposed by the sixth section of this act, and for the purchase of the necessary apparatus and books for the said institution, and for various other incidental expenses of said school, there is hereby appropriated ten sections of the salt spring lands. The Auditor General shall, on the presentation of the certificate of the president of the board of education, countersigned by the Governor, draw his warrant on the Commissioner of the State Land Office, not bearing interest, and payable only in salt spring lands, to the holder of such certificate, for the amount therein specified, said lands to be those located as the normal school building lands.

Sec. 16. For the purpose of paying tho princiral of said normal school and his assistants, the board of education, immediatoly after their appointment, shall locate fifteen sections of the salt spring lands, and the same shall be denom jated “the normal school endowment fund," and shall never be appropriated for nny other purpose. They shall also locate the ten sections required by section fifteen, and the same shall be denominated the normal school building fund

The said board of education shall give due notice to the Commissioner of the State Land Office, that they have located the lands required by this act, and shall file in his office a proper description of said lands.

Sec. 17. The normal school endowment fund shall be under the control of the board of education, and shall be disposed of according to the provisions of this act. The State Treasurer shall be treasurer of said board; and all orders or drafts for moneys or other funds shall be signed by the president of said board, and be countersigned by the Governor.

Seo. 18. The principal and other teachers employed, shall be paid for their services out of the normal school endowment fund, and from moneys received for tuition. The board of education shall be paid for their services, two dollars per day, with warrants drawn on the salt spring lands.

Dec. 19. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 28, 1849.

[ No. 139. ] AN ACT to consolidate and amend the Laws relative to the estab

lishment of a State Normal School.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all acts done and contracts made by and with the board of education under and by virtue of "an act to establish a State Normal school," approved March twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and the act supplementary thereto, approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, be and they are hereby ratified and confirmed.

Sec. 2. That a State Normal school be established and continued at Ypsilanti, in the county of Washtenaw, upon the site selected by the said board of education, the exclusive purposes of which shall be the instruction of persons, both male and female, in the art of teaching, and in all the various branches that pertain to a good common school education. Also to give instruction in the mechanic arts, and in the arts of husbandry and agricultural chemistry, in the fundamental laws of the United States, and in what regards the rights and duties of citizens.

SEC. 3. The said Normal school shall be under the direction of a board of education, and shall be governed and supported as herein provided. Said board shall provide for the erection of suitable buildings on the site selected as soon as the title thereto is vested in them in fee, and the means in their hands for that purpose are sufficient, and they may appoint a suitable person to superintend the erection of said buildings.

SEC. 4. Said board of education shall hereafter consist of six members, three of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of both branches of the Logislature. The members of said board heretofore appointed shall hold their offices for the term for which they were designated. At the session of the Legislature for the year eighteen hundred and fifty, and annually thereafter, the vacancies occurring shall be filled as above directed by appointment, the term of which shall be three years. The Governor shall, by appointment, fil any vacancy that may occur when the Legislature is not in session; such appointment to expire at the close of the next session of the Legislature. The Lieutenant Governor, the State Trensurer, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall, by virtue of their offices, be members of said board, and the latter shall be their secretary, and shall keep an exact and detailed account of their doings. He shall also communicate such reports to the Legislature as are required by this act. The State Treasurer shall, by virtue of his office, be treasurer of said board, and the members thereof shall annually elect one of their number president And no member of said board of education shall, during his continuance in office as a member

of said board, act as the agent of any publisher or publishers of school books or school library books, or bo or become interested in the publication or sale of any such books us agent or otherwise. And the Governor of this state is hereby authorized and required, upon satisfactory evidence being produced to him that any member of said board is einployed as such agent, or is interested in the manner aforesaid, to remove such member of said board from office, and to appoint another member in his place to fill such vacancy.

Sec. 5. Said board of education shall have power to appointinent a principal and assistant to take charge of said school, and such other teachers and officers as may be required in said school, and fix the salary of each, and prescribe their several duties. They shall also have power to remove either the principal, assistant, or teachers, and to appoint others in their stead. They shall prescribe the various books to be used in said school, and shall make all the regulations and by-laws necessary for the good government and management of the same.

SEC. 6. Said board shall also establish an experimental school in connection with the Normal School, and shall make all the regulations necessary to govern and support the same, and may in their discretion admit pupils free of charge for tuition.

Sec. 7. Said board shall have the power, and it shall be their duty, from time to time, as the means at their disposal may warrant, to provide suitable grounds and buildings, implements of husbandry and mechanical tools, either by purchase or lease, for the purpose of more effectually and experimentally carrying out the provisions of the second section of this act, “o give instruction in the mechanic arts, and in the arts of husbandry any (and) agricultural chemistry."

Sec. 8. As soon as said Norinal School is prepared to receive pupils, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall give notice of the fact to each county clerk in the State, and shall pubLish said notice in a newspaper published in each senatorial district.

Sec. 9. The board of education shall ordain such rules and regulations for the admission of pupils to said school as they shall deem necessary and proper. Every applicant for admission shall undergo an examination in such manner as may be prescribed by the board; and if it shall appear that the applicant is not a person of good moral character, or will not make an apt and good teacher, such applicant shall be rejected. The board of cducation may, in their discretion, require any applicant for admission to said school-other than such as shall, prior to such admission, sign and file with said board a declaration of intention to follow the business of teaching primary schools in this state-to pay, or secure to be paid, such fees for tuition as to said board shall seem reasonable.

Sec. 10. Any person may be admitted a pupil of said school who shall pass a satisfactory examination: Provided, That the applicant shall, before admission, sign a declaration of intention to follow the business of teaching primary schools in this State: And procided further, That pupils may be admitted without signing such declaration of intention, on such terms as the Normal School board may prescribe; and that cach county shall be entitled to send pupils in the ratio of the representatives in the State Legislature to which it may be entitled, not to exceed such number as the board may prescribe.

Sec. 11. After said school shall have cominenced its first term, and at least once in cach year thereafter, it shall be visited by three suitable persons, not members, to be appointed by the board of education, who shall examine thoroughly into the affairs of the school, and report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction their views with regard to its condition, success and usefulness, and any other matters they may judge expedient. Such visitors shall be appointed annually.

Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, ouce at least in each term, to visit said school; and he shall annually make to the Legislature a full and detailed report of the doings of the board of education, and of all their expenditures, and the moneys received for tuition, and the prospects, progress and usefulness of said school, including so much of the reports of said visitors as he may decm advisable.

Stc. 13. Lectures on chemistry, comparative anatomy, astronomy, the mechanic arts, agri. cultural chemistry, and on any other science, or any branch of literature that the board of education may direct, may be delivered to those attending said school, in such manner, and on sucha terms and conditions as the board of education may prescribe.

Sxc. 14. As soon as any person has attended suid institution twenty-two weeks, said person may be examined in the studies required by the board, in such manner as may be prescribed; and if it shall appear that said person possesses the learning and other qualifications necessary to teach a good common school, said person shall receive a certiticate to that effect from the principal, to be approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Sec. 15. The board of education shall have the power and authority to demand and receive the sum or sums donated and subscribed by the citizens of Ypsilanti and its vicinity, in such manner as said board may prescribe, and apply the same to the erection and completion of the necessary buildings, the purchase of the necessary books, apparatus, furniture and fixtures, and for various other incidental expenses to be incurred by said bourd in pursuance of the provisions of this act; and if any surplus shall remain, to apply the same in defraying the expenses of conducting said school. And any deficit which may arise in the erection and completion of said buildings and purchases aforesaid, shall be paid out of the principal to be received on the sale of lands hereinafter mentioned, not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars. Such sum shall be paid froin time to time on the warrant of the Auditor General, to be drawn in pursuance of the certificate of the superintendent of the building or secretary of the board, and countersigned by the president of the board of education; and no such certificate shall be issued until work shall be done, or services rendered, or buildings erected, or books, apparatus, fixtures or furniture purchased for the Normal School, under the direc. tion of the board of education, entitling the applicant to such certificate, according to a contract or agreement with said board for that purpose, or for services and expenses of the board or some member thereof, in connection with the selection of the site, or the erection of the Normal School buildings, or the improvement of the grounds.

Sec. 16. The ten sections of salt spring lands, located by the board of education under the provisions of sections fifteen and sixteen of “an act to establish a State Normal School," approved March 28, 1849, together with the fifteen sections of said salt spring lands located under the provisions of section sixteen of said act, and all such lands as may be granted by Congress, er received or set apart in any manner) in lieu of any portion of said land to which the title may prove insufficient, and all donations, in land or otherwise, to the State in trust or to the board of education for the support of a Normal School, shall constitute a fund, to be called the Normal Sehool endowment fund, and shall be reserved froin sale until the saine shall be appraised. The minimum price of said lands shall be four dollars per acre; and it shall be the duty of the officer authorized to sell said lands, to cause the same to be appraised as soon as practicable, in the manner provided for the appraisal of other lands; none of suid lands shall be sold for less than the minimum price fixed by law. It shall not be necessary to appraise any of said lands which have heretofore been appraised under existing provisions of law; and the proceeds of sales of any of said lunds heretofore appraised and sold, shall constitute a part of the fund herein provided. After such appraisal, such land shall be and remain subject to sale at the State land office, as is now or shall be hereafter provided by law; and the principal shall be and remain a perpetual fund for the use of said institution, (except as here in provided.) The instalments of principal paid by the purchasers, shall be paid into the State treasury; and the interest thereon from the time of its receipt, or from the time of the preceding computation of interest, as the same may be, shall be computed by the Auditor General and State Treasurer, at the close of each fiscal year, at the rate of six per cent. per annum, and together with all interest paid by purchasers of any portion of said lands, shall be passed to the credit of the Normal School interest fund, to be drawn therefrom upon the warrant of the Auditor General, issued in pursuance of a certificate of the board of education, signed by their secre

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