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tioned, there shall be substituted the words "President and Board of Regents of the University”
SEC. 6. All other acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. This act shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval.
ESTABLISHMENT OF KINDERGARTENS An Act to provide for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of kindergarten departments in the public schools.
Approved March 13, 1915, 126 SECTION 1. The board of school trustees of every school district in this state may, upon petition of the parents or guardians of twenty-five or more children between the ages of four or six years, residing within such school district, establish, equip, and maintain a kindergarten or kindergartens. The board of school trustees of every school district in which a kindergarten is established under the provisions of this act shall, at least fifteen days before the month in which the board of county commissioners is required by law to levy the taxes required for county purposes, submit to the board of county commissioners an estimate of funds necessary for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of such a kindergarten or kindergartens in their districts; and, if sufficient funds for the same are not available in the school funds of such school district, the said board of county commissioners shall have power to direct that a special tax, not to exceed twenty-five cents on the hundred dollars of assessed valuation of such district, shall be levied; and upon notification by the clerk of the board of trustees of such school district that such action has been taken, the board of county commissioners shall levy and cause to be collected such tax upon the taxable property of the district. The fund so levied shall be known as the kindergarten fund of school district (as the case may be), and shall be available for the equipment and maintenance of the kindergarten or kindergartens established under the provisions of this section, and the moneys drawn from such fund shall be paid out in the same manner as moneys from the state and county school funds for the maintenance of the elementary schools are drawn and paid out. If the average daily attendance in any kindergarten in any school district shall be ten or less for the school year, the governing body for such school district shall, at the close of such school year, discontinue such kindergarten. In case a kindergarten shall be discontinued, as provided by this section, the property and funds of such kindergarten shall immediately revert to the elementary schools of the school district in which said kindergarten has been located.
SEC. 2. This act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
STATE MUSEUM GIVEN TO NEVADA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY An Act in relation to the keeping and preservation of the state museum of mineralogical, geological, and other historical specimens.
Approved March 15, 1915, 137 WHEREAS, The Nevada historical society, trustee for the State of Nevada, has for one of its main objects the collection of historical material for a state museum and historical library; and
WHEREAS, Said society is now provided with a brick building for the housing of said museum and library; and
WHEREAS, The state museum, including the Pioneer society collection and other historical materials, now housed in the office of superintendent of public instruction, and by act of February 1, 1877, placed in the custody of said superintendent of public instruction, cannot be given room in the new office in the capitol; neither, by reason of other duties, has he time to act as curator of the same: now, thererore,
The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do
enact as follows: SECTION 1. The state mineral cabinets and other cases, mineral and other specimens and historical books, pictures, and curios, which constitute the state museum in the office of superintendent of public instruction are hereby transferred to the custody of the Nevada historical society, to be kept and preserved by said society for the benefit of the people of the state.
SEC. 2. One hundred and twenty-five ($125) dollars are hereby appropriated for the proper inventorying, packing, and moving of this collection from its present quarters to the building of the Nevada historical society.
SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
UNION MANUAL-TRAINING SCHOOLS An Act to provide for the union of certain school districts for the purpose of
securing instruction in manual training and domestic science, and matters properly related thereto.
Approved March 16, 1915, 175 Industrial School Union, How Formed.
SECTION 1. Any group of not to exceed six school districts in the state may form an industrial school union for the purpose of giving instruction in manual training or domestic science, or both manual training and domestic science. Such industrial school union shall be organized in the following manner: Whenever each of the boards of trustees of any number of school districts not exceeding six shall certify to the county commissioners of any county that by a resolution passed at a regularly called meeting of such board it was ordered that the school district become a part of
industrial school union, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners to designate such districts as constituting the
industrial school union. If the trustees of more than six such school districts shall certify to the commissioners that they desire to join such industrial school union, the county commissioners shall decide which six districts of those applying shall constitute the industrial school union. Directors of Said School Union.
SEC. 2. Whenever any industrial school union shall be thus organized by the county commissioners, the board of trustees of each of the districts constituting such industrial school union shall elect one of its members to become a member of the board of directors of the industrial school union, and the board of directors thus constituted shall have power and it shall be their duty:
1. To meet at some place agreed upon by a majority of the board of directors on the second Saturday following the organization of the industrial school union by the county commissioners, at which meeting they shall elect a president and secretary of the board, and adopt such rules of procedure as they shall deem necessary.
2. To designate a time at which they will elect a teacher of manual training and domestic science for the industrial school union, and determine the salary to be paid.
3. To determine the amount of money each district constituting the industrial school union shall raise and contribute toward the salary of the manual training and domestic science teacher. The amounts to be raised by such districts shall be proportional to the property valuations of the several districts constituting the industrial school union.
4. To certify to the county commissioners the amount of money to be raised by each of the districts constituting the industrial school union, and it shall be the duty of the county commissioners to levy and cause to be collected in each of the districts constituting the industrial school union a special tax sufficient to raise the amount of money determined by the board of directors as the necessary amount to be raised by such district. Such taxes shall be levied, equalized, and collected in the same manner as other school district taxes are levied, equalized, and collected, and the money thus paid to the county treasurer shall constitute the teachers' salary fund of -------industrial school union, and shall be used for no other purpose than for paying the salary of the manual training and domestic science teacher of that industrial school union.
5. To make rules and regulations governing the schedule of time the manual training and domestic science teacher shall give to each district constituting the industrial school union. Trustees to Decide Regarding Subjects Taught.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees of each of the districts constituting the industrial school union to decide whether manual training or domestic science, or both such subjects, shall be taught in such district, and to provide a suitable room in which the same shall be taught, and to equip such room with sufficient tools, apparatus, and material for the proper instruction in the subject selected. Tools, Etc., Must Be Provided.
SEC. 4. If any district constituting the industrial school union shall fail to provide the necessary tools, apparatus, or material for the proper instruction in the subjects selected as provided in section 3 of this act, the board of directors shall authorize the manual training and domestic science teacher to purchase such necessary tools, apparatus, or material, and upon presentation of the bill for such supplies the board of directors shall order the county auditor to pay the same from the county school fund of the delinquent district, and the county auditor and the county treasurer shall pay such order in the same manner as other school orders are paid; provided, that no such purchases by the manual training and domestic science teacher shall exceed in value one hundred fifty dollars. Meetings of Directors—Proxies.
Sec. 5. Meetings of the board of directors of the industrial school union shall be held at the call of the president, or at the request of any two members of the board. Such meetings shall be governed by the same rules governing other school boards of the state; provided, that a quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of not less than half of all the members of the board, except that the president and secretary may make legal orders for the salary of the teacher; and provided further, that members of the board of directors may vote by written proxy upon all questions except those involving teachers' contracts or change of schedule of the teacher. School Law to Govern.
SEC. 6. The industrial school union shall be under the same laws, rules, and regulations as the public schools of the state in so far as such laws, rules, and regulations are not in conflict with the provisions of this act. Organization Undissolved for Two Years.
Sec. 7. The organization of the industrial school union shall remain undissolved for a period of two years from the thirtieth of June following the organization of the industrial school union by the county commissioners. At the end of the aforesaid two-year period the county commissioners shall renew the organization of the union upon receipt of the same kind of certified statements as provided in section 1 of this act. Repeal.
SEC. 8. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
UNITED STATES FLAG FOR SCHOOLHOUSES An Act to amend section 3 of an act entitled “An act to require school
trustees to procure and hoist on public schoolhouses the United States flag," approved March 13, 1909.
Approved March 16, 1915, 180
SECTION 3. It is hereby made the duty of the deputy superintendent of public instruction of each school district in the State of Nevada to see that the provisions of this act are carried into effect, and each of said deputy superintendents of public instruction is hereby authorized and empowered to make such rules as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this act. Stats. 1915, 180.
[Void. This amends an act repealed in 1911. See the General School Law, sec. 221, paragraph 21]
BRANCH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
An Act to provide for the establishment of branch county high schools under
certain conditions, in counties having a county high school, and other matters properly connected therewith.
Approved March 17, 1915, 188 County Commissioners May Establish.
SECTION 1. The board of county commissioners of any county in the state having a county high school or schools may establish a branch county high school, and it shall be the duty of the county commissioners to do so whenever the county board of education of such county shall certify that the conditions named in section 2 of this act exist and are complied with County Aid, How Secured.
SEC. 2. Whenever a school district in a county having a county high school or county high schools is in need of and desires county aid for securing or maintaining full high-school instruction and privileges for its children, it may, through its board of trustees, petition the county commissioners to establish in the district a branch county high school. The petition shall set forth the following facts:
1. That said district has already in attendance in its high school twenty or more properly qualified high-school pupils and full high-school work is being done;
2. That the income of the district from county and state apportionments is insufficient for giving such pupils necessary high-school instruction, and that its assessed valuation is too small for it to raise the needed funds from special district taxation;
3. That the district is situated forty miles or more from the county high school, and the parents are unable to send their children to the county high school;
4. That the district is able to and will provide the necessary rooms or buildings for all the high-school work;
5. That the district asks for the establishment therein of a branch county high school under the management and the control of the county board of education. Under Control of County Board of Education.
SEC. 3. Any branch county high school that may be established under the provisions of this act shall be under the full control and management of the county board of education, and it shall be governed in its powers and duties in reference to the said branch county high school by the provisions contained in the Revised Laws of Nevada, 1912, sections 3419, 3420, 3421, 3422, and 3423 (School Code, sections 179, 180, 181, 182, and 183). Not to Conflict with Certain Act.
SEC. 4. None of the provisions of this act shall in any wise impair or abrogate the provisions of "An act authorizing boards of county commissioners to transfer certain funds to the county school fund of school districts, or to levy a special county tax in certain cases, and other matters properly connected therewith” as found in the Statutes of Nevada, 1913, pages 166 and 167 (School Code, 1913, pages 73 and 74).
TONOPAH SCHOOL OF MINES
An Act creating a school of mines to be located at Tonopah, Nevada.
Approved March 17, 1915, 190 SECTION 1. There is hereby created a school of mines, to be known as the Tonopah school of mines, to be located at Tonopah, Nye County,