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THE COMMON SCHOOLS
INCLUDING OFFICIAL OPINIONS AND SUG-
GESTIONS TO SCHOOL OFFICERS.
COMPILED UNDER DIRECTION OF
W. D. ROSS,
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
KANSAS STATE PRINTING PLANT.
MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.
 Any person who shall wilfully and maliciously destroy, deface, remove or injure the property of another, public or private, when the value of the property is under twenty dollars, shall on conviction be denied guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished by fine not less than one dollar nor more than one hundred. dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Laws. 1907; ch: 185, sec. 1.)
 Any person who shall willfully and maliciously destroy, deface, remove or injure the property of another, public or private, when the value of the property and when the amount of damage done thereto is twenty dollars or more, shall on conviction be deemed guilty of a felony, and be punished by imprisonment at hard labor in the penitentiary of the state of Kansas for a term not less than one year nor more than five years. (Laws 1907, ch. 185, sec. 2.)
To County and City Superintendents and School Officers:
I furnish you herewith a copy of the school laws of Kansas revised to date.
The official opinions and suggestions, I trust, will be helpful to you in the discharge of your official duties.
W. D. ROSS, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. JULY 24, 1915.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
EDUCATIONAL PROVISIONS OF THE ORGANIC ACT.
" SECTION 34. And be it further enacted, That when the lands in the said territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered 16 and 36 in each township in said territory shall be and the same are hereby reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said territory and in the states and territories hereafter to be erected out of the same.
Approved May 30, 1854.
EDUCATIONAL PROVISIONS OF THE STATE
ARTICLE II.  SECTION 23. The legislature, in providing for the formation and regulation of schools, shall make no distinction between the rights of males and females.
ARTICLE VI.  SECTION 1. The state superintendent of public instruction shall have the general supervision of the commonschool funds and educational interests of the state, and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law. A superintendent of public instruction shall be elected in each county, whose term of office shall be two years, and whose duty and compensation shall be prescribed by law.
 SEC. 2. The legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, moral, scientific and agricultural improvement, by establishing a uniform system of common schools, and schools of a higher grade, embracing normal, preparatory, collegiate and university departments.
 SEC. 3. The proceeds of all lands that have been or may be granted by the United States to the state for the support of schools, and the 500,000 acres of land? granted to the new states under an act of Congress distributing the proceeds of public lands among the several states of the Union, approved September 4, A. D. 1841, and all estates of persons dying without heir or will, and such per cent as may be
1. See note at top of page 9.