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TEACHERS' INSTITUTES AND TRAINING CLASSES.
Section 295. Superintendent to appoint institutes.
296. Commissioner to give notice of institutes.
297. Institute, where held.
298. Duty of school commissioner.
299. Report of institute; expenses how paid.
300. Schools to be closed during institute.
301. Report of trustee.
302. When teacher entitled to wages.
303. When other person entitled to wages.
304. Teachers' training classes.
305. Visitation of classes.
307. Terms of instruction.
308. Training classes in certain cities and villages. [General note.-In this article the subject of teachers' insti. tutes and training classes has been rewritten without substan. tial change. A few changes, however, are made, which are indicated in the foot notes.]
8 295. Superintendent to appoint institutes.—The superintend
ent shall annually provide for teachers' institutes as follows:
1. He shall appoint an institute in each commissioner district,
or for two or more commissioner districts, for the benefit and
instruction of teachers in the public schools, and of such per
song as intend to become teachers, with special reference to the
presentation of subjects relating to the principles of education
and methods of instruction.
He may, after consultation with
the commissioner, determine the duration of each institute and
2. He shall establish and maintain one or more summer insti.
tutes, with a course of at least three weeks' duration, at such con
venient and accessible points as may be designated by him. Ad
mission to such institutes and all the advantages thereof shall
be free to all teachers of the state, and those preparing to
therein. Persons not intending to teach may also be admitted
under such regulations, and on the payment of such tuition,
as the superintendent may prescribe. He may provide for ex
aminations thereat and also for certificates of qualifications to be
issued to graduates.
3. He may employ suitable persons, at a compensation to be
fixed by him, to supervise and conduct the institutes, and may
also provide for additional instruction. He shall establish such
regulations for the government of institutes as he may deem best.
He shall, whenever practicable, visit the institutes or cause them
to be visited by representatives of his department, for the pur
pose of examining into the course and character of the instruo.
tion given, and of rendering such assistance as he may find ex
[Con. School Law, tit. X, SS 1 and 9, rewritten and condensed without intended change, except that the provision in sub. 2, allowing persons other than teachers to attend an institute, is new.]
(Pages 86, 89, SS 1, 9.)
$ 296. Commissioner to give notice of institutes.-The school
commissioner, under the direction of the superintendent, shall
notify all teachers, trustees, boards of education and other per
sons in his district who may desire to become teachers, of the
time and place of holding each institute.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, first sentence of $ 2, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 86, $ 2.)
§ 297. Institute, where held.—The commissioner has the right
to hold an institute in any school building in any district which
receives state school moneys, without expense therefor to the
state, beyond a reasonable allowance to the district for lighting,
heating and janitor service, and he shall take proper care of the
building and see that it is left in good condition.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, § 3, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 87, $ 3.)
§ 298. Duty of school commissioner.—The school commissioner
1. Make all necessary arrangements for holding the institute.
2. Attend to all the necessary details connected therewith.
3. See that a suitable room is provided.
4. Assist the conductor in the organization.
5. Keep a record of all teachers in attendance.
6. Notify the trustees of the number of days attended by the
teachers of the various districts.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, part of $ 2, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 86, $ 2.)
§ 299. Report of institute; expenses, how paid. The commis
sioner, or the conductor of a summer institute, shall transmit to
the superintendent at the close of each institute:
1. A full report thereof, including a list of all teachers in attend.
ance, the number of days attended by each, and such other statis
tical information as may be required.
2. A full verified statement of all expenses incurred by him in
carrying on the institute, with vouchers for all expenditures. The
expenses incurred in holding an institute shall be paid by the
comptroller on the certificate of the superintendent.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, SS 2, 7, 9, rewritten and condensed without intended change.]
(Pages 86, 88, 89, SS 2, 7, 9.)
§ 300. Schools to be closed during institute.-All schools in a
commissioner district where or for which an institute is held, shall
be closed while it is in session. This provision does not apply to
schools in a city. It is the duty of each teacher to attend the insti.
tute, and he is entitled to full wages for the time spent therein. A
teacher's contract of employment is not affected by his attendance
at an institute.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, § 4, as amended by L. 1897, chap. 512, rewritten and changed so that all the schools in a commissioner district, over which the commissioner has jurisdiction, must be closed during the time an institute is in session.]
(Page 87, § 4.)
$ 301. Report of trustee.-Each trustee shall state in his annual
report to the commissioner the number of days and the dates sioner district during theschool year, and whether theschools under
thereof on which a teacher's institute was held in the commis.
his charge were or were not closed during such days. In the appor
tionment of state school moneys, the schools which are closed while
a teacher is in attendance at an institute during the term shall be
allowed the same average pupil attendance during such time as the
average weekly aggregate during the week next preceding the insti.
tute; and a school which continues its sessions during an institute
shall not be allowed any public money based on the aggregate
attendance for the period during which the institute was held.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, § 5, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 88, § 5.)
§ 302. When teacher entitled to wages.-A person who has en
tered into a contract to teach in a district school, and who after
wards attends an institute in that commissioner district, is entitled
to receive from the district wages for such attendance at the con
tract rate, even though at that time the school has not opened or
is not in session.
[Con. School Law, tit. X, $$ 4, 6, rewritten without intended change.]
(Pages 87, 88, SS 4, 6.)
§ 303. When other person entitled to wages.-A person who at
tends an institute during its entire period, and afterwards enters
into a contract to teach and actually teaches in the same com
missioner district within the current school year, is entitled to
receive from the district, wages at the contract rate for the time