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Compiled by the State Superintendent and printed agree-

ably to An Act approved March 13, 1889

WATERVILLE
SENTINEL PUBLISHING COMPANY

1913

LB 2529

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This pamphlet will be sent free on application to the State Superintendent of Public Schools, Augusta, Maine.

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CONTENTS

PAGES

Education of Youth (Chap. 15, R. S. 1903 as amended)

3-47

Location of Schools

3- 6

Duties of Towns

6-10

Admission to Schools

Certificate of Municipal Officers

Election of Superintending School Committees

Power and Duties of Superintending School Committees

and Superintendents

12-16

Superintendence of Schools through the Union of Towns.. 16-19

Compulsory Education

19-23

Instruction in Secondary Schools

23-33

Duties and Qualifications of Instructors

33-34

School Holidays

34-35

Teachers' Associations

35-36

Schools in Plantations and Unorganized Townships 36-38

State Superintendent of Public Schools

39-41

Normal Schools and Madawaska Training School

41-43

Instruction for the Blind

44

Penal Provisions Affecting Schools

44-45

State School Funds

45-47

Funds from Sale of Timberlands (Chap. 7, Sec. 65, R. S. 1903).. 47

Instruction in Forestry (Chap. 7, Sec. 65, R. S. 1903)..

47

Maine School for the Deaf (Chap. 446, P. & S. 1897).

47-48

Summer Training Schools and Distribution of Educational Docu-

ments (Chap. 188, Res. 1901)......

Care and Education of the Feeble Minded (Chap. 44, P. L. 1907

as amended)....

49-52

Steam Plants in Public Buildings (Chap. 82, P. L. 1907).. 52-54

Local History and Local Geography in the Public Schools

(Chap. 88, P. L. 1907 as amended)...

55-56

State Superintendent of Public Schools (Chap. 171, P. L. 1907

as amended)....

Flags for Schools (Chap. 182 P. L. 1907).

Flag of the State of Maine (Chap. 19, P. L. 1909).

57

Welfare of School Children (Chap. 31, P. L. 1909).

58

Secondary Instruction for Youths resident in Unorganized Town-

ships (Chap. 62, P. L. 1909)....

58-59

Improvement of Free High Schools (Chap. 71, P. L. 1909). 59-61

Appointment of School Physicians (Chap. 73, P. L. 1909). 61-63

School Buildings (Chap. 88, P. L. 1909 as amended)

63-64

Safeguarding of Schools against Danger from Fire (Chap. 100,

.P. L. 1909)..

64

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Protection of Life in Buildings used for Public Purposes (Chap. 28, Sec. 37, R. S. 1903 as amended)..

64-65 Common School Fund (Chap. 177, P. L. 1909)...

65-66 Equalization of School Privileges (Chap. 198, P. L. 1909 as amended)

66-67 Employment of Women and Children in Manufacturing or Me

chanical Establishments (Chap. 40, Secs. 48-54, R. S. 1903)..... 67-73 Encouragement of Industrial Education (Chap. 188, P. L. 1911, as amended)..

74-76 Jurats of Town Officers on Returns (Chap. 15, P. L. 1913). 77 Secret Societies in the Public Schools (Chap. 34, P. L. 1913)..... 77 State Certification of all Teachers of Public Schools (Chap. 58 P. L. 1913)...

77-79 Pensions for Teachers of Long Service (Chap. 75, P. L. 1913).... 79-81

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LAWS OF MAINE

RELATING TO

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

1913

Being Chapter 15, Revised Statutes of 1903, (and subsequent amendments thereto) together with certain other parts of the Revised Statutes and those Pubec Laws of 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, and 1913, governing the management of all public schools except those in districts organized with special powers by acts of Legislature.

(Enactments of 1913 are 'effective July 11, 1913.)

CHAPTER 15
EDUCATION OF YOUTH.

LOCATION OF SCHOOLS.

cept districts

legislature.

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SEC. I. The school districts in all towns in the state are abolished. Provided, however, that school districts organized districts

abolished ex. with special powers by act of the legislature may retain such organization and special powers; but said districts shall annually by act of on or before the first day of June, by their agents, trustees or 1893, c. 216,

$ 1. directors, submit to the school committees of their several towns estimates of the amounts required for the maintenance of the wchools therein, other than free high schools, for the ensuing school year, and shall be entitled to such portion of the common schools in school funds of the town as said committees shall determine,

, be supported. which sum shall not be less than is necessary for the maintenance of their schools for a period equal to that of the other schools of the town; and provided further, that the corporate powers of every school district shall continue so far as the same may be necessary for meeting its liabilities and enforcing its powerporate rights; and any property held in trust by any school district by continued virtue of a gift, devise or bequest for the benefits of said district of meeting shall continue to be held and used according to the terms thereof. 1893, c. 216,

tricts shall

for purpose

§ 4.

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