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ceachers' training school having a course of study of not less than
thirty-eight weeks, approved by the state superintendent; or in
lieu of such special training had at least three years' successful
experience in teaching.
The limitations prescribed in subdivision three do not apply to
the holder of a state normal and training school diploma, or to a
state certificate granted after examination, nor to a foreign di
ploma or certificate indorsed by the superintendent nor to a
person who has been employed in teaching in the primary and
grammar schools in the cities of this state since January first,
eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.
[Con. School Law, tit. VIII, part of $ 38; Con. School Law, tit. . XV, part of $ 20, and L. 1895, chap. 1031, § 4 rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 45, 103, 155, SS 38, 30 and 4.)
$ 276. Revocation of teachers' authority.-Authority to teach
in the public schools may be revoked as herein provided:
1. A certificate or license may be revoked by the officer grant.
2. A school commissioner may hear and determine any charge
affecting the moral character of a teacher within his district.
If the charge is sustained, the commissioner may annul the
teacher's certificate or other authority, by whomsoever granted,
and may declare him unfit to teach. If the teacher holds a cer.
tificate or diploma granted, signed or endorsed by the superin.
tendent, the commissioner shall immediately notify him of such
annulment or declaration.
3. The superintendent may annul a school commissioner's cer
tificate, or may declare a normal school diploma ineffectual as a
qualification to teach.
4. The superintendent may revoke his endorsement of a foreign
diploma or certificate.
[Con. School Law, tit. I, part of $S 10 and 11, and Con. School Law, tit. V, § 13, sub. 6, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 7, 8, 24, SS 10, 11, 13.)
$ 277. Additional grounds of revocation.--A teacher who wil.
1. To teach the nature of alcoholic drinks and other narcotics,
and their effects on the human system, as required by this chap.
2. To attend a teacher's institute;
3. To fully perform an agreement to teach a term of school;
Is deemed to have forfeited his right to teach, and his author.
ity may thereupon be revoked by the superintendent or the com
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, $ 47, sub 9, Con. School Law, tit. 10, part of § 6, and Con. School Law, tit. XV, part of § 20, rewritten and condensed without intended change.
(Pages 48, 88, 103, SS 47, 6, 20.)
$ 278. Notice of revocation. All revocations of a teacher's an
thority must be for cause and after notice to the person affected,
and a reasonable opportunity to be heard in his defense.
$ 279. Teachers' contracts. The employment of a teacher shall
be by a written contract, which must be signed by him and the
trustee, board or other officer with whom it is made. Such
contract shall clearly state the agreement between the par
ties, and particularly the term of employment, the agreed com
pensation, and the time of payment. A teacher is not deemed
employed under this chapter until such contract is executed. The
contract or a duplicate thereof shall be filed with the district
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 47, sub. 10, Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 15, sub. 11, and Con. School Law, tit. XV, § 17, rewritten and condensed without intended change, except that the provision for filing a copy of the contract with the district clerk is new.]
(Pages 48, 76, 101, $$ 47, 15, 17.)
$ 280. Limitations on agreement.—The right of a trustee or other
officer to make a contract under the last section is subject to the
1. It cannot be made with a person who is related to such trus
tee or other officer by blood or marriage, except with the approval
of two-thirds of the qualified voters present and voting on the
question at a district meeting.
2. It cannot be made for a term to begin after the expiration
of his official term.
3. It cannot be made for a shorter time than ten weeks, unless
for the purpose of completing an unexpired term of school.
4. It cannot be made with a teacher who does not hold a certifi.
cate of qualification which covers the period of contemplated
The term “trustee" under subdivision one, includes also a
member of a board of education, and the employment of a teacher
who is related to such a member by blood or marriage, can be
made only on the written approval of two-thirds of the mem
bers of the board.
Subdivision two does not apply to an agreement made by a
board of education.
Subdivisions three and four apply to such a board.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 47, sub. 9, and Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 15, sub. 11, rewritten and partly new.]
(Pages 48, 76, subs. 9, 11.)
§ 281. Teachers' wages; when payable.—The compensation of a
teacher in a public school is due and payable at the end of each
calendar month during the term of employment, but the contract
may provide for more frequent payments.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 47, sub. 10, Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 15, sub. 11, and Con. School Law, tit. 15, $ 18, rewritten and combined without intended change, except the provision for more frequent payments is new.]
(Pages 48, 76, 102, $$ 47, 15, 18.)
§ 282. When wages not a district charge.-A person employed
to teach without an agreement as herein provided cannot recover
his wages of the district, but the trustee who employs him is
liable individually for such wages.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 47, part of sub. 9, without intended change.]
(Page 48, sub. 9.)
$ 283. Teachers' record of attendance. Each teacher shall keep
a school record in which shall be entered:
1. The names and ages of the pupils attending school.
2. The names of the persons who send them.
3. The year, month and day of the month, and the number of
days each pupil attends.
4. The date of each inspection of the school by the commis
sioner or other official visitor.
5. Any other facts required by the superintendent.
The record shall be kept in such form and manner as the state
superintendent may prescribe. The entries in such record shall
be verified by the teacher, and it shall constitute the school list
from which the average daily attendance of the school shall be
determined. A teacher is not entitled to any compensation until
such record is verified. Each teacher is responsible for the record
kept by him, and shall at the close of his engagement deliver it
to the district clerk, or the clerk or secretary of the board of
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, SS 41, 53, and Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 6, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 45, 52, 116, SS 41, 53, 6.)
§ 284. Dismissal of teacher.-A teacher may be removed by
the trustee at any time. for neglect of duty, incapacity to teach,
immoral conduct, or other sufficient cause.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 48, sub. 9, and Con. School Law, tit. VIII, § 15, sub. 11, rewritten without intended change.]
(Pages 48, 77, SS 48, 15.)