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College, or any of the state normal schools, on presenting a statement containing a transcript of his high school record signed by the principal of the school and certifying that such person has satisfactorily completed said course of study. (Laws 1915, ch. 296, sec. 9.)
SEC. 621. State Supervisors of Public Schools. The state 'superintendent of public instruction may, with the advice and consent of the state board of education, appoint assistants, not exceeding four, who shall serve as supervisors of the public schools of the state, including rural, graded, and high schools. Said assistants shall perform such other duties as may be required by the state superintendent of public instruction or the state board of education; and each of said assistants shall be allowed actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in the performance of his duty, and shall receive a salary fixed by the state board of education not exceeding two thousand dollars per annum; provided, that no state funds except as herein provided shall be expended for the purpose of inspection of rural, graded and high schools. (Laws 1915, ch. 296, sec. 10.)
ARTICLE I.-State School Book Commission.
(NOTE. This article contains the textbook act of 1913 as amended by the legislature of 1915. Those parts of article II, sections 641 to 671 of this book, which conflict with this act are no longer in force.)
SEC. 622. State School Book Commission Created; Compensation; Expenses. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, there is hereby created a State School Book Commission consisting of seven members which shall be composed of the state superintendent of public instruction, the president of the State Normal School, the president of the State Agricultural College, the state printer, the president of the State Board of Agriculture, and two other persons to be appointed by the governor for a term of two years from April 1st, 1913. The commission thus created shall perform the duties and exercise the power granted in this act and shall have all the powers and authority heretofore belonging to the School Text Book Commission, except so far as these duties are modified by the provisions of this act. The members of the commission shall take an oath of office, the form of which shall be prepared by the attorney-general. Within twenty days after this act shall take effect the state superintendent of public instruction shall call a meeting for the purpose of effecting an organization; and thereupon all authority heretofore belonging to the School Text Book Commission shall be transferred to the State School Book Commission, and the said School Text Book Commission shall cease to exist. All contracts made by the School Text Book Commission and in force at the time when this act takes effect shall be enforced by the State School Book Commission created by this act. The commission shall have authority to make its own rules and regulations, and to determine the method of its procedure in accordance with the provisions of this act. Each member of said commission who shall, at the time of service thereon, be receiving a stated salary from the state, shall not be allowed per diem, but the other members shall receive as their full
compensation the sum of five dollars for each day's actual service in attending the meetings of the said commission. And each member shall receive all necessary and actual traveling and hotel expenses incurred in attending all meetings of the commission and in discharge of their duties. (Laws 1913, ch. 288, sec. 1.)
SEC. 623. Chairman; Secretary. The commission thus created shall select one of its members as chairman of the State School Book Commission; the commission shall choose a secretary who shall not be a member thereof, but who shall be a person of recognized ability and well qualified to determine the educational value and use of school textbooks, and who shall maintain his office in the state capitol, and devote all his time to the duties of such secretaryship. He shall keep all accounts and records of the State School Book Commission, shall furnish the commission with full and complete information as to the character, worth, adaptability, educational, and mechanical value of such books as are used in the public schools of this state, and of other states, and shall report any violations of the provisions of this act to the said commission immediately on learning thereof. It shall also be the duty of the secretary to see that the books are properly distributed, and collections made for same. The secretary shall hold his office for two years, or until dismissed by the commission for cause, and shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the commission, not to exceed two thousand dollars. The secretary shall give a good and sufficient security company bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), the cost of which shall be borne by the state, conditioned on the faithful discharge of his official duties, and shall be approved by the State School Book Commission. (Laws 1913, ch. 288, sec. 2.)
SEC. 624. Series of Textbooks; Publication; Adoption; Approval; Distribution; Exchange. Section 3. of chapter 288 of the Session Laws of 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 3. The said State School Book Commission shall, as soon as, and when practicable, print, publish or provide for the publication of a complete series of school textbooks, as hereinafter mentioned, for use in the public schools, including the high schools, in the state of Kansas. Also, they shall provide, by adoption, under the provisions of the law, for such books of the hereinafter mentioned series as they find it impossible or impracticable to print or publish. They may also write, select, compile or cause to be written or compiled, or purchase the copyright or contract the right to publish all such books by the payment of an agreed royalty therefor. The said series of school textbooks shall consist of one spelling book, one primer, one each first, second, third, fourth, and fifth reader; one each, elementary and advanced arithmetic; one each, elementary and advanced geography; one each, elementary and advanced gram
mar; one each, elementary and advanced physiology and hygiene; a primary and an advanced history of the United States; a history of the state of Kansas; one civil government of the United States and of the state of Kansas; one elements of agriculture and stock raising; one system of penmanship; a graded system of drawing books; textbooks containing collections of masterpieces of American and English literature, for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades; algebra (elementary and advanced); geometry (including both plane and solid); Latin grammar; Latin exercises; Cæsar; Cicero; Virgil; English composition; English history; English literature; ancient history; medieval and modern history; rhetoric; botany; chemistry; zoölogy;, word analysis; geology; physical geography; complete texts in German and French (including exercises, grammar, readers and classics); descriptive astronomy and a bookkeeping text. Such books to be equal in subject matter, material, binding and mechanical execution and approximately in size to the books named in sections 7813 and 7833 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1909.152 The said State School Book Commission may adopt, print or publish, as in their opinion may be desirable or practicable, other textbooks in addition to the books enumerated above and may approve textbooks in subjects not enumerated above for special courses, to meet the needs and requirements of the courses of study prescribed for use in the public schools, including the high schools of the state; provided, that the State School Book Commission shall have authority to so vary the period of adoption for high school classics as to meet the college entrance requirements; provided further, that the State School Book Commission shall not contract with any person, company or corporation, for any of the books provided for in this act at a price in excess of the lowest price at which such book or books are sold for use in any other state, county, city or district. The distribution of all textbooks adopted under the provisions of this section shall be according to the provisions of section 7820 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1909153 except as relates to the 15 per cent commission, allowed in this act; and provided further, that any person, persons, company or corporation who shall contract to furnish textbooks adopted under the provisions of section one of this act shall take up any textbooks previously in use and displaced by said adoption which may be offered to the contracting publishers or their agents within one year after the beginning of said contract and shall allow for such displaced books in exchange for new books in the same branch an amount not less than the highest amount allowed on the lowest price in any other state, county, city or district and which said amount shall be specifically.set out in
152. Sections 644 and 665 of this book.
153. Section 651 of this book.
each bid. Said exchanged books to be returned to the publishers or their agents within one year after the beginning of said contract according to their direction and at the expense of the said contracting publishers. (Laws 1915, ch. 297, sec. 1.)
SEC. 625. Powers of Commission. The State School Book Commission shall have the power, and is hereby authorized to have written or compiled, or to purchase the several textbooks, and manuscripts to be used in the public schools, and shall fix the remuneration of authors and compilers, and compensation for other necessary services in the preparation and publication of said books. Said State School Book Commission shall also have the power to procure copyrights for the state of Kansas of any school textbook, manuscript, or subject matter thereof, authorized by the provisions of this act, and to contract with authors and publishers upon a royalty basis, upon an exclusive right to publish and use in the state of Kansas any school textbook written or published by them. The State School Book Commission shall furnish to the state printer copy and design for all diagrams and illustrations to be used in any school textbook published by the state under the provisions of this act. (Laws 1913, ch. 288, sec. 4.)
SEC. 626. Printing. The printing of all textbooks published by the state, and provided for in section 3 of this act, and all mechanical work connected therewith, shall be done by and under the supervision of the state printer, at the state printing plant. (Laws 1913, ch. 288, sec. 5.)
SEC. 627. Exclusive Use Required. Whenever any one or more of the said textbooks shall have been authorized or published, the State School Book Commission shall issue an order requiring the exclusive use of said book or books in the public schools of Kansas, but such an order for the exclusive use of such book or books shall not take effect as to any book or books within a time that shall interfere with any present legal contracts, or legal adoptions heretofore made by the School Text Book Commission, or under the provisions of this act. Whenever the commission shall issue an order requiring the exclusive use of any textbooks in the public schools of this state no public school superintendent, principal, teacher, or any other public school authority in this state shall have the power to use, or authorize the use of any book or books for pupils other than those directed to be used by order of said commission; provided, that nothing herein contained shall exclude the use of books for reference only, but such books may be provided by the school districts, or local board of education, in the school libraries, and no school patron shall be compelled to buy such books. (Laws 1913, ch. 288, sec. 6.)
SEC. 628. Price Fixed at Estimated Cost. The state printer shall furnish the State School Book Commission a statement of