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venient by reason of distance from the school of the district in which they live.85 (Laws 1907, ch. 321, sec. 2.)

SEC. 300. Compensation for Conveyance of Pupils. [7429] That in any school district where there are pupils living not less than two miles and not more than three miles from the schoolhouse the school board of such district may, and where there are pupils living three miles or more from the schoolhouse such school board shall, allow to the parent or guardian of such pupils a sum not to exceed fifteen cents per day, for not to exceed one hundred days in each year as compensation for conveying86 such pupils to and from the school; provided, that no such compensation be allowed unless the pupil is actually conveyed to and from the school. (Laws 1907, ch. 327, sec. 1.)

SEC. 301. District Board May Provide Transportation. That the district board of any school district may provide for the comfortable transportation of pupils of said school district living two and one-half or more miles from the school attended, by the usual traveled road, in a safe and enclosed conveyance or conveyances, properly heated, and said district board is authorized to establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act. (Laws 1911, ch. 273, sec. 1.)

SEC. 302. Change of Site.87 [7409] That school districts having schoolhouses the value of which is not less than $400, the schoolhouse site shall not be changed except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the legal voters of such district in favor of such change; and in districts where the value of the schoolhouse is less than $400, the schoolhouse site shall not be changed except by a vote of a majority of the legal voters of the district in favor of such change. (Laws 1903, ch. 428, sec. 1.)

SEC. 303. Appraisement. [7410] The value of schoolhouses in districts desiring to change the schoolhouse site shall be determined by three appraisers appointed by the county commissioners. (Laws 1903, ch. 428, sec. 2.)

SEC. 304. Site Condemned.88 [7411] In case any school district or the board of education of any city of the second class can not by purchase at reasonable rates, or by donation or otherwise, obtain title to the site selected by such school

85. The supreme court has decided that this provision is constitutional. (See, Evans v. School District No. 46, 81 Kan. 385.)

86. The law means “not to exceed fifteen cents per day” for each conveyance, regardless of the number of pupils conveyed. The district board must allow a reasonable amount.

87. The vote to locate the school site after it has been changed requires only a majority of those voting on the proposition.

88. See sections 110 to 115 of this book.

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district; or if it be deemed advisable by such school district or by the district board to add other ground to any schoolhouse site already selected; or if, in good faith, but by mistake or otherwise, a schoolhouse has been or shall be erected wholly or partially upon any land or lot to which said school district at the time of the erection of such school building, or any addition thereto, had not acquired title, then, and in any such cases, upon the written application of the district board of such school district, or a majority of the board, it shall be the duty of the probate judge of the county in which such school district is situated to appoint three disinterested freeholders of such county, and not residents of such school district, to condemn and appraise such site, or addition thereto; and in case such land or lot condemned and appraised shall be an original selection for a schoolhouse site, the amount so condemned and appraised shall not exceed one and one-half acres; and if it be for an addition to an existing site, the additional amount condemned and appraised shall not, with the original site, exceed one and one-half acres. Immediately after their appointment, such appraisers shall proceed, and condemn and appraise the value of the site so selected, or the addition to such existing site. And they shall, within ten days thereafter, make and sign a report describing the land or lot so condemned, the purpose for which it was so condemned, and the appraised value thereof, which report shall be by them filed in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which such land or lot is situated, and by such register duly recorded, as other instruments of writing affecting the title to real estate are recorded. In appraising any schoolhouse site, or addition thereto, to which such school district had not title at the time of erecting any schoolhouse, or addition thereto, thereon, said appraisers shall exclude from their appraisement the value of such schoolhouse, or addition, and appraise such land or lot at its value, exclusive of such building, addition or other improvement placed thereon in good faith, but by mistake of said school district or said school-district board. Within thirty days after the report of said appraisers is filed in the office of the register of deeds, the district board of such school district shall pay to the county treasurer of the county in which such condemned land or lot is situate, for the use of the owner of such lands or lot, the amount of the appraised value thereof, and also fifty cents for said register of deeds for recording said report. And upon such payment being made to such county treasurer by such district board, the title to such site or addition thereto shall vest in such school district. Either party, the owner of the land or lot condemned or the school district, may appeal from such appraisement to the district court, in the same time and manner that appeals are taken from the judgments of justices of the peace in civil actions. (Laws 1885, ch. 174, sec. 1.)


SEC. 305. Schoolhouse Site Acquired from School Lands. [7653] Any school district shall be entitled to purchase and acquire for schoolhouse site not exceeding two acres of any school lands situated in such district, but such tract shall be situated on one of the boundary lines of the section or crosscenter lines thereof. The price to be paid for such land by: the said school district shall be two dollars. an acre, and upon presentation to the county clerk of a petition signed by a majority of the legal voters of the school district, and the pay ment of the purchase price to the county treasurer, the county clerk shall issue the said school district a certificate of purchase. Upon the presentation of said certificate of purchase to the auditor of state he shall cause to be issued a patent for said land, but said certificate of purchase and said patent shall recite that upon the failure of said school district to use said land for school purposes the title thereof shall be forfeited and revert to the state of Kansas. (Laws 1909, ch. 218 sec. 8.)

SEC. 306. Territory Annexed to City. [7762] When all the territory of a school district shall become annexed to a city of the first or second class by the extension of the boundaries of the city, all the school property, including moneys on hand and due to said district, together with all records and papers belonging to said district board, shall be transferred to, and the title vested in, the board of education of such city, and said board of education shall assume and be held responsible for the legitimate floating and bonded indebtedness of such annexed district. (Laws 1893, ch. 128, sec. 1.)

SEC. 307. Distribution of Property. [7763] When, by the extension of the limits of any city of the first or second classi a part of the territory of an adjacent district is annexed to such city, it shall be the duty of the county superintendent to determine the present value of all the school property of such district, also all moneys due to or in the hands of the district treasurer, and to equitably apportion the amount due the dig? trict board, or board of education, as the case may be. The amount due to the district board or board of education of such city, when ascertained by the county superintendenty, shall be levied upon the taxable property of that district or corpora tion found to be in debt, and shall be collected in the same manner as if the same had been aụthorized by the vote of the district board or by the board of education of such city, and when collected it shall be paid to the treasurer of that district or board of education to which it is due. The board of educat tion, or the district board retaining the schoolhouse, shall 28 sume the bonded indebtedness incurred in building and furnish ing such schoolhouse. All unadjusted claims of cities and school districts arising from such annexation previous to the passage

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of this act shall be adjusted in accordance with provisions of this section. (Laws 1893, ch. 128, sec. 2.)

. SEC. 308. Appeal. [7764] If, in the adjustment of school property where a part of a school district has been annexed to à city of the first or second class, any person or persons shall feel aggrieved by the decision rendered by the county superintendent, an appeal may be taken to the board of county commissioners; but a notice of such appeal must be served upon the county superintendent in writing within ten days after the rendition of his decision in adjusting the rights of the school district and the city school district. Such notice shall state fully the objections to the action of the county superinendent, a copy of which shall be filed with the county clerk, and also with the clerk of the district, or with the secretary of the board of education, as the case may be, affected by such decision. Such appeal shall be heard and decided by a majority of the board of county commissioners at their next regular meeting, and their decision shall be final. (Laws 1893, ch. 128, sec. 3.)

ARTICLE II.- District Schools.

$309. Branches taught; instruction in $318. Average grade and subjects required. English language.

319. Examination; diplomas; expenses. 310. Course of study for common schools. 3?0. Questions prepared by state board. 311. Major subjects.

321. Examinations uniform. 312. Assistants to state board.

3. Schoot month. 313. When course shall be ready.

323. Free schools. 314. Distribution.

324. Penalty. 315. Act does not apply to cities.

325. Contagious disease. 316. School districts shall use.

326. Contagious disease; duty of parents. 317. Common school diplomas.

327. Tuition fee. SECTION 309. Branches Taught; Instruction in English Language. [7478] That in each and every school district shall be taught orthography, reading, writing, English grammar, geography, arithmetic, history of the United States, and history of the state of Kansas, and such other branches as may be determined by the district board ;89 provided, that the instruction given shall be in the English language. (Laws 1903, ch. 435, sec. 1.)

Sec. 310. Course of Study for Common Schools. It shall be the duty of the State Board of Education, sitting in extra session with such assistants as shall hereinafter be provided, to prepare a course of study for the common schools of the state of Kansas, below the high-school grades, which course of study shall be so arranged that no pupil of the common schools shall be required to study, prepare or recite recitations in more than six of the subjects comprising the curriculum of the common schools during any school term, a school term to consist of one-half of a school year, the said course of study shall be based entirely upon the texts duly adopted by the State School

89. Instruction must also be given in physiology and hygiene with special reference to the effects of alcoholic stimulants and narcotics. (See section 95 of this book.)

Book Commission and shall require the use of said adopted texts in those grades corresponding to the grade of the adopted text. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 1.)

SEC. 311. Major Subjects. For the purposes of this act, certain subjects shall be designated as major subjects as hereinafter stated and the pupils of each grade shall prepare, study and recite in all of the major subjects designated for that grade, and such other subjects as shall be required for each and every grade as provided for by the course of study which shall be prepared in pursuance with the provisions of this act. Arithmetic shall be made a major subject for six years; reading, spelling and writing for six years; grammar for three years; agriculture for one year; elementary physiology and hygiene for one year; United States history one year and civics one term. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 2.)

SEC. 312. Assistants to State Board. It shall be the duty of the governor to appoint upon the recommendation of the state superintendent of public instruction assistants to the State Board of Education for the purpose of helping in the preparation of the course of study for the common schools as provided for in this act as follows: two county superintendents of public instruction, and two other persons thoroughly acquainted with the work and the needs of the rural schools, and each of such assistants shall receive as compensation a sum of three dollars ($3.00) per day for a period of not to exceed fifteen days and the actual expenses, excepting the county superintendents of public instruction who shall receive their actual expenses while engaged in the work hereinbefore mentioned. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 3.)

SEC. 313. When Course Shall be Ready. The State Board of Education shall meet to commence the work of preparing the course of study as provided for in this act on the first Monday in April, A. D. 1913, and shall continue work on the same as convenient; provided, that the completed course of study shall be ready and in the hands of the state printer on or before the first day of June, A. D. 1913. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 4.)

SEC. 314. Distribution. The state printer shall print and have ready for distribution by August 1st, ten thousand copies of the course of study as hereinbefore provided for, which the state superintendent shall thereupon immediately distribute to county superintendents, who shall place a copy in the hands of each teacher in his county as the property of the district. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 5.)

SEC. 315. Act Does Not Apply to Cities. The provisions of this act shall not apply to cities of the first, second or third class. (Laws 1913, ch. 272, sec. 6.)

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