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days after the filing of the same, to the court of common pleas of the county in which such school district of the fourth class is situated, or in which the school buildings of any independent school district are located, in the same manner as appeals are now taken from the report of the county auditors, and any such. appeal shall be disposed of by the court in like manner as appeals from county auditors' reports are disposed of.

Section 2627. In any school district of the fourth class, if any sum is charged against any person or persons by auditors thereof, and their report contain

psons how ditors there are their ing such fact is not appealed from as herein provided, said auditors shall promptly, within thirty days after the filing of such report, make a certificate stating the name of the district, and the name of the person or persons charged with any sum or sums, and the amount or amounts thereof, certifying the same to the prothonotary of the court of common pleas of the county in which the district is situated, or in which the school buildings of the independent district are located; and the prothonotary of said court shall forth with enter a judgment thereon, in favor of said school district and against the person or persons therein charged with the amount thereof, and, when so entered, the same shall be a valid judgment in favor of the school district against the person or persons charged therein with the same, which judgment, together with costs, shall be collected by said district for its use and benefit.

Section 2628. The auditors herein required to audit the accounts of the school districts of the fourth class shall be allowed for their services two dollars ($2.00) per day for each day necessarily spent by each of them in the performance of his duty,which, together with the cost of advertising their report, shall be paid by the school district.

Judgment.

Compensation of auditors.

Costs.

Audits,

Report.

ACCOUNTS OF TEACHERS' INSTITUTES. Section 2629. The accounts of every annual county or district teachers' institute held in this common wealth, as submitted by the superintendent holding the same, shall, within thirty days after the same is held, be properly audited by the auditors herein provided, and a report thereof made to the next annual county or district institute; and a copy of the audit of each annual county institute shall be filed with the secretary of the proper county school directors' association; and a copy of the report of the audit of each annual district institute shall be filed with the secretary of the board of school directors of the district in which it was held.

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ACCOUNTS OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS' ASSOCIATIONS.

Bection 2630. The account of the treasurer of each Audit. county school directors' association in this common. wealth, as filed with the county treasurer, shall be properly audited by the county auditors or county controller at the same time and in the same manner as the county treasurer's accounts are audited, and a report thereof shall be included in the report made Report. by the county auditors or county controller to the court.

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ARTICLE XXVII.

STATE SCHOOL FUND. Section 2701. Eighty per centum of the net receipts How constituted. and proceeds derived in any way from, or on account of, the forest reservations, now or hereafter acquired by this Commonwealth, together with all water-powers and water-rights belonging to this Commonwealth in the streams, rivers, lakes, or other waters of this Commonwealth, and all real estate owned by this Commonwealth which is not used for state or other public purposes, all escheated estates in this Commonwealth, and all other property or money which shall in any way accrue to such fund, whether by act of Assembly, devise, gift, or otherwise, shall belong to and constitute a fund, to be known and designated as “The State School Fund of Pennsylvania”, which is to be The State School maintained as herein provided: Provided, however, sylvania. That the forest reservations shall continue to be provisn. wholly under the control of the State Forest Reservation Commission, as now provided by law.

Section 2702. All real and personal property be. Co longing to the State School Fund shall be wholly under the control and management of the State Board of Education. All net receipts derived in any way from, or on account of, the State forest reservations, or from, or on account of, any real or personal property belonging to the State School Fund, and all other moneys accruing to said fund, shall always be prompt. ly paid to the State Treasurer, and kept by him in Sb a separate account, subject to the disposal of the State Board of Education as herein provided; and the State Treasurer shall deposit said funds in the properlr authorized depositories for State funds, and shil add to such funds the interest received from the po positories for the use of the same. All income der ved Income. from anr investments of the State School Fund shall be paid to the State Treasurer, and kept deposited as herein provided in a separate account, subject to the order of the State Board of Education. The State Treasurer and his bondsmen shall be responsible for the safe-keeping of, and accounting for, said funds,

Control and management.

Shall be kept in separate account.

Investments.

Income only may be expended.

Approval of
Auditor General.

Interest, rentals, etc.

in the same manner and under the same penalties as for the safe-keeping of, and accounting for, the other funds of this Commonwealth.

Section 2703. The State Board of Education shall promptly invest, and keep invested as constantly as possible, to the best advantage of the State School Fund, all receipts derived from, or on account of, the State forest reservations, and all proceeds from the sales of real estate received by the State Treasurer, together with all appropriations, devises, gifts, and other receipts for this purpose, as a permanent State School Fund, whose income only may be expended. But such investments of the permanent State School Fund may be made only in bonds properly issued by a school district in this Commonwealth, or in municipal bonds in which savings banks of Pennsylvania are authorized by law to invest their deposits, and all such investments must be first approved by the Auditor General.

Section 2704. The State Board of Education is hereby authorized to use so much of the interest, rentals, and other income of the said school fund as it deems wise towards equalizing the educational advantages of the different parts of this Commonwealth, and also to use such part of the same as it deems wise to further and promote education in the conservation of natural resources, and education in forestry, agricultural and other industrial pursuits, in the public schools of this Commonwealth. All of the income not thus used shall be annually added to the principal of said fund. The State Board of Education may also lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of, any of the real estate, securities, or other property belonging to the State School Fund, and invest the proceeds thereof in compliance with this act.

Section 2705. So much of the State School Fund as is to be invested or reinvested in any securities, or the income thereof that may be used for any of the purposes herein provided, shall be paid out by a proper order, authorized by the State Board of Edu. cation and signed by the president and secretary thereof, drawn on the State Treasurer on said funds, which order shall first be approved by the Auditor General.

Section 2706. The State Treasurer shall report to the State Board of Education, at such times as said board requests, the condition of said fund, and shall in his annual report make an itemized statement of the receipts, disbursements, and amount on hand of said school fund and its incomes. The State Board of Education shall annually make to the Governor and to the Auditor General a complete detailed report of the condition of said fund, including its receipts, expenditures, and investments.

Disposal of real estate securities, etc.

Order..

Approval of.

Report of the
State Treasurer.

Annual report of the Board.

of fines.

promises, etc.

ARTICLE XXVIII.

MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS. Section 2801. No religious or political test or qualification shall be required of any director, visitor, Now religious or superintendent, teacher, or other officer, appointee, or employee in the public schools of this Commonwealth.

Section 2802. All fines that are imposed and collected under any of the provisions of this act shall Disposition be paid to the treasurer of the proper school district, or, when the proper school district cannot be determined, into the State School Fund.

Section 2803. Every person who shall individually, or by or through any agent or representative, directly or indirectly, promise, pay, or give to any school director in this Commonwealth any sum of money or other valuable thing, or make any promise of any Bribery, office or appointment of any kind, in order to influence of or secure the voting for or the appointment of himself, or any other person, as a teacher, county superintendent, district superintendent, assistant superintendent, associate superintendent, tax collector, attendance officer, or to any other position connected with the public schools of this Commonwealth, or for the purpose of having his salary increased while holding any appointment under the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before any court may be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) or more than five hundred dollars Penalty. . ($500.00), and be sentenced to the county jail for not less than thirty (30) days, or more than one year, . either or both, at the discretion of the court. Any person so convicted shall thereafter be ineligible to be engaged as a teacher, or to hold any office or appointment provided for by the provisions of this act.

Section 2804. Where, by the provisions of this act, any services or additional services are imposed upon Payments for any public official for which no compensation is additional provided, the board of school directors of the proper district may, unless such service is required to be performed without compensation, pay out of the funds of the district such reasonable compensation for such services or additional services as it may determine, subject to the provisions of this act.

Section 2805. In order that any district may receive its share of the State appropriation on account salaries. of the minimum salary as required in this act, the president and secretary of the board of school directors of each school district, where any teacher's salary is greater than the corresponding salary paid for the school year beginning on the first Monday of

Minimum

Certificate. Number of teachers, etc.

Attendance of pupils at school not in residence district.

Proviso.

June, one thousand nine hundred and six (1906), shall in each year, on or before the first day of October, certify under oath to the proper county or district superintendent, on blanks prepared by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the number of teachers, with the salary paid to each, in the year be. ginning on the first Monday in June, one thousand nine hundred and six (1906), as well as the number of teachers, with the salary of each teacher and the length of the school term in the year for which the report is made.

Section 2806. All pupils residing in any territory belonging to any school district established by this act, which territory at the time of the approval of this act was attached to another school district for school purposes, may, if they so desire, attend during the entire school term of each year the public schools in the district to which the territory in which they reside was formerly attached, and the district in which they reside shall pay to the district in whicb they attend the cost of tuition, text-books, and school supplies only, not to exceed that of other pupils pursuing like courses of study in said schools: Provided, That if the school districts in which such pupils now reside shall hereafter, by the establishment of new schools or otherwise, provide within reasonable distance proper school facilities of like grades to those in the district to which they were formerly attached, then, in any such case, such pupils shall attend the schools in the district in which they reside. In case of dispute, the decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as to the sufficiency and reasonableness of the school facilities provided by the school district in which such pupils reside shall be final.

Section 2807. The first school year and the first fiscal year, as herein determined in the several districts as established by this act, shall begin as follows:

In school districts of the first class, on the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and twelve (1912).

In school districts of the second, third, and fourth class, on the first Monday of July, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (1911).

The school year and fiscal year in all school districts, as existing at the time of the approval of this act, shall continue to and end at the time herein fixed for the new school and fiscal vear to begin: Provided, That in every school district of the second, third, and fourth class, the school year and the fiscal year which may terminate any time between the first day of January and the first Monday of July, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (1911), shall continue to and terminate on the first Monday of July, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (1911).

In cases of dispute.

First school year.

Fiscal year.

First class districts.

Other districts.

Ad existing.

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