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SAN JOAQUIN. *L. C. Van Allen ....'58, '59, '60 Rev. W. C. Pond... *Cyrus Collins.
'60, '64 J. M. Haven *Melville Cottle..
°64, '70 *J. H. Thorpe *W. R. Leadbetter.. '70, '74 A. M. Phalin. *T. O. Crawford..
'74, '75 *S. G. S. Dunbar.
'61, '66 '67, '68 '68, 72 '72, '78
SAN LUIS OBISPO.
G. F. Price P. A. Forrester. . '58-'60; '66-'68; R. S. McEwan. '70, '74
*Thos. N. Stone.. Alex. Murray
. '60, '68 *Grove K. Godfrey . J. H. Gooch..
. '68, '69 *Wm. Duenkel.. J. M. Felts..
*Y. N. Chappelle.
'55 W. L. Bradley H. A. Curtin ...
'56 W. H. Bahney *Grove K. Godfrey '57, '64 *Geo. F. Morris John Conmy.
'64, '65 G. W. Jeffries W. L. Carter
. '66, '74 F. A. Vestal .. *G. W. Welch .
'75, '76 C. D. Woodman *Mrs. D. M. Coleman....'76, 78 E. S. Campbell
NOTES.-Among the County Superintendents distinguished for long terms of office, or for educational laburs may be named:
Dr. F. W. Hatch, for ten years Superintendent of Sacramento County; a careful and popular officer, whose reports rank among the best.
Chas. G. Ames, for ten years Superintendent of Sonoma County; an accurate and capable school officer.
Rev. A. Higbie, of Napa County, seven years; and Rev. G. W. Ford, six years.
Grove K. Godfrey, six years in Shasta County and six years in Siskiyou.
Rev. W. C. Pond, Sierra County, five years.
W. C. Belcher, Yuba County, four years; and Rev. E. B. Walsworth, same county, four years.
Rev. W. T. B. Lynch, Alameda County, six years.
PRESENT CONDITION OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.
I. SCHOOL SUPERVISION.
I. State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
V. City Superintendents.
I. STATE SUPERINTENDENT.-Elected every four years, at the Special Judicial Election, in the October following the General Election for Governor and other State officers in September. Salary, $3,000 a year; traveling expenses, $1,500 a year. Deputy Superintendent: salary, $1,800 a year.
Clerk : salary, $1,500.
II. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.-It consists of the Governor, State Superintendent, Principal State Normal School, and the County Superintendents of San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Alameda, and Sonoma. Powers.—To issue life diplomas; to prescribe rules and regulations and a course of study for all schools, except those in incorporated cities; to adopt a State series of text-books.
[The power of adopting text-books repealed by the Legislature of 1876.]
Board required to meet at least four times a year. No salary, but traveling expenses allowed.
III. STATE BOARD OF EXAMINATION.-It consists of the State Superintendent, and four professional teachers appointed by him. Salary, $200 a year. Powers. To prepare questions for the examination of teachers for county and city examinations; to issue State diplomas, valid for six years; first grade certificates, valid for four years; second and third grades, valid for two years—all on county and city examinations. Also to issue certificates on State Normal School diplomas of any
State Normal School in the United States, and on life diplomas of other States.
IV. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS.—Elected every two years, at the general election.
Powers.—To apportion school moneys, draw warrants for the payments of teachers, conduct examinations of teachers, to visit schools, conduct County Institutes, and make a biennial report to the State Superintendent.
Salary. From $200 to $1,800 a year; average, $830.
V. CITY SUPERINTENDENTS.-Elected, in general, by direct vote of the people, for two years. They have the usual powers of superintendents in other cities in the United States.
Salaries.-San Francisco, $4,000; Oakland, $2,400; San Jose, $1,200.
VI. CITY BOARDS OF EDUCATION.-Elected by direct vote of the people, either at general or special elections, and consisting of from five to twelve members, elected for two years.
Powers.--To build schoolhouses, employ teachers, and manage school affairs generally.
VII. BOARDS OF DISTRICT SCHOOL TRUSTEES. — Elected at special school elections, for a term of three years, one trustee being elected each year.
Powers. --- To build schoolhouses, employ teachers, and manage local school affairs generally.
VIII. COUNTY BOARDS OF EXAMINATION. —Consist of County Superintendent, and of not less than three professional teachers, appointed by him.
Salary.-Three dollars a day, and traveling expenses.
Powers.-To hold quarterly examinations, using the questions prepared by the State Board of Examination, on the first Wednesday in the months of December, March, June, and September, and to issue 1st, 2d, and 3d grade county certificates.
IX. REGENTS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY.—Composed, partly, of ex-officio members, State officers; partly of members appointed by the Governor, for terms of sixteen years; and partly of members elective by the appointed members.
Powers. To manage the affairs of the State University.
X. BOARD OF STATE NORMAL SCHOOL TRUSTEES.-Consists of the Governor and State Superintendent, and five members appointed by the Governor, for a term of sixteen years.
ORGANIZATION OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, 1876.
I. OFFICE OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT.
Office located at the State Capital, Sacramento.
Ezra S. Carr.
Mrs. E. S. Carr.
.H. A. Moses.