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4. Pay out all money deposited for the uses of the school upon the order of the president of the board, countersigned by the secretary, in accordance with the estimate approved by the superintendent.

5. Keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and payments in the manner directed in the rules and regulations of the board, and according to the forms prescribed by the superintendent.


§ 321. When superintendent may take charge of school.-If a local board neglects or refuses to perform any duty imposed upon it by law, the superintendent may take possession of any property under its supervision, employ teachers, and carry on the school.

[L. 1866, ch. 466, part of $ 8, as added by
L. 1869, ch. 18, rewritten. (Page 140, § 8.)]

§ 322. Custody of property.-Each local board shall have the custody and management of the grounds and buildings provided or used for the purpose of the school, and other property of the state pertaining thereto, and may protect, preserve and improve

the same.

[L. 1880, ch. 348, § 1, rewritten. (Page 140, $ 1.)]

§ 323. Insurance of property.-Each local board shall keep the property under its supervision insured for the benefit of the state. If property insured is injured or destroyed, the proceeds of the insurance shall be deposited by the insurer to the credit of the local board in a bank designated by the superintendent, and shall be used by such board, subject to the approval of the superintendent, to repair, rebuild or replace the property injured or de stroyed. [L. 1894, ch. 443,

! L. 1894, ch. 488, rewritten and consolidated. (Page 141.)]

§ 324. Local boards may take by gift, grant or devise.-A local board, with the approval of the superintendent, may accept for the state the gift, grant, devise or bequest of money or other property, and apply the same to any purpose not inconsistent with the general purposes of the school, which may be prescribed in the instrument by which such gift, grant, devise or bequest is made.

[L. 1896, chap. 165, rewritten. (Page 143.)]

$ 325. Special police.-Each local board may appoint and at pleasure remove a special policeman. Such a policeman possesses the powers and is subject to the liabilities of a constable.

He shall:

1. Preserve order and prevent disturbances and breaches of the peace in and about the buildings, and on or about the grounds used by the school, or pertaining thereto.

2. Protect and preserve such buildings and property from injury, and arrest any person making a loud or unusual noise, or causing any disturbance, committing any breach of the peace, or misdemeanor, or a wilful trespass upon such grounds, or in or upon such buildings or any part thereof.

[L. 1880, ch. 348, part of g 3, rewritten. (Page 140.)]

§ 326. Person arrested to be taken before magistrate.-A person arrested under the last section shall be immediately taken by the policeman before a magistrate of the city, village or town in which the school is situated. The policeman shall at the same time present to the magistrate a statement of the offense charged. If the offense is a misdemeanor, the defendant shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

[L. 1880, ch. 348, part of § 3, rewritten.]

§ 327. Appointment of Indian pupils.—The superintendent may annually appoint not more than ten resident Indian youths as pupils in the normal schools. Such pupils must be sixteen years of age, and shall be apportioned, as nearly as may be, among the several Indian bands in the state. A pupil so appointed is entitled to all the privileges of a normal school, and shall be supported and educated therein at the expense of the state, for such period as the superintendent may prescribe, not exceeding three years. The local board shall pay the necessary traveling expenses of each pupil, upon the certificate of the superintendent. [L. 1850, chap. 89, SS 1-5, rewritten and consolidated. (Page


§ 328. Who entitled to privileges of normal school.—The privileges of the normal department of a normal school are free to all resident pupils who comply with the rules prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction. [L. 1866, chap. 466, part of § 5 rewritten and partly new.

(Page 139.)]

$ 329. Tuition money.- Tuition money shall be used for the general purposes of the school.

[Supply Bill of 1870, chap. 492. (Page 142.)]

§ 330. Annual report of local board.—Each local board shall annually on the first day of January transmit to the superintendent in such form as he may prescribe a report showing in detail its receipts and expenditures during the last preceding year, the condition of the school, and such other facts as the superintendent may require. The report must be verified by the president and


[L. 1848, chap. 318, § 4,
L. 1866, chap. 466, § 3 rewritten and changed so that the

report must be made to the superintendent of public instruction instead of to the legislature. (Pages 138, 139.)]

§ 331. Estimates of expenses.--The local board shall from time to time present to the superintendent a verified itemized statement of the amounts estimated to be needed for carrying on the school. The superintendent shall examine and may revise such estimate, and he shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the local board, for the amount approved by him. [New.]



Section 340. Free text books.

341. Adoption of text books.
342. Change of text books.
343. Penalty for violation.
344. Instruction concerning stimulants and narcotics.
315. Minimum time of instruction.
346. Primary scholars.

347. School authorities to furnish facilities.

348. Requirement of text books. 319. Examination by regents. 350. Instruction in normal schools, institutes, etc. 351. When not to share in school money. 352. When institute or training class entitled to school


353. Affidavits by school authorities.

Section 351. Affidavit by school commissioner.

355. Affidavit by principal of normal school.
356. Superintendent to furnish blanks, etc.
357. When superintendent to withhold school money.
358. Instruction in natural history.
359. Free instruction in industrial or freehand drawing.

360. Evening schools.
361. Vocal music.

362. Kindergartens.
363. Industrial training in schools.

[General note.—This title is intended to include the subject of text books, their adoption and change, and special instruction in special subjects, so far as they can be fairly included in a general article. Some changes have been made which are indicated in the foot notes.]

§ 340. Free text books.-A district meeting may vote a tax for the purchase of text books for free use in the schools. The trustee or board of education may establish rules concerning the use of such books and their care, preservation and custody. Such a tax can only be voted at a special district meeting, or at an annual meeting where a notice has been given in the manner required for a special meeting, that the proposition to vote such a tax will be then considered. [L. 1897, chap. 195, rewritten and extended to common

school districts.]

& 341. Adoption of text books.-In a common school district an annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote of the qualified voters present and voting, shall designate and adopt the text books to be used in the school. Elsewhere the board of education or other

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