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Section 306. Each board of school directors in this Rules. Commonwealth may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for its government and control.
MEETINGS. Section 307. Each board of school directors in Meetings. this Commonwealth shall have specified times and places at which it shall hold its meetings, and shall during the school term meet at least once every two months. The meetings for organization, and meetings provided for by any board of school directors at stated times at which such board is required to meet, or any adjournment thereof, shall be called “regular meetings," and all other meetings shall be called “special meetings."
Section 308. A majority of the members of a board Quorum. of school directors shall be a quorum. If less than a majority is present at any meeting, no business shall be transacted at such meeting, but the members present may adjourn to some stated time: Provided, however, That if there shall be a minority of the board present, because a majority of the seats are vacant, then in such case the minority members at any such meeting may fill vacancies in the manner provided in this act.
Section 309. No business shall be transacted at any special meeting except that named in the call sent to the members for such special meeting: Provided, That special meetings may be called for general purposes.
Section 310. Members shall have reasonable notice Notice. of all special meetings, and any board may adopt reasonable rules directing the kind and length of notice of the meetings of the board that shall be given to its members by the secretary.
DUTIES OF PRESIDENT. Section 311. The president shall preside at all meet. The President. ings. He may call special meetings at any time. He shall call a special meeting whenever so requested, in writing, by any three members of the board of school directors, and should he fail or refuse so to do, a special meeting may be called at any time by a majority of the legally qualified and acting members of the board.
Section 312. The president shall be the executive Executive officer officer of the board of school directors, and as such of board. he, together with the secretary, when directed by the board, shall execute any and all deeds, contracts, war. rants to tax collectors, reports, and other papers pertaining to the business of the board, requiring the signature of the president. He shall after the board has acted on and approved any bill or account for the payment of money authorized by this act, sign an order
on the treasurer for the payment of the same: Provided, That in any school district of the first class, the board of school directors may direct that any member or other officer of the board than the president shall approve all school orders. He shall in no case, however, sign any order for any sum, unless the same has first been acted upon and approved by the board, and the amount thereof and the name of the payee properly inserted. The president shall perform such other duties as the board may direct and as pertain to his office.
Section 313. In the absence of the president the 'vice-president shall act in his stead.
DUTIES OF SECRETARY.
all sign orders.
Section 314. The secretary of the board of school directors shall keep a correct and proper record of all the proceedings of the board, and shall prepare such reports and keep such accounts as are required by the provisions of this act, and shall also perform the following duties.
Section 315. He shall after the board has acted on and approved any bill or account for the payment of money authorized by this act, prepare and sign an order on the treasurer for the payment of the same.
Section 316. He shall attest, in writing, the execution of all deeds, contracts, reports, and other instruments that are to be executed by the board.
Section 317. He shall furnish, whenever requested, any and all reports concerning the school affairs of the district, on such form, and in such manner, as the State Board of Education or the Superintendent of Public Instruction may require.
Section 318. He shall have general supervision of all the business affairs of the school district, subject to the instructions and directions of the board of school directors.
Section 319. He shall be the custodian of all the records, papers, office property, and official seal of the school district, and at the expiration of his term shall turn the same over to his successor.
Section 320. He shall keep correct accounts with each receiver of taxes, school treasurer, or school tax collector of the district, reporting a statement of the same, together with a statement of the finances of the district, at each regular meeting of the board, which statement shall be entered in full upon the minutes.
Section 321. Before he enters upon the duties of his office he shall furnish to the school district, for the faithful performance of his duties, a bond, in such amount and with such surety or sureties as may be required of him, and approved by the board of school directors, the cost of which bond may be paid for by the school district,
Be custodian of records.
Section 322. He shall perform such other duties Other duties. pertaining to the business of the district as are required by this act or as the board of school directors may direct. Section 323. He may receive for his services such
Oompensation. compensation as the board shall fix, the amount of which shall be reported annually to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and be printed in his report.
DUTIES OF TREASURER. Section 324. The treasurer of each school district shall receive all State appropriations, district school tax, and other funds belonging to the school district, and pay out the same on proper orders approved by the board of school directors, signed, except in districts of the first class, by the president, and, in any school district of the first class, by any other properly author. ized person, and attested by the secretary: Provided, That in all school districts of the first class all school orders before being paid by the school treasurer shall be approved by the school controller of such district. Section 325. The treasurer of every school district
Deposit of funds. of this Commonwealth shall deposit the funds belong. ing to the school district in the school depository, if any, as directed by the board of school directors, and shall at the end of each month make a report to the school controller, if any, and to the secretary of the board of school directors, of the amount of funds received and disbursed by him during the month. All deposits of school funds by any school treasurer shall be made in the name of the school district.
Section 326. Every person elected treasurer of any Shall furnish school district in this Commonwealth, including the bond. city treasurer elected as treasurer of a school district of the first class, shall before entering upon the duties of his office furnish to the school district a proper bond, in such amount and with such surety or sureties as the board of school directors therein may approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as school treasurer. If any school treasurer is re-elected he shall furnish a new bond for each year. The treasurer's bond may be paid for by the school district.
Section 327. The school treasurer shall settle his shall set accounts annually with the board of school directors counts annually. for each school vear.
Section 328. The school treasurer shall perform such other acts and duties pertaining to the district Other duties. as the board of school directors may direct, or as may be required of him by law, and at the end of his term the school treasurer shall promptly pay over to his successor in office the balance of any and all money . remaining in his hands, and shall deliver to him all books, accounts, and other property of the school dis.
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Audit of accounts.
Section 329. School treasurers shall be paid such compensation as the boards of school directors of the respective districts may determine. In all school districts of the second, third, and fourth class such compensation shall not exceed two per centum of the amount of funds paid out on school orders: Provided, That no compensation shall be paid to any school treasurer on account of any balance in his hands paid over to his successor. The compensation received by each school treasurer for the preceding year shall be reported annually to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and be printed in his report.
Section 330. The school treasurer shall not enter upon the duties of his office until his bond, with the proper sureties thereto, has been furnished to, and approved by, the board of school directors.
Section 331. The accounts of the school treasurer shall be audited annually as hereinafter provided.
Section 332. In case any school treasurer shall convert to his own use in any way whatsoever, or shall use by way of investment, any portion of the school funds or school property entrusted to him for safe-keeping or disbursement, or shall prove to be a defaulter, or shall fail to pay a proper school warrant when properly presented, or when legally required to do so, or shall fail to pay said funds or any part thereof to his successor in office, or to any other person authorized to demand and receive the same, or shall receive and accept for his own use any interest or profit on any school funds, or shall fail to account for and pay over to the proper school district any and all interest or profit collected by or paid to him on account of any school funds in his hands, or deposited by him, or shall deposit any of the funds of said school district in any other name than in the name of the school district, then every such act shall be deemed and adjudged to be an embezzlement of so much of said money as shall thus be taken, converted, invested, accepted, collected, used, not paid over, unaccounted for, or wrongfully deposited, and which is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor; and every such treasurer, and every person aiding or abetting, or being in any way an accessory to said acts, or any of them, and being convicted thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine for the use of the school district of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or be sentenced to an imprisonment of not less than thirty (30) days, or more than five years, either or both, at the discretion of the court, and any school treasurer so convicted shall forfeit his office.
Section 333. In the absence of both the president and vice-president, or of the secretary, the board of school directors may elect a president or secretary pro
tempore for such meeting only, and the appointment of such temporary officer shall be noted on the minutes of such meeting.
DUTIES AND POWERS OF BOARDS OF SCHOOL
DIRECTORS. Section 401. The board of school directors in every Duties and school district in this Commonwealth shall establish, powers. equip, furnish, and maintain a sufficient number of elementary public schools, in compliance with the provisions of this act, to educate every person, residing in such district, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, who may attend; and may establish, equip, furnish, and maintain the following additional schools or departments for the education and recreation of persons residing in said district, which said additional schools or departments, when established, shall be an integral part of the public school system in such school district, and shall be so administered, namely:
Public Lectures,—together with such other schools or educational departments as they, in their wisdom, may see proper to establish:
Provided, That no pupil shall be refused admission Proy to the courses in these additional schools or departments, by reason of the fact that his elementary or academic education is being or has been received in a school other than a public school.
Section 402. In order to establish, enlarge, equip, lev furnish, and maintain any schools or departments taxes. herein provided, or to pay any school indebtedness which any school district established by this act is required to pay, or to pay any indebtedness that may at any time hereafter be created by any school district, or to enable it to carry out any provision of this act, the board of school directors in each school district in this
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