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ARTICLE IV.-County Aid in Counties Having a Population of Less

than 10,000. $423. Aid by county commissioners.

8429. Collection and use of funds. 424. Course of study.

430. Duty of county treasurer. 425. Free tuition; entrance certificate. 431. Report of principal. 426. Supervision.

432. Petition; levy. 427. Petition.

433. Duty of county superintendent. 428. Levy; limitation.

434. County exempt. SECTION 423. Aid by County Commissioners. That the county superintendent and county commissioners of any county in Kansas having a population of less than 10,000 inhabitants are hereby authorized to make provision for aid to a certain high school or high schools in such county, and to provide for the support of the same as hereinafter prescribed. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 1.)

SEC. 424. Course of Study. Such high schools, when aided, shall adopt a course of study to be prescribed by the State Board of Education. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 2.)

SEC. 425. Free Tuition; Entrance Certificate. Such high schools shall be free to all persons of school age who are actual residents of the respective counties; provided, that such person shall present to the principal of the high school an entrance certificate, signed by the county superintendent of public instruction, certifying that he has completed the course of study prescribed by the State Board of Education for the public schools below the high school. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 3.)

SEC. 426. Supervision. Such high schools when aided shall be under the supervision and control of the county superintendent and district board or board of education of the district or city in which the school is located. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 4.)

SEC. 427. Petition. That section 5 of chapter 263 of the Session Laws of 1911 be amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5. No high school as herein provided for shall be eligible for such aid except upon a petition to the county superintendent and county commissioners of the county in which such school or schools are sought to be aided, signed by a majority of the school electors of the county in which the school is sought to be aided. (Laws 1915, ch. 315, sec. 1.)

SEC. 428. Levy; Limitation. That section 6 of chapter 263 of the Session Laws of 1911 be amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6. For the purpose of carrying this act into effect, the board of county commissioners in such county shall annually levy such tax only as may be necessary not to exceed one and one-half mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property of counties having a population of 3000 inhabitants or less, and not to exceed one-half mill on the dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property in counties having a population of more than 3000 inhabitants. (Laws 1915, ch. 315, sec. 2.)

SEC. 429. Collection and Use of Funds Said tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other county taxes, but no part of such general school fund shall ever be used for other than high-school purposes. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 7.)

SEC. 430. Duty of County Treasurer. The county treasurer shall pay to the treasurer of the school district or districts maintaining such high schools such sums of money as the county superintendent shall certify to be necessary and proper for each of said districts respectively. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 8.)

SEC. 431. Report of Principal. It shall be the duty of the principal of each of such high schools, at the expiration of the school year, to make a report to the county superintendent showing the total enrollment in such high school or high schools and the number of months attended by each pupil, and to furnish such other reports as the county superintendent may require, and his last month's salary shall not be due until such reports shall have been duly made. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 9.)

SEC. 432. Petition; Levy. If, upon the presentation of a petition addressed to the county commissioners of any county by a majority of the school electors of such county, asking that certain aid be extended to a certain school district or school districts therein, as provided for herein, and said county superintendent and county commissioners decide to provide the aid petitioned for, said board of county commissioners shall, at the regular meeting held by it on the first Monday in August thereafter, levy such tax on the taxable property of the entire county sufficient to raise the amount necessary to aid such district or districts as said county superintendent and said board of commissioners believe proper. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 10.)

SEC. 433. Duty of County Superintendent. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent to certify to the county commissioners and to the county treasurer, on or before the 1st day of July in each year, the amount of money necessary to aid the district or districts maintaining high schools under the provisions of this act, for the year ending on the 30th day of June preceding, and the county commissioners shall thereupon make such a levy only, within the limitations herein prescribed, as may be necessary to produce the amount of aid herein provided for such high school or high schools, within their respective counties. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 11.) SEC. 434. Counties Exempt. Counties maintaining a county

. high school and counties having high schools in operation under the provisions of chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, or the provisions of said chapter as amended, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act. (Laws 1911, ch. 263, sec. 12.)

ARTICLE V.–County High Schools Established by Special Act. 8435. May come under general county

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$436. County tax for buildings. high-school law. SECTION 435. May Come Under General County High-school Law. Whenever any school district in which is located a county high school operating under the provisions and by the authority of any special act of the legislature of the state of Kansas, shall by a vote of a majority of the qualified electors present at any general or special school meeting, regularly called as provided by law, offer to transfer to the county all buildings, desks, chairs, stoves and other equipment used in carrying on said high school and signify their willingness to have the said county high school come under and be operated and maintained by the provisions of the general county high school law of the state of Kansas and the district clerk of said school district shall have filed a certified copy of the minutes of said meeting with the county clerk of the county wherein said high school is located, upon a petition in writing signed by at least 25% of the qualified electors of the county being presented to the board of county commissioners of said county, the board of county commissioners shall call a special election for the purpose of voting upon the question of accepting the offer of said school district and placing said county high school under the control of the general county high school laws of the state of Kansas and if a majority of all the votes cast shall be in favor thereof, said property offered to be transferred by said school district to the county shall thereby become the property of the county to be used for county high school purposes and the said county high school shall come under the control and be operated and maintained in all respects in accordance with the provisions of the general county high school laws of the state of Kansas. (Laws 1915, ch. 313, sec. 1.)

SEC. 436. County Tax for Buildings. In any county in the state of Kansas not exceeding 4800 in population in which a county high school has been established by special act of the legislature the county commissioners, upon a petition signed by one-fourth of the legal electors of said county as shown by the poll books of the last preceding general election, shall submit to the voters of said county the following proposition : Shall the county commissioners levy a tax for the purpose of building and furnishing a building for the county high school at

(inserting the name of the location of said school)? The said proposition may be voted on at any general election or at a special election called for this purpose by the county commissioners, notice of which election shall be given as provided by law. If said proposition shall be favored by a ma

jority of those voting thereon, the county commissioners shall levy annually for a period of not more than four years a tax not exceeding four mills on the dollar of all the taxable property in said county; and said taxes shall be levied, entered upon the tax roll, and collected in the sa ne manner as other taxes, and the funds so provided shall be used for the purpose of building and furnishing a building for the county high school of said county and any surplus shall be turned into the general county high school fund. All payments authorized by the provisions of this act shall be made in the manner provided by law for paying the other expenses of said county high school. (Laws 1915, ch. 318, sec. 1.)

ARTICLE VI.-Barnes High Schools. 8437. County tax for high schools.

$446. Tuition free. 438. Levy, limitation.

447. Courses of study. 439. Levy, limitation and exception.

448. Some cities and counties exempt. 440. Levy made, when.

449. When in force. 441. Funds collected.

450. "Barnes" law in effect in certain 442. Apportionment of funds.

counties. 443. Levy, joint districts.

451. County treasurer to pay taxes col. 444. Report of principal.

lected. 445. County superintendent shall certify 452. Penalty, county treasurer not paying to county clerk.

over money. SECTION 437. County Tax for High Schools. That section 7792 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1909 be amended to read as follows: Sec. 7792. In every county in the state of Kansas in which one or more school districts or cities of less than sixteen thousand inhabitants shall have maintained high schools with courses of instruction admitting those who complete the same to the freshman class of the college of liberal arts and sciences of the University of Kansas, the county commissioners shall levy a tax each year of not less than one-fourth of a mill nor more than three mills129 on the dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within such counties for the purpose of creating a general high-school fund; provided that in counties of less than 4,000 inhabitants and in which there is only one high school operating under the provisions of this act, the county commissioners of such county may levy one-half mill for the purpose of aiding such high schools in the construction, maintenance and up-keep of such high-school buildings. (Laws 1913, ch. 277, sec. 1.) SEC. 438. Levy, Limitations. ,

[9408] The authority of the board of county commissioners of each county, as provided in chapter 397 of the Session Laws of 1905, to levy annually , tax by means of which to raise the necessary funds for the support of the high schools provided for by said chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, is hereby limited so that the said board shall not

129. Limited to five-tenths or nine-tenths of one mill by Laws of 1909, ch. 245, sec. 15, and Laws of 1915, ch. 317, sec. 2. (Sections 438 and 439 of this book.)

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levy in excess of five-tenths of one mill upon the dollar upon all taxable property. (Laws 1909, ch. 245, sec. 15.)

SEC. 439. Levy, Limitation and Exception. That section 2 of chapter 279 of the Session Laws of 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 2. The authority of the board of county commissioners of each county as provided in chapter 397 of the Session Laws of 1905 to levy annually a tax by means of which it raised the necessary funds for the support of the high school provided for by said chapter 397 of the Session Laws of 1905, is hereby limited so that the said board shall not levy in excess of nine-tenths mill upon all taxable property; provided, that this section shall not apply to counties having a valuation in excess of twenty-eight million dollars. (Laws 1915, ch. 317, sec. 2.)

SEC. 440. Levy Made, When. [7793] The first levy shall be made when the result of the election or petition is determined, and a similar levy shall be made each year thereafter; provided, no levy shall be made until one or more such high schools shall have been maintained in the county the preceding school year. (Laws 1905, ch. 397, sec. 2.)

SEC. 441. Funds Collected. [7794] Said tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other county taxes, and, when collected, the county treasurer shall pay the same to the treasurers of the school districts maintaining high schools according to the provisions of this act, as required by law, but no part of said general high-school fund shall ever be used for other than high-school purposes.130 (Laws 1905, ch. 397, sec. 3.)

SEC. 442. Apportionment of Funds. [7795] The county treasurer shall pay to the treasurers of said school districts a pro rata part of the said general high-school fund apportioned to the several school districts according to the estimated cost of maintaining the high schools of the ensuing year, but no apportionment shall be made to any school district after it has discontinued its high school. (Laws 1908, ch. 69, sec. 1.)

SEC. 443. Levy, Joint Districts. That whenever any high school maintained in a joint school district receives a contribution out of the county treasury under the Barnes high-school act, being chapter 397 of the Session Laws of 1905 and amendments thereto, and when the provisions of the said Barnes high-school act do not prevail in the other county of which the said joint high-school district is a part, it shall be the duty of the county superintendent of the county in which the Barnes high-school act does not prevail to make an equitable estimate of the contribution which should be made by the school-district

130. The high-school fund levied under this act can not be used for the repair or erection of school buildings, except as provided in section 437.

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