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ARTICLE XIII.

DISTRICT LIBRARIES.

SECTION 1712. Library Fund, how expended.

1713. Of what Fund consists.
1714. Same.
1715. Control and location of library.
1716. Who may use.

1717. Accountability of trustees for care of library. Sec. 1712. The Boards of Trustees and Education must expend the Library Fund, together with such moneys as may be added thereto by donation, in the purchase of school apparatus, and books for a school library.

Sec. 1713. Except in cities not divided into school districts, the Library Fund consists of ten per cent. of the State School Fund, annually apportioned to the district, unless ten per cent. exceed fifty dollars, in which event it consists of fifty dollars, annually taken from the fund so apportioned.

Sec. 1714. In cities not divided into school districts, the Library Fund consists of the sum of fifty dollars for every five hundred children between the ages of five and fifteen years, annually taken from the State School Fund apportioned to the city.

Sec. 1715. Libraries are under the control of the Board of Trustees or Education, and must be kept, when practicable, in the school houses.

Sec. 1716. The library is free to all pupils of a suitable age, belonging to the school; and any resident of the district may become entitled to its privileges by the payment of such a sum of money for life membership, or such annual or monthly fee as may be prescribed by the trustees.

Sec. 1717. The trustees shall be held accountable for the proper care and preservation of the library, and shall have power to assess and collect all fines, penalties, and fees of membership, and to make all needful rules and regulations, not provided for by the State Board of Education, and not inconsistent therewith; and they shall report annually to the County Superintendent, all library statistics which may be required by the blanks furnished for the purpose by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

IV. CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS.

I. State University.
II. State Normal School.
III. High Schools.
IV. Summary.

I. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.—Location, Berkeley, five miles from Oakland. Value of buildings, grounds, etc., $500,000. The University embraces seven courses of study, commonly called “Colleges," namely: In Science-Agriculture, Mechanics, Engineering, Chemistry, Mining, and Medicine. In Letters Classical and Literary.

It is a free institution, open to young men and young women. The number of students in attendance from the beginning is as follows:

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II. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.–Value of buildings, grounds, etc., $350,000. Free to both men and women. Number of students, 1876, 325. Annual appropriation for support, $23,000.

III. High SCHOOLS.- The principal High Schools in the State are as follows:

Pupils. 1. San Francisco, Girls' High.

..650 21 2. San Francisco, Boys' High.

250

8 3. Oakland, Boys' and Girls' High..

135

4 4. Sacramento, Boys' and Girls' High.

101

4 5. Stockton,

65

2 6. Los Angeles,

57

2 7. Marysville,

21

1 8. Santa Clara,

19

1 9. Vallejo,

77

2 10. San Jose,

25

1 11. Petaluma,

52

2 12. Grass Valley,

20

1 13. Nevada,

20

1 14. Santa Cruz,

25

1 15. Alameda,

15

1

Total...

1532

52

In addition to the pupils in the schools specially classed as “High Schools,” there are about 1,800 pupils in “First Grade Schools,” pursuing an advanced, or partial, high school course.

SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION, 1875.

Number enrolled in State University.....

366 Number enrolled in State Normal School.

350 Number enrolled in the High Schools, or the Advanced Grade 3,243 Number enrolled in Grammar, or First Grade Schools......16,177 Number enrolled in Intermediate, or Second Grade Schools...30,820 Number enrolled in Primary, or Third Grade Schools... ...79,532 Total....

130,488

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GIRLS' HIGH AND NORMAL SCHOOL. Built, 1870. Cost, $35,000, Wood. Capacity, 500 pupils.

V. SUMMARY OF SCHOOL STATISTICS, 1875.

Population of California (estimated) 800,000.

Number of children between 5 and 17..
Number that attended school
Average daily attendance in public schools
Attendance at private schools

171,563 116,896 78,027 15,000

CLASSIFICATION.

366

350

...

1. Attending State University
2. Attending State Normal School..
3. Attending high schools, or in “advanced grades”.
4. Attending grammar schools
5. Attending intermediate on second grade school.
6. Attending primary or third grade schools

3,243 16,177 30,820 79,532

SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS.

Number of school districts
Number of schools
Number of male teachers
Number of female teachers
Average length of school in months
Number of teachers, graduates of some normal school

1,579 2,190 1,033 1,660 7.47 275

TEACHERS HOLDING STATE CERTIFICATES.

1. Holding life diplomas
2. Holding educational diplomas
3. Holding first grade certificates
4. Holding second grade certificates .

292 421 615 210

Total....

1,538

5. Number of graduates of the California State Normal

School now teaching

240

SALARIES,

Average monthly salary paid men.....

$84 93 Average monthly salary paid women

68 00 Average annual salary paid men

672 00 Average annual salary paid women

543 00 Annual cost per scholar in average daily attendance

28 67 Annual cost of tuition per scholar in average daily attend

21 59

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