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d, upon the sale thereof to such district, and shall agree upon the price o be paid therefor, and such site shall be selected by such purchasing listrict in the manner required by law, then after the payment of such ompensation the township trustees of schools shall, by proper instrunent in writing, transfer the use of such site to such purchasing disrict.

§ 127. The board of education shall have all the powers of school lirectors, be subject to the same limitations, and in addition thereto, they shall have the power, and it shall be their duty.

First-To establish and support free schools for not less than seven months in each year;

Second-To repair and improve school houses and furnish them with the necessary fixtures, furniture, apparatus, libraries and fuel; Third-To examine teachers by examinations supplemental to any other examinations, and to employ teachers and fix the amount of their salaries;

Fourth-To establish schools of different grades, to adopt regulations for the admission of pupils into the same, and to assign pupils to the several schools;

Fifth-To buy or lease one or more sites for school houses with necessary ground, and to purchase, build or move a schoolhouse, but it shall not be lawful for such school board of education to purchase or locate a schoolhouse site, or to purchase, build or move a schoolhouse, unless authorized by a majority of all votes cast on this proposition at an election called for such purpose in pursuance of a petition signed either by not fewer than three hundred legal voters of such district, or by one-fifth of all the legal voters of such district. If no site shall receive a majority of all the votes cast at such election on this proposition, the board of education shall call a supplementary election at which the sites receiving the highest and next highest number of votes at the first election shall be voted upon, and the site receiving the majority of the votes cast on such proposition at either election shall be the school site for such district; and the board of education shall have the right to take and purchase the same for the purpose of a school house site, either with or without the owner's consent, by condemnation or otherwise. Provided, that no site shall be placed upon the ballot unless petitioned for by at least ten legal voters of the district; said petition shall recite the location, size and price, or in case condemnation proceedings are contemplated, the maximum estimated price of the proposed site and shall be filed with the clerk of the board of education at least ten days prior to the election. An abstract of the information recited in said petition in reference to the location, size and price of the proposed site shall be plainly printed on the ballot, and in no case shall the board of education purchase any such propterty for a greater sum than the price or maximum estimated price stated upon the ballot.

Sixth-To employ a competent superintendent who may be requiredto act as principal or teacher in the schools;

Seventh-To divide the districts into sub-districts, to create new ones, and to alter or consolidate them;

Eight-To dismiss and remove any teacher, whenever, in the opinion of the board of education, he is not qualified to teach, or whenever, in the opinion of the board of education, the interests of the schools may require it;

Ninth To apportion the pupils to the several schools;

Tenth-To prepare and publish annually in some newspaper, or in pamphlet form, a report including the school attendance in the year preceding, the program of studies, the number of persons between the ages of twelve and twenty-one unable to read and write, and a statement of the receipts and expenditures, with the balance on hand;

Eleventh-To appoint a secretary who shall keep a faithful record of all their proceedings;

Twelfth After a site has been selected if, for any reason, it becomes impracticable to locate a school thereon, the board shall call an election on petition of five per cent of the legal voters of the district to abandon such site and to authorize its sale in case the site has been acquired, and to authorize the selection of a new site.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

POWERS OF DIRECTORS.

§ 1.

Amends section 115, Act of 1909.

§ 115. Powers defined.

(HOUSE BILL No. 517. APPROVED JUNE 20, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 115 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 115 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 115. The board of school directors shall be clothed with the following powers:

First: To purchase a suitable book for their records.

Second: To allow the clerk a reasonable compensation for his services, payable out of money not otherwise appropriated.

Third: To dismiss a teacher for incompetency, cruelty, negligence, immorality or other sufficient cause.

Fourth: To assign pupils to the several schools in the district; to admit non-resident pupils when it can be done without prejudice to the rights of resident pupils; to fix rates of tuition, and to collect and pay the same to the township treasurer for the use of the district.

Fifth: To suspend or expel pupils guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct, and no action shall lie against them for such expulsion or suspension.

Sixth: To provide that children under twelve years of age shall not be kept in school more than four hours daily.

Seventh: To appropriate school funds for the purchase of libraries and apparatus, after the provision has been made for the payment of all necessary school expenses.

Eighth: To sell at public or private sale any personal property belonging to the school district, and not needed for school purposes.

Ninth: To grant special holidays whenever in their judgment such action is advisable, but no deduction shall be made from the time or compensation of a teacher on account of such days.

Tenth: To have the control and supervision of all public school houses in their district, and to grant the temporary use of them, when not occupied by schools, for religious meetings and Sunday schools, for evening schools and literary societies, and for such other meetings as the directors may deem proper; to grant the use of assembly halls and class rooms when not otherwise needed, including light, heat and attendants, for public lectures, concerts, and other educational and social interests, under such provisions and control as they may see fit to impose and to conduct, or provide for the conducting of recreational, social and civic activities in the school buildings under their control.

Eleventh: To decide when a site or building has become unnecessary, unsuitable or inconvenient for a school.

Twelfth: To borrow money, and issue bonds for the purposes and in the manner provided by this Act.

Thirteenth: To furnish each school with a flag and a staff, as provided by law.

Fourteenth: To establish classes having an average attendance of not fewer than fifteen pupils for the instruction of crippled children over the age of six and under twenty-one years.

Fifteenth: To establish classes for the instruction of deaf children over the age of three and under twenty-one years: Provided, however, that no person shall be employed to teach the deaf who shall not have received instruction in the methods of teaching the deaf for a term of not less than one year.

Sixteenth: To establish kindergartens for the instruction of children between the ages of four and six years if, in their judgment, the public interest requires it, and to pay the necessary expenses of the same out of the school funds of the district. Upon petition of a majority of the parents or guardians of children between the ages of four and six, residing within any school district where such kindergarten is proposed to be established, the board of directors shall, if funds are available, establish a kindergarten in connection with the public school designated in the petition and shall maintain such kindergarten as long as the annual average daily attendance therein is not less than fifteen: And provided further, that such petition must be signed by at least fifty persons living within one mile of said public school who are parents or guardians of one or more children between the ages of four and six. No one shall be employed to teach in a kindergarten who does not hold a kindergarten certificate as provided by law. APPROVED June 20, 1923.

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AN ACT to amend section 125 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June

12, 1909.

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

SECTION 1. Section 125 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, is amended to read as follows:

$125. The president of the board of education shall be elected annually, at the time the members of the board are elected, and shall hold his office for the term of one year. Provided, however, that at the instance of either the board of education of such district or by petition therefor, addressed to such board and signed by at least five per cent (5%) of the number of voters of such district, ascertained by the vote cast at the last preceding school election of such district, there shall be submitted to the voters of such district by the board of education at any school election, or at any special election called for such purpose, the proposition to extend the tenure of office of president of the board to a term of two years or of three years, as said petition may provide: and if at such election a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition shall be in favor thereof, the term of said. president shall conform to the result of such election, beginning with the term of the president elected at the next subsequent election in such district. He shall preside at all meetings, but shall have no vote except in case of a tie. He shall perform such duties as are imposed by law upon presidents of boards of directors, or such as may be imposed upon him by the board of education.

§ 1.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

SALE OF SCHOOL GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS.

Adds section 40a to Act of 1909.

§ 40a. Petition Conveyance-
Form of ballot.

(HOUSE BILL No. 419. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

AN ACT to add section 40a to "An Act to establish and maintain a sysstem of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 40a is added to "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved June 12, 1909, as amended, this section to read as follows:

§ 40a. Whenever a petition is presented to the board of education or school directors of a school district requesting the sale of school

grounds and buildings to another school district, which petition is signed by ten per cent of the legal voters of such district, the board of directors or board of education of such district may adopt a resolution for the sale of such school grounds and buildings, and fix the price therefor, and call an election to be held in such district; and if a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition are in favor of such sale, then the trustees of schools of the township in which said school district is located shall convey by its president and clerks, upon receipt of the purchase price, the property so to be sold; and the purchase price thereof shall be placed with the township treasurer for the benefit of the school district so selling the property. The form of the ballot to be used on said election shall be substantially as follows:

§ 1.

Shall School District Number

of

District Number

County, Illinois, sell to School
.., of .. .... County,

Illinois, the following described property (here
describe the ground) for the sum of

Dollars?

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AN ACT to amend section 1 of "An Act to enable school directors and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for deaf and dumb, and blind, and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating such classes and schools over the cost of maintaining and operating elementary schools for normal children," approved June 2, 1911.

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

SECTION 1. Section 1 of "An Act to enable school directors and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for deaf and dumb, and blind, and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating such classes and schools over the cost of maintaining and operating elementary schools for normal children," approved June 2, 1911, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. Boards of education, school directors and boards of school inspectors, whether acting under the general law or under a special charter, shall be empowered to establish and maintain classes and schools for the deaf and dumb, and blind, residents of such cities.

APPROVED June 25, 1923.

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