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LIABILITY OF SCHOOL OFFICERS.

§ 1. Amends section 258, Act of 1909.

258.

Realty, of officers bound

for payment of claims,
etc.

(HOUSE BILL No. 494. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 258 of "An Act to establish and maintain c system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 258 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 258. The real estate of county superintendents, of township treasurers, and of all other school officers entrusted with the care, control, management or disposition of any school, college, seminary, or township fund for the use of any county, township, district or school, and the real estate of the sureties of each of them, shall be bound for the satisfaction and payment of all claims and demands against such superintendents, treasurers, and school officers, arising from the conversion, unlawful use or waste of such funds, from the date of issuing process against such officers, in actions or suits brought to recover such claims or demands, until satisfaction thereof be obtained; and no sale or alienation of real estate, by such superintendent, treasurer, or other officer or surety, shall defeat the lien created by this section, but all and singular such real estate held, owned or claimed, shall be liable to be sold in satisfaction of any judgment which may be obtained in such actions or suits.

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AN ACT to amend section 93 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 93 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 93. In each county of the State, all the territory of the county not included in a township high school district, or a community high school district, or a district containing a recognized four year high school, shall be organized into a non-high school district, for the purpose of levying a tax to pay the tuition of all eight grade graduates

residing in such non-high school district, including pupils attending a recognized two or three year high school conducted by a local school district. The board of education for said non-high school district shall be constituted as follows: The county superintendent of schools shall be an ex-officio member of said board and secretary thereof; but he shall have no vote. The remaining members of the non-high school district board shall be elected as follows: On or before August 1, 1917, the county superintendent of schools shall call an election for the purpose of electing three members of the board of education of said non-high school district, and shall designate a sufficient number of precincts and polling places and select the judges and clerks for such election. At the first meeting of said board the length of the term of each of the said three elected members shall be determined by lot. One of said members shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years from the third Saturday of April next preceding their election. At the expiration of the term of office of any elected member, a successor shall be elected who shall serve for three years from the second Saturday in April of the year of his election. Each subsequent election shall be held on the second Saturday in April. In case of a vacancy in the said board of education the remaining members shall fill the vacancy by appointment until the next annual election. Within ten days after the election, the members of said board of education shall meet and organize by electing one of their number president. The nominations of candidates for members of the board of education for the non-high school district shall be made only by petition. All nominating petitions shall be filed with the county. superintendent of schools at least fifteen days before the date of election. All petitions shall be signed by at least fifty legal voters of the district. The names of the candidates shall be printed on the ballot in the order in which the petitions are filed with the county superintendent of schools. The first election for members of the board of education for the non-high school district shall be held at the polling places of the district comprising the non-high school territory and the judges and clerks of the district election boards shall receive and canvass the ballots and seal and mail them to the county superintendent of schools. The county superintendent of schools shall file the results of said election with the county clerk. The ballots to be used at the election held for the selection of members of the board of education of the non-high school district shall be furnished by the county, and shall be in the form prescribed by the county superintendent of schools. Voters shall make a cross mark in the square preceding the name or the names of the candidates of his choice and the ballots shall be so counted. At all subsequent elections in the non-high school districts the vote shall be canvassed by the non-high school board and the results filed with the county clerk. The polling place for subsequent elections in the non-high school district shall be designated by the board of education of the non-high school district. The manner of holding elections shall be governed by sections 126 and 126a of the General School Law, except where otherwise specifically directed herein.

None of the provisions of this Act regarding the establishment of non-high school districts shall be construed to prevent the organization of any territory of such non-high school districts, into township or community high school, school districts.

APPROVED June 26, 1923.

NORMAL SCHOOLS AND ANNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS.

1. Amends section 173, Act of 1909.

173. Nominations by members
of legislature.

(SENATE BILL No. 177.

APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 173 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 173 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools", approved June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 173. In addition to the scholarships provided for in section 171 each member of the General Assembly is authorized to nominate and appoint annually, one person of school age and otherwise eligible, from his district, who shall by virtue of his appointment receive a certificate of scholarship in the university.

Provided, that when any person appointed pursuant to this section. discontinues his course of instruction or fails to use such scholarship leaving one, two, three or four years of such scholarship unused, such member of the General Assembly is authorized to nominate and appoint a person of school age and otherwise eligible from his district who shall be entitled to the scholarship for the unexpired period thereof. Such appointment to an unused or unexpired scholarship shall be made only by the member of the General Assembly who made the original appointment and during the time he is a member of the General Assembly; and such appointment must be accompanied either by a release of the original appointment by the appointee or if he is dead then an affidavit to that effect by some competent person. Each member of the General Assembly shall file with the president of the university on or before the first Monday in July, the name and address of the student nominated by him to receive such scholarship and no nomination received later than such date shall be accepted by the president of the university. The candidate for such scholarship so nominated, if a graduate of a school accredited by the university, shall be admitted to the university on the same conditions as to educational qualifications as are graduates of such accredited schools not so appointed to scholarships, and if any such candidate is not a graduate of a school accredited by the university, he shall present himself or her self for examination before the county superintendent of the county where such student resides, at the time stated in section 171 for the competitive examination. The president of the university shall prescribe the rules and regulations governing such examination: Pro

vided, however, that in case the person named, not being a graduate of a school accredited by the university, fails to pass the required examination for admission, the president of the university shall at once notify the member making the appointment, who may name another person for such scholarship: And, provided further, that such second nomination shall be made not later than the second Monday in September. And, provided further, that, if the member of the General Assembly shall so elect, the scholarship under his control may be awarded by competitive examination conducted under like rules as prescribed in section 171 of this Act, even though one or more of the applicants for said scholarship be graduates of schools accredited by the university.

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(HOUSE BILL No. 709. APPROVED JUNE 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of “An Act to provide for the control, maintenance and operation of playgrounds by boards of education in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants," approved June 28, 1921.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of “An Act to provide for the control, maintenance and operation of playgrounds by boards of education in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, approved June 28, 1921, is amended to read as fololws:

§ 2. The city council of any such city shall, upon demand, and under the direction of such board of education, annually levy for the purpose of equipping, maintaining and operating playgrounds adjacent to or connected with any public school under the control of such board of education or school district, an annual tax not exceeding threetenths of a mill on each dollar of the assessed value of all taxable property, on all taxable property in such city, said tax to be known as school playground tax. Said tax shall be in addition to the maximum of all other taxes which the school district, village or city is now, or may hereafter be, authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable property within the school district, village or city, and the county clerk in reducing taxes levied as and when required so to do, by virtue of the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as subsequently amended, shall not consider said school playground tax as a part of the tax levy of the school district, village or city required to be included in the aggregate of all taxes to be reduced, and no reduction of any tax levy made under the provisions of said last mentioned Act and amendments thereto, shall diminish any amount appropriated or levied for said playground tax.

APPROVED June 26, 1923.

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(SENATE BILL No. 440. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend sections 40 and 127 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools", approved June 12, 1909, Is amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Sections 40 and 127 of “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended. are amended to read as follows:

§ 40. When, in the opinion of the board of education or school directors, a school site, building or site with buildings thereon has become unnecessary or unsuitable or inconvenient for a school, the trustees of schools, on petition of five per cent of the legal voters of the districts shall call an election to decide whether such property shall be sold. If a majority of all the votes cast on such proposition are in favor of such a sale, the trustees shall within thirty days after said election sell and convey the property after giving at least twenty days notice of such sale, by posting written or printed notices thereof, describing the property and the terms of sale, which may be in the following form, to-wit:

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that on the......day of...

1. . . . . ., the trustees of schools of township No...... . range No.... will sell at public sale, on the premises hereinafter described, between 10:00 o'clock a. m. and 3:00 o'clock p. m., the school house and the school house site known as (here describe the site by its number, commonly known name, or other definite description) and located in the (here describe its place in the section), which sale will be made on the following terms, to-wit: (here insert as "one-third of the purchase money cash in hand, and the balance in two equal payments, due in one and two years from day of sale, with interest at the rate of..........per cent per annum from date.")

A..
C..

E..

B.....
D..

F...

Trustees.

The deed of conveyance shall be executed by the president and clerk and the proceeds paid to the township treasurer for the benefit of the district. But whenever the board of directors or board of education of any school district shall determine that any school house site with or without a building thereon is of no further use to said district, and shall agree with the board of directors or board of education of any other school district within the boundaries of which such site is situat

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