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Who to furnish ballot boxes.
Conducting of elections.
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SEC. 19. There shall be provided and kept by the secretary of the board of education, at the expense of the school district, one or more suitable ballot boxes, with lock and key, in compliance with the requirements of the general election laws of this State. He shall also furnish a district election seal, which shall contain such words or device, or both thereof, as the board of education may prescribe.
SEC. 20. The election of officers at any annual meeting of said school district shall be in conformity with the provision of the laws governing general elections, so far as the same shall be applicable thereto, and all the provisions of such laws relative to the form of ballot, arrangement of polling places, the manner of voting and receiving votes and the canvass and declaration of the result of such election are hereby made applicable to such meeting, except as herein otherwise provided.
SEC. 21. Immediately after the count of the ballots has been completed, the result and the number of votes received by each candidate or person on the ballot shall be publicly declared by Statement of one of the inspectors. The inspectors shall then prepare a statement of the result in duplicate, showing the whole number of votes cast for each office, the names of the persons for whom such votes were given and the number each person received; in which statements, the whole number of votes given for each office and the number given for each person shall be written out in words at length. Such duplicate statements, when duly certified by the inspectors, or a majority of them, shall be delivered forthwith to the secretary of the board of education and be by him disposed as follows: One thereof, together with one of the original tally sheets, shall, within twenty-four hours after he shall have received the same, bẹ delivered personally or by registered mail to the county clerk of Iron county and the other thereof shall be filed and preserved in the office of the secretary of the board of education.
Board of education to organize.
Proviso as to secretary.
Treasurer to give bonds.
SEC. 22. On the first Monday in August succeeding the annual meeting of said school district, the board of education shall meet at the office of the secretary of said board and organize by electing from their number a president, a secretary and a treasurer, each of whom shall serve until his successor shall have been elected and shall have qualified and entered upon the duties of the office: Provided, That the secretary of said board shall be selected from the two trustees who are not residents of the city of Crystal Falls. In the absence of the president at any meeting of the board of education. a majority of the members present may choose one of their number to act as president pro tempore. The treasurer of the board shall, within five days after his election or appointment as such, file with the secretary of the board the constitutional oath of office, and shall also, before entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond to said school district in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the board shall determine and approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office and honestly accounting for all moneys coming into his hands belonging to said school district. The treasurer shall have
the keeping of all school, library and other moneys belonging to said school district, and shall not pay the same out without the authority of the board of education upon warrants or orders drawn upon him and signed by the secretary of said board and countersigned by the president thereof.
SEC. 23. Should a vacancy occur in the office of the trustee, Vacancies, the board of education shall have power to fill the same, but the person so appointed shall hold the office only until a successor shall have been elected at the then next annual meeting of said school district and shall have qualified and entered upon the duties of the office, and the person so appointed by the board to fill a vacancy in the office of trustee shall, within five days after notice of his appointment, file with the secretary of such board the constitutional oath of office. Should a vacancy occur in the office of treasurer of the board of education, such board may fill the same by appointment, but the person so appointed shall hold the office for the unexpired portion of the term thereof only, and shall, within five days after receiving notice of his appointment, file the constitutional oath of office and bond as provided in section twenty-two of this act.
SEC. 24. A majority of the members of the board of educa- Meetings of tion shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, held. but any two thereof may adjourn any meeting from time to time until a quorum shall be present. The regular meetings of the board shall be held on the first Monday of April, August and December in each year, and no notice of any regular meeting shall be required: Provided, That the board may by reso- Proviso. lution fix different times for holding the regular meetings thereof. Special meetings of the board may be called at any time on the written request of the president or any two members thereof, delivered to the secretary of the board, which request shall specify the time, place and general purpose of such proposed meeting, and the secretary, upon receiving the same, shall forthwith give written notice thereof accordingly to each trustee personally or by leaving such notice at his place of residence at least six hours before the meeting.
SEC. 25. All the meetings of the board shall be held at the Meetings, office of the secretary of the board, unless otherwise ordered by a. resolution of the board, specifying where the same shall be held.
SEC. 26. The secretary shall keep a faithful record of all Secretary to proceedings of the board; and all records and papers belonging keep records. to the school district shall be kept in the custody of the secretary and shall be open to the inspection of any elector of said
SEC. 27. The board of education shall be the board of school Who to be inspectors for said school district and shall, as such, report spectors. to the clerk of Iron county, and shall have all the powers and perform all the duties now enjoyed and performed by boards of school inspectors under the primary school law of this State, and the president of said board shall perform all the duties required by law of the chairman of the board of school in
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spectors, and the board of school inspectors for the township of Crystal Falls is hereby abolished.
SEC. 28. The board of education of said school district shall board of edu- have power and authority to designate and purchase schoolhouse sites, erect buildings and furnish the same, employ legally qualified teachers, provide books for the library of said district, make by-laws relative to taking the census of all children in said district between the ages of five and twenty years, and to make all necessary reports and transmit the same to the proper officers, as designated by law, so that the district may be entitled to its portion of the primary school fund; and said board shall have authority to make all needful regulations and by-laws relative to visitation of schools; relative to the length of time schools shall be kept, which shall not be less than five months in each year; relative to the employment of teachers duly and legally qualified; relative to the regulations of schools and the books to be used therein; 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 a thorough education of the children thereof. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the board of education to apply and receive from the officer or officers holding the same, moneys appropriated for primary schools and the library of said district.
Amounts needed for school purposes, how determined.
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SEC. 29. At each annual meeting of said school district at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, the electors present shall, by viva voce vote, determine the amount of money to be raised by tax for all school purposes for the ensuing year, and shall transact such other business of such meeting as may be done by viva voce vote, except as in this act otherwise provided. On all votes for the raising of money by tax, the votes shall be taken in such manner that the chairman of the meeting may be able and shall, upon demand, state the result of each such vote. giving the number voting for, and the number voting against, each proposition so voted upon, all of which shall be duly recorded by the secretary of the board of education in the records of the proceedings of such meeting, and, if the secretary shall not be acting as clerk of the board of inspectors of election, then such record shall be made by one of the clerks of election, and shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the board of education: Provided, That in case the electors at any annual meeting shall neglect or refuse to determine the amount to be raised as aforesaid, then the board of education shall determine the same at any regular meeting thereof. and the secretary of the board shall, within thirty days thereafter, certify to each supervisor or other assessing officer in said school district the amount which the electors or the board of education, as the case may be, shall have so determined to be raised.
SEC. 30. The supervisor of the township of Crystal Falls, stitute board the assessing officer or officers of the city of Crystal Falls, and the president of the board of education shall constitute a board of equalization and apportionment for said school district and
shall meet at the office of the secretary of the board of education on the second Monday in September in each year, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, and shall then and there examine the several assessment rolls of said city and township for that year, and ascertain whether the relative valuation of the property assessed on said rolls has been equally and uniformily estimated. If, on such examination, they shall deem such valua- Powers and tion to be relatively unequal, they shall equalize the same by adding to or deducting from the valuation of the taxable property on any such roll such an amount as, in their judgment, will produce a relatively equal and uniform valuation of the taxable property in said school district, and the amount added to or deducted from the valuation of the property on any such assessment roll shall be entered upon their records. They shall also cause to be entered upon their records the aggregate valua tion of the taxable property on each such assessment roll as determined by them. After they shall have equalized the valu tions of the several assessment rolls aforesaid, as herein provided, the said board shall make an apportionment of the amount to be raised for school purposes in said district among such rolls in proportion to the valuation of the taxable property thereon as determined by them for that year, which de termination and apportionment shall be entered at large upon their records. The secretary of the board of education shall Who to be clerk, duties, be clerk of the board of equalization and apportionment, and he shall keep a record of all their proceedings in a book to be provided for the purpose at the expense of said district; and on or before the first day of October of that year, he shall certify to the clerk of the board of supervisors of Iron county the amounts so apportioned to each of said assessment rolls and the clerk of said board of supervisors shall submit the same to such board at their session in October, and such board shall direct the same to be spread upon the said assessment rolls respectively, as such board is required by law to do in the case of township taxes.
SEC. 31. The said school district may borrow money on the District may credit of said district, and issue its bonds therefor, to pay for borrow schoolhouse sites and to erect and furnish schoolhouses.
SEC. 32. Whenever the board of education shall by resolu- Question to be tion declare that it is expedient for said district to borrow any to electors. sum of money for the purposes, or any of the purposes, mentioned in the next preceding section of this act, it may order the question of borrowing the same, and issuing the bonds of said district therefor, to be submitted to the qualified electors at any annual meeting of said district, or at any special meeting thereof called for that purpose; and if a majority of the qualified electors voting on such question at such meeting shall vote in favor of borrowing such sum of money and issuing the bonds of the school district therefor, the board may thereupon borrow the same, and may issue the bonds of said district therefor. Which bonds shall be in such form and denomina- Rate of interest. etc., of tion, bear such rate of interest, not exceeding five per centum bonds. per annum, mature at such time or times, not exceeding thirty
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Form of ballot.
years from the time of their issue, and contain such other terms, conditions and limitations as the said board shall by resolution determine: Provided, The amount so borrowed sha!! not exceed three per centum of the assessed valuation of the taxable real and personal property of said district as shown by the then last preceding tax rolls: And provided further, That none of the bonds of said school district shall be disposed of for less than their par value.
SEC. 33. The vote at any annual or special meeting of said school district upon the question of borrowing money and issuing bonds of said district therefor, shall be by ballot, and all the proceedings pertaining thereto shall be conducted, as nearly as may be, in accordance with the provisions of law governing the election of school district officers. The form of ballot to be used for the purpose aforesaid, may be as follows:
(Instructions)-Indicate your vote upon the question submitted by a cross mark (X) in the square opposite the word "Yes", or in the square opposite the word "No." Before leaving the booth, fold the ballot so that the initials may be seen on the outside.
When may be submitted.
Annual report of board.
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poses and issuing bonds of the school district therefor.
SEC. 34. The question of borrowing money on the credit of the district and issuing the bonds of the district therefor, shall not be submitted to the electors of the district prior to January first, one thousand nine hundred four.
SEC. 35. The board of education shall annually prior to the first day of July in each year make a detailed written statement of the number of schools in said district, the number of teachers employed and the number of pupils instructed therein during the preceding year, and the expenditures of said board for all purposes, and also the resources and liabilities of said district, which statement shall be entered at length in the record of said board, and shall be publicly read by the president of the board, or, in his absence, by the secretary thereof, to the electors at the annual meeting of said school district at the hour of twelve o'clock noon.
SEC. 36. All school property, both real and personal, within erty to belong the limits of the territory hereby incorporated as aforesaid, under the provisions of this act shall, by force of this act. become and be the property of the school district of Crystal Falls, and all debts and liabilities of the township school dis