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The number attending school during the year under five, and also ihe number over twenty-one years

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age. Third. The whole number that have attended school during the year. Fourth. The length of time the school has been taught during the year by a qualified teacher, the length of time taught by each teacher and the wages paid to each. Fifth. The total number of days all scholars between the ages of five and twenty-one years, have attended school during the year. Si.cth. The amount of money received irom the county treasurer during the year. Seventh. .Tbe number of mills levied for all school purposes. Eighth. Th kind of books used in the school. Ninth. The number of children to whom text books are furnished, and kind of books. Tenth. The amount of the bonded indebtedness of the district. Eleventh. Such other facts and statistics as the state superintendent shall direct.

SEC. 10. That sections 3, 4, and 12 subdivision 5, chapter 79, Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 3. The district board shall have the general care of the school, and shall have power to classify and grade agement, the scholars in their district and cause them to be taught in such schools and departments as they may deem expedient; to provide a course of study which may include all studies necessary for a first grade certificate; and to make such rules and regulations as they may think necessary for the government and health of the scholars. Sec. 11. That section 4 be amended to read as follows: Non-resident

pupils. SEC. 4. Said board may also admit to the district school non-resident pupils, and may determine the rates of tuition of such pupils and collect the same in advance.

SEC. 12. That section 12 be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 12. When by the division of a district not more Vacancy in than one officer is left in the old district, the county su- district. perintendent shall appoint suitable persons to fill the vacant

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offices, who shall hold their offices until the next annual meeting and until their successors are elected and qualified.

SEC. 13. That sections 1, 2, 3, subdivision 7, chapter 79, Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as follows: That section 1, subdivision 7, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 1. There shall be a county superintendent in each organized county, whose term of service shall be two years, and who shall be elected at the same time and in the same manner as other county officers. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to notify the state superintendent of the election of the county superintendent at the time said election is ascertained.

SEC. 14. That section 2, subdivision 7, be amended to

read as follows: Compensation.

SEC. 2. The county commissioners, or a majority of them present at the first regular session of each year, shall determine the compensation to be paid to the county superintendent, but such compensation shall not be less than twelve hundred dollars per annum in counties having a school population of five thousand or more; and not less than one thousand dollars per annum in counties having a school population of four thousand and less than five thousand; and not less than eight hundred dollars per annum in counties having a school population of three thousand and less than four thousand; and not less than five hundred dollars per annum in counties having a school population of two thousand and less than three thousand; and in counties having a school population less than two thousand, a per diem of not less than three and one-half dollars or more than five dollars for each day actually employed in the duties of his office. The number of days necessary for the duties of his office shall be determined by the county superintendent, but the number of days so employed shall not be less than the number of school dis

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tricts in said county, and one day for each precinct thereof for the examination of teachers. The superintendent shall file in the office of the county clerk a sworn statement of his account.

SEC. 15. That section three of the above entitled act be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 3. The county superintendent shall examine all Examination persons offering themselves as teachers for the public schools, and shall attend at the county seat upon the third Saturday in each month in the year for that purpose, and at such other times and places as he may select, by giving not less than five days notice in some paper published in his county; or, if there be no paper published in such county, then he shall cause to be posted up in three public places in the precinct where such examination is to take place, not less than five days prior to such examination, a notice of the time or place thereof. Any certificate granted at any other time or place than those specified above shall be null and void. And any county superintendent who shall violate the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction of the same, be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars.

SEC. 16. That sections 5 and 6, subdivision 10, chap- Institute fund ter 79, Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 5. To form a fund to defray the expenses of institutes, each teacher examined for a certificate, or who has a certificate renewed or indorsed by the county superintendent, shall pay the sum of one dollar to the county superintendent, to which sum thus raised the county commissioners shall add each year that an institute is held in the county the sum of twenty-five dollars from the general fund of the county; and if they deem it desirable they may increase the amount to any sum they desire, not to exceed one hundred dollars. The county superintendent shall make a quarterly statement under oath to the county com

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missioners of all money received by him for the institute fund and of all money disbursed by him from said fund.

Sec. 17. That section 6 be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 6. All disbursements from the institute fund shall disbursements.

be upon the order of the county superintendent and upon bills approved by him, which bills shall be filed in his office. The county superintendent may at his discretion revoke the certificate or refuse to grant a certificate to any teacher who refuses to attend the county institute. Should graduates from the elementary course of the normal school refuse to attend the county institute, it shall be the duty of the county superintendent to report such refusal to the principal of the normal school, who may at his discretion revoke the certificate of such normal graduate for such refusal to attend. The county superintendent shall notify the directors when the institute will begin, and all common schools shall be closed during the continuance of the institute.

SEC. 18. That sections 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 24, and 26, subdivision 14, chapter 79, Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as herein contained. That section one be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 1. Districts, body

That each incorporated city, in the State of corporate.

Nebraska, or those hereafter incorporated as such, having a population of more than fifteen hundred inhabitants, including such adjacent territory as now is, or hereafter may be attached for school purposes, shall constitute one school district, and be known by the name of “the school district of (name of city) in the county of (name of county) in the State of Nebraska,” and as such, in that name, shall be a body corporate, and possess all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, and in that name and style may sue and be sued, purchase, hold, and sell such personal and real estate, and control such obligations as are authorized by law, and the title to all school buildings or

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other property, real or personal, owned by any school district within the corporate limits of any city, shall, upon the organization of a district under the provisions of this subdivision, vest immediately in the new district; and the board of education by this subdivision provided, shall have exclusive control of the same for all purposes herein contemplated; Provided, That any territory not included within the corporate limits of any city, and containing territory or a number of children sufficient to constitute a school district under the provisions of this chapter, may, by petition signed by at least a majority of the legal voters of such territory, and a majority of the board of education of such city, be by the county superintendent erected into a separate district under the conditions imposed by this chapter; Provided. further, That in case any city above described shall embrace more than one entire school district, and the fractional part of another school district shall extend within the corporate limits of said city, the fractional part so embraced within said corporate limits shall be exempt from the provisions of this subdivision, until such time as the majority of the legal voters of said fractional part shall petition the board of education of said city to be included in said district, and upon the receipt of such petition by said board, the said fractional part shall be included within the said district, for all purposes of this subdivision.

SES. 19. That section 3, subdivision 14, be amended to read as follows:

education.

SEC. 3. The boards of education contemplated by this Board of subdivision shall consist of six members, who shall be elected upon a general ticket from among the legal voters who are tax payers at the time for holding the general city election in each year, and who shall hold their offices for the term of three years; Provided, That at the first election after the taking effect of this act there shall be

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