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paid to the supervisor immediately on the delivery by him to the
county treasurer of the bond herein required.
[Con. School Law, tit. II, § 16, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 15, $ 16.)
$ 216. Supervisors' bond for school moneys.-Within ten days
after the receipt by the supervisor of the certificate of apportion
ment, he shall execute and deliver to the county treasurer in behalf
of the town his bond to the people of the state, with two or more
sufficient sureties approved by the treasurer, in the penalty of at
least double the amount of the school moneys, set apart or appor.
tioned to such town, and also of all such moneys which he has re
ceived or is entitled to receive from his predecessor, conditioned
that he will safely keep, disburse and account for such moneys, and
of all other school moneys that may come into his hands from any
other source. A supervisor appointed to fill a vacancy is not enti
tled to receive school moneys from his predecessor until he delivers
to the treasurer a like bond in a penalty double the amount which
he is entitled to receive from such predecessor. The moneys in the
hands of such predecessor shall be paid on the delivery to him
by his successor, of a certificate of the county treasurer, showing
that the bond herein required has been filed. On such payment
the treasurer's certificate shall be immediately filed with the town
[Con. School Law, tit. II, § 17, and Con. School Law, tit. III, S 4, subs. 7, 8, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 15, 20, SS 17, 4.)
§ 217. When commissioner may appoint person to disburse
money.-If a supervisor neglects to give a bond for school moneys
within the time herein required, the school commissioner may ap
point another officer or resident of the town as custodian to receive
and disburse such school moneys, and on his giving the bond
required herein of a supervisor, he shall be entitled to receive such
moneys, and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities herein
imposed on a supervisor, in relation thereto. The reasonable
compensation of such custodian for his services must be audited by
the board of supervisors and is a town charge.
[Con. School Law, tit. II, § 18, rewritten and changed so that upon the neglect of the supervisor to give the bond required, the school commissioner may appoint some other town officer or resident of the district to disburse the school moneys.]
(Page 16, § 18.)
$ 218. Application of state school moneys.—The state school
moneys, except the amount appropriated for libraries, must be ap
plied exclusively to the payment of the wages of qualified teachers,
or for expenses of transportation and tuition under contracts for
the education of pupils in other districts.
[Con. School Law, tit. II, § 4, rewritten without intended change, except that the word “ qualified” is inserted before the word teachers, and the clause " or for the expenses of transportation and tuition under contracts for the education of pupils in other districts,” is added.]
(Page 10, $ 4.)
$ 219. Disposition of school moneys by supervisor.--The school
moneys received by the supervisor must be paid by him to the treas
urer of the district to which it is apportioned, on the delivery to him of a copy of the treasurer's bond certified by the clerk of the
[Con. School Law, tit. III, § 4, sub. 1, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 19, $ 4, sub. 1.)
§ 220. Certain orphan schools to share in apportionment.
The schools maintained by incorporated orphan asylum societies
other than those in The City of New York, shall participate
in the apportionment and distribution of state school moneys in
the same manner, under the same conditions, and to the same ex
tent, as the common schools. Such schools shall be subject to
the rules governing common
schools, but shall continue
the immediate management and direction of the
Such a school is deemed a district in the county
in which it is situated for the purpose of apportionment, except
that it is not entitled to a supervision or district quota, but shall
be included in the apportionment based on attendance.
[Con. School Law, tit. XV, § 32, rewritten without intended change, except that the last sentence is added.
(Page 107, $ 32.)
Section 230. Definitions.
231. Who must attend school.
232. Duty of parent.
233. State truant schools.
234. Local truant schools.
235. Joint truant schools.
Section 236. Contracts with truant schools.
237. Truant districts.
238. Appointment of truant officers.
239. Truant officers in certain cities and villages.
240. Term of office.
241. Authority of truant officer.
242. Arrest of truants.
243. Second arrest.
244. Examination and commitment by magistrate.
245. Term of commitment.
246. Report of arrest.
247. Parole of truants.
248. Industrial training.
249. Record of equivalent instruction.
250. Limitation on employment of children.
251. Superintendent to make rules.
253. Expenses, how paid.
254. Withholding state moneys by superintendent. [General note.— The compulsory education law has been re written and its scope considerably enlarged. An attempt has been made to provide a practicable and not too rigid scheme of compulsory instruction. Some changes have been made in the present law, which are indicated at the foot of the sections. Provision is made for a state truant school, to be established by the state superintendent whenever an appropriation shall be made for that purpose. This is deemed an important part of the scheme. The duties of magistrates and truant officers are, it is thought, more clearly defined.]
§ 230. Definitions.—The term
“parent," as used in this
article, means the father, mother, guardian, or other person, who
has the lawful care, custody or control of a child.
child,” as used in this article, means a person sub
ject to its provisions, who is between seven and sixteen years of
age, and is in proper physical and mental condition to attend
The term "truant,” as used in this article, means a child be
tween seven and sixteen years of age, found away from his home,
and unlawfully absent from school.
[New, but see Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 2, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671]
(Page 114, § 2.)
$ 231. Who must attend school.-Every child shall regularly at
tend on instruction at a common school, or on equivalent in
struction by a competent teacher elsewhere, as follows:
1. Between seven and fourteen years of age, each school day on
which the school is in session between October first and June first.
2. Between fourteen and sixteen years of age, on each school day
on which the school is in session, unless regularly and lawfully en
gaged in useful employment or service.
3. If such a child attends on instruction elsewhere, the instruc
tion shall be substantially equivalent to that given to children of
like age at the public schools of the city or district in which he
resides, and he must attend as many hours each day as are required
of children of like age at such public schools.