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CHAPTER XXI.—Normal Institutes. $533. Normal institutes to be held an. 8537. County superintendent shall trans
nually; term. 534. Conductors and instructors; certifi. 588. Normal institute fund; state approcates.
priation. 535. Expenses; fees; county appropria
tion. 536. County treasurer custodian of fund.
SECTION 533. Normal Institutes to be Held Annually; Term. Section 7509 of the General Statutes of 1909 is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 7509. The county superintendents of public instruction shall hold annually, in their respective counties, for a term of not less than five days nor more than twenty days, a normal institute for the instruction of teachers and those desiring to teach; provided, that two or more counties may be united in holding one normal institute, as provided in section 2, chapter 270 of the Session Laws of 1911.144 (Laws 1915, ch. 304, sec. 1.)
SEC. 534. Conductor and Instructors; Certificates.  The county superintendent of public instruction, with the advice and consent of the state superintendent of public instruction, shall determine the time and place of holding such normal institutes, and shall select a conductor and instructors for the same; provided, that no person shall be paid from the institute funds for services as conductor or instructor of said institutes who has not received a certificate145 from the state board of examiners as to his special qualifications for that work. (Laws 1877, ch. 136, sec. 2.)
SEC. 535. Expenses; Fees; County Appropriation. Section 7511 of the General Statutes of 1909 is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 7511. To defray the expenses of said institute the county superintendent shall require the payment of a registration fee of one dollar for each person attending the institute and one dollar for each person writing in any examination for a teacher's certificate, and a fee of one dollar for each of the following: renewal of any first grade certificate, the indorsement of any certificate issued in another county, the registration of normal training certificates and of all certificates or diplomas issued by the State Board of Education or by
144. Section 540 of this book.
145. The law does not forbid the county superintendent to permit a person who has not been authorized by the State Board of Education to instruct in his institute, but he can not pay for said services from the public funds.
Holders of special institute certificates must confine their instruction to the branches named in said special certificates.
The county superintendent can conduct or instruct in his own institute without a certificate, but he can not legally draw pay for such service.
any of the state normal schools. For the further support of such institute the board of county commissioners shall appropriate such sum as they may deem necessary, not exceeding one hundred dollars in any one year; provided, that the county commissioners may appropriate in addition to the amount hereinbefore mentioned such sum as may be necessary to meet any deficiency, not exceeding one hundred dollars in any one year. (Laws 1915, ch. 304, sec. 2.)
SEC. 536. County Treasurer Custodian of Fund. .  The fund thus created shall be designated the "normal-institute fund," and the county treasurer shall be the custodian of said fund. (Laws 1877, ch. 136, sec. 4.)
SEC. 537. County Superintendent Shall Transmit Funds.  The county superintendent shall, monthly, and at the close of each institute, transmit to the county treasurer all moneys received by him, as provided in section 3,146 together with the name of each person so contributing, and the amount; and the county treasurer shall place all such moneys to the credit of the "normal-institute fund." (Laws 1877, ch. 136, sec. 5.)
SEC. 538. Normal-institute Fund; State Appropriation. That section 7514 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1909 be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 7514. It shall be the duty of the state superintendent of public instruction, annually, when twenty-five persons have registered as members of any normal institute organized under the provisions of this act and have paid the required registration fee, to certify the same to the auditor of state, who shall forward to the county treasurer of said county an order on the treasurer of the state for the sum of fifty dollars, to be paid out of any money appropriated for that purpose; which amount the county treasurer shall place to the credit of the "normalinstitute fund”; provided, that when two or more counties shall unite in holding a normal institute in accordance with the provisions of the next succeeding section,147 and there shall be registered as members of such institute a number of persons which equals or exceeds the average of twenty-five for each county thus uniting, that said institute shall be entitled to receive the sum of fifty dollars for each county so united. (Laws 1911, ch. 270, sec. 1.)
SEC. 539. Disbursements.  All disbursements of the "normal-institute fund" shall be upon the order of the county superintendent, and no orders shall be drawn on said fund except for claims approved by the county superintendent, for services rendered or expenses incurred in connection with the normal institutes.148 (Laws 1877, ch. 136, sec. 7.)
146. Section 535 of this book. 147. Section 540 of this book.
SEC. 540. Union Institutes. That section 7516 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1909 be and is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 7516. Two or more counties, each haying less than 12,000 inhabitants, may unite in holding one normal institute, with the consent and by the direction of the state superintendent of public instruction; provided, that aside from determining the time and place of holding the normal institute and contracting with a conductor and instructors for the same, the superintendent of the county in which the institute shall be located shall be in charge of the same and direct and determine all matters of details; and such superintendent shall draw all.orders upon the normal-institute fund as provided in the original act; and provided, that the treasurer of the county in which such normal institute is held shall be the custodian of the "normal-institute fund” to whom the state and county appropriations for the benefit of the normal institute shall be transmitted, and to whom the several county superintendents of the counties thus uniting shall transmit the fees collected, as provided in the original act; and providing further, that if a surplus should exist after payment of all the expenses of the normal institute the same shall be distributed equally among the normal-institute funds of the counties thus uniting. (Laws 1911, ch. 270, sec. 2.)
148. It is unlawful for the county treasurer to pay an order on the “normal-institute fund” drawn “for services rendered,” in favor of any person not holding the certificate of the State Board of Education for institute work.
CHAPTER XXII.—Normal Training. 8541. Normal courses in high schools.
$544. Academies eligible. 542. State aid.
545. Appropriation for normal training. 543. Rules and regulations by State 546. Appropriation for agriculture and Board of Education.
domestic science. SECTION 541. Normal Courses in High Schools.149  That for the purpose of affording increased facilities for the professional training of those preparing to teach, and particularly those who are to have charge of our rural schools, the State Board of Education shall make provisions for normal courses of study and for normal training in such high schools as said Board of Education shall designate; provided, that said high schools shall be selected and distributed with regard to their usefulness in supplying trained teachers for schools in all portions of the state and with regard to the number of teachers required for the schools in each portion of the state. (Laws 1909, ch. 212, sec. 1.)
SEC. 542. State Aid.  Each high school designated for normal training and meeting the requirements of the State Board of Education shall receive state aid to the amount of five hundred dollars per school year, to be paid in two equal installments, on the first day of March and the first day of June each year, from the state treasury, on a voucher certified to by its superintendent or principal and approved by the state superintendent of public instruction; provided, that no part of such money received from the state shall be used for any other purpose than to pay teachers' wages; and provided further, that in case more than one high school in any one county shall establish a normal course in accordance with the provisions of this act and shall be accredited by the State Board of Education the total state aid distributed in such counties shall not exceed one thousand dollars, and in case there are more than two high schools in any one county designated and accredited by the said State Board of Education state aid to an amount not exceeding one thousand dollars shall be equally divided among said schools. (Laws 1909, ch. 212, sec. 2.)
SEC. 543. Rules and Regulations by State Board of Education.  In order that a high school shall be eligible to receive state aid under this act it shall have in regular attendance in its normal-training courses at least ten students during each semester, and such normal-training work shall be given under such rules and regulations as the State Board of Education may prescribe, subject to the provisions of this act. (Laws 1909, ch. 212, sec. 3.)
149. For the provisions relating to normal training teachers' certificates see section 50 of this book.
SEC. 544. Academies Eligible.  Accredited academies are eligible to the operation of this act, except as to receiving state aid. (Laws 1909, ch. 212, sec. 5.)
SEC. 545. Appropriation for Normal Training. There is hereby appropriated for normal training courses in high schools seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) for the year 1916, and seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) for the year 1917, or so much thereof as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the normal training act of 1909, being chapter 212 thereof, also provisions of the normal training act of 1911, being chapter 24 thereof, and the rules and regulation of the State Board of Education made in accordance therewith; provided, no high schools situated in the cities having state normal schools shall receive such aid. (Laws 1915, ch. 54, sec. 1.)
SEC. 546. Appropriation for Agriculture and Domestic Science, There is hereby appropriated for the year 1916, sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) and for the year 1917, sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to be expended as follows, and to be distributed in the same manner as is provided for the distribution of the state aid for normal training courses: Any high schools that now maintain a normal training course under the provisions of chapter 212 of the Session Laws of 1909 and the 24th chapter of the Session Laws of 1911, or that shall put into operation such normal training course, shall be entitled to the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars per annum; provided, that such schools shall also maintain courses in the elements of agriculture and domestic science under such provisions and regulations as may be established by the State Board of Education; and provided further, that no such school shall be eligible to the five hundred ($500) dollars annual state aid, or any part thereof, that shall not have at least ten pupils enrolled in such industrial courses each semester; provided, that the money appropriated for the purposes of this act shall not be used to pay the salary and traveling expenses of high school inspection; provided, that application for apportionment herein shall be made not later than May 1 of each year; and provided further, that no apportionment shall be made, until all schools eligible to receive aid under this act are listed, and if the amount of money appropriated under this act is not sufficient to meet the requirements as provided by law, then said distribution shall be prorated among all the high schools of the state, making application therefor and being eligible to the appropriation provided for in this act. (Laws 1915, ch. 54, sec. 2.)