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and they shall add it to the next county tax to be collected on the property aforesaid, and the same shall be paid into the county treasury and shall be added to and become a part of the county fund of that district, and shall be drawn in the same manner as other school moneys;
The tax provided herein shall be assessed, equalized, and collected in the same manner prescribed for assessing, equalizing, and collecting the taxes voted for furnishing additional school facilities in section 141 of this act;
If for any reason the trustees shall fail to provide the necessary funds to insure the completion of at least six months of school in any school year, when notified by the deputy superintendent of public instruction that such action is necessary on their part, as provided in this act, then the deputy superintendent of public instruction shall himself notify the county commissioners and the county auditor of the deficiency in funds for the district in question, and he shall make an estimate of the amount of money necessary to be raised, and the commissioners shall proceed to assess, equalize, and collect this amount as though the trustees themselves had made the levy as provided in this act;
14. To maintain at least eight months of school in the school district during each and every school year; provided, there is sufficient money to the credit of the district to pay the expense of maintaining the said eight months of school;
Whenever there shall be sufficient money to the credit of any school district to pay the expenses of maintaining a school for eight months in any school year, and the trustees shall for any reason neglect to provide for the said eight months of school, the deputy superintendent of public instruction shall take such steps as may be necessary to prolong and maintain the said school for at least eight months. He shall draw his order on the county auditor and the county auditor shall draw his warrant on the county treasurer in payment of all expenses incurred in prolonging school as provided in this section;
15. To administer all oaths pertaining to teachers, census marshals, and school trustees, whether of the same school district or of any other school district in the State of Nevada; provided, that in districts of the first class the city superintendent may administer the oath of office to teachers in their respective districts;
16. To provide books for the indigent children, desk text-books for the teachers, and record-books for the district, and to pay for the same out of the county school moneys belonging to their district;
[See also, paragraph 22 of this section.]
17. To divide the public schools within their district into kindergarten, primary, grammar, and high-school departments, and to employ competent and legally qualified teachers for the instruction of the different departments whenever they shall deem such division into departments necessary; provided, that such division into departments shall be in accordance with the state courses of study and all rules and regulations of the department of education; and provided further, that there shall be means for all such departments, and if not, then the division shall be in the order in which they are herein named, excepting the kindergarten department, which shall not be considered as taking precedence over any other department; and provided also, that the kindergarten department shall not be established in any school district having a school census population of less than one hundred;
18. To suspend or expel from any public school within their district, with the advice of the teachers and deputy superintendent of public instruction, any pupil who will not submit to reasonable and ordinary rules of order and discipline therein, and to exclude from school all children under six years of age when the interests of the school requires it to be done; provided, however, that under no circumstances shall any school teacher or principal or board of trustees be authorized to expel any pupil under the age of fourteen years for any cause without first securing the consent of the deputy superintendent of public instruction;
19. To enforce in schools the courses of study and the use of textbooks prescribed and adopted by the proper authority;
20. To make, with the approval of the deputy superintendent of public instruction, arrangements with the trustees of any other district for the attendance of such children in the school of either district as may be most convenient, and to transfer the school moneys due by apportionment to such children to the district in which they may attend school. The school trustees of any district may transfer to another district any child, whenever the parent or guardian shall present a written request accompanied by a written permit from the board of school trustees of the other district. Whenever two boards of trustees shall agree upon the transfer of any child, together with the money due such child by apportionment from state and county funds, the trustees of the district from which the child is to be transferred shall draw their order upon the county auditor for the amount equal to the money apportioned to that district at the last preceding apportionment of state and county funds, in favor of the county treasurer of the county in which the district to which the child is to be transferred is located. The county treasurer of such county shall place the amount ordered to be transferred to the credit of the proper fund of the district to which the child is to be transferred, and he shall immediately notify the county auditor of such county that the amount of money so transferred has been placed in the fund of said district; provided, that the amount of money to be transferred in accordance with this section shall consist only of the moneys apportioned to the child, and not any part of the amount of money apportioned to the teacher of the district from which the child is to be transferred;
[Paragraph 20 superseded by Stats. 1913, 305, 306, catalogued in index under "Free Text-Books”]
21. To visit every school in their district at least once in each term, and examine carefully into its management, condition, and wants. This clause to apply to each and every member of the board of trustees;
22. To furnish writing and drawing paper, pens, inks, blackboard erasers, crayons, and lead and slate pencils, and other necessary supplies for the use of the schools, and charges therefor must be audited and paid as other claims against the county school fund of their districts are audited and paid;
[See also paragraph 16 of this section; also " Free Text-Books” catalogued in index.]
23. To make an annual report, on or before the first day of July, to the deputy superintendent of public instruction, in the manner and form and on the blanks prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction;
24. To enforce needful sanitary regulations, to make and enforce such rules for preventing the spread of contagious and infectious diseases as they may deem necessary, and to pay out of the public school funds any expenses incurred by them in enforcing such regulations and rules among indigent children. Schools To Be Maintained with Equal Rights and Privileges.
SEC. 68. The boards of school trustees and county boards of education must maintain all the schools established by them for an equal length of time during the year and, as far as practicable, with equal rights and privileges;
2. When in any district it is necessary for the convenience of the residents of said district that the school therein should be maintained a part of the year in one portion of the district, and a part of the year in another portion of the district, the aggregate of the time the school has been maintained in the different portions of the district shall be considered in estimating the time for which a school has been maintained in the district during the school year. Clerk to Issue Warrants.
SEC. 69. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of school trustees in each district, subject to the direction of said board, to draw all orders for the payment of the moneys belonging to his district, and such orders, when signed by the president and clerk of the board or by a majority of the board of trustees, shall be valid vouchers in the hands of the county auditor for warrants on the county treasurer, to be paid out of the funds belonging to such district; provided, that in school districts having fewer than five trustees, no warrant for the payment of money for a new school building or for repairs or furniture in excess of five hundred dollars shall be issued unless the order shall be approved by the deputy superintendent of public instruction. Itemized Statement of Bills.
Sec. 70. All such orders shall be accompanied by an itemized statement of the purpose or purposes for which the order is issued, and such statement shall be kept on file in the office of the county auditor, subject to inspection by the deputy superintendent of public instruction, until ordered to be destroyed by the state board of education. No order for the payment of the money of any district shall be issued by the clerk of such district unless there shall be in the county treasury credited to such district a sum of money equal to the amount for which the order is issued, and available for the purpose of such order. If the clerk of the board of school trustees of any district shall draw any order for the payment of school moneys in violation of the laws of this state, the members of the board of school trustees of such district shall be jointly and severally liable for the amount of such order. Trustees to Have No Interest in Contracts.
SEC. 71. No trustee shall be pecuniarily interested in any contract made by the board of trustees of which he is a member. To Enforce Discipline.
SEC. 72. The school trustees, principals and teachers are hereby given concurrent power with the peace officers for the protection of children in school and on the way to and from school, and for the enforcement of order and discipline among them. Trustees Vested with Necessary Powers.
SEC. 73. The board of school trustees of the respective school districts of the State of Nevada are hereby given such reasonable and necessary powers, not conflicting with the constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, as may be requisite to attain the ends for which the public schools are established, and to promote the welfare of school children. Teachers, Powers of.
Sec. 74. The school trustees may direct the principals and teachers employed by them to exercise such powers and authority in the schools as the trustees are invested with under this act. County Boards of Education Have Same Power as Trustees.
Sec. 75. Under the provisions of this act, county boards of education in control of high schools shall have the same powers as are herein given to school trustees.
One District Only in Town or City.
Sec. 75. Every village, town, or incorporated city of this state shall constitute but one school district; and the public schools therein shall be under the supervision and control of the trustees thereof. Classes of School Districts—City Superintendent.
Sec. 76. All school districts in Nevada are hereby divided into two classes. Districts employing ten or more regular grade teachers shall be known as districts of the first class, and districts employing less than ten teachers shall be known as districts of the second class. The board of school trustees of any district of the first class is hereby authorized to create the office of city superintendent of schools for such district, to define the powers and duties of such superintendent, to elect to said office any person entitled to teach in the high schools of this state, and to fix the salary; provided, that no city superintendent shall be elected for more than one year, unless said city superintendent shall have first served one year acceptably in the district, when said board of trustees is empowered to elect said superintendent for a term not to exceed four years; provided, further, that said superintendent may be dismissed at any time for cause. New Districts, When.
Sec. 77. The boards of county commissioners of the several counties of the state are hereby authorized and empowered to create new school districts from unorganized territory when there shall have been presented to them a certified petition from the parents or guardians of five school census children, which petition shall accurately describe the boundaries of the proposed district, such boundaries to conform, when practicable, with the lines of the government surveys, and the names and ages of all children residing in such proposed district at the date of said petition. The boards of county commissioners may create new districts from a portion or portions of one or more established districts upon the presentation of a similar petition signed by not less than three-fifths of the heads of families and taxpayers of the districts from which the proposed new district is to be taken. They may make changes in the boundaries of districts upon petition of three-fifths of the heads of families and taxpayers of the district or districts to be affected by the change.
When a new school district is organized, school shall be commenced within one hundred and twenty days from the date of the action of the board of county commissioners creating such district, and if school shall not be commenced within such time in said district, then such action shall become void and no such district shall exist.
No school district organized under the provisions of this act shall exceed in size sixteen miles square, But One School, When.
Sec. 78. In any neighborhood or community containing not more than twenty school census children, in which a schoolhouse may be located so that the most distant school census child resides not to exceed three miles therefrom, but one school district shall be created or shall exist; and, in any neighborhood or community in which more than one school district is now organized, not in conformity with this act, such districts shall be consolidated, and it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners of the county in which said neighborhood or community is located to organize the territory comprised in said districts into one school district. It shall be the duty of the county auditor and county treasurer to place the funds of the several districts to the credit of the newly organized district, and the deputy superintendent of public instruction shall appoint trustees for said district. In any such neighborhood or community no school district shall receive an apportionment from the school funds until consolidated as herein provided. The deputy superintendent of public instruction shall decide where the school shall be held, and if school is held in any other place in the district than that designated by the deputy superintendent of public instruction, the county auditor shall draw no warrants upon the funds of the district in payment of claims for the maintenance of said school. Restriction in Apportionment.
SEC. 79. The county school fund shall not be apportioned to any school district unless there shall be at least five school census children residing therein as shown by the last preceding census report. The state school fund shall not be apportioned to any school district unless there shall be at least three school census children residing therein as shown by the last preceding census report. Certain Districts Not to Receive School Money, When-Division of District.
SEC. 80. From and after September first, nineteen hundred and eleven, no school district, except when newly organized, in which there was not taught, by a legally qualified teacher, a public school for a term of at least six school months of the school year ending the last day of June preceding, with at least three children of school age in actual attendance for eighty days, sixty days of which shall have been consecutive, shall receive any portion of the public school moneys. When a new district is formed by the division of an old one, it shall be entitled to a just share of the school moneys to the credit of the old district after the payment of all outstanding debts at the time when a school was actually commenced in such new district; and the superintendent of public instruction shall divide and apportion such remaining money according