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of such attendance, the same as if such school had been then in
§ 304. Teachers' training classes. The superintendent shall
provide for a course of instruction in the science and practice
of common school teaching, in academies and union schools and
high schools which, with their consent, shall be designated by
him, among the commissioner districts as equitably as may be,
with reference to the number of school districts in each, and the
location and character of the institutions selected.
Every academy and school so designated shall instruct a class
of not less than ten nor more than twenty-five scholars, and such
class is known as a teachers' training class. Each academy and
school in which such instruction is given shall be paid by the
comptroller on the certificate of the superintendent, at the rate
of one dollar for each week's instruction for each scholar who has
attended during the time herein required; but the sum allowed
for such instruction shall be at least five hundred dollars.
[Con. School Law, tit. XI, SS 1, 2, 3, rewritten without intended change, except that the section has been broadened so as to include high schools.]
(Page 90, SS 1, 2, 3.)
$ 305. Visitation of classes.-A teachers' training class is sub
ject to the visitation of the commissioner, and he shall advise and
assist the principals of academies or schools in the organization
and management thereof. He shall, at the close of the term of instruction, under the direction of the superintendent, examine
the students in such classes, and issue teachers' certificates to
those who possess the required qualifications.
[Con. School Law, tit. XI, § 7, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 91, $ 7.)
§ 306. Regulations. The superintendent shall prescribe the
conditions of admission to the class, the course of instruction and
the rules under which said instruction shall be given, and shall
determine the number of classes which may be formed in any
one year in an academy or school so designated, and the length
of time exceeding thirty-six weeks during which such instruction
may be given.
[Con. School Law, tit. XI, part of g 3, rewritten without intended change, except the length of time which such a class shall continue is changed from sixteen to thirty-six weeks.]
(Page 90, $ 3.)
§ 307. Term of instruction. Instruction shall be free to all
scholars admitted to such classes who have continued therein
during the required time.
Each scholar must continue under instruction not less than
thirty-six weeks, except that if it appears to the satisfaction of the
superintendent that a pupil admitted to such a class has been
prevented from attending the same for the full time of thirty-six
weeks, or that such class has not been held for the full term of
thirty-six weeks, he may excuse such default and allow an
academy or school pay for such scholar for the time actually spent in attendance or during which such class shall have been
instructed, at the rate fixed in the last section.
[Con. School Law, tit. XI, parts of $$ 3, 4, rewritten without intended change, except that the length of time such classes must be taught is changed from sixteen to thirty-six weeks.]
(Page 90, $$ 3, 4.)
§ 308. Training classes in certain cities and villages.-- The
board of education, or other school authorities of any city, or of
any village which employs a superintendent of schools, may estab
lish, maintain, direct and control one or more schools or classes
for the professional training of teachers in the course of instruo
tion, and under the regulations, prescribed by the state superin.
tendent. Such schools or classes must be maintained at least
thirty-eight weeks in each school year. The local superintendent
of schools shall report to the state superintendent, whenever re
quired, the time during which such a teacher's training class or
school has been maintained, and the number of pupils who have
attended the same.
Each such city or village which maintains such a training
school or class for the period herein required, shall be entitled
to one dollar for each week of instruction of each pupil, which
shall be paid by the comptroller on the certificate of the state
[Con. School Law, tit. II, § 5, and L. 1895, chap. 1031, $S 1, 2, 3, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 90, 155, $$ 5, 1, 2, 3.)
Section 315. Normal schools.
316. Duty of superintendent.
317. Nonresident pupils may be admitted.
318. Appointment and supervision of local boards.
319. Officers of local board; rules.
320. Powers and duties of treasurer.
321. When superintendent may take charge of school.
322. Custody of property.
323. Insurance of property.
324. Local boards may take by gift, grant or devise.
325. Special police.
326. Person arrested to be taken before magistrate.
327. Appointment of Indian pupils.
328. Who entitled to privileges of normal school.
329. Tuition money.
330. Annual report of local board.
331. Estimates of expenses. [General note.- This article is intended to include the whole law relating to normal schools. Several statutes have been passed at different times, and nearly all the schools were created by special law. These schools are placed under the supervision of the state superintendent.]
§ 315. Normal schools.--The state normal schools here
tofore established at Albany, Brockport, Buffalo, Cortland, Fre
donia, Geneseo, Jamaica, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh and Potsdam, are continued. The school at Albany is
known as the State Normal College, and is subject to this chapter
and also any other general law relating to normal schools. The
executive committee of the State Normal College shall hereafter
be known as the local board of trustees thereof, and is subject to
all the provisions of law relating to such a board. [The normal school at Albany was established by L. 1844,
ch. 311, and L. 1848, ch. 318; name changed to New York
State Normal College by the regents in 1890.
§ 316. Duty of superintendent.— The superintendent shall:
1. Determine the number of teachers to be employed in each
school, and fix their compensation.
2. Decide on the number of pupils to be admitted to each
3. Prescribe the time, manner and conditions of the appoint
ment of pupils.
[L. 1866, chap. 466, SS 4, 5, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Page 141, SS 4, 5.)