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territory of the said joint school district lying in his county toward the support of the said joint high-school district, and certify to the county clerk a levy sufficient to meet said estimate, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk to make such levy in addition to the other school taxes imposed upon that part of said joint school district lying in his county. (Laws 1911, ch. 272, sec. 1.)
SEC. 444. Report of Principal.  It shall be the duty of the principal of each such high school, at the expiration of the school year, to make a report, under oath, to the county superintendent, showing the total enrollment and the daily attendance of each pupil, and the average daily attendance in high school for that year, 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 1905, ch. 397, sec. 5.)
SEC. 445. County Superintendent Shall Certify to County Clerk.  It shall be the duty of the county superintendent to certify to the county clerk and to the county treasurer, on or before the 25th day of July of each year, the average daily attendance in the several high schools of the county complying with the provisions of this act for the year ending on the 30th day of June preceding, and to certify to the board of county commissioners the amount necessary for the maintenance of such high schools the ensuing year, and the county commissioners shall make such levy (not to exceed three mills131 on the dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within such county) as may be necessary to produce such amount; and in case the county commissioners shall fail to make such levy, then the county superintendent shall make a suitable levy, and certify the same to the county clerk of such county, who shall enter upon the tax-rolls the levy so made by the county superintendent. (Laws 1907, ch. 333, sec. 1.)
SEC. 446. Tuition Free.  Tuition shall be free in all such high schools to pupils residing in the county where such schools are located. (Laws 1905, ch. 397, sec. 7.)
SEC. 447. Courses of Study.  At least two courses of instruction shall be provided, each requiring four years' work,132 namely, a college preparatory course, which shall fully prepare those who complete it to enter the freshman class of the college of liberal arts and sciences of the University of Kansas, and a general course, designed for those who do not intend to continue school work beyond the high school. (Laws 1905, ch. 397, sec. 8.)
131. Limited to five-tenths or three-fourths of one mill by Laws of 1909, ch. 245, sec. 15, and Laws 1915, ch. 317, sec. 2. (Sections 438 and 439 of this book.)
132. Two courses of four years each must be maintained. The college preparatory course must be approved by the State Board of Education.
SEC. 448. Some Cities and Counties Exempt.  Cities having more than 16,000 inhabitants and counties having heretofore established county high schools or which may hereafter establish county high schools under the laws now in force shall be exempt from the operation of this act. (Laws 1905, ch. 397, sec. 9.)
SEC. 449. When in Force.  This act shall not be in force in any county until its provisions are adopted therein by a majority of the electors voting on said proposition. At the next general election after the passage of this amendment, the following proposition shall be submitted in each county, or part of county, in the state to which this law may apply, namely: "May the provisions of the high-school act of 1905, as amended by the Laws of 1907 and 1908, apply in this county?" The election shall be conducted and such proposition shall be voted on and the votes then canvassed and returns made in all respects as provided by law. Whenever a majority of the voters voting on this proposition in any county, or part of any county, to which this law may apply, at such election shall be in favor of such proposition, the provisions of this act shall apply in such county from the time such result is ascertained. If the proposition fails to carry at the next general election, it may be submitted in each county, or part of county, in this state to which this law shall apply, upon petition to the board of county commissioners, signed by twenty-five per cent of the taxpayers of such county, or part of county, at any general election hereafter; provided, that this law shall not be submitted at the general election in 1908 in counties which have already adopted the provisions of the act to which this act is amendatory. (Laws 1908, ch. 69, sec. 2.)
SEC. 450. "Barnes" Law in Effect in Certain Counties.  That in all counties of this state in which high schools have been established and maintained for one year, and which said high schools have been established and maintained under the provisions of chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, as amended by chapter 333 of the Laws of 1907 and chapter 69 of the Laws of 1908, by a majority of all the votes cast on said proposition, said chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, as amended by chapter 333 of the Laws of 1907 and by chapter 69 of the Laws of 1908, shall be in full force and effect from and after the publication of this act in all such counties without again submitting the question to a vote of the electors; provided, however, this act shall not apply to counties where the proposition was resubmitted under chapter 69 of the Session Laws of 1908 and rejected. (Laws 1909, ch. 219, sec. 1.)
SEC. 451. County Treasurer to Pay Taxes Collected.  It shall be the duty of the county treasurer of every county in the state of Kansas to promptly pay over and distribute on demand all moneys now in his hands, or which may hereafter
come into his hands by reason of any tax levy made by any county, city, township or school district, to the treasurer of the city, township or school district, for the use and benefit of which it was collected, under the provisions of chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, as amended by chapter 333 of the Laws of 1907 and by chapter 69 of the Laws of 1908. (Laws 1909, ch.
. 215, sec. 1.)
SEC. 452. Penalty, County Treasurer Not Paying Over Money.  Any county treasurer who shall violate the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. (Laws 1909, ch. 215, sec. 2.)
ARTICLE VII.Rural High-school Districts—Township High Schools. $453. Authority to establish rural high $459. District in two or more counties. schools.
460. Governed by law for school districts. 454. Petition; election.
461. Course of study. 455. Territory containing town or city. 462. Admission of pupils. 456. Canvass of vote; election of high- 463. Attachment of adjacent territory. school board.
464. Every township high-school district 457. Annual school meeting; tax levy.
a body corporate. 458. Powers of board.
465. Condemnation of site. SECTION 453. Authority to Establish Rural High Schools. The legal electors residing in territory containing not less than sixteen square miles and comprising one or more townships or parts thereof shall have authority to form a rural high school district and to establish, locate and maintain therein a rural high school as hereinafter provided. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 1.)
SEC. 454. Petition; Election. Whenever a petition, signed by two-fifths of the legal electors residing in the territory of the proposed rural high school district, to be determined by an enumeration taken for this purpose, shall be presented to the board of county commissioners of the county in which lies the greatest portion of territory comprising said district, reciting the boundaries of said proposed district and requesting said board of county commissioners to call a special election to vote on establishing and locating a rural high school and to vote bonds for the construction of a high school building, the proposed location and the amount of the bonds proposed to be stated in the petition, it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners forthwith to call a special election in said proposed district to vote on establishing and locating a rural high school and to vote bonds therefor. All elections held under the provisions of this act shall be governed by the general election laws of the state when not contrary to this act. Notice of all such elections shall be given at least twenty-one days prior to the date of such election by posting printed or typewritten notices on the door of each school house in the proposed district and by publishing the same twice in some newspaper published in each county in which the proposed district or any part of the proposed district lies, and such elections shall not be called oftener than once in every two years unless by the petition of more than one-half the legal voters of said district presented to the proper county commissioners. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 2.)
SEC. 455. Territory Containing Town or City. If the territory comprising the proposed high school district shall contain any incorporated town or city with a population of more than 300, the election provided for in section 2 of this act shall not be called unless petitions shall be presented to the county commissioners signed by two-fifths of the legal electors residing in said town or city and by two-fifths of the legal electors residing in the territory of the proposed high school district outside of said town or city; and when such petitions shall be presented, the county commissioners shall call an election as provided in section 2 of this act, and the vote in said town or city and in the territory outside of said town or city shall be taken and counted separately; and a high school district shall not be formed in territory containing any incorporated town or city with a population of more than 300, unless the proposition to form such a high school district and to establish a high school therein shall be favored by a majority of those voting in said town or city and by a majority of those voting in the territory of the proposed high school district outside of said town or city. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 3.)
SEC. 456. Canvass of Vote; Election of High-school Board. On the Friday following the election held as provided in sections 2 and 3 of this act the board of county commissioners shall canvass the vote and shall report the same to the county superintendent of public instruction. Upon receiving notice that a proposition to establish a rural high school has been adopted by a majority of those voting in an election held as provided in sections 2 and 3 of this act, the county superintendent of public instruction shall call a special meeting, notice of which shall be given as provided in section 2, to elect a rural high school board which shall consist of a director, clerk, and treasurer; and the persons elected shall serve respectively until the expiration of the terms of director, clerk, and treasurer of school districts, and thereafter rural high school officers shall serve for a term of three years and until their successors
a are elected and qualified. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 4.)
SEC. 457. Annual School Meeting; Tax Levy. The annual school meeting for the election of officers shall be held at two o'clock p. m. on the day preceding the date of the annual meeting of school districts.133 The high school board of each high school district shall meet annually on the third Monday in
133. The annual meeting of school districts is held on the second Fri.. day in April. (See section 280 of this book.)
April at two p. m. at the high school building or at such other place as they may agree upon and shall make the necessary levy for taxes not to exceed four mills on the dollar of valuation on all taxable property in the rural high school district, to pay teachers to create a certain fund to retire any indebtedness, and pay interest on the same, and the incidental expenses of said high school. The clerk of said district shall certify the levy to the county clerk, who shall extend the amount on the tax roll and the county treasurer shall collect and pay over such taxes in the manner provided by law for school districts. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 5.)
SEC. 458. Powers of Board; Site. The rural high school board shall have the care and control of all property belonging to the high school district and, except as herein provided, shall have the powers prescribed by law for school district boards. The rural high school board is hereby authorized to secure a site, selected as provided in section 2 of this act, either by donation or purchase; or such site may be condemned in the manner provided in chapter 86, Session Laws of 1909, for the condemnation of property for school sites in cities and school districts. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 6.)
SEC. 459. District in Two or More Counties. In case any rural high school district shall lie partly in two or more counties, the clerk of said high school district shall certify the tax levy to the county clerk of each county in which any part of said high school district lies, and said county clerk shall place the same on the tax roll and the county treasurer of each of said counties shall collect and pay over such taxes to the treasurer of the high school district as provided in section 5; and such rural high school district shall be under the supervision and control of the county superintendent of that one of the counties in which at any time lies the greatest portion of the territory comprising said district. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 7.)
SEC. 460. Governed by Law for School Districts. The county superintendents of public instruction shall have the same general supervision over rural high schools as they have by law over district schools, and rural high school districts shall be governed as provided by law for school districts except as provided in this act. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 8.)
SEC. 461. Course of Study. The rural high schools herein provided for shall follow the course of study prescribed by the rural high school board, with such modifications authorized by the State Board of Education as may be necessary to promote the usefulness and efficiency of such schools. (Laws 1915, ch. 311, sec. 9.)
SEC. 462. Admission of Pupils. Any pupil residing in the high school district who has completed the course of.study provided for district schools by the State Board of Education, and