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of said county treasurer to make such report, he shall forfeit for the benefit of the county school fund the sum of one hundred dollars from his official compensation, and it is hereby made the duty of the county commissioners, on notice from the superintendent of public instruction of such failure or neglect on the part of any county treasurer, to deduct said one hundred dollars from his compensation and place said amount to the credit of the county school fund. No Fees for Handling School Moneys.

SEC. 150. No tax collector or county treasurer shall receive any fees or compensation whatever for collecting, receiving, keeping, transporting, or disbursing any school moneys mentioned in the preceding sections of this act. In case of a special school tax for any school district, as provided in sections 140 and 141 of this act, the board of county commissioners may allow a reasonable compensation for assessing and collecting if such taxes are assessed and collected independently and separate from the regular taxes, such compensation to be paid out of the special taxes thus collected. Apportionment of State Distributive School Fund.

Sec. 151. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction, immediately after the state controller shall have made his semiannual report, as provided in section 144 of this act, to apportion to the several school districts in the state the moneys in the state distributive school fund, subject to apportionment at such time. He shall apportion the moneys of said fund among the several school districts of the state in the following manner:

1. He must ascertain the number of teachers to which each school district is entitled by calculating one teacher for every thirty school census children or fraction thereof, as shown by the last preceding school census;

2. He must ascertain the total number of teachers in the state by adding together the number of teachers assigned to the several school districts upon the basis of one teacher to each thirty school census children or fraction thereof;

3. He must apportion seventy per cent of the state distributive school fund, subject to apportionment at the time among the several school districts of the state in proportion to the number of teachers in each school district, upon the basis of one teacher to each thirty school census children or fraction thereof as shown by the last preceding school census;

4. He must apportion thirty per cent of the state distributive school fund, subject to apportionment at that time, among the several school districts of the state in proportion to the number of children between the ages of six and eighteen years in each school district as shown by the last preceding school census.

Immediately after making the apportionment of the state distributive school fund in the manner prescribed in this act, the superintendent of public instruction shall, by means of a printed report, notify the state controller, the county treasurer, the county auditor, and the clerk of each board of school trustees of the apportionments in detail. He shall also furnish to each county treasurer, under seal of the state board of education, an order on the state controller for an amount of money equal to the full amount of school moneys apportioned to the several school districts of that county from the state distributive school fund, and he shall take such county treasurer's receipt for the said order.

Apportionment of County School Funds.

SEC. 152. The superintendent of public instruction shall, immediately after he has apportioned the state distributive school fund, as provided in this act, proceed to apportion the county school fund of each county among its several school districts. He shall apportion the county school fund as follows:

1. He must ascertain the number of teachers to which each district is entitled by calculating one teacher for every seventy-five census children or fraction thereof as shown by the last preceding census report;

2. He must ascertain the total number of teachers for the county by adding together the number of teachers assigned to the several school districts upon the basis of one teacher to each seventy-five census children or fraction thereof;

3. Forty per cent of the amount of the county school fund shall be apportioned equally to each school district for every teacher assigned to it upon the basis of seventy-five census children or fraction thereof;

4. All school moneys remaining on hand in the county school fund after apportioning forty per cent of the county school fund equally to each school district for every teacher assigned to it, upon the basis of seventy-five census children or fraction thereof, must be apportioned to the several school districts in proportion to the number of school census children between the ages of six and eighteen years, as shown by the last preceding school census. The superintendent of public instruction shall by means of a printed report notify the county treasurer, the county auditor, and the clerk of each board of school trustees of such apportionment in detail;

5. The county treasurer of every county, before notifying the superintendent of public instruction of the county school fund to be apportioned in the July apportionment for the year 1915, shall set aside an amount equal to one-half of one per cent of salaries paid to employees of each and every school district of the county during the two years beginning July 1, 1913, and ending June 30, 1915, and this fund shall be known as the "School Insurance Fund”;

6. In January, 1916, and semiannually thereafter, the county treasurer of every county shall, in like manner, set aside an amount equal to onehalf of one per cent of salaries paid to employees of each and every school district of the county during the preceding six months, and credit the same to the school insurance fund;

7. The amount certified to the superintendent of public instruction for apportionment shall not include the school insurance fund so set aside;

8. The county auditor shall, during the month of July, 1915, and semiannually thereafter, draw his warrant in favor of the Nevada industrial commission for an amount equal to that named in the aforesaid order to be paid out of the school insurance fund. As amended, Stats. 1915, 386. Reversion of Surplus Funds—Duties of State Superintendent.

Sec. 15272. On or before the tenth day of July of each school year the county auditor in each county shall report to the superintendent of public instruction the amount of moneys in the state and county funds to the credit of each school district in his county.

The superintendent of public instruction shall, upon receipt of such report, deduct from the total amount of money to the credit of each of the school districts, all amounts over and above two hundred and fifty dollars for each teacher assigned to said district upon the basis of one teacher for every thirty census children or fraction thereof, as shown by the last preceding school census; provided, that if the county auditor shall have his accounts so arranged that the state school fund account is entirely separate from the county school fund account, then he shall notify the superintendent of public instruction of the amount in each fund to the credit of each school district, and the superintendent of public instruction shall deduct from the state school fund all amounts in excess of one hundred and fifty dollars for each teacher assigned to such school district on the basis of one teacher to every thirty school census children or fraction thereof, as shown by the last preceding school census, and he shall also deduct from the county school fund all the amounts in excess of one hundred dollars for each teacher assigned to the district on the basis of one teacher for every thirty school census children or fraction thereof, as shown by the last preceding school census; provided further, that if the sum of the balances in the state school fund and the county school fund of any school district on the first day of July does not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars for each teacher assigned to the district on the basis of one teacher to each thirty census children or fraction thereof as shown hy the last census, the superintendent of public instruction shall not make the deductions as provided in this section, and in no case shall the superintendent of public instruction deduct such amounts from the school funds of any district as will make the balance in the funds of the district less than two hundred and fifty dollars for each teacher assigned to the district upon the basis of one teacher to every thirty school census children or fraction thereof, as shown by the last preceding school census.

The amounts deducted from the several school funds of each county as provided in the above paragraph shall be placed to the credit of the unapportioned county school fund of the county, and be apportioned with the said county fund.

The superintendent of public instruction shall, at the time of making the deductions in accordance with this act, notify each county auditor and county treasurer of his action, and the county auditor and county treasurer shall make such entries in their accounts as will show that such deductions have been made; provided, that this section shall not apply so as to remove from the funds of any school district any moneys derived from any source other than by apportionments from the state fund or the county fund.

If the trustees of any school district shall certify to the superintendent of public instruction that a new building, or repairs on an old school building, are necessary to the district, and that the trustees have been authorized by vote of the district, if a vote is required, to build such new school building, or to make such needed repairs, or that the balance in the funds of the district is necessary for the maintenance of school in the district, and that the trustees have estimated that the cost of such new school building, needed repairs, or school maintenance is to be

dollars, the superintendent of public instruction shall make whatever investigation he may deem best, and if he shall become satisfied that such new building or repairs are necessary in the district or that the balance of the funds in the district is necessary for the maintenance of school in the district, and that the amount estimated to be spent for such new building, repairs, or maintenance of school is a reasonable amount to be set aside for the purpose mentioned, he shall not make the deductions as provided in this section, but he shall make such deductions as will leave the funds in the district an amount equal to the estimated amount to be spent for such new building, repairs, or maintenance of school, together with two hundred and fifty dollars for each teacher assigned to that district upon the basis of one teacher for every thirty census children or fraction thereof as shown by the last preceding school

census.

CHAPTER 11

DISTRICT SCHOOL LIBRARIES Method for Apportioning District School Library Fund.

SEC. 153. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction in July of each year, after apportioning the public school moneys of each county among its respective districts, to set apart for each district out of the money thus appropriated to such district a sum of not less than three dollars nor more than five dollars for each teacher to which the district is entitled, calculating one teacher for every seventyfive census children or fraction thereof, and the further sum of not less than five cents nor more than ten cents for each census child as shown by the last school census, and the sums thus apportioned shall constitute for each district a library fund. Amount for Libraries, How Determined.

Sec. 154. The amount of money to be set apart and apportioned, within the limits provided by the preceding section, shall be determined by the superintendent of public instruction. Books To Be Approved by Superintendent of Public Instruction.

SEC. 155. The moneys herein designated and apportioned shall be expended for the purchase of books, approved by the superintendent of public instruction for the public school library of each district, and for no other purpose and shall be paid out and expended as the other school funds of such district are now paid out. Trustees Directed to Purchase Library Books.

SEC. 156. The board of school trustees of each district in this state is hereby authorized and directed to purchase books for public school libraries in accordance with the provisions of this act. Rules for Purchase of Books and for Libraries.

SEC. 157. The superintendent of public instruction is hereby authorized and directed to make such rules and regulations for the purchase of books provided for, and for the preservation and use thereof, as may be proper, provided such rules and regulations do not in any wise conflict with the laws of the state.

CHAPTER 12

SCHOOL TEXT-BOOKS

Text-Book Commission, How Composed.

Sec. 158. As now and heretofore provided by law, there shall be a text-book commission, to consist of members of the state board of education and of four additional members appointed by the governor. The four members appointed on this commission by the governor during the

month of January, 1911, shall hold office from the date of appointment to the first day of March, 1915. During the month of February, 1915, and during the month of February every four years thereafter, the governor shall appoint four members of said commission, who shall hold office for four years from and after the first day of March succeeding their appointment, and who, with the members of the state board of education, shall constitute the state text-book commission. Such appointees shall be persons actively engaged in school work. They shall take the constitutional oath and have the same filed in the office of the secretary of state before entering upon the duties of their office. If any vacancy occur during the terms of such appointees, by death, resignation, or removal, the governor shall fill such vacancy by the appointment of some person eligible as provided above. Officers of Text-Book Commission-Meetings Public.

Sec. 159. The governor shall be ex officio president and the superintendent of public instruction ex officio secretary of said text-book commission. The commission shall adopt rules of procedure in harmony with the provisions of this act. Four members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but no action shall be taken by the commission unless a majority of the entire commission shall vote in favor thereof. All meetings of the commission shall be public, and the secretary shall keep a full and correct record of all proceedings, which record shall be open to the inspection of the public. Vote on the adoption of all text-books shall be by roll-call and the secretary shall record the name and vote of each member. Method of Adopting Text-Books.

Sec. 160. The state text-book commission shall hold its meetings to adopt text-books in the office of the superintendent of public instruction in Carson City on the third Tuesday in June, nineteen hundred and eleven, and on the third Tuesday in June every four years thereafter. The secretary at the request, or with the consent, of any three members of the board, may call special meetings of the text-book commission whenever there may be business to transact of such importance as to justify the call, stating definitely the purpose of the meeting. At the meeting held on the third Tuesday in June, nineteen hundred and eleven, and every four years thereafter on the third Tuesday in June, the commission shall adopt a uniform series of text-books for exclusive use as text-books in all the public schools of the state. If a contract for any text-book adopted at any regular meeting of the text-book commission shall expire, either through the failure of the publishers of said books to fulfil the conditions of the contract, or for any other reason, the textbook commission may adopt another book to take the place of the one on which the contract has lapsed, after notifying the text-book publishers as hereinafter provided for in cases of regular adoption. When regular adoptions are being made the commission may adjourn from day to day; provided, the session shall not continue beyond ten actual days. Meetings of Commission-List of Text-Books-Sealed Proposals—Contracts,

Etc. Sec. 161. Immediately after the first meeting of the commission, and not later than the first day of April, 1911, and every four years thereafter, if the commission shall deem it advisable to make changes in

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