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No child, or other person, suffering from measles, German measles, chicken-pox or mumps, or residing in the same premises with any person suffering therefrom, shall be permitted to attend any public, private, parochial, Sunday, or other school; and the teachers of all public schools, and the principals, superintendents, and teachers, or other persons in charge of private, parochial, Sunday, or other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all such children or persons from said schools; such exclusion to continue during a quarantine period of twenty-one days, and until the said quarantine is removed and the premises disinfected: Provided, however, That any child or person Proviso. who may have been exposed to any of said diseases, owing to an outbreak thereof in the premises in which he or she resides, but who shall not have developed the same, shall be allowed, after taking a disinfecting bath and putting on disinfected clothing, to remove therefrom, and take up his or her residence in other premises occupied exclusively by adults, and may, after fourteen days from such removable, be admitted into any of said schools.
No child, or other person, suffering from Whooping- Whooping-cough cough or erysipelas shall be permitted to attend any public, private, parochial, Sunday, or other school ; and the teachers of public schools, and the principals, superintendents, and teachers, or other persons in charge of private, parochial, Sunday, or other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all such children and persons from said schools, for a period of thirty days following the removal of the quarantine on the premises wherein such children or persons reside, respectively, and the disinfection of the premises, and of the person or persons suffering from such disease. (g)
No child, or other person, excluded from any school Readmission to by the provisions of this act, shall be readmitted thereto unless he or she, or some person on his or her behalf, shall furnish to the principal, superintendent, or teacher, or other person in charge of said school, a cer- Certificate. tificate setting forth that the conditions for such readmission prescribed by this act have been complied with; which certificate shall be signed by a person to be designated for that purpose, in cities, boroughs, and town. ships of the first class, by the health authorities thereof exclusively, and in townships of the second class and in Registration of cities, boroughs and townships of the first class not song. having boards of health or bodies acting as such, by the State Department of Health; and the registry of all public, private, parochial, Sunday, and other schools shall exhibit the names and residences of all children and persons excluded
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(8) Act May 14, 1909. Sec. 6, P. L. p. 859.
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therefrom or readmitted thereto, agreeably to the provisions of this or any other act of Assembly; and said registry shall be open, at all times to the inspection of the city, borough, or township authorities and the State Department of Health and their respective offi
cers and agents. Daily reports by
It shall be the duty of the health authorities of cities, boroughs, and townships of the first class, respectively, to furnish daily, by mail or otherwise, to principals, superintendents, teachers, and other persons, in charge of public, private, parochial, Sunday and other schools, a printed or written bulletin containing the name, location, and disease of all persons suffering from any of the diseases mentioned in sections three, four, five, six and seven of this act, upon receipt by them of reports of such cases from physicians, as required by section one of this act; and such bulletin shall be daily furnished to such persons in charge of such schools in townships of the second class, and in cities, boroughs,
and townships of the first class, not having boards of By the Depart health or bodies acting as such, by the State Depart
ment of Health. (h)
No person suffering from anthrax, bubonic plague, cerebrospinal meningitis (epidemic), (cerebrospinal fever, spotted fever), chicken-pox, Asiatic cholera, diphtheria (diphtheritic croup, membraneous croup, putrid sore throat), German measles, measles, mumps, relapsing fever, scarlet fever (scarlatina, scarlet rash), small
pox (variola, varioloid), typhus fever, yellow fever, or lic places.
whooping-cough, shall wilfully expose himself or herself in any street or public place or public conveyance, nor shall any person in charge of any one so suffering thus expose the sufferer. (i)
Any physician, undertaker, teacher of a public school, principal of a school, superintendent of a Sunday
school, sexton, janitor, or any other person or persons, Violation of, or who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to comply with, or who failure to observe, provisions shall violate, any of the provisions of this act, shall,
for every such offense, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any magistrate or justice of the peace of the county wherein said offense was committed, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than twenty ($20) dollars, or more than one hundred ($100) dollars, to be paid to the use of said county, or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than ten or more than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the court. (j).
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of this act.
(h) Act May 14, 1909, Sec. 8, P. L. p. 859.
EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATES. No child under fourteen years of age shall be employed in any establishment. (j?
Minors over the age of fourteen years, who can read and write the English language intelligently, and are physically qualified, may be employed in and for mercantile establishments, stores; telegraph, telephone, or other business offices; hotels, restaurants; or in any factory, workshop, rolling-mills, or other establishment having proper sanitation and proper ventilation, and in which power machinery is not used, or if used, that the same, and all other dangerous appliances used, are kept securely and properly safe-guarded; rules and reg. ulations for the same to be prescribed and provided by the Chief Factory Inspector. (k)
That from and after the passage of this act, no Under fourteen minor under the age of fourteen years shall be em- years of age. ployed, permitted or suffered to work in, about, or for Coal-breaker or any coal-breaker or washery, or in or about the outside workings of any coal-mine. (1)
The employment certificate provided by this act for the use of a minor between fourteen and sixteen years of age shall be in the following form :-
This certifies that (name and residence of minor) is aged...... years......months........days; whose complexion is .........., hair is ........and eyes are
........; is able to read and write the English lan- Form of certifguage intelligently, and may be employed at labor in cat any coal-breaker, washery or other outside workings of a coal-mine. (m)
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Note.-Employment certificates shall be issued by district superintendents, supervising principals, principals and secretaries of school boards. (8)
FIRE DRILLS REQUIRED. In all public schools where fire-escapes, appliances for puble the extinguishment of fires, or proper and sufficient exits in case of fire or panic, ei her or all, are required by law to be maintained, fire drills shall be periodically Fire drills. conducted, not less than once a month, by the teacher or teachers in charge, under rules and regulations to be promulgated by the city or county superintendent of schools under whose supervision such schools are,-in
(j) Act May 2, 1905, Sec. 2, P. L. P. 352.
which the scholars and teachers therein shall be instructed in, and made thoroughly familiar with, the use of the said fire-escapes, appliances and exitswhich said drill shall include the actual use of the same, and the complete removal of the scholars and teachers, in an expeditious and orderly manner, by means of said fire escapes and exits, from the building to a place of safety on the ground outside.
The city and county superintendents of schools are .hereby required to see that the provisions of this act are faithfully carried out in the schools over which they respectively have charge.
Any person who violates or fails to comply with the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and to undergo imprisonment in the county jail for not less than ten days nor more than sixty days, either or both. (n)
Wearing of any religious dress or emblem by teacher in public schools probibited.
GARB BILL. That no teacher in any public school of this Commonwealth shall wear in said school or whilst engaged in the performance of his or her duty as such teacher, any dress, mark, emblem or insignia indicating the fact that such teacher is a member or adherent of any religious order, sect or denomination. (0)
Boroughs and townships.
ARTICLE H. NOTIFICATION OF TAXABLES BY TAX COLLECTORS. That each tax collector of the several boroughs and townships of this Commonwealth, within thirty days after receiving the tax duplicate, shall notify every taxable whose name shall appear on such duplicate. Such notice shall contain the rate of taxation, the valuation of the property of such taxable, the occupation of such taxable, the full amount of taxes for which said taxable shall be liable for the current year. Such notice shall further state that such taxes are payable, shall designate a place and time, or times, and when they shall be paid, and shall further state the time within which an abatement of tax will be allowed, when the full amount of tax will be collected, and when an additional percentage will be added as a penalty. Such notice shall be mailed to the last known post office address of each of said taxables. Note.—The school code which was signed thirteen days later repeals the
Contents of notice.
abatement on school taxes.
(n) Act May 12, 1911.
Sec. 1, 2 and 3, P. L. p. 294.
It shall be lawful for the said tax collectors to re- Printing and posttain, out of the respective taxes collected by them, such actual printing and postage expenses as shall be incurred by them in performing the duties herein prescribed. Such amounts so retained shall be adjusted by the respective boards receiving such taxes.
Before any allowance is made by the respective boards, receiving taxes, for commissions due to the collector for taxes collected, an affidavit shall be made by the collector, setting forth that he has complied with the provisions of this act. (p)
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VACCINATION. All principals or other persons in charge of schools Principals of as aforesaid are hereby required to refuse the admission fuse admission of any child to the schools under their charge or super
children except vision, except upon a certificate signed by a physician showing that setting forth that such child has been successfully vac- vaccinated or cinated, or that it has previously had small-pox. (q) pox.
PENALTY FOR VIOLATION. Any physician, undertaker, principal, superintendent Penalty for violaof a Sunday school, sexton, janitor, head of a family or the
on hood of family on tion of any of
the provisions of any other person or persons named in this act, who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with, or who shall violate any of the provisions or requirements of this act shall for every such offence, upon conviction thereof before any mayor, burgess, alderman, police magistrate, or justice of the peace of the municipality in which said offence was committed, be liable to a fine or penalty thereof of not less than five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars, which said fines or penalities shall be paid into the treasury of such municipality, and in default of payment thereof, such person or persons so convicted shall undergo an imprisonment in the jail of the proper county for a period not exceeding sixty days. (r)
(p) Act May 5, 1911. Sec. 1, 2 and 3, P. L. p. 170. (9) Act June 18, 1895. Sec. 12, P. L. p. 207.
(r) Act June 18, 1895.
Sec. 21, P. I. p. 208.