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SECTION 2. That the said act entitled “An act to create a new school district in New Castle county passed at Dover, ing new April 17th, 1885, as the same is altered and amended by Sec-district rotion i of this act, be ard the same is hereby renewed, re- re-enacted. enacted and continued in effect as completely as though the same were now first enacted; and the commissioners named and designated in Section 1 of this act shall have and exercise all the powers and authority bestowed by said act as fully and completely as though no action had been heretofore taken to exercise such power.

SECTION 3. That this act shall be a public act.
Passed at Dover, March 27, 1889.

CHAPTER 493.

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AN ACT for the relief of “The Public Schools of Milford, Kent County.”

WHEREAS, The secretary of the annual school meeting of “The Public Schools of Milford, Kent County,'' held in Preamblo. April, A. D. 1888, failed to forward a copy of the transactions of said annual school meeting withiu the time specified by law, and

WHEREAS, By the failure of said secretary "The Public Schools of Milford, Kent County,'' have been deprived of their proportion of the money appropriated and set aside by the Trustee of the School Fund; therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That the Trustee of the School Fund be and Trustoes of he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Treasurer authorized of “The Public Schools of Milford, Kent County,” the full company Wisum of money that the said consolidated districts would have schools cer

tain moneys been entitled to, had they fully complied with the requirements of the law.

Passed at Dover, January 23, 1889.

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CHAPTER 494.

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AN ACT entitled an act for the relief of School District No. 129 Kent

County.

Preamble.

WHEREAS, There is in the treasury of School District No. 120, in Kent county, one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) over and above the running expenses of the school for the current year.

WHEREAS, There is now a debt of one hundred and fifty dollars on the new school-house in said district.

Be it enaĉled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION I. That the commissioners of said school district School committercell No. 129, Kent County, be and they are hereby authorized and appropriato empowered to appropriate and use the said sum of one hundpay debt. red and fifty dollars now in the treasury of said school district

for paying the said debt on new school-house in the said district.

Passed at Dover, Delaware, February 8, 1889.

CHAPTER 495.

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AN ACT to transfer a part of School District No. 88, Kent Co., to United

School Districts Nos. 11 and 81, Kent Co.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: SEC. 1.

That all that part of School District No. 88, in school Dis Kent County, lying within the limits of the town of Leipsic, transferred be and the same is hereby transferred to, and shall constitute

Part of

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a part of United School Districts Nos. II and 81, in Kent to districts
County, and which shall only be subject to taxation in said Nos. 11 & 81
United School Districts Nos. Ir and 81.
Sec. 2.

That this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act.

Passed at Dover, Delaware, February 8, 1889.

CHAPTER 496.

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AN ACT to establish a Board of Education for the town of Camden, and to

incorporate the same, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two thirds of each branch concurring therein,) as follows:

SECTION J. That school districts Nos. 22 and 99 in Kent School Disconnty as now bounded or as they may hereafter be bounded, and be and they are hereby declared incorporated into one con- incorporatsolidated district, to be governed and managed by a board of solidated." education, consisting of five members to be elected as hereinafter provided.

SECTION 2. That from and after the passage of this act, there shall be established in and for said consolidated districts Board of a board of education to be styled Camden Board of Public established. Education, whose design and purpose shall be the direction, management and superintendence of the public education of the children in said consolidated districts between the ages of six and twenty-one years.

SECTION 3 That the following named citizens of the said consolidated districts viz.: Geo. H. Gildersleve, Webster D. Constituto Learned, E. W. Cooper, A. K. Baggs and Wm. Ellison, and said board. their successors as hereinafter provided, shall constitute the said board, and under the name and style aforesaid shall be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate for

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Board to have full power to establish plan of

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ers and make bylaws.

May fill vacancies.

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the purposes aforesaid, and as such shall have full power and authority to devise, establish and modify from time to time a

plan and system of education for the children between the education. ages aforesaid in the said consolidated districts and to super

intend the same; and to appoint, suspend and remove teachers penu teach-and provide school-houses; to make by-laws, rules and regu

lations for their own government and for the government of the teachers and schools under their superintendence; to designate and elect officers of the said board, and to fill vacancies

in any manner howsoever caused, until the next election of May pur members of the board; and to take and acquire, receive, hold chase land and enjoy for the purposes aforesaid moneys and real and per

sonal estate, by bargain and sale, gift, grant, contract, devise or bequest, and that they as such body corporate, and by the name and style aforesaid, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of or law equity in this State or elsewhere, and have a common seal with power to alter the same, and otherwise generally shall be clothed with all the rights, powers and privileges incident to corporations and necessary or convenient for carrying out the purposes of this act.

SECTION 4. That the persons named as corporators in this act shall constitute the board of public education until the

first Saturday in April, A. D. 1889, or until their successors First cloc- are duly elected and qualified. The first election for the

members of the board of education shall take place on the first Saturday in April, A. D. 188c, at which two persons shall be elected to serve for the term of one year, two for the

term of two years, and one for the term of three years, and Sulsey sent on the first Saturday in April annually thereafter an election

shall be held to fill vacancies caused by the limitations to the terms of office prescribed, or in any manner whatsoever.

The election shall be held in the afternoon, the polls opened When held. at 2 o'clock or within thirty minutes thereafter and close at 4

o'clock. The members shall not receive pay or emolument, 110r be allowed any compensation for their services, except the secretary, who may be allowed an amount not exceeding

ten dollars in any one year, at the discretion of the board. Organizat. The board shall meet on the Monday following and organize ion of baril

by the election of a President and Secretary from their number and a Treasurer who may or may not be a member of the board. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person. The board sliall appoint the place for holding the annual or any special election, and give notice thereof five days previous to the time of holding said election

tion under this act.

elections.

Place of holding election.

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to persons elected.

members and who

by notice under the signature of the Secretary of the board, Notice of posted in five public places in the consolidated district. The said board shall appoint an inspector of said election (not one of their number) who shall preside thereat; the Secretary of said board may act as clerk of said election. Certificates of Certificates the result of the election, signed by the inspector and clerk, to be given shall be made out immediately after counting the votes and a certificate as aforesaid given to each of the persons elected. The board shall be the judges of the election and qualification of its members, who must in addition to being qualified Who may be voters of said district, have paid a school tax within the year preceding the election and must have been elected by voters may vote. of the said consolidated district having the same qualifica

A plurality tions. A plurality of votes shall elect; a majority of said t, eleit. board shall constitute a quorum.

SECTION 5. That if any person not liaving a right to vote at any election held under this act shall vote at such

- Penalty for election, or if any inspector shall knowingly take the vote of illegal vote a person not having the right to vote or shall neglect or refuse to make out and deliver certificates of the result of any election as required by the next foregoing section, any such person, inspector or assistant inspector, shall forfeit and pay twenty dollars to be adjudged on indictment and conviction in the Court of General Sessions in and for Kent county, and to Fines to be be paid to the board of public education aforesaid for the board of benefit of the schools under its charge.

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education.

with the Auditor.

SECTION 6. That the board of public education shall To settle depute one of their number to settle with the Auditor of the : State. They shall also within ten days after settlement with the State Auditor in every year cause to be posted in some public place within the district a full report of their accounts during the year, setting forth aggregates under their appropropriate lieads. SECTION 7.

That the said board of education shall have Board of power to sell either at public or private sale and either for education caslı or upon credit, as they may deem best, and to convey by property of good and sufficient deed any real estate now belonging to saia School Districts Xos. 22 and 99, and to purchase a site and suitable school building or buildings, or to purchase a site and erect thereon a new school building or buildings for the use of the aforesaid consolidated district.

said.listrict.

SECTION E. That it shall be lawful for the said board of

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