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SECTION 1712. Library Fund, how expended.
1713. Of what Fund consists.
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.
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:
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.
8 3. Oakland, Boys' and Girls' High..
4 4. Sacramento, Boys' and Girls' High.
4 5. Stockton,
2 6. Los Angeles,
2 7. Marysville,
1 8. Santa Clara,
1 9. Vallejo,
2 10. San Jose,
1 11. Petaluma,
2 12. Grass Valley,
1 13. Nevada,
1 14. Santa Cruz,
1 15. Alameda,
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....
V. SUMMARY OF SCHOOL STATISTICS, 1875.
Population of California (estimated) 800,000.
Number of children between 5 and 17..
171,563 116,896 78,027 15,000
1. Attending State University
3,243 16,177 30,820 79,532
SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS.
Number of school districts
1,579 2,190 1,033 1,660 7.47 275
TEACHERS HOLDING STATE CERTIFICATES.
1. Holding life diplomas
292 421 615 210
5. Number of graduates of the California State Normal
School now teaching
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