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RULES AND REGULATIONS

OF THE

State Board of Education,

AND THE

Constitutions of the State of California and of the United States,

ALSO,

NAMES OF CITY AND COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS.

Published by the Department of Public Instruction for the Use of Schools.

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SCHOOL LAW OF CALIFORNIA.

EXTRACTS FROM POLITICAL CODE.

PART III, TITLE III.

CHAPTER III.

P U BLIC SCHOOLS.

ARTICLE I. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

II. SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
III. SchooL SUPERINTENDENTS.
IV. TEACHERS' INSTITUTES.

V. SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
VI. ELECTIONS FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
VI. BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CITY BOARDS OF

EDUCATION.
VIII. DISTRICT CENSUS MARSHALS.
IX. CLERKS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

X. SchooLS.
XI. PUPILS.
XII. TEACHERS.
XIII. DISTRICT LIBRARIES.
XVI. COUNTY BOARDS OF EXAMINATION.
XVII. CITY BOARDS OF EXAMINATION.
XVIII. COUNTY SCHOOL Tax.
XIX. DISTRICT SCHOOL Tax.

XX. GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO SCHOOL FUNDS AND Taxes.
XXI. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

ARTICLE I.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

SECTION 1517. Board, how constituted.

1518. Organization of Board.
1519. Majority vote necessary to the validity of any act.
1520. Meetings of the Board.
1521. General powers and duties of the Board, Subs. First, Second,

Third, and Fourth.
Fifth-To grant educational and life diplomas.
Sixth-When diplomas and certificates revoked.
Seventh-To have done by State Printer, printing of Board.
Eighth-To adopt a seal.
Ninth--To keep a record.
Tenth-To whom State educational diplomas granted. Reso-

lution must accompany application.
Eleventh-When life diplomas issued.
Twelfth-Must designate official organ; where copies to be sent;

how paid for.
1522. Traveling expenses of, how paid.
1757. Fee to defray expenses of issuing life diplomas.

1517. The State Board of Education consists of the Gov

Board, how ernor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the constituted. Principal[s] of the State Normal School[s].

Organization 1518. The Governor is the President and the Superinof Board.

tendent of Public Instruction the Secretary of the Board.

Majority vote, when necessary.

1519. A concurrence of a majority of all the members is necessary to the validity of any act of the Board.

Meetings of the Board.

1520. The Board meets at the call of the Secretary, and not less than twice in each year.

General powers and duties of the Board Rules.

Rules.

Course of study.

Books for district libraries. Educational diplomas. Life diplomas. Revoke diplomas.

Printing.

Seal.

Record.

1521. The powers and duties of the Board are as follows:

First-To adopt rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of this State, for its own government, and for the government of the public schools and district school libraries.

Second-To recommend rules for the examination of teachers.

ThirdTo recommend the course of study in the public schools.

Fourth-To recommend a list of books for district school libraries.

Fifth-To grant:
1. Educational diplomas, valid for six years; and,
2. Life diplomas.

Sixth-To revoke, for immoral conduct or evident unfitness for teaching, life diplomas, educational diplomas, and State certificates heretofore issued.

Seventh-To have done by the State Printer, or other officer having the management of the State printing, any printing required by it.

Eighth-To adopt and use in the authentication of its acts, an official seal.

Ninth-To keep a record of its proceedings.

* Tenth - State educational diplomas must be issued to such persons only as have held a first grade State, city, or county, or city and county, certificate for at least one year, and shali furnish satisfactory evidence of having been successfully engaged in teaching for at least five years. Every application for an educational diploma must be accompanied by a certified copy of a resolution adopted by a local or County Board of Education, recommending that the same be granted.

Eleventh-Life diplomas must be issued upon all and the same conditions as educational diplomas, except that the applicant must furnish satisfactory evidence of having been successfully engaged in teaching for at least ten years.

Twelfth-To designate some educational monthly journal as the official organ of the Department of Public Instruction. One copy of journal so designated shall be furnished by the County Superintendent to the Clerk of each Board of District Trustees, to be by him placed in the district library. The County Superintendent of Schools shall draw his warrant semi-annually in favor of the publishers of such school journal, and charge the same to the library fund of the district; provided, that the sum so drawn shall in no case exceed one dollar and fifty cents per annum for each school district.

Educational
diplomas,
to whom
issued.

Life diplomas, to whom issued.

Official journal.

*The State Board has decided not to grant diplomas on expired certificates.

1522. The actual traveling expenses of the members, Traveling incurred in attending the meetings of the Board, must be expenses of,

how paid. audited by the Controller, and paid out of the General Fund in the State Treasury.

expenses of

1757. Every person receiving a life diploma must pay to Fee to defray the Board three dollars, to defray the expenses of issuing issuing life such diploma.

diploma. ARTICLE II.

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

Section 1522. Duties of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Subs. First, Second—To superintend schools and report bien

nially to Governor condition of schools.
Third-What tabular statements to accompany the report.
Fourth-To apportion State School Fund.
Fifth-To draw his order on Controller in favor of County

Treasurer.
Sixth-To furnish school officers with all necessary blanks.
Seventh-To have school laws printed.
Eighth-To whom they shall be furnished.
NinthTo visit orphan asylums assisted by State money.
Tenth-To visit and examine into condition of schools of dif-

ferent counties.
Eleventh-Must authenticate with official seal, what.
Traveling expenses allowed and how paid.
Twefth-Certain documents in his office to be bound.
Thirteenth-To deliver property of office to his successor.
Fourteenth-Has power to call convention of County Superin-

tendents biennially to discuss school questions.

Traveling expenses of County Superintendents to be paid.
1533. Must report to Controller each year total number of children

in State between five and seventeen years of age.

Superintendent of Public Instruction,

when made.

1532. It is the duty of the Superintendent of Public In- Duties of struction:

FirstTo superintend the public schools in this State.

Second-To report to the Governor, on or before the fifteenth Report to of December preceding each regular session of the Legisla- Governor, ture, a statement of the condition of the State Normal School and Branch Normal Schools, and other educational institutions supported by the State, and of the public schools.

ThirdTo accompany his report with tabular statements Tabular showing the number of school children in this State; the statement to number attending public schools; the number enrolled in report. the grammar school course, and the average attendance; the number attending private schools, and the number not attending schools; the amount of State School Fund apportioned, and sources from which derived; the amount raised by county and district taxes, or from other sources of revenue; for school purposes; and the amount expended for salaries of teachers and for building school houses.

Fourth--To apportion the State School Fund, and also the ApportionGrammar School Course Fund, at the rate of three dollars ment of for each pupil enrolled in the grammar school course, the apportionment of these funds to be separate. An abstract of such apportionments to be furnished to the Controller, State Board of Examiners, and each County Treasurer and County Superintendent.

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