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SEC. 38. Law Governing Such Indebtedness. [7644.] Such indebtedness so created shall be considered and treated as and shall be governed by the laws relating to the general indebtedness of school districts. (Laws 1903, ch. 480, sec. 6.)

SEC. 39. Disorganized Districts, Bonds of. [7422.] If any disorganized school district has a legally existing bonded indebtedness at the time of its disorganization, such indebtedness shall attach to and be a charge against the territory comprised in such disorganized district at the time of its disorganization; and it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of such county annually to cause to be levied upon the property, real or personal, in such disorganized territory a tax sufficient to meet the interest and provide a sinking-fund for the payment of such indebtedness. Whenever the bonded indebtedness of any disorganized district can be advantageously compromised and refunded, the officers of the school district to which such disorganized district shall be attached, or has heretofore been attached, or into which it has been merged, shall have the power, and it shall be their duty, to issue refunding bonds for such purpose, in the same manner and under the same restrictions and regulations now provided by law for the refunding of other school-district bonds. (Laws 1905, ch. 383, sec. 1.)

CHAPTER II.—BUSINESS COLLEGES.

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$40. Permit to canvass.
41. Revocation of permit to canvass.
42. Permit to be shown by agent.

$43. Penalty for canvassing without

permit.
44. Notes or contracts, void, when.

SECTION 40. Permit to Canvass. [7757.] That it shall be unlawful for any representative or any agent of any business college, or commercial department of any other school, to canvass in the state of Kansas for the purpose of selling tuition in advance, or to contract, or to secure their note for any tuition before the registration of said student in the college register at the college, without the school first making application to the state superintendent of public instruction and receiving from him a written permit, granting such school this privilege. The state superintendent of public instruction, upon receipt of said application, shall, before granting such a permit, publish a notice of said application in the official state paper for a term of thirty days, at the end of which time he shall grant the school making application such permit; providing, however, that satisfactory proof has not come to his knowledge, after a diligent inquiry, that said school or business college or commercial department is incompetent to furnish such a course of instruction as it advertises, or that the moral surroundings of the institution are not good, or that the premises are kept in an unhealthy condition, or that the agents of said institution use misrepresentations or fraudulent methods in securing contracts, notes or cash from prospective students, and in either of these cases he shall refuse to grant them a permit. (Laws 1909, ch. 204, sec. 1.)

SEC. 41. Revocation of Permit to Canvass. [7758.] After having granted any business college, commercial school, or commercial department of any other school a permit to canvass, and such school shall violate any of the conditions required to secure a permit, then the state superintendent of public instruction shall revoke the permit and shall not reissue a permit to that school until he is satisfied that they will comply with the foregoing requirements. (Laws 1909, ch. 204, sec. 2.)

SEC. 42. Permit to be shown by Agent. [7759.] Any agent or representative of any such school doing business within the state, or without the state, when operating within the state of Kansas, shall, upon request of any person, show a permit or certified copy thereof, showing that the school he represents has permission to canvass within the state. (Laws 1909, ch. 204, sec. 3.)

SEC. 43. Penalty for Canvassing Without a Permit. [7760.] Any person who shall violate this act by canvassing for students with the intention of selling tuition for cash, contract or note for any business college, commercial school or any commercial department of any other school without first having this permit from the state superintendent of public instruction, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Laws 1909, ch. 204, sec. 4,) SEC. 44. Notes or Contracts Void, When. [7761.]

[7761.] Any note or contract taken by any such business college or the commercial department of any other school, or their agents or representatives, for tuition without first having complied with the provisions of this act shall be void. (Laws 1909, ch. 204, sec. 5.)

CHAPTER III.–CERTIFICATES.

ARTICLE I.-STATE CERTIFICATES.

$45. State Board of Education.
46. Meetings and powers of state board.
47. Additional state certificates.
48. Approval of course of study.
49. Examinations; standard.
50. Certificate issued.
51. Institutions to which the provisions

may extend.
52. State certificate issued to graduates of

certain institutions. 53. Certificates from other states

recognized. 54. Certificates void, when. 55. Certificates canceled, when. 56. Renewal.

$57. Graduates in normal courses.
58. Normal School certificates.
59. Certificates renewable.
60. Registered and signed by state super-

intendent.
61. State Normal School certificates.
62. Registration of certificates and di-

plomas. 63. Duty of county superintendents and

clerks of boards of education. 64. Unlawful to pay salary. 65. No fees. 66. Registration reported to state super

intendent. 67. Does not revive lapsed certificate.

SECTION 45. State Board of Education. [7496.] There shall be a State Board of Education, consisting of the state superintendent of public instruction, the chancellor of the State University, the president of the State Agricultural College, the president of the State Normal School, and three others to be appointed by the governor by and with the consent and advice of the senate, selected from among those engaged in school work in the schools of the state. The three thus appointed by the governor shall hold their office for a term of two years, or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. The State Board of Education thus constituted are hereby authorized and empowered to issue state diplomas11 to such professional teachers as may be found, upon critical examination, to possess the requisite scholarship and culture and who may also exhibit satisfactory evidence of unexceptionable moral character and of eminent professional experience and ability, and who have taught for two years in the state. All such diplomas shall be countersigned by the state superintendent of public instruction, and shall supersede the necessity of any and all other examinations of the persons holding the same by county, city or local boards of examiners, and such diplomas shall be valid in any county, city, town or school district in the state during the lifetime of the holder, unless revoked by the State Board of Education. (Laws 1893, ch. 132, sec. 1.) .

SEC. 46. Meetings and Powers of Board. [7498.] That section 6214 of the General Statutes of 1901 be amended to read as follows: The State Board of Education shall meet at such times and places as by them may be deemed necessary and transact such business as may legally come before them, and examine all applicants who may present themselves for such examination; and, if satisfied with the scholarship, culture and

11. A state diploma differs from a life certificate in branches and experience required. The privileges granted by each are identical.

moral character of the applicant, and with his professional attainments and experience, said board shall issue a state diploma or certificate, as the case may be, in accordance with such examination and the provisions of the law. The state board shall prescribe a course of study for the normal institutes and for the public schools of the state, and shall revise the same when the interests of the schools require it; provided, that the course of study for elementary schools shall include all studies required by chapter 43512 of the Session Laws of 1903 and section 623513 of the General Statutes of 1901. The auditor of state is hereby authorized to issue warrants upon the state treasurer against any funds not otherwise appropriated for the actual expenses of the members of said Board of Education incurred in attending the meetings or examinations provided for in this act, except for the examinations as specified in section 8 of this act; provided, in each case, that said warrant shall issue only upon the statement verified by affidavit of the member submitting such account, and approved by the secretary of said Board of Education; provided, also, that the sum total of said expenses of the board shall not exceed $300 per annum. (Laws 1905, ch. 387, sec. 1.)

SEC. 47. Additional State Certificates. [7497.] The State Board of Education are furthermore authorized and empowered to issue state certificates of high qualifications to such teachers as may be found, upon examination, to possess the requisite scholarship, and who may also exhibit satisfactory evidence of good moral character, and ability to teach, and skill to govern and control children. The certificates issued by the State Board of Education may be of two grades—one for three years and one for five years; and all certificates issued by said board shall be countersigned by the state superintendent of public instruction, and such state certificate shall supersede the necessity of all other examinations of the persons holding them by county or local boards of examiners; and such certificates shall be valid in any county, city, town, or school district in the state for the term of three or five years14 (as therein set forth), unless sooner revoked by said State Board of Education. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 6, sec. 8.)

SEC. 48. Approval of Course of Study. [Laws 1911, ch. 216, sec. 1.] That section 7499, Gen. Statutes of 1909, be amended to read as follows: Sec. 7499. Upon application of any college or university, or educational institution of like standing, incorporated under the general laws of the state of Kansas, and requiring a four-year high-school course or its equivalent, approved by the State Board of Education, as a

12. Section 162 of this book.

13. Section 85 of this book.

14. These certificates are not renewable.

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