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number of children over the age of five and under sixteen years, ART. 7. within such compact part, and the number of such children in such districts and parts of districts respectively, without such compact

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$ 138. The treasurer of the county of Columbia shall pay the Treasurer to amount thus apportioned to the Hudson Lancaster School to its treasurer, and the amount thus apportioned to such school districts and parts of districts to the commissioners of common schools for the city of Hudson.88

S 139. The amount thus paid to the Hudson Lancaster School So. How applied. ciety, shall be applied by the trustees of that society to the education of such poor children belonging to the city of Hudson as may be, in their opinion, entitled to gratuitous education, and to the support and maintenance of the school or schools established by such trustees. 88

S 140. The treasurer of the county of Columbia shall transmit to Copy of apthe board of supervisors of the county, at their annual meeting, a certified copy of the apportionment made by him. 88

S 141. The supervisors shall annually add to the amount to be Supervisors raised on the said districts and parts of districts respectively, for de- amount. fraying town expenses, a sum equal to the amount thus apportioned to such districts and parts of districts, with the addition of five cents on the dollar for collector's fees, and shall cause the same to be collected at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes levied on towns are collected. 88 $ 142. The collector shall pay over the monies so collected by him, Collector,

how to pay after deducting five cents on the dollar for his fees, to the commissioners of common schools for the city of Hudson. 88

S 143. The commissioners of common schools for that city shall Commissiondistribute and pay, to the trustees of such school districts and parts distribute. of districts, the amount so received by them from the collector and the county treasurer, in the same proportion in which such monies were collected from each district and part of a district. 86

S 144. To enable the supervisors of the county to make such ad- Assessors to dition, it shall be the duty of the assessors of the ward within which habitants. such school districts and parts of districts shall be situate, to designate on their assessment rolls the inhabitants who reside within each of such districts and parts of districts. 88

S 145. The school monies apportioned by the superintendent of Albany; mocommon schools, to the city of Albany, shall be paid by the treasurer and applica. of the county of Albany, to the trustees of the Lancaster school in that city, to be applied to the education of such poor children residing

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$ 146. The trustees of such society shall annually accoant to the dior.

treasurer of the county of Albany, for the faithful application of such

monies, according to the laws relating to common schools." Schenecta S147. The amount of the monies allowed to the city of Schenecmoties, bow tady by the superintendent of common schools, and which may be

raised from taxes in said city, under the laws relative to common schools, shall be apportioned by the treasurer of the county of Schenectady, between the Schenectady Lancaster school society and such common school districts and parts of districts as now are, or hereafter may be organized without the bounds of the compact part of the said city, called the police, and in a ratio proportioned to the number of children over the age of five, and under sixteen years, within such compact part, and the number of such children in such districts and parts of districts respectively, without such compact part.90

$ 148. The treasurer of the county of Schenectady shall pay the amount thus apportioned to the Schenectady Lancaster school society, to its treasurer, and the amount thus apportioned to such school districts and parts of districts, to the commissioners of common schools

for the city of Schenectady. 90 Distribution. S 149. The commissioners of common schools for said city, shall

distribute and pay to the trustees of such school districts and parts of districts, the amount so received by them from the county treasurer, in proportion to the number of children residing in each, over the age of five and under that of sixteen years, as the same shall have apo peared from the last annual report of their respective trustees."

S 150. The trustees of the Schenectady Lancaster school society; and all teachers of common schools within the compact part of city, shall make an annual report to the clerk of the county of sche nectady, within the same period that other district school reports are to be made, of the number of children within the compact part of said city over the age of five and under the age of sixteen years."

S 151. The commissioners of schools of the city, shall divide that commissions portion of the territory of the first and second wards of the city, not

comprised within the bounds of the police, into such number of school districts, as they may deem convenient, ånd may alter and regulate such districts, according to the provisions of this Title; and the prue visions of this Title shall apply to all districts so established."

S 152. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the Lancaster school han in the city of Albany, of the corporation of the city of Hudson,

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(89) Laws of 1819, p. 207, § 36. (90) Act of the 21st of April, 1828, p. 437, § 5, 6, 7 (91) Laws of 1827, p. 156, 41.

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and of the trustees of the Schenectady Lancaster school society, to ART. 7. make an annual report to the superintendent of common schools, in such form as shall be prescribed by him, of the state and condition of the schools for whose benefit the school monies shall have been applied in the cities of Albany, Hudson and Schenectady. 92

S 153. The village of Poughkeepsie, and that part of the village Poughkeep. of Catskill which lies east of the creek of that name, shall each form kill school a permanent school district, not subject to alteration by the commissioners of common schools for the towns in which such villages are or shall be situate. 98

$ 154. The school monies which each of the above permanent dis- Monies how tricts shall, from time to time, be entitled to receive from the commissioners of common schools, in their respective towns, shall be paid, in Poughkeepsie, to the trustees of “The Poughkeepsie Lancaster school society," and in Catskill, to “ the trustees of the Catskill Lancaster school society. »98

$ 155. The trustees of the above societies shall be so far respec- Trustees, tively considered the trustees of the permanent districts to which they pott. belong, as that they shall be bound to report to the commissioners of common schools, in their respective towns, the number of children over the age of five and under sixteen in their respective districts.98

S 156. The treasurer of the county of Oneida shall pay to the Utica; school treasurer of the village of Utica, the proportion of school monies ap- paid. portioned by the superintendent of common schools to the town of Utica, to be expended by the trustees of the village, for the support of a free school in the same, for the education of such poor children therein, as shall, in the opinion of the board of trustees, be entitled to gratuitous education. 94

S 157. The village of Utica shall form one school district; and Trustees of the trustees of the village shall make an annual report to the clerk of port and ac: the county of Oneida, within the same period that other district reports are to be made, of the number of children in said village over the age of five and under sixteen years, and of the state and condition of their schools; and shall account to the treasurer of the county of Oneida, for the monies paid to them. 94

$ 158. The trustees of the village of Utica, shall have power an- 'To raise to nually to cause to be raised and levied on the inhabitants thereof, such and sum of money not exceeding one hundred dollars, as shall, in the opinion of the trustees, be sufficient to keep the school-house erected for said free school in repair, and to purchase fuel and other appendages therefor; which sum shall be collected, in addition to the sumis

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on each inhabitant his due proportion, according to the last previous assessment of the real and personal property of the inhabitants; which additional sum shall be collected by the collector of said village, as other village taxes are collected.95

S 159. The school monies appropriated to that part of the town of Flatbush, commonly called “the Old Town,” excepting such portion thereof as may be applicable to the instruction of children living on the borders of the old town, and sent to school in the adjoining towns, shall be annually paid, by the several officers whose duty it shall be to pay the same, to the trustees of the Academy of Erasmus

Hall.96 lied. S 160. The trustees receiving such monies shall give their receipt

therefor, and shall apply the monies received to the education of such poor children living in “the old town” and sent to the academy, as in their opinion, shall be entitled to a gratuitous education. 96

S 161. The trustees of the academy shall account to the commiscounted for. sioners of common schools of the town of Flatbush, for the faithful

application of the school monies received by them, and shall make an annual report to the same commissioners on the first day of May in each year, of the progress and number of the children of “the old town” so taught in the academy.96

$ 162. The trustees of Montgomery Academy in the town of Montgomery, and their successors in office, shall be the trustees of school district number seven in said town, which district shall be hereafter permanent and unalterable. 97

S 163. The commissioners of common schools of the town of association. Flushing shall pay to the managers of the Free School Association,

in school district number five, the school monies apportioned to said district, so long as no common school is taught in said district according to the general provisions of law.98

S 164. The managers of the free school association in such school nual report, district shall make an annual report to such commissioners, within

the same period that other district school reports are to be made, of the number of children in the district over the age of five and under sixteen years, and of the state and condition of their school; and shall account to such commissioners for the monies paid to them. 98

S 165. In all cases where no special provision is made, the general provisions, regulations and penalties of this Title, shall be construed to apply to the several cities, villages and towns, to which this Article relates, and to their several commissioners and inspectors of common schools, and trustees and collectors of school districts. 98

(95) Laws of 1817, p. 225, § 27 & 29. (96) Laws of 1814, p. 91. (97) Laws of 1515, P. 93. (98) Laws of 1818, p. 121.

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TITLE III.
OF THE DUTIES OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS,

IN RELATION TO THE INSTRUCTION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB.
Sec. 1. Institution in New-York, and other such institutions, subject to his visitation.

2. Duties of the superintendent in relation to such institutions.

S 1. The institution of the deaf and dumb in the city of New York, Subject to and every other similar institution incorporated, or to be incorporated in this state, shall be subject to the visitation of the superintendent of common schools. 99

$ 2. It shall be the duty of the superintendent, as such visiter, Duties of su

1. To inquire from time to time into the expenditures of each institution, and the systems of instruction pursued therein respectively :

2. To visit and inspect the schools belonging thereto, and the lodgings and accommodations of the pupils :

3. To ascertain, by a comparison with other similar institutions, whether any improvements in instruction and discipline can be made; and for that purpose to appoint from time to time suitable persons to visit the schools :

4. To suggest to the directors of such institution, and to the legislature, such improvements as he shall judge expedient :

5. To make an annual report to the legislature on all the matters before enumerated, and particularly as to the condition of the schools, the improvement of the pupils, and their treatment in respect to board and lodging.99

TITLE IV.

OF THE GOSPEL AND SCHOOL LOTS.

Sec. 1. Trustees of gospel or school lots, a corporation for certain purposes.

2. Such trustees to give bond.
3. Their powers and duties.
4. Auditors of town to report upon accounts of trustees of gospel and school lots.
5 & 6. Lands and money arising therefrom, how disposed of upon division of town.

7. When the share of any town is to be paid to supervisor, &c. $ 1. The trustees elected in any town in this state, having lands Trustees di

Corporation. assigned to it, for the support of the gospel or of schools, or of both, shall be a corporation for the purposes of their office, by the name of “ The trustees of the gospel and school lot” in that town for which they are elected.

S 2. Before they enter on the duties of their office, they shall exe- To give cute a bond to the supervisor of the town, in such penalty and with such sureties as such supervisor shall approve, for the faithful performance of such duties.

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