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tion of it as the board of education shall consider of advantage to the public, shall be printed either in a public newspaper or in pamphlet form. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 20.)

SEC. 136. Expenditures. [7577] No expenditure involving an amount greater than $200 shall be voted, except in accordance with the provisions of a written contract. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 21.)

SEC. 137. Sectarian Doctrine. [7578] No sectarian or religious doctrine shall be taught or inculcated in any of the public schools of the city; but nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the reading of the Holy Scriptures. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 22.)

SEC. 138. School Property Exempt from Taxation. [7579] All property held by the board of education for the use of public schools shall be exempt from taxation, and shall not be taken in any manner for any debt due from the city. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 23.)

SEC. 139. Free Dental Inspection. All cities now having, or which may hereafter attain, a population of forty thousand people may provide free dental inspection for all children attending public schools therein. (Laws 1915, ch. 308, sec. 1.)

SEC. 140. Employment of Dentists; Regulations. The board of education or body controlling the public schools in said cities may establish such place or places of inspection as may be necessary; designate such competent and licensed dentist or dentists who shall make such inspections and fix and provide compensation for him or their services therefor, and for any and all dental work required or by them deemed necessary to be done under and by virtue of such inspection and make any and all rules by said board deemed necessary and proper to regulate such inspection and carry the same into effect; and may prescribe and cause to be prepared all forms and blanks necessary in the details of said inspection. (Laws 1915, ch. 308, sec. 2.)

SEC. 141. Certificate of Inspection. A certificate of the result of such inspection over the signature of the party making such inspection shall be furnished to each child without cost at the time of such inspection, and a duplicate thereof filed with the clerk of said board of education; provided however, that before any dental work shall be done said certificate of inspection so delivered to each child shall be returned with the consent of the parent or guardian of said child indorsed thereon. (Laws 1915, ch. 308, sec. 3.)

SEC. 142. Bonds. [7557] Whenever it shall be necessary to raise funds to purchase a school site or sites, to furnish, to repair, to make additions, or to build a school building, it shall be the duty of the board to prepare an estimate of the costs of


such site or sites, repairs, additions, or buildings, together with the cost of furnishing the same, with estimates, shall be spread upon the records of the board, when adopted by a recorded yeaand-nay vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board at a regular meeting; and in every case the board shall complete said repairs, additions, or buildings, together with the furnishing of the same and the purchase of such site or sites, within the estimated costs thereof; and in no case shall any board create a deficiency or outstanding obligations in the purchase of such site or sites, the making of such repairs, or the erection of additions or buildings. And every member of a school board who shall be a party to creating a deficiency or outstanding obligations within the meaning of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall on conviction be punished by removal from office and a fine of not less than $100, and shall be personally liable for damages in any action, which it shall be the duty of the city attorney of such city of the first class to prosecute, brought in the name of such school district, for the amount of such deficiency or outstanding obligations, which money when so collected shall be used to liquidate such deficiency or outstanding obligations; provided, that any vacancy created in any school board under the operation of this section shall be filled as provided in section 2 of this act.22 (Laws 1891, ch. 196, sec. 3.)

SEC. 143. Bond Election; Limitation. [7558] It shall be the duty of the mayor of such city of the first class within thirty days after receiving a certified copy of the action of the board of education, showing a necessity and giving a statement of the estimated cost of such school sites, repairs, additions, building or buildings, signed by the clerk and countersigned by the president of the board, to issue a proclamation for holding an election to vote bonds to the amount prayed for by the board; and no bonds shall be issued unless a majority of the qualified electors of the city school district voting at such election shall vote therefor; nor shall the entire amount of such school bonds issued exceed in the aggregate, including existing indebtedness, one per cent of the valuation of taxable property of such city as ascertained by the last assessment for state and county purposes previous to incurring the proposed indebtedness. Any member of a board of education, or officer thereof, who shall vote for, counsel, consent to or in any wise assist in the issue of any bond or bonds in excess of the per centum herein authorized shall be liable jointly and severally to the holder of any such bonds for the amount due thereon, to be recovered in a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction; and judgments rendered thereon may be collected and enforced in the same manner as other judgments are collected and enforced; provided, that in cities of the first class having more than 70,000 population school bonds may be issued to the extent of not more than one and five-tenths per cent of such value of taxable property. (Laws 1909, ch. 62, sec. 3.)

22. Laws 1891, ch. 196, sec. 2.

SEC. 144. Date, Rate, Time, and Signature. [7559] The bonds, the issuance of which is provided for in this act, may, at the option of the board, be installment bonds. All bonds shall be dated on the day they are issued, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, payable semiannually on January first and July first, and shall be payable in not more than thirty years. They shall be signed by the president and secretary, attested with the seal of the board. The coupons, if any be attached, shall be signed by the president of the board, and each bond so issued shall not be for a sum less than fifty dollars. (Laws 1891, ch. 196, sec. 5.)

SEC. 145. Annual Levy for Interest and Sinking-fund. [7560] The board of education in its annual estimate, as provided for in section 2 of this act,23 shall include an amount sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on all outstanding bonds issued by the board, and also to create a sinking-fund for the redemption of said bonds, and shall levy and cause the same to be collected as provided for in said section, in addition to the levy authorized by said section for school purposes; and such money shall remain a specific fund for said purposes only, and shall not be appropriated to any other purpose. (Laws 1891, ch. 196, sec. 6.)

SEC. 146. Use of Sinking-fund. [7580] The moneys levied and collected for creating a sinking-fund for the redemption of the principal of the bonds issued by the board of education shall be used and employed or invested as follows: (1) After retaining an amount sufficient to pay the principal of any bonds maturing during the year, the board shall, with the surplus of such sinking-fund, when the same shall be $1000 or more, purchase any of the outstanding bonds issued by the board. Such purchase shall be made at the lowest price such bonds can be purchased at, but at not more than par value of such bonds; and whenever there shall be a surplus of such sinking-fund amounting to the sum of $1000, the board shall purchase therewith like bonds, on the same terms and conditions hereinbefore specified. (2) If for any reason such bonds can not be purchased as hereinbefore specified, such sinking-fund shall be invested by the treasurer, under the direction of the board of education, at such times as the board shall direct, in the interest-bearing bonds of the United States or the state of Kansas, which shall be purchased at the lowest market price. Interest accruing upon such bonds shall be invested in the same manner and for the same purpose as

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sinking-fund. Such bonds shall be held by the treasurer until the principal of the bonds issued by the board of education shall become due, and shall then be sold at the highest market price, and the proceeds applied to the payment of the bonds; provided, that if at any time the board shall deem it best, it shall be lawful for such board to sell such bonds for the purpose of purchasing the bonds issued by such board; but all such sales shall be at the highest market price, and the bonds of the board purchased with the proceeds of such sale shall be purchased at the lowest price they can be obtained for, and not above the par value of such bonds; provided, that no bond issued by the board of education shall be purchased by said board that has not been outstanding five years; and provided further, that the bonds first maturing shall be first purchased, if they can be purchased on terms as favorable to the board as any others offered for sale to the said board. All bonds of the said board purchased under the authority hereby given, or paid by the board, shall be forthwith canceled and destroyed, and the clerk shall enter on the bond register of the said board, on the margin of the record of said bonds, the date when the same were purchased and the price paid; and thereafter no interest or sinking-fund shall be levied or collected for or on account of said bonds so canceled. Such sinking-fund shall never be used nor appropriated in any other manner whatever. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 27.)

SEC. 147. Payment of Interest. [7581] Whenever the interest of the above-mentioned bonds shall become due, the same shall be paid by the treasurer. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 28.)

SEC. 148. Security. [7582] The credit of the school fund of the city is hereby pledged to the payment of the interest and principal of the bonds mentioned in this article, as the same may become due. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 29.)

SEC. 149. Registry of Bonds. [7583] It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of education to register, in a book provided for that purpose, the bonds issued under this act, which said registry shall show the number, date and amount, and to whom is made payable, each of said bonds. (Laws 1876, ch. 122, art. 10, sec. 30.)

SEC. 150. Refunding of Outstanding Bonds. [7586] The board of education of any city of the first class is hereby authorized and empowered to refund any and all outstanding bonds heretofore issued by order of said board by issuing new bonds to the holder of such outstanding bonds; provided, that such new bonds shall not be for greater amount than the par value of the bonds refunded. Such refunding bonds shall severally be of such amount as said board shall direct, and shall state for what purpose issued, and be payable to the person to whom issued or bearer within twenty years after date, and shall bear interest at the rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, payable semiannually, on January 1 and July 1, as evidenced by coupons attached. All bonds refunded under the provisions of this act shall be noted as surrendered and canceled on the registry of the said board and the same shall be destroyed in the presence of said board. (Laws 1903, ch. 70,

. sec. 1.)

SEC. 151. Registration and Signature. [7587] The bonds hereby authorized shall be numbered, and shall be registered in the book kept by said board for the registry of its bonds; and said bonds shall be signed by the president and clerk of said board, attested with the seal of said board by the clerk, and countersigned by the treasurer of said city. (Laws 1879, ch. 81, sec. 4.)

SEC. 152. Tax Levy to Pay Interest and Bonds. [7588] The board of education, and any and all boards, body, or officers, by law authorized to levy and collect taxes in and for said city for the support of schools therein, shall, at the same time and in the same manner as the other taxes for school purposes are levied and collected, and in each and every year until said bonds and interest are fully paid, as hereinbefore provided, levy or cause to be levied upon all the property within the said city subject to taxation for school purposes a tax or taxes sufficient in amount to pay and discharge two of the coupons of each of the bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and then outstanding, and cause the same to be collected in the same manner as other school taxes are collected, and with the money so collected pay and discharge the coupons for which said tax or taxes were levied. And it shall be the duty of the clerk of the said board to forthwith, on the payment of any such coupons, note their payment upon the registry of said bonds, and present the same to the board, and in their presence cancel the same in such manner as the board shall direct; and said coupons shall be carefully preserved until the final payment of said bonds, and then destroyed; and the possession of such coupons by the board shall be conclusive evidence of their payment. And the said board shall issue no bonds thereafter, except the refunding bonds provided for by this act. (Laws 1879, ch. 81, sec. 5.)

SEC. 153. Penalty for Failure to Levy Tax for Payment of Coupons. [7589] If said board of education, or other board, body, or officer, whose duty it shall be to levy taxes for the payment of the coupons of the said bonds, as herein provided, shall neglect or refuse to levy the tax or taxes for the payment of the coupons as by this act required, each member of such board or body, and each officer, who shall vote against or otherwise oppose the levy and collection of such tax or taxes, or shall do any act to prevent or delay such levy and collection,

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