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tady Lancaster school society and such common school dis- ART''' tricts and parts of districts as now are, or hereafter may be organized without the bounds of the compact part of the said city, called the police, and in a ratio proportioned to the number of children over the age of five, and under sixteen years, within such compact part, and the number of such children in such districts and parts of districts respectively, without such compact part.

Act of the 21st of April, 1828, 437, § 5, 6, 1 k 9.

§ 148b. The treasurer of the county of Schenectady shall pay ^8U^e^', the amount thus apportioned to the Schenectady Lancaster school society, to its treasurer, and the amount thus apportioned to such school districts and parts of districts, to the commissioners of common schools for the city of Schenectady.

g 149". The commissioners of common schools for said city, Distribushall distribute and pay to the trustees of such school districts on' and parts of districts, the amount so received by them from the county treasurer, in proportion to the number of children residing in each, over the age of five and under that of sixteen years, as the same shall have appeared from the last annual report of their respective trustees.

S The trustees of the Schenectady Lancaster school Annnai society, and all teachers of common schools within the com- rep0' pact part of said city, shall make an annual report to the clerk of the county of Schenectady, within the same period that other district school reports are to be made, of the number of children within the compact part of said city over the age of five and under the age of sixteen years.

§ 151. The commissioners of schools of the city, shall Territory

to be divl*

divide that portion of the territory of the first and second aed by. wards of the city, not comprised within the bounds of the tiS^t police, into such number of school districts, as they may deem convenient, and may alter and regulate such districts, according to the provisions of this Title; and the provisions of this Title shall apply to all districts so established.

Laws of 1827, 156, § 1; see Laws of 1829, ch. 324; 1839, ch. 222.

§ 152. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the Lancaster Annual school in the city of Albany, of the corporation of the city of Lancaster Hudson, and of the trustees of the Schenectady Lancaster BCh[4°^] school society, to make an annual report to the superintendent of common schools, in such form as shall be prescribed by hiin, of the state and condition of the schools for whose benefit the school monies shall have been applied in the cities of Albany, Hudson and Schenectady.

Laws of 1819, 267, § 16; 1822, 287, § 3.

§ 153. The village of Poughkeepsie, and that part of the ^"1fn1,dkeep* village of Catskill which lies east of the creek of that name, ^Jj}11 shall each form a permanent school district, not subject to districts, alteration by the commissioners of common schools for the • towns in which such villages are or shall be situate.

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g 154. The school monies which each of the above permanent districts shall, from time to time, be entitled to receive from the commissioners of common schools, in their respective towns, shall be paid, in Poughkeepsie, to the trustees of "The Poughkeepsie Lancaster school society," and in Catskill to "the trustees of the Catskill Lancaster school society."

Lawa of 1814, 47, § 6; 1817, 79; see Laws of 1843, ch. 211.

Trustees § 155. The trustees of the above societies shall be so far respectively considered the trustees of the permanent districts to which they belong, as that they shall be bound to report to the commissioners of common schools, in their respective towns, the number of children over the age of live and under sixteen in their respective districts, utjcaj § 156. The treasurer of the county of Oneida shall pay to monies how the treasurer of the village of Utica, the proportion of school monies apportioned by the superintendent of common schools to the town of Utica, to be expended by the trustees of the village, for the support of a free school in the same, for the education of such poor children therein, as shall, in the opinion of the board of trustees, be entitled to gratuitous education.

Laws of 1817, 225, § 27 A 29.

Trastoesof g 157. The village of Utica shall form one school district; report and and the trustees of the village shall make an annual report to .account. ^ c]er^ Qf £jje connty cf Oneida, within the same period

that other district reports are to be made, of the number of children in said village over the age of five and under sixteen years, and of the state and condition of their schools; and shall account to the treasurer of the county of Oneida, for the monies paid to them. To raise tax § 158. The trustees of the village of Utica, shall have andTucil" power annually to cause to be raised and levied on the inhabitants thereof, such sum of money not exceeding one hundred dollars, as shall, in the opinion of the trustees, be sufficient to keep the school-house erected for said free school in repair, and to purchase fuel and other appendages therefor; which [4961 sum shall be collected, in addition to the sums authorised to be raised in said village, by adding to the tax assessed on each inhabitant his due proportion, according to the last previous assessment of the real and personal property of the inhabitants; which additional sum shall be collected by the collector of said village, as other village taxes are collected.

Laws of 1817, 225, § 27 * 29; see Laws 1842, ch. 137; 1844, ch. 131.

Fiatbnsn; § 159. The school monies appropriated to that part of the pam'to* town of Flatbush, commonly called "the Old Town," exceptacademy. jQg g^jj p0rtj0n thereof as may be applicable to the instruction of children living on the borders of the old town, and sent to school in the adjoining towns, shall be annually paid, by the several officers Avhose duty it shall be to pay the same, to the trustees of the Academy of Erasmus Hall, so long as no common school district from said Academy is taught in AKT'7* said "Old Town," according to the general provisions of law.

Laws of 1819, 91 j 1844, eh. 234.

<5 160. The trustees receiving such monies shall give their f°^le^ receipt therefor, and shall apply the monies received to the PP education of such poor children living in "the old town" and sent to the academy, as in their opinion, shall be entitled to a gratuitous education.

§ 161. The trustees of the academy shall account to the counted**, commissioners of common schools of the town of Flatbush, for the faithful application of the school monies received by them, and shall make an annual report to the same commissioners on the first day of May in each year, of the progress and number of the children of "the old town" so taught in the academy.

S 162. The trustees of Montgomery Academy in the town of Montgomery, and their successors in office, shall be the trustees of school district number seven in said town, which district shall be hereafter permanent and unalterable.

Laws of 1815, 93.

<5 163. The commissioners of common schools of the town Flushing; of Flushing shall pay to the managers of the Free School association. Association, in school district number five, the school monies apportioned to said district, so long as no common school is taught in said district according to the general provisions of law.

Laws of 1818, 121.

§ 164. The managers of the free school association in such ^°^e school district shall make an annual report to such commis- report, *c.. sioners, within the same period that other district school reports are to be made, of the number of children in the district over the age of five and under sixteen years, and of the state and condition of their school; and shall account to such commissioners for the monies paid to them.

§ 165. In all cases where no special provision is made, the A^pHeatiou. general provisions, regulations and penalties of this Title, Title.9 shall be construed to apply to the several cities, villages and towns, to which this Article relates, and to their several commissioners and inspectors of common schools, and trustees and collectors of school districts.

TITLE III. [4971

OF THE DUTIES OP THE SUPERINTENDENT OP COMMON
SCHOOLS, IN RELATION TO THE INSTRUCTION OP THE DEAP
AND DUMB.

Sec 1. Institution in New-York, and other such institutions, subject to his visitation.
2. Duties of the superintendent in relation to such institutions.

S1. The institution of the deaf and dumb in the city of New- ^n8 York, and every other similar institution incorporated, or to

ibjectto visitation.

TtTU 1 be incorporated in this state, shall be subject to the visitation

of the superintendent of common schools. Duties of g 2. It shall be the duty of the superintendent, as such visiter, BnperinMn- u rpQ mqUjre from tune to tmie mf0 ^e expenditures of

each institution, and the systems of instruction pursued therein respectively:

2. To visit and inspect the schools belonging thereto, and the lodgings and accommodations of the pupils:

3. To ascertain, by a comparison with other similar institutions, whether any improvements in instruction and discipline can be made; and for that purpose to appoint from time to time suitable persons to visit the schools:

4. To suggest to the directors of such institution, and to the legislature, such improvements as he shall judge expedient:

5. To make an annual report to the legislature on all the matters before enumerated, and particularly as to the condition of the schools, the improvement of the pupils, and their treatment in respect to board and lodging.

laws of 1827, 16; see Laws of 1832, ch. 223.

TITLE IV.

OF THE GOSPEL AJSB SCHOOL LOTS.

Sec. 1. Trustees, a corporation for certain purposes.

2. Trustees to give bond.

3. Their powers and duties.

4. Auditors of town to report upon accounts of trustees.
6 & 6. Lands and money, how disposed of.

7. When the share of any town is to be paid to supervisor, Ac.

Trustees* § 1. The trustees elected in any town in this state, having S° lands assigned to it, for the support of the gospel or of schools, or of both, shall be a corporation for the purposes of their office, by the name of "The trustees of the gospel and school lot" in that town for which they are elected.

Laws of 1846, ch. 186, abolished this office of Trustee and enacted that all its powers and duties should be exercised by the town superintendent, and by Laws of 1856, ch. 179, by the supervisors.

bono1/8 S 2. Before they enter on the duties of their office, they °" shall execute a bond to the supervisor of the town, in such penalty and with such sureties as such supervisor shall approve, for the faithful performance of such duties. Thlir981 g 3. The trustees, besides the ordinary powers of a corporapowers and tion, shall have power, and it shall be their duty, dutic'i l. To take and hold possession of the gospel and school lot

of their town:

2. To lease the same for such time not exceeding twentyone years, and upon such conditions as they shall deem expedient:

3. To sell the same with the advice and consent of the inhabitants of the town, in town-meeting assembled, for such price and upon such terms of credit as shall appear to them most advantageous:

4. To invest the proceeds of such sales in loans, secured by im" * bond and mortgage upon unincumbered real property of the value of double the amount loaned:

5. To purchase the property so mortgaged upon a foreclosure, and to hold and convey the property so purchased whenever it shall become necessary:

6. To re-loan the amount of such loans repaid to them, upon the like security:

7. To apply the rents and profits of such lots, and the interest of the money arising from the sale thereof, to the support of the gospel and schools, or either, as may be provided by law, in such manner as shall be thus provided:

8. To render a just and true account of the proceeds of the sales and the interest on the loans thereof, and of the rents and profits of such gospel and school lots, and of the expenditure and appropriation thereof, on the last Tuesday next preceding the annual town-meeting in each year, to the board of auditors of the accounts of other town officers:

9. To deliver over to their successors in office, all books, papers and securities relating to the same, at the expiration of their respective offices: and,

10. To take therefor a receipt, which shall be filed in the clerk's office of the town.

g 4. The board of auditors in each town, shall annually Accounts, report the state of the accounts of the trustees of the gospel and school lots in that town, to the inhabitants thereof, at their annual town-meeting.

g 5. Whenever a town having lands assigned to it for the i**** «t support of the gospel or of schools, shall be divided into two divided, or more towns, or shall be altered in its limits by the annexing of a part of its territory to another town or towns, such lands shall be sold by the trustees of the town, in which such lands were included immediately before such division or alteration; and the proceeds thereof, shall be apportioned between the towns interested therein, in the same manner as the other public monies of towns, so divided or altered, are apportioned.

g 6. The shares of such monies, to which the towns shall [49»] be respectively entitled, shall be paid to the trustees of the gospel and school lots of the respective towns, and shall w °m P* thereafter be subject to the provisions of this Title.

g 7. If in either of such towns, trustees of gospel and n>.
school lots shall not have been chosen, or there be none in
office, the share of such town shall be paid to the supervisor;
and the town, at its next annual town-meeting, and annually
thereafter, shall choose such trustees in the same manner as
if gospel and school lots had originally been assigned to it;
which trustees shall have charge of the monies so paid to the
supervisor, and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities,
and possess all the powers imposed or conferred in this Title.

See Laws of 1845, ch. 288; 1829, ch. 287. Thig Title was compiled from
the following sources: 1 R. L., 219, 221 4 222; Session Laws of
1813, ch. 100; Laws of 1821, 239, § 4; and Laws of 1826, 23.

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