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ation from a science course or the liberal arts course of the University of Nevada, together with the required training in educational subjects. Life Certificates of Other States.
SEC. 31. Any teacher holding a life certificate from another state shall be permitted to submit such certificate as evidence of his or her fitness for teaching, and if the state board of education shall be satisfied that the state which issued such certificate maintains a high professional standard, said board may issue a certificate for teaching in this state of such grade as it shall deem proper. Such credentials should be forwarded to the superintendent of public instruction, Carson City, Nevada. All Papers Graded by Board of Educational Examiners.
SEC. 32. All examination papers for teachers' certificates shall be examined and graded under the authority of the state board of education by the board of educational examiners, which shall consist of at least one member of the state board of education, the deputy superintendents of public instruction, and such other persons, not to exceed three in number, as may be appointed by the superintendent of public instruction. The board of educational examiners shall certify the grade of each applicant in each subject to the state board of education. Persons appointed by the superintendent of public instruction as members of the board of educational examiners shall receive compensation at the rate of five dollars a day for the time actually employed in such service, to be paid out of the state general fund in the usual manner. Special Certificates.
SEC. 33. The state board of education shall grant special certificates valid for teaching music, drawing, manual training, penmanship, commercial subjects, kindergarten work, or any specified foreign language, provided that it shall be satisfied that the applicant is qualified to teach such special subject. The board shall determine as to the fitness of the applicant by whatever method shall appear to be most appropriate. Such certificate shall be valid for two years. A special certificate shall entitle the holder to teach only the subject or subjects mentioned in the certificate. Temporary Certificates-Restriction.
Sec. 34. The deputy superintendent of public instruction may, at his discretion, issue temporary certificates without examination; provided, that such certificate shall be issued upon request of the board of school trustees of a school district in this state, and that such certificate shall be valid only in the district from which the request is made, and such certificate shall be valid only until the next teachers' examination held in the county in which such person shall be teaching. If any member of the board of school trustees making the above-mentioned request is a member of the family or a near relative of the applicant, the certificate shall not be granted. Not more than one temporary certificate shall be granted to any one person. Age Limit.
Sec. 35. No certificate authorized by this act shall be issued to any person under eighteen years of age.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF TEACHERS Teacher Must Be Legally Employed.
Sec. 36. No teacher shall be entitled to receive any portion of the public school moneys as compensation for services rendered unless such teacher shall have been legally employed by the board of trustees, nor unless such teacher shall have a certificate issued in accordance with law, in full force and effect at the time such service is rendered, nor unless such teacher shall have made a full and correct report, in the form and manner prescribed by law, to the superintendent of public instruction and to the board of school trustees. School Officer May Administer Oath.
SEC. 37. The superintendent of public instruction and the deputy superintendents of public instruction are hereby authorized to administer the oath (or affirmation) to teachers and all other oaths (or affirmations) relating to public schools. Teachers to Take Official Oath-Form of Oath.
Sec. 38. Each and every teacher employed in this state, whose compensation is payable out of the public funds, shall take and subscribe to the oath as prescribed by the fifteenth article of the state constitution before entering upon the discharge of the duties of such teacher. Such oath, when so taken and subscribed to, shall, if that of a teacher in the state university, be filed in the office of the board of regents, if of any other class of teachers, the same shall be filed in the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
The oath is as follows:
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the constitution and government of the United States, and the constitution and government of the State of Nevada, against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution or law of any state convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding. And further that I will well and faithfully perform all the duties of teacher on which I am about to enter (if an oath); "so help me God”; (if an affirmation) "under the pains and penalties of perjury.” Sworn and subscribed to before me a
Lof the county of .. ---and State of Nevada, this
_day of Anno Domini 191.-.
Duties of Teachers Enumerated.
Sec. 39. Every teacher in the public schools shall:
1. Upon opening school in any school district file with the deputy superintendent of public instruction, a Nevada teachers' certificate entitling the holder to teach the school in the district in which he shall be hired, together with the oath of office, and any other report that the superintendent of public instruction shall require. The deputy superintendent shall acknowledge the receipt of each teachers' certificate and shall make proper record of the same in his office. The teacher's certificate shall remain on file in the office of the deputy superintendent until the teacher's final report shall be received in his office;
2. One week before closing the school, make a final report in the manner and on the blank forms prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction. The final report shall include all required statistics and information for the entire school year, notwithstanding any previous report for a part of the year. The teacher shall make estimates of the statistics and information of the last week in order to close the final report. Upon receipt of the teacher's final report, the deputy superintendent shall, if he approve such report, notify the clerk of the school district from which the report comes that the teacher's final report has been received, and the clerk of the board shall then draw the trustees' order in payment for the teacher's last month's salary. Any trustees’ orders drawn in violation of the provisions of this act shall be illegal;
3. Keep record of all scholars attending school in accordance with the registers prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction, and teachers shall make reports of such records at such times and to such persons as the superintendent of public instruction shall designate. All school registers shall be delivered to the board of trustees at the close of every school term;
4. Enforce the state course of study, or the city course of study (as the case may be), the use of the legally authorized text-books, and the rules and regulations prescribed for teachers and schools;
5. Hold pupils to a strict account for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playground and during any intermission; provided, however, that no school teacher or principal, or board of trustees, shall expel or suspend any pupil under the age of fourteen years for any cause without first securing the consent of the deputy superintendent of public instruction.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES Board of Trustees a Body Corporate.
SEC. 40. The trustees of a school district shall constitute a board for such district, and such board is hereby created a body corporate. Property Held by Trustees as Corporation.
SEC. 41. All property which is now vested in, or shall hereafter be transferred to the trustees of a district, for the use of schools in the district, shall be held by them as a corporation. Number of Trustees.
SEC. 42. School districts having fifteen hundred or more school children as shown by the last preceding school. census, shall have five trustees; other districts shall have three trustees. Election of Trustees.
SEC. 43. An election of school trustees shall be held in each school district of the state on the first Saturday in April, nineteen hundred and ten, and on the same day every two years thereafter. At such elections three trustees shall be elected in any district having fifteen hundred or more school census children, as shown by the last preceding census,
two for four years and one for two years; and two trustees shall be elected in every other district, one for four years and one for two years. Number of Trustees, How Determined.
SEC. 44. In any school district having for the first time fifteen hundred school census children, as determined after the election of trustees in any year, there shall be elected at the next ensuing school trustee election two trustees for four years and two trustees for two years, to bring such district to the five-trustee basis; and in any district falling below such number, as determined after a school trustee election, there shall be elected at the next ensuing trustee election one trustee for four years, to bring such district to the three-trustee basis. Election Officers, How Appointed.
Sec. 45. Three inspectors of election, and such other officers as may be necessary, shall be appointed by the school trustees in each district; provided, that respecting all questions that come before said election boards, the inspectors only shall determine the same. If the trustees fail to appoint the election officers, or if they are not present at the time of opening the polls, the electors present may appoint them. All such officers shall serve without compensation; provided, that in districts of the first class, the inspectors and a clerk of election may be allowed compensation not to exceed four dollars each for services at such election, said compensation to be paid from the district school funds.
If two or more polling places are kept open in districts of the first class, three inspectors and one clerk shall be appointed for each polling place, and each such officer shall be allowed compensation not to exceed four dollars. Notice of Election To Be Posted-Hours of Election.
SEC. 46. Not less than ten days before the election held under the provisions of this act, the trustees in each district shall post notices in three public places in the district, which notices shall specify that there will be an election held at the schoolhouse in such district and the hours between which the polls will be kept open. In districts of the first class the polls shall be kept open between the hours specified by the board of trustees and in districts of the second class the polls shall be kept open between the hours of 1 o'clock p. m. and 5 o'clock p. m. If the trustees shall have failed to post notices as required by this section, then any three electors of the district may, within five days of the day of election, give notice of such election, which notices shall be sufficient for the election required by this act, and in such case no registration shall be necessary, but all the other provisions of this act shall be enforced; provided, that in districts of the first class as many different polling places may be kept open as there are schoolhouses in the district, and the trustees may decide in what buildings the election shall be held; but in such cases, the trustees must specify, in the election notice, the particular buildings in which polling places will be held. Qualification for Voting.
SEC. 47. No person shall be allowed to vote at any school election unless he is a resident of the district and his name appears upon the official registry list of the voting precinct or precincts including the district for the last preceding general election; provided, that any citizen of the United States' who shall have resided in this state six months, and in the school district thirty days next preceding the day of election, and whose name is not upon the said official registry list, may apply to the clerk of the board of school trustees, or to a person authorized by the trustees of the district to act as registry agent, not more than eight nor less than five days prior to the day of election, to have his name registered. Registration Regulations-Form of Oath.
SEC. 48. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of school trus- · tees, or the person appointed by the board of school trustees, as the case may be, to register any qualified voter of the school district who may apply to be registered under the provisions of the preceding section; provided, that if the person applying to be registered be unknown to the registry agent, or his qualifications for voting be unknown, he shall, before having his name registered, be required to subscribe to the following oath: "You do solemnly swear that you are a citizen of the United States; that you are twenty-one years of age; that you will have resided in the state six months and in this school district thirty days next preceding the day of the school election” False swearing under the provisions of this section shall be deemed perjury and punished as now provided by law. List of Voters.
Sec. 49. No person shall be entitled to vote under the provisions of this act except he be registered as herein provided. The board of school trustees shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, or obtain a list, certified or sworn to as being correct, of the names of all persons entitled to vote at the school election as herein provided, which said list shall be completed at least three days prior to the day of election, and shall be under the charge of the clerk of the board of school trustees and subject to the inspection of any qualified voter in the district. Preparation of List of Voters-Compensation.
Sec. 50. The board of school trustees in all districts having a voting population of fifty or more, are authorized to employ a competent person to prepare said list of qualified voters and to pay for the work out of the school fund of the district, in a manner as other claims against the district are allowed and paid, a reasonable sum, not exceeding five cents a name for each qualified voter, providing that the total amount to be allowed shall not exceed fifty dollars. The list so prepared shall be sworn to by the person making the same as correct according to his best knowledge, information, and belief. List Delivered to Inspectors.
SEC. 51. The list of qualified voters, as hereinbefore described, shall be delivered to the inspectors of election prior to the time of opening the polls on the day of election, and no person shall be entitled to vote at the election whose name is not on said list; provided, that any person whose name is left off said list by mistake, design, accident, or otherwise, may have his name placed thereon by the inspectors of election upon satisfactory proofs being presented of his having previously been registered in accordance with the provisions of this act. Voting Shall Be by Ballot.
SEC. 52. The voting shall be by ballot, either written or printed, and when two or more trustees are to be elected for different terms, the ballot shall designate such term as "long term" and "short term” respectively. Ballots, Number of–What to Contain.
SEC. 53. In all school districts having a voting population of one hundred or over, the board of school trustees shall have printed ballots of uniform size containing the names in alphabetical order of all persons candidates for the office of school trustee. There shall be twice as many