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home of such director, such sum to be paid by the school district in which the director resides, by a proper order drawn on the treasurer of such district.

Section 1118. After the election of a county super. Lists of directors intendent, the duplicate list of directors furnished prothonotary. to the president of the convention, the tally sheets, and all papers used in connection with the election, shall be sealed by the tellers and be by them delivered to the prothonotary of the county, who shall retain the same for at least thirty days thereafter, and, in case any objections are filed to the election of any person as county superintendent, said prothonotary shall forthwith transmit all the papers deposited with him by the tellers to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. .

Section 1119. Any county superintendent may be Removal of removed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, intendent. at any time, for neglect of duty, incompetency, intemperance, immorality, or other improper conduct as well as for the violation of any of the provisions of this act: Provided, That before any county superin- Proviso.tendent shall be removed, he shall be given a hearing, of which he shall have reasonable notice, together with a statement of the charges preferred against him.

Section 1120. Any vacancy in the office of county superintendent, by reason of death, removal, or otherwise, shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, after careful consideration of any recommendations concerning it from the officers of the proper county school directors' association, made within ten days after the vacancy occurs.

Section 1121. The annual salary of each county su- Salary. perintendent elected or appointed under the provisions of this act shall be paid by the State, from appropriations made for this purpose, or from the appropriations for the public schools, and shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each of the first one hundred schools within his jurisdiction at the time of his election, and five dollars ($5.00) for each such additional school: Provided, That the salary of a county superintendent shall not be less than fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per annum, or more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per annum; but a convention of school directors, assembled for the purpose of electing a county superintendent, may vote him a salary greater than the amount he would receive by this act, such increase to be paid in all cases out of the school fund apportioned to the school districts over which such county superintendent has supervision, before the same is distributed. The salaries of county superintendents shall be paid quarterly: Provided, That the provisions of this act, relating to the amount

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and the manner of determining the salaries of county superintendents, shall not take effect before the first Monday of June, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen (1914).

Section 1122. In case a new county shall at any time be created in this Commonwealth, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall appoint a properly qualified person as superintendent of public schools in such county, until the date when terms of other county superintendents end.

Section 1123. It shall be the duty of every county superintendent to visit personally as often as prac. ticable (in addition to the visiting herein required by assistant county superintendents, if any) the several schools in the county under his supervision, to note the courses and methods of instruction and branches taught, to give such directions in the art and methods of teaching in each school as he deems expedient and necessary, and to report to the proper board of school directors any inefficiency found, so that each school shall be equal to the grade for which it was established and that there may be, as far as practicable, uniformity in the courses of study in schools of the several grades.

Section 1124. It shall be the duty of every county superintendent to inspect the school grounds and school buildings visited by him, and to report to the board of school directors of the proper district any violations of any of the provisions or requirements of this act regarding the sanitary or other conditions thereof.

Section 1125. The county commissioners of each county in this Commonwealth shall provide, furnish, and maintain fit and suitable office rooms at the coun. ty-seat for the use of the county superintendent of schools, and his assistants if any, and the said county commissioners shall also provide, furnish, and maintain safe and suitable storage, in connection with such office rooms, for the preservation and safe-keeping of the school records, books, and documents pertaining to such office. They shall also provide, for the use of said superintendent and assistant superintendents, all necessary stationery, printing, and blanks.

ASSISTANT COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS. Section 1126. Every county superintendent having more than two hundred, and not more than four hun. dred, teachers under his supervision, shall have an assistant superintendent; every county superintendent having more than four hundred, and not more than six hundred, teachers under his supervision, shall have two assistant superintendents; every county superin. tendent having more than six hundred, and not more than eight hundred, teachers under his supervision, shall have three assistant superintendents; and for

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each additional four hundred teachers, or fraction thereof, under his supervision, a county superintendent shall have an additional assistant superintendent. And the school directors of any county, at their convention for electing a county superintendent, may authorize the appointment of additional assistant superintendents to those herein provided for.

Section 1127. The superintendent of each county Nomination of. entitled to an assistant superintendent or assistant superintendents shall, within fifteen days after receiving his commission, nominate to the five officers of the school directors' association of the county the assist. ant superintendent or superintendents, who must furnish the president of said association the same evidence of eligibility as is required of candidates for Eligibility. county superintendents. These nominations shall be appointments until the end of the county superintendent's term of office, when confirmed by a majority vote of the five officers of the directors' association of said county. The president and secretary of the School Directors' Association shall certify to the Superin- Certi tendent of Public Instruction the names and post-office addresses of the assistant county superintendents thus appointed, and their salaries as fixed by the directors' convention, and such assistant county superintendents shall be commissioned by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in the same manner and under the same conditions, as in the case of county superintendents. Should the county superintendent and the officers of the School Directors' Association of any county fail to nominate and confirm the assistant Fallure to superintendent or superintendents for such county » within thirty days after the county superintendent has received his commission, the Superintendent of

Appointment. Public Instruction shall appoint such assistant superintendent or superintendents to serve until the end of the county superintendent's term of office.

Section 1128. Any vacancy occurring in the posi. Vacancy. tion of assistant county superintendent shall be filled by the county superintendent and the officers of the School Directors' Association, in like manner as at the beginning of a term. In all counties entitled to one or more assistant county superintendents, the county superintendents elected in May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven i 1911), and the officers of the School Directors Associations therein, shall, before the first day of September, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (1911), nominate and confirm the assistant county superintendents to which the several counties in this Commonwealth are entitled. Such assistant county superintendents shall hold offict subject to the Terms provisions of this act, until the first Monday of June, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen (1914).

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Section 1129. Upon the written charges and recommendation of the county superintendent, or of the majority of the members of each of three boards of school directors whose schools are under the jurisdic. tion of the county superintendent, assistant county superintendents of any county may, after a hearing, be removed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for the same causes and in like manner as a county superintendent is removed.

Section 1130. The minimum salary of each assistant county superintendent shall be twelve hundred dol. lars ($1,200.00) per year, which shall be paid out of the State appropriation for public schools, in such payments and manner as the county superintendents are paid. The salaries of additional assistant county superintendents, whose appointments may be author. ized as herein provided, shall be fixed by the conven. tion of school directors which provides for their appointment, and, together with any additional salary granted by said convention to any required assistant county superintendent, shall be paid from the school appropriation apportioned among the several school districts under the supervision of the county superintendent, before the same is distributed. The salaries of assistant county superintendents shall be paid quarterly.

Section 1131. Every assistant county superintendent shall diligently visit the schools assigned him by the county superintendent, and shall, under his direction, supervise and direct the work of the schools, and see that each school is equal to the grade for which it was established, and that there is, as far as practicable, uniformity in the courses of study of the several grades respectively, and shall, when so directed by the county superintendent, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or a State Inspector of High Schools, direct or conduct examinations for promotion or graduation. He shall also inspect school property, and see that the requirements of the law as to buildings, grounds, equipment, and sanitary arrangements are fully observed and complied with. During the school terms and vacations he shall assist the county superintendent in his work, and perform such other duties in connection with the public schools of the county as may be assigned him by the county superintendent: Provided, however, That the duties herein prescribed for the assistant county superintendents shall, in no case, be construed to lessen or limit the duty and responsibility of the county superintendent to visit all the schools under his jurisdiction as frequently as possible.

Section 1132. Assistant county superintendents shall meet with boards of school directors for conference when they deem it necessary, or when they are

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requested by the directors to do so, and shall make to their county superintendents monthly reports concern- Reports to

be made. ing the condition and progress of the schools which they have visited, together with any needed recommendations, which reports shall be kept on file in the county superintendents' offices for not less than one year. The county superintendents shall forward to the various boards of school directors the reports and recommendations of the assistant county superintendents concerning the schools in their districts, or such portions thereof as they deem wise, together with any additional suggestions or recommendations.

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DISTRICT SUPERINTUNDENTS. Section 1133. The board of school directors in every Elections. school district of the first and second class shall, and in every district of the third class may, by a majority vote of all the members thereof, elect a properly quali. fied person as district superintendent, together with such properly qualified assistant district superintendents as it deems wise. The directors of any school district required or electing to have a district superintendent of schools shall not participate in the election of a county superintendent, and the public schools of any district which has a district superintendent shall not be subject to the superintendence or supervision of a county or an assistant county superintendent, but shall all be under the supervision of the district superintendent.

Section 1134. The boards of school directors of each Convention district of the second or third class, electing a district superintendent, shall meet in convention at its regular place of meeting, on the second Tuesday of April, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen (1918), and every four years thereafter, at an hour previously fixed by said board; and the secretary shall mail to each member thereof, at least five days beforehand, a notice of the time, place, and purpose of such convention. Such convention shall, in the same manner as a county superintendent is elected and certified, elect and certify a properly qualified district superintendent, to serve for four years from the first Monday of May next following his election: Provided, That on the first Tuesday of May, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen (1914), such district superintendents shall be elected as herein provided, to serve from the Term of office. first Monday of June, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen (1914), until the first Monday of May, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen (1918).

Section 1135. The board of school directors at any Salary. convention electing a district superintendent shall determine the amount of salary to be paid such district superintendent, which compensation shall be paid out of the funds of the district.

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