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[No. 376.] AN ACT to amend sections two, three and four of "An act to
detach certain territory in school district number three in the townships of Marion and Bridgehampton in the county of Sanilac from said district, and establish the Deckerville high school district," approved April eighteenth, nineteen hundred one.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections two, three and four of "An act to de- Sections tach certain territory in school district number three in the townships of Marion and Bridgehampton in the county of Sanilac from said district, and establish the Deckerville high school district,” are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 2. The officers of said district shall consist of five Trustees, trustees, who shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting elected. to be held in said district on the first Monday in July in each year, from the qualified voters of said district, one trustee for the term of one year, two for the term of two years and two for the terms of three years, and annually thereafter a successor or successors to the trustee or trustees whose term of office shall expire. Within ten days after their election such trustees To file acceptshall file with the secretary acceptances of the offices to which officers, etc. they have been elected, and shall annually elect from their own number a president, secretary and treasurer, whose powers and duties shall be severally the same as those conferred upon and required of the moderator, director and assessor of school districts in this State, except so far as the same are varied or modified by the provisions of this act. The trustees shall have Vacancy, how power to fill any vacancy that may occur in their number till the next annual meeting. Whenever, in any case, the trustees shall fail, through disagreement or neglect, to elect the officers named in this section, within twenty days next after the annual meeting, the school inspectors of the township shall appoint the said officers from the number of said trustees.
Sec. 3. From and after the passage of this act, said board Powers of of trustees shall have all the powers and privileges conferred brustees. upon union, graded and high school district boards by general law.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the district board to estimate District board the amount necessary to be raised, in addition to other school funds, for the entire support of such school, including teachers' raised. wages, fuel and other incidental expenses, and for deficiences of the previous year for such purposes; and when such amount has been estimated and voted by the district board, it shall be reported for assessment and collection, the same as other district taxes. When a tax has been estimated and voted by the district board under the provisions of this section, and is needed before it can be collected, the district board may borrow to an amount not exceeding the amount of said tax.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
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AN ACT to incorporate the public schools of the township of
Charlton, Otsego county.
Trustees of district
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Territory de- SECTION 1. The territory embraced in the township of Charlclared a single school ton, in the county of Otsego, is hereby declared to be a single district.
school district, which shall be a body corporate by the name and style of “The public schools of the township of Charlton," and by that name may sue and be sued for all school debts contracted by the board of education, and shall be subject to all the general laws of this state relating to corporations, so far as the same may be applicable, and said district shall have all
the powers and privileges conferred upon school districts and Schools to union school districts by the general laws of this State. And
all schools in said district and all schools hereafter organized therein in pursuance of this act under the direction and regulations of the board of education shall be public and free to all persons actual residents, or the children of taxpayers, within the limits thereof between the ages of five and twenty years, inclusive.
Sec. 2. The officers of said district shall consist of the supervisor of the township, who shall not at the same time
hold the office of trustee, and four trustees, who shall conTerm of office. stitute the board of education of said district. The terms of
office of said trustees shall be four years each, and until their When and
successors are elected and qualified. Said trustees shall be how elected
elected by ballot at the annual township meeting of the township of Charlton upon the same ticket, and canvassed in the
same manner as township officers are required by law to be Proviso as to elected by ballot: Provided, That a special election shall be special elec
held in said township within sixty days after this act shall take effect, to be held at the same place where the last preceding township election was held, and conducted and canvassed by the same officers and in the same manner as elections for township officers.. Notice of the time and place of each election shall be given by the township clerk by written or printed no
tices posted up in five public places in said township at least Term of office ten days before the holding of such elections. At such special of trustees elected at. election there shall be elected four trustees of said district by
the electors thereof, one of whom shall hold his office until the third Monday of April next succeeding the date of his election, one for the term of one year, one for the term of two years and one for the term of three years from the third Monday of April succeeding the first annual meeting provided for by this act, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and their term of office shall be determined by lot as provided for the justices of peace in new townships in Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan. Said trustees to be designated on the ticket or ballots “For Members of the Board of Education."
Sec. 3. Within five days after such annual or special elec. To take oath tion the township clerk shall notify in writing the persons elected trustees under this act of their election, and within five days thereafter said trustees so elected shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the eighteenth article of the constitution before the township clerk or some other officer authorized to administer oaths, and file the same with the town- Where fled. ship clerk who shall record the same in the records or proceedings to be kept by said board of education: Provided, Proviso as to That in case the township clerk shall fail to give the notice in clerk to this section required, then the person so elected may at any notify. time on or before the third Monday of April succeeding the annual township meeting at which they are elected take and subscribe the oath of office and file the same as hereinbefore prescribed and the term of office of the trustees of said district other than those elected at such special election shall commence on the third Monday of April following the annual township election at which they are elected.
SEC. 4. The township clerk of the township of Charlton Who to be shall be ex-officio clerk of said board of education and shall board of perform such duties as the board may require, but shall not education. be entitled to vote therein, and in case of the absence of said clerk the board may by resolution choose some suitable person to perform such duties.
SEC. 5. The said trustees and supervisor, who shall be ex- Board of officio president of said board of education, shall meet within when to meet, thirty days after such special election, and on the third Mon-elect treasday of April of each year, at the township clerk's office and elect from their own number a treasurer who shall hold his office for one year from said third Monday of April, and until his successor is elected and qualified; and may at any time fill by new election any vacancy that may occur in the office of trustee until the next annual election, and each trustee so chosen shall within ten days thereafter file with the clerk of said board the oath of office as prescribed in section three of this act.
Sec. 6. The majority of the members of said board shall Regular meetconstitute a quorụm, and the regular meetings of said board held. shall be on the third Monday of April, August, March and December of each year and no notice of such meeting shall be required, and the president and clerk or any two members of said board shall be sufficient to adjourn any meetings from time to time until a quorum be present, and special meetings of said board may be called at any time on request of the president or any two members of said board in writing delivered to the clerk and the clerk on the receipt of such request shall at once notify in writing each member of said board if within said district at the time of holding such meeting which shall be at least three days subsequent to the time of receiving such request by said clerk. All meetings of said where held board shall be held at the township clerk's office unless otherwise directed by resolution of said board. All the records and
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papers of said district shall be kept in the custody of said clerk and shall be open to inspection of any legal voter of said
district. Certain prop- Sec. 7. All the school property real and personal within long to public the limits of the township of Charlton heretofore belonging to
the different primary school districts in the township of Charlton shall by force of this act become the property of said public schools of the township of Charlton hereby oragnized, and all the credits of all the primary school districts at the passage of this act shall belong to the said public schools of the township of Charlton, hereby organized, and all the indebtedness of said several primary school districts at the time of the passage of this act shall be assumed and paid by the public, schools of the township of Charlton, hereby organized.
SEC. 8. The board of education of said district shall have
- power and authority to designate and purchase schoolhouse education.
sites, erect buildings and furnish the same, by a majority vote of said district board and shall have power to employ teachers, provide books for district library, to make by-laws, regulate the taking of the census of all children in said district between the ages of five and twenty years; to make all necessary reports and transmit the same to the proper officers as designated by law so that the said district may be entitled to its proportion of the primary school fund, and said board shall have authority to make all needful rules and regulations and by-laws relating to visitation of schools, relating to the regulations of schools and the books to be used therein: Provided, Their acts are not in conflict with any general law relative to text books, and generally to do all things needful and desirable for the maintenance, prosperity and success of the schools of said district and the promotion of the thorough education of the children thereof. And it shall be the duty of such board to apply for and receive from the county treasurer or other officers holding the same all moneys apportioned for primary schools and the district library of said district and may adopt such by-laws and rules for their own procedure
as they may deem necessary. Board to esti- Sec. 9. The board of education at their regular meeting
on the third Monday of August in each year shall make an estimate of and determine the amounts of money deemed necessary to be raised by taxes for the ensuing year for all purposes of expenditures, and such shall be entered in the records of proceedings of said board, and the clerk of said board shall within twenty days thereafter make a written report of the amount of taxes estimated and determined to be necessary and certify the same to the supervisor of said township of Charlton who shall spread the same upon the regular tax roll of said township, and the same shall be
levied, collected and returned in the same manner as other Previso as to township taxes: Provided, That for purchasing school lots erecting of schoolhouses, and erecting schoolhouses no greater sum than five mills on
the dollar of all taxable valuation of the real and personal
mate amount needed.
may be issued.
property of said district shall be levied in any one year: Pro- Proviso as to vided, That the public school district of the township of Charl bond issues. ton as herein organized, may, and is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow money on the faith and credit of said district and to issue bonds therefor for an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars to be used solely for the purpose of erecting schoolhouses in said district. The board of When may education of the township of Charlton is hereby authorized question of and empowered to submit the question of said loans to the loan to eleetqualified voters of said township by a resolution directed to the clerk of said township of Charlton who shall thereupon give due notice by causing the date, place of voting and object of such election to be stated in written or printed notices in five public places of said township not less than ten days before, said meeting, which notice shall state the object of the election, the amount of money proposed to be raised, and the purpose for which the same is to be expended. The vote upon Form of the question shall be by ballot to be provided by the clerk, and shall have the words "For the Loan, Yes , No [ ]” printed thereon. Those voting in favor of the loan shall mark a cross in the square after the word “Yes.” Those voting against the loan will mark a cross in the square after the word "No." Said election shall be held and votes canvassed as are votes at township meetings. If such loan is authorized When bonds by two-thirds of all the electors voting at such meeting said bonds may be issued in such sums not exceeding the amount hereinbefore limited, and payable at such time and place not exceeding ten years from the date thereof, and with such rate of interest not exceeding six per cent per annum as the board of education shall by resolution direct. Said bonds shall be How signed, signed by the board of education and countersigned by the etc. clerk, and negotiated by the treasurer of said board, under the direction of the board of education, and for the purpose of paying the amount of such bonds and interest thereon, the board of education shall by resolution authorize the levying of such amount upon the taxable property of said district as fast as said bonds shall become due.
SEC. 10. The treasurer of the board shall have the keeping Duties of of the school and library moneys and shall not pay out the treasurer of same without the authority of the board upon warrants or orders drawn upon him and signed by the clerk and countersigned by the president. And said treasurer shall before To give bond. entering upon the duties of his office give a bond to said district in such sum and with sureties as said board shall determine, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and honest accounting for all moneys coming into his hands belonging to said district.
SEC. 11. The said board shall annually and on the third Board to make Monday of March in each year make a detailed statement of ment annually. the number of schools in said district, the number of teachers employed, and the number of pupils instructed the preceding