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shall be paid, by the several districts establishing such joint school or department, the amount agreed upon to be contributed by each district for the support of such joint school or department; and they shall fix the salary of the treasurer of such joint school or department annually, at an amount not exceeding two per centum of the funds passing through his hands: Provided, That whatever matter is required by law to be decided by a vote of the majority of all the directors of a school district shall, in a joint school or department, also be required to be decided by a majority vote of all the directors in each district.

Section 1805. The boards of school directors, establishing any joint school or department, may supervise and direct its affairs, by meeting jointly, in the same manner as the affairs of the school district are managed; or they may agree that the affairs of such joint school, except the purchasing of the necessary site and the employing and the fixing of the salary of the teacher or teachers, may be delegated to a joint school committee, to be composed of one or more members from each board establishing such joint school or department, as may be agreed upon; and where the management of such joint school or department is conferred upon such joint school committee, every board of school directors of the several districts establishing such joint school or department shall, annually, during the month of June, select one or more of its members who, with the members chosen in like manner in the other districts, shall be known as the joint school committee of such districts, which committee shall have all the powers and duties, and be subject to all the liabilities, with reference to the supervision, maintenance, and regulation of such joint schools or departments, as are now conferred or imposed by law upon school boards generally, excepting such duties as are hereinbefore reserved to be exercised by the several boards meeting in joint session. Such joint school committee shall have no power to create any indebtedness that shall be binding upon such districts. Such joint boards, or joint school committee, shall organize annually by electing a president and secretary, and the expenses of maintaining such joint school or department shall be paid by warrant, drawn on the treasurer of such joint school or department by the president and secretary of such joint board or school committee, as well as all expenses necessary to maintain properly such joint school or department.

Section 1806. The treasurer of each joint school or department shall give an approved bond to the several districts establishing the same, to be filed with the president of any one of the boards of school direc

Powers, duties and liabilities.

Duties reserved.

Organization.

Warrants.

Bond of
Treasurer.

tors establishing such joint school or department. The account of such treasurer shall be audited in the Audit of accounts. same manner and by the same auditors as his account as treasurer of the school district is audited. Such joint school treasurer shall be subject to all the provisions of this Act, the same as the treasurer of any school district, so far as they apply to him.

Section 1807. Any school district joining in the power to raise establishment of a joint school or department, as

funds. herein provided, shall have the same power to raise the necessary funds to pay its share of establishing and maintaining such joint school or department as it has to raise funds to establish and maintain any public school. Section 1808. The several school districts establish- Discontinuance

of school. ing any joint school or department may, at any time by a majority vote of the school directors of their respective districts, discontinue any such joint school or department, and the property belonging to the same, when discontinued, shall, unless otherwise agreed upon by the several districts, be disposed of and distributed to and among them in the same proportion as it was originally contributed.

schools.

ARTICLE XIX. VOCATIONAL AND OTHER SPECIAL SCHOOLS. Section 1901. The board of school directors of any Free evening school district of the second, third, or fourth class in this Commonwealth, upon the application of the parents of twenty-five or more pupils above the age of fourteen years, residents of the school district, shall open a free evening school for their instruction in spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, and such other branches as the board may deem advisable; such evening school to be kept open for a term of not less than Term. four months in each year, each of said months to consist of twenty days, and each evening session to be open at least two hours. No pupil shall be admitted to said evening school who is unemployed during the day, or in actual attendance upon any school, either public or private, during the day: Provided, That Proviso. when the average daily attendance falls below fifteen pupils, the board of school directors may close such evening school for the remainder of the term.

Section 1902. The board of school directors of any school district of the second or third class in this Com- Evening manual monwealth, when requested by seventy-five or more taxpayers of the district, shall establish and equip an evening manual training school, for pupils above the age of fourteen years, and shall keep the same open as many months in the year as day schools are kept open: Provided, That no such evening manual train

Admissions.

training sohoal.

Provine

Certificates.

Kindergartens.

ing school shall be opened unless at least twenty-five pupils of the district apply for admission thereto, and the same shall be closed by the board of school directors when the average attendance falls below fifteen.

Section 1903. All teachers of evening schools must have proper certificates as provided in this act.

Section 1904. The board of school directors in any school district where no kindergartens are established, or in addition to any kindergartens established by such district, may co-operate with and assist any kindergarten that has been or hereafter may be established by any non-sectarian association or agency.

Section 1905. Any board of school directors in this Commonwealth, establishing an agricultural school, may, in connection therewith, acquire in the manner hereinbefore provided, such a sufficient amount of land as the board of school directors may determine, for the purpose of such agricultural school, and may equip and maintain the same in a proper manner to be used in connection therewith.

Section 1906. Any board of school directors may admit persons less than six years of age, or more than twenty-one years of age, to suitable special or vocational schools or departments.

Agricultural school,

Eligibinty.

Normal School districts.

ARTICLE XX.

STATE NORMAL SCHOOLS.
Section 2001. There shall be thirteen Normal
School districts in this Commonwealth, as now pro-
vided, and one State Normal School in each district.

Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Montgomery coun-
ties shall be the First Normal School district, and the
State Normal School at West Chester shall be the
State Normal School in this district.

Lancaster, York, and Lebanon counties shall be the Second Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Millersville shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Berks, Schuylkill, and Lehigh counties shall be the Third Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Kutztown shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wayne counties shall be the Fourth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at East Stroudsburg shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Wyoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Bradford, Lycoming, and Tioga counties shall be the Fifth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Mansfield shall be the State Normal School in this district.

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Dauphin, Northumberland, Columbia, Montour, Union, Snyder, Perry, Juniata, and Mifflin counties shall be the Sixth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Bloomsburg shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Cumberland, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Bedford, Huntingdon, and Blair counties shall be the Seventh Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Shippensburg shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, Elk, Potter, and Cameron counties shall be the Eighth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Lock Haven shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Cambria, Indiana, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties shall be the Ninth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Indiana shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Washington, Fayette, Greene, and Somerset counties shall be the Tenth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at California shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Allegheny, Butler, and Beaver counties shall be the Eleventh Normal School district, and the State Normay School at Slippery Rock shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Crawford, and Erie counties shall be the Twelfth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Edinboro shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Jefferson, Clarion, Forest, Warren, and McKean counties shall be the Thirteenth Normal School district, and the State Normal School at Clarion shall be the State Normal School in this district.

Section 2002. The State Normal Schools shall be more a part of the public school system of the Commonwealth, and their purpose the education and training of teachers.

Section 2003. The pecuniary and other affairs of Management. each State Normal School shall be managed by a board of eighteen trustees, nine elected by the contributors or stockholders, and nine appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The trustees, on the Trustees. part of the contributors or stockholders, shall be elected from their own number, at a meeting to be held on the first Monday in May, annually, three members to be elected each year, and to serve three Torm. years. Any vacancies in the trustees, on the part of the stockholders, shall be filled by the remaining members of the board of trustees, for the remainder of the unexpired terms. All trustees of any State Normal School, now serving, shall continue to serve as such, subject to the provisions of this act.

Stockholders,

Trustees for
State.

Term.

Organization.

Meetings.

Section 2004. The contributors or stockholders shall, at the annual meeting, select and nominate to the Superintendent of Public Instruction twice as many persons as are to be appointed on the board of trustees on the part of the State, from whom, if satisfactory, he shall appoint the required number of trustees, to serve for three years; but if the nomination so made be not satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, he shall, with the advice and consent of the Governor, choose others deemed more suitable. When any vacancy occurs among the trustees, on the part of the State, the remaining members of the board of trustees shall select and nominate to the Superintendent of Public Instruction two persons for each such vacancy, from whom, if satisfactory, he shall appoint a trustee on the part of the State for the remainder of the unexpired term. But if the nominations so made be not satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, he shall, with the advice and consent of the Governor, choose another deemed more suitable.

Section 2005. The board of trustees of each State Normal School shall have a president and secretary, who shall be members, and a treasurer, who shall not be a member, of said board. The board shall hold m'eetings, at least once every three months, and seven trustees shall be necessary to constitute a quorum to do business. All changes in by-laws and rules for regulating the proceedings of the board must be ap. proved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Section 2006. No trustee of any State Normal School, except the secretary, for proper duties of his office, shall receive from such school any compensation for services rendered to the school, but any of them may, at the discretion of the board of trustees of said school, receive a fee not exceeding three dollars ($3.00) per meeting and be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in attending meetings of the board of trustees, or for expenses incurred in rendering other properly authorized services to the school.

Section 2007. In case the real estate of any State Normal School, upon which the Commonwealth has a lien or liens by mortgage, shall be exposed to sale by judicial process, it shall be lawful for the State Board of Education, if in its opinion the interests of the Commonwealth will thereby be profited, to cause a bid or bids to be made on behalf of the Commonwealth at any such sale, for such sum or sums of money as may, in its judgment, be necessary to secure and protect the interests of the Commonwealth; the title, in case the property shall be struck down at its bid, to be taken in the name of the Commonwealth: Provided, That in no case shall any such bid or bids exceed the

Secretary's compensation.

Expenses.

Liens.

Judicial sale.

Proviso.

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