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$909,030

1,650,000

109,130

55,795

60,031

Balance in hands of township treasurers,

and belonging to school districts,
October 1, 1866–7, respectively, as re-

ported by county superintendents.... $414,228 $494,802
Proceeds of the State two mill school

tax, apportioned among the counties
by the Auditor of Public Accounts,
under the 70th section of the school
law

750,000 900,000
Interest upon the school fund, appor-

tioned to the counties by the Auditor,

under the same section of the act.... 54,565 54,565
Interest upon the county fund, appor-
A tioned to the townships by county

superintendents, as provided in the
16th section of the act..

26,449 29,346
Proceeds of sales of common school

lands, accruing to the townships ir
which the lands are situated ....

39,182 20,849
Proceeds of fines, penalties and forfeit

ures collected and paid over to county
superintendents, under the provision
of the 82d section of the act, and ap
portioned to the townships

40,025 27,004
Interest upon the township funds, ap-

portioned to the school districts by
the boards of township trustees, as
required by the 34th section of the
act....

427,829 403,086
Amount raised by ad valorem tax in the

respective school districts for the
support of six months' school, and ex-
tending the terms of school after the
public funds were exhausted, and for
purchasing sites and grounds, building
and furnishing new school houses, re-
pairs and improvements, current and
incidental expenses, etc., as authorized
by the 43d and 47th sections of the act. 3,533,133 1 4,250,679

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RECEIPTS.

1867.

1868.

Total.

$1,138,947

Amount received from miscellaneous

sources, not included in the above enumeration of items.....

$422,399 $716,548 Total common school revenue received

from all sources during the two years ending September 30, 1868

$5,707,810 $6,896,879

$12,604,689

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$3,139,626

3,235,638

2,376,518

214,163

22,772

38,595

Amount of compensation paid to male teachers ..

$1,429,265 $1,710,361 Amount of compensation paid to female teachers

1,413,356 | 1,822,282 Amount expended for building new school houses..

1,139,628 | 1,236,890 Amount expended for school house sites and grounds.

83,649 130,514 Amount expended for purchase of houses for schools ...

9,120 13,652 Amount paid as rent for houses or rooms for schools ...

18,789 19,806 Amount expended for repairs and improvements

615,096 362,224 Amount expended for school furniture.. 86,029 112,675 Amount expended for school apparatus. 25,855 37,873 Amount expended for books for district libraries ...

10,628 4,048 Amount expended for fuel and other incidental expenses.

977,320

198,704

63,728

369,486 407,550 Amount paid to county and township

school officers, being three per cent. upon the proceeds of the sale of school lands, two per cent. upon all school moneys distributed, paid out or loaned, etc., as provided by the 71st and 720 sections of the act..

118,520 142,454

14,676

777,036

260,974 809,899 00 each year.

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Total amount expended for common

school purposes during the two years ending September 30, 1868

$5,671,708 $6,480,881

$12,002,584

RECAPITULATION.

Total amount received for all school purposes from October 1,

1886, to September 30, 1888.. Total amount expended during the same period. Unexpended balance on hand October 1, 1868.

$12,604,689 12,001,684

$603,105

COMMON SCHOOL FUND.

The productive principal of the Common School Fund of the State consists at this time of the following items and amounts: SCHOOL FUND PROPER, being throe per cent. upon the net pro.

ceeds of the sales of the public lands in the State, one-sixth
part oxoepted.

$613,562 96 SURPLUA RAVENUE, being a portion of the money received by

the State from the General Government, under an act of
Congress providing for the distribution of the surplus reve-
nue of the United States, and by act of the Legislature,

March 4, 1837, made a part of the common school fund.... 335,592 32 COLLEGE FUND, being one-sixth part of the three per cent. fund,

originally required by act of Congress to be devoted to the
establishment and maintenance of a State College or Uni-
versity ....

156,613 32 SEMINARY TUND, being the proceeds of the sales of the “Semi

nary lande," originally donated to the State by the General
Government for the founding and support of a State Semi-
nary ..

59,838 72 OUNTY FUNDS, created by act of the Legislature, February 7th,

1885, which provided that the teachers should not receive
from the public fund more than balf the amount due them
for services rendered the preceding year, and that tho sur-
plus should constitute the principal of a new fund, to be
called the “County School Fund".

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ToWIBIIP FUXDs, being the net proceeds of the sale of the 16th

section in each Congressional township of the State, the same having been donated to the State for common school purposes, by act of Congress, in 1818..

4,873,282 00

TOTAL COMMON SCHOOL FUND of the State, Sept. 30, 1868, as

shown by the official reports of county superintendents of schools, on file in this office..

$6,848,538 32

GENERAL STATISTICS.

In the following table will be found a general summary of common school statisties for each of the two years (1807-8) embraced in this report:

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Whole number of white persons under twenty-one

years of age in the State.. Whole number of white persons in the State, botween

the ages of six and twenty-one years.. Whole number of colored persons in the State under

twenty-one yoars of age ... Whole number of colored persons between the ages of

six and twenty-one years.. Whole number of graded schools in the State, as re

ported by county superintendents . Whole number of private schools in the State, as

reported
Whole number of scholars in private schools, as

reported
Whole number of public school houses in the State...
Namber of public school houses crected in each year .
Number of volumes bought for district libraries in

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1,512

3,456

Whole number of volumes in district libraries, as

reported

58,518

52,251

1867.

63.

Whole number of school districts in the State .

10,620

10,590

Number of districts in which schools have been sus

tained six months or more, in each year....

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Number of districts in which no schools have been

kept .... Average number of months schools have been sus

tained

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4,564

3,94

5,400

10,705

1,783,856

805,520

1,108,293

367,450

339,330

706,780

Number of districts whose records have been kept according to law.

4,371 Number of districts having an outstanding debt ..... 4,387 Number of districts having a surplus in the treasury. 4,266 Whole number of free schools in the State

10,159 Whole number of days schools have been taught in the State

1,727,745 Whole number of days taught by male teachers ..... 803,350 Whole number of days taught by female teachers .... 1,072,166 Whole number of male scholars attending the schools 352,609 Whole number of female scholars attending..... 331,464 Total number of scholars reported as attending......

684,073 Grand total number of days' attendance in all the schools, as reported.....

42,018,449 Number of male teachers employed in the schools.... 7,402 Number of female teachers employed in the schools.. 10,599 Whole number of teachers employed in the State .... 18,001 Number of acres of school land sold during the year. 6,847 Number of acres of school land remaining unsold.... 29,320 Number of whole townships in the State....

1,254 Number of fractional townships in the State..

630 Number of pupils in the Normal University from the

counties, as reported by county superintendents.... 276 The highest monthly compensation paid to male teachers..

$240

45,011,346

8,240

10,797

19,037

4,319

28,531

1,245

656

355

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