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17. 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.
18. 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
19. 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, § 47, subs. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, Con. School Law, tit. VII, SS 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58, rewritten and condensed without intended change in substance, except that the provision permitting a trustee elect to employ a teacher for a term commencing after the expiration of the current school year, and for that purpose only his term of office is deemed to commence immediately upon his election, is new.]
(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 on the treasurer for teachers'
3. The books and school apparatus purchased and the amount
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 pur.
poses 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 over five and under eighteen years
of age who are on that day actually in the district, com
prising 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 poor
house, or at an orphan asylum, nor any Indian children residing
on reservations where Indian schools are maintained.
11. A full description of the amount, rate of interest, class,
number, date of issue, under what law, and date of maturity of
all bonds issued by the district or any of its officers, and for which
it is then liable, or if no indebtedness exists, a statement of that
12. The trustee shall, at the time of delivering such report to
the town clerk, also file with such clerk the school register of such
district for the year covered by said report.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, SS 59, 60, rewritten and condensed without intended change in substance.
Subdivisions 6, 9, 11 and 12 are new.) (Page 53, 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 and changed by omitting the clause “and such report shall be in the form and contain all such special matters as the superintendent of public instruction shall from time to time prescribe.” This omission is covered by the provision in § 61, sub. 9, of the revision.]
(Page 54, § 61.)
§ 63. Duties of clerk.-It shall be the duty of the clerk of each
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
3. To report immediately to the town clerk of the town in which
the schoolhouse of his district is situated, the names and post
office addresses of all officers either elected or appointed. For
a failure to give such notice, the clerk is liable to a penalty of
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 dis
solved, 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 papers
are the property of the district.
[Con. School Law, tit. VII, § 34, subs. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 re. written without intended change in substance.]
(Page 43, § 34.)
$ 64. Contracts with other districts.—The trustee of a common
school district when authorized by a district meeting may con. tract 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 each year on account
thereof during the continuance of the contract, the amounts con
tracted to be paid for the conveyance and education of such
pupils, not exceeding, however, one distinct quota.
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. VII, § 14, sub. 19, as added by L. 1896, chap. 264, 85.
Con. School Law, tit. XV, $$ 14, 15, as amended by L. 1897, chap. 294, § 1, rewritten and condensed without intended change, except that we limit the amount a district shall receive to that actually paid for instruction and conveyance of its pupils, not exceeding, however, one district quota.]
(Pages 36, 100, SS 14, 14, 15.)
$ 65. Contracts with schools without the state.-A trustee may
contract with the authorities of an adjoining district without the