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sary to discharge any lawful obligation incurred by him, or by the district.

12. Pay to the district treasurer all sums received by him from

any source for the benefit of the district.

13. Render to each annual district meeting a correct itemized account of all moneys raised or collected by tax or received from any other source for the benefit of the district since the last annual meeting.

14. Keep a book in which shall be entered a list of all movable property belonging to the district. Such book shall be exhibited at each annual district meeting and delivered by the trustee to

bis successor.

15. Notify the county treasurer and superintendent of any de fault in the payment of money by the supervisor, district collector

or treasurer.

16. Deliver to each annual meeting a statement of all appeals, actions, suits or proceedings brought by or against him, and of every special matter touching the condition of the district.

17. Pay the qualified teachers by giving them orders on the district treasurer, but such an order shall not be given unless there is sufficient money in the hands of the treasurer to pay the same. A violation by the trustee of this provision is a misde


18. Sue for and recover any district moneys in the hands of a former trustee or his personal representatives, and pay them to

the district treasurer.

[Con. School Law, tit VII, SS. 47, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58,

rewritten. (Con. School Law, pages 47-53, SS 47, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58).]

§ 61. Report of trustee to commissioner.-The trustee, on the thirtieth day of June in each year, shall make to the commissioner a report in writing for the school year ending that day. He shall sign and certify the report and deliver it to the clerk of the

town in which the schoolhouse of the district is situated. Such

report shall show for the year:

1. The whole time a school has been kept in the district. 2. The amount of his orders upon the treasurer for teachers'


3. The books and school apparatus purchased and the amount expended therefor.

4. The number of children taught in the school by qualified teachers, and their aggregate days attendance.

5. The number of vaccinated and unvaccinated children of

school age in the district.

6. The number of blind and deaf children of school age in the district, stating each class separately.

7. The amount of moneys paid for teachers' wages in addition to state school moneys appropriated therefor.

8. The amount of taxes levied for purchasing schoolhouse sites, and for building, hiring, purchasing, repairing and insuring schoolhouses, for fuel, for school libraries, or for any other purposes provided by law.

9. Such other information in relation to the school and the district as the superintendent may from time to time require.

10. The report shall also show the number of children between five and eighteen years of age residing in the district, and the names of the parents or other persons with whom such children reside, and the number of children residing with each. Such report shall include all children under eighteen years of


age who on that day actually in the district, comprising a part of the family of their parents or guardians or employes who reside in the district, although such residence is temporary; but it shall not include children belonging to the family of any person who is an inhabitant of another district in which such children may by law be included in the report to the trustees, nor any children who are supported at the county poorhouse, or at an orphan asylum, nor any Indian children residing on reservations where Indian schools are maintained.

[Con. School Law, tit. VII, SS 59, 60, rewritten and consoli

dated. (Pages 53, 54, SS 59, 60).]

$ 62. District in two or more counties.- If a district lies in two or more counties, its trustee shall make such annual report for the part in each county and file it in the office of the clerk of the town in which such part is situated.

[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 61, rewritten. (Page 54, § 61).]

§ 63. Duties of clerk.-It shall be the duty of the clerk of each school district:

1. To keep a record of the proceedings of all district meetings.

2. To keep a record of all reports made by the trustee to the commissioner.

3. To report immediately to the town clerk of the town in which the schoolhouse of his district is situated, the names and postoffice addresses of all officers either elected or appointed. For a failure to give such notice, the clerk is liable to a penalty of

five dollars.

4. To notify the trustee of every resignation filed with him.

5. To keep and preserve the records, books, and papers be longing to his office, and deliver them to his successor. For his refusal or neglect so to do, he shall forfeit fifty dollars for the benefit of the district, to be recovered by the trustee.

6. To obey the order of the commissioner, if his district be dissolved, concerning the deposit of the books, papers and records of his office, in the office of the town clerk.

7. To permit the free examination of the records, books and papers belonging or appertaining to his office by any qualified voter of the district at all reasonable hours; also to permit such voter to make copies thereof. Such records, books and paper are the property of the district.

[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 34, subs. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11, rewritten. (Page 43, § 34).]

$ 64. Contracts with other districts.—The trustee of a common school district when authorized by a district meeting may contract with the authorities in charge of the schools of any city, village or other district for the education therein of pupils residing in his district. He may also contract for the conveyance of the pupils to such schools. A contract under this section must be in writing and filed with the clerk of each district. A copy of such contract duly certified by the trustee of each district, or by the secretary of the board of education of such city or village, must be filed in the office of the superintendent. Such district shall, by reason of such contract, be deemed to have employed a qualified teacher, and is entitled to receive one district quota each year on account thereof during the continuance of the contract, not exceeding, however, the amounts contracted to be paid for the conveyance and education of such pupils.

A record of the attendance of such non-resident children shall be kept and separately stated in the annual report by the district, village or city with which such contract is made, and such at. tendance shall be credited to the district where the pupils reside.

[Con. School Law, tit. XV, SS 14-15, as amended by L. 1897, ch. 294, rewritten and consolidated. (Pages 100-101, SS 14. 15.)]

§ 65. Contracts with schools without the state.-A trustee may contract with the authorities of an adjoining district without the

state for the instruction therein of children who reside in his dis

trict. Such contract shall be in writing and a copy thereof shall be filed with the district clerk and also with the commissioner. Upon the execution of such contract, children in such district may attend a school in another state, and such attendance shall be separately reported by the trustee in the same manner and with the same effect, as if such children had attended the school in the district where they reside. The agreed compensation for such instruction is a charge upon the district. If in consequence of such a contract a school is not maintained in the district, a district quota shall be apportioned thereto in the same manner as if a qualified teacher had been employed therein, if it appears that a free school has been maintained in such adjoining district for the period during the last school year, herein required in a common school district.

[This section is a substitute for L. 1897, ch. 293.]

§ 66. Code of public instruction.—The trustee is the custodian of the code of public instruction belonging to the district, and is liable for its loss by his fault or negligence. If so lost, he shall immediately at his own expense procure a copy of the latest edi. tion of the code. Upon the expiration of his term he shall deliver the code to his successor. The trustee who violates this provi.

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