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provided by the superintendent of public instruction. These blanks shall be substantially in the following form:

SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET.

Report of School District Number

...

..County.

to the county superintendent of schools for the school year ending July 1, 19.....

GENERAL INFORMATION.

1. Total number of days school was in session.

2. Total aggregate days of pupil attendance.

3. Average daily attendance of pupils.

4. Total number of full-time teachers employed..

5. Total assessed valuation of districts..

6. Average equalized assessed valuation per full-time teachers employed

BUDGET INFORMATION.

I. Distribution from common school fund based on total number of teacher-school days in the elementary school.

(a) Total number of teacher-school days..
(b) Amount per teacher-school day...

(c) Amount due district (a times b)

II. Additional distribution from common school fund to certain districts:

(a) Total assessed valuation of the district..

(b) Number of full-time elementary teacher.

(c) Assessed valuation per teacher (a divided by b).

(d) Amount per teacher-day as determined by section 211

of this Act....

(e) Total number of teacher school days.

(f) Amount due district (d times e)..

III. Distribution from common school fund based on teacher training and attendance of pupils.

1. Teacher Training:

(a) Number of full-time elementary teachers employed having not less than 18 weeks normal training or its equivalent:

1. Total number of teachers

2. Number of school weeks

3. Weekly rate per teacher

4. Maximum amount available $....

(b) Number of full-time elementary teachers employed having not less than 36 weeks normal training or its equivalent:

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(c) Number of full-time elementary teachers employed who are normal graduates or the equivalent:

1. Total number of teachers
2. Number of school weeks

3. Weekly rate per teacher

4. Maximum amount available

$.....

(d) Additional distribution from the common school fund to one room rural district employing a normal school graduate or its equivalent for a period of at least thirty-six weeks during the school year....

2. Pupil attendance:

(a) Total number of days attendance

(b) Rate per pupil day

$100.00

(c) Maximum amount available (a times b)$...

3. Total amounts available for teacher training and pupil atten

dance (1 plus 2)

4. Local district rate:

(a) Educational rate..
(b) Text Book rate

$....

Total rate

IV. Grand total due district from State common school fund-(Total of I, II, and III) ..

We hereby certify that the above is a true and correct report as shown by the records of this district.

Superintendent, Principal, or Teacher.

Secretary of Board of Directors or Education. ..19.....

Dated this the..... .day of......

Failure on the part of the board of education or the board of directors to prepare and certify the school district budget to the county superintendent on or before August 15 shall constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to participate in the distribution of the common school fund for the succeding year.

The county superintendent of schools shall prepare and certify to the Superintendent of Public Instruction not later than the first day of October of each year, the county budget, upon blanks prepared and furnished by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to prepare and certify to the Auditor of Public Accounts not later than the first day of December of each year, the State budget, setting forth the amount of money due each county from the common school fund.

§ 215. The county superintendent of schools shall apportion and distribute under rules and regulations prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the principal of the county fund to the townships and parts of townships in his county in the manner prescribed for distribution of the State school fund among the counties by paragraph (e) section 211 of this Act. The principal of the county fund, so distri

buted, shall be added to the principal of the township fund of the townships and parts of townships in his county. The interest, rents, issues and profits arising and accuring from the principal of the county fund shall be distributed to the townships and parts of townships in his county as required by the provisions of this Act.

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AN ACT to amend sections 84a, 84b, 84c, 84d, 84e, 84f and 849 of ‘An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools' approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, and to add sections 84h and 84i

thereto.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 84a, 84b, 84c, 84d, 84e, 84f and 84g of 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools' approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, be amended and sections 84h and 84i be added thereto, the amended and added sections to read as follows:

§ 84a. Any contiguous territory bounded by school district lines may be organized into a community consolidated school district.

§ 84b. Upon the receipt of a petition signed by at least 20 per cent of the legal voters residing within such contiguous territory, bounded by school district lines, the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the territory described in the petition or the greater part thereof is situate, shall order an election to be held for the purpose of voting 'for' or 'against' the proposition to establish a community consolidated school district, by posting notices for at least 10 days in 10 public places throughout such territory, which notices may be in substantially the following form, to-wit:

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for the purpose of voting 'for' or 'against' the proposition to estab

lish a community consolidated school district for the benefit of the inhabitants of the following described contiguous territory, to-wit: (Here describe territory by districts, numbering them.)

The polls will open at .... o'clock ....m. and be closed at o'clock .... m. of said day.

Dated this

day of

....

19....

County Superintendent

If 20 per cent of the legal voters residing within the territory described in the petition amounts to more than 200 voters, then the signatures of 200 voters attached to any petition will be sufficient.

§ 84c. The county superintendent of schools shall establish one or more voting precincts within the territory described in the petition and fix the boundaries thereof, but if any city, town or village be located within such territory, then the county superintendent of schools shall establish one or more voting precincts wholly within the corporate limits of such city, town or village and also shall establish one or more voting precincts wholly within that part of the territory described in the petition and lying outside the corporate limits of such city, town or village. Such county superintendent shall designate one polling place for each precinct and shall appoint two judges and a clerk therefor. No person shall vote in any precinct other than that in which he resides. The ballots shall be in substantially the following form:

OFFICIAL BALLOT.

For the establishment of a community consoldiated
school district.

Against the establishment of a community consoli-
dated school district.

The voter shall make a cross mark in the square following and opposite the proposition favored and the ballot shall be so counted.

§ 84d. The county superintendent of schools shall furnish all ballots, ballot boxes, tally sheets, poll books and blanks necessary for conducting the election. The returns shall be made to the county superintendent of schools within 5 days.

§ 84e. If a majority of the votes cast at the election are in favor of establishing a community consolidated school district, the county superintendent of schools shall forthwith order an election to be held within thirty days for the purpose of selecting a board of education for such community consolidated school district, to consist of a president and six members, which shall be the maximum number of members, by posting notices for at least ten days in ten public places throughout the district; provided, however, that if a city, village or

incorporated town or part thereof, is located within such territory, the proposition establishing such community consolidated school district shall not be deemed to have received a majority of the votes cast on such proposition unless a majority of the votes cast within such corporate limits, and a majority of the votes cast in such territory outside of such corporate limits, the count to be taken separately are in favor of establishing a community consolidated school district.

The notice of the election at which members of the board of education will be selected shall be in substantially the following form.

NOTICE OF ELECTION.

Notice is hereby given that on

day of ..

at

...

... the ..

19. ... an election will be held for the purpose of electing a board

of education for community consolidated school district numbered to consist of a president and 6 members.

The polls will be open at

and closed at Dated this..

o'clock

..day of....

o'clock ...... m. m. of said day. .19.....

County Superintendent

The president shall be elected annually: 2 of the members shall be elected to serve for 1 year, 2 to serve for 2 years and 2 to serve for 3 years from the 2d Saturday in April next preceding the election and each year thereafter 2 members shall be elected to serve for 3 years and until their successors are elected and qualified.

Petitions for the nomination of candidates for the offices of president and members of the board of education at the first election shall run to the county superintendent of schools. The county superintendent shall establish 1 or more voting precincts within the district and fix the boundaries thereof, in each of which voting precincts there shall be 1 polling place and appoint 2 judges and a clerk for each polling place. The official ballot to be employed at the election shall conform to the style prescribed by section 126a of the general school law, as amended, so far as applicable. The county superintendent shall furnish all ballots, ballot boxes, tally sheets, poll books and blanks necessary for conducting the election. The returns shall be made to the county superintendent of schools within 5 days.

§ 84f. The contiguous territory bounded by school district lines organized into a community consolidated school district shall be regarded as a school district and the board of education thereof shall be endowed with the same powers and duties as boards of education elected in consequence of the general school law in common school districts having a population of 1,000 or more and not exceeding 100,000 inhabitants. The board of education of any community consolidated school district shall provide free transporation for pupils residing at a distance from any school maintained within such community consolidated school district.

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