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tal laws of the United States, and in what regards the rights and
duties of citizens. Board of ed
Sec. 2. The said normal school shall be under the direction of a board of education, and shall be governed and supported as herein
after provided. Appoinım't
Sec. 3. There shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, a board of education consisting of three persons, one of whom shall hold his office for three years, another for two years and the other for one year. The gos. ernor shall designate which person is to hold his office for one year, which for two years, and which for three years. At each session of the legislature the vacancy occurring shall be filled as above directed. The governor shall fill any vacancy that may occur when the legislature is not in session. The lieutenant governor and the superintendent of public instruction shall, by virtue of their office, be members of said board, and the latter shall be their secretary, and shall keep an exact and detailed account of their doings. He shall also communicate such reports to the legislature as are required by this act.
Sec. 4. The board of education shall annually elect one of their his duty in number president, who shall be empowered to visit the various vil. the school. lages and places of importance in the state, and obtain donations
and receive propositions for the establishment of said normal school.
Sec. 5. Said board of education shall appoint a principal and an pointed lry assistant to take charge oi said school. They shall also appoin: the bord; power of
such other teachers as may be required in said school, and fix the salary of each, and prescribe their several duties. They shall prescribe the various text books to be used in said institution, and shall make all the regulations and by-laws necessary for the good govern ment and management of said school.
Sec. 6. Said board of education shall procure a site, and erect buildings thereon suitable for said institution in or near some village in inis state, where it can most conveniently be done, and where in their judgment, it will most subserve the best in:eresis of the
President of the board,
Sec. 7. They shall also establish a model school in connection with a normal school, and shall make all the regulations necessary to govern and support the same.
tive to the
Sec. 8 As soon as said institution is prepared to receive pupils, Notice of the superintendent of public instruction shall give notice of the the school. fact to each county clerk in the state, and shall publish said notice in the state paper. Sec. 9. The normal school board shall ordain such rules and
Rules relaulations for the admission of pupils to said school as they shall admission
of pupils. deem necessary and proper. Every applicant for admission shall undergo an examination under the direction of the board, and if it shall appear that the applicant is not a person of good moral char. acter, or will not make an upt and good teacher, such applicant shall be rejecied.
Sec. 10. Any person may be admitted a pupil of said school who Applicants shall pass a satisfactory examination: Provided, That the appli-sion to siga cant shall, before admission, sign a declaration of intention to fol- of intention low the business of teaching primary schools in this state; And teachers provided further, That pupils may be admitted without signing such declaration of intention, on such terms as the normal school board may prescribe; and that each couniy shall be entitled to send pupils in the ratio of the representatives to which it may be entitled, not to exceed ihree times the number of representatives. Sec. 11. When the said school shall have commenced a term, it Visitation
of school by shall be visited by one of the appointed members of the board of board. education. Visits to said school shall be monthly; each appointed member making a visit once in three months. When a member makes a visit as aforesaid, he shall examine thoroughly into the affairs of the school, and report to the governor and super ntendent of public instruction, his views with regard to its success and usefulness, and any other matters he may judge expedient.
Sec. 12 The said board of education shall annually make to the legislature, a full and detailed report of their doings, and of all portor their expenditures, both in cash and land warrants, and the moneys received for tuition, and their opinion with regard to the prospects, progress and usefulness of said school.
Sec. 13. Those pupils who are admitted to the said school as provi- certain paded by the auth section of this act, shall not be charged for tuition is met or for the use of any apparatus, or for attendance on any lectures will turnian for one year. Lectures on chemistry, comparative anatomy, nstronomy, the mechanic arts, agricultural chemistry, and on any other science, or any branch of literature that the board of educa. tion may direct, shall be delivered to those attending said school by
Pinal exam. ision of
tion of land for support of school.
Lectures. the professors of the university: Provided, The regents shall give
their consent thereto.
Sec. 14. As soon as any person has attended said institution twenpupils and ty-two weeks, said person may be examined in the studies required course or by the board, and if it shall appear that. said person has received
the proper training, and possesses the learning and other qualifications necessary to teach a good common school, said person shall receive ihe proper certificate from the principal, and board of edu.
cation, certified by the superintendent of public instruction. Appropria . Sec. 15. For the purpose of defraying the expenses of the erec
tion and completion of the buildings proposed by the sixth section of this act, and for the purchase of the necessary apparatus and books for the said instiiution, and for various other incidental expenses of said school, there is hereby appropriated ten sections of the salt spring lands.
The auditor general shall, on the presentation of the certificate of the president of the board of education, countersigned by the governor, draw his warrant on the commissioner of the state land office, not bearing interest, and payable only in salt spring lands, to the holder of such certificate, for the amount therein specitied, saia lands to be those located as the normal school building lands.
Sec. 16. For the purpose of paying the principal of said normal school and his assistants, the board of education, immediately after their appointment, shall locate filieen seciions of the salt spring lands, and the same shall be denominated "the normal school endowment fund," and shall never be appropriated for any other purpose. They shall also locate the ten sections required by section filleen, and the sume shall be denominated the rormal school building sund. The said board of education shall give due notice to the cominissioner of the state land office, that they have located the lands required by this act, and shall file in his office a proper description of said lands.
Sec. 17. The normal school endowment fund shall be under the Power of board.
control of the board of education, and shall be disposed of according 10 the provisions of this act. The state treasures shall be treasurer of said board: and all orders or drafts for monies or other funds shall be signed by the president of said board, and be countersigned
by the governor. Pny of ia Sec. 18. The princiral and other teachers employed, shall be
paid for their services out of the normal school endowment fund,
and from monies received for tuition. The board of education shall be paid for their services, iwo dollars per day, with warrants drawn on the salt spring lands.
Sec. 19. This act shall take effect and be in foree from and after
[ No. 139. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to extend the time for the
collection of taxes in the township of Bellevue in the county of Eaton, approved January 16, 1849.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Act amendtatives of the State of Michigan. That section two of an act entitled an act 10 extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Bellevue in the county of Eatori, approved January 16, 1849, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words “fifteenth day of March," and inserting the words sixth day of April."
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 28, 1849.
[ No. 140. ] AN ACT to authorize the re-location of the Northern Wagon Road
between the villages of Flint and Corunna. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenLatires of the State of Michigan, That Lewis S. Tyler, Albert Mil-io relocate ler and Ilenry Ilunt, be and they are hereby appointed surveyors wagon for the purpose of surveying the route or routes, and with power to re-locate, upon the most eligible ground, the northern wagon road from the village of Flint, in the county of Genesee, to the village of Corunna, in the county of Shiawassee. And the said surveyors shall be required !o cause the survey of so inuch of such road as lies within the county of Genesee, to be recorded by the register of deeds of said county in the miscellaneous record; and so much of said road as lies within the county of Shiawassee to be recorded by the register of deeds of said county in like manner, and when so
tion of our veyors.
recorded, the said road shall be known as the northern wagon
Sec. 2. That said surveyors shall receive for their services a sum not exceeding two dollars per day for the time actually and necessarily employed in the discharge of the Juties devolved upon them by the previsions of this act, payable in internal improvement lands belonging to this state, approprinted by act number two hundred and eighty-five of the session laws of eighteen hundred and forty-eight, at ten shil. lings per acre, and shall render their accounts for services to the special commissioner having charge of said road, verified by their oaths; and the said special commissioner shall draw his order upon the auditor general in favor of said surveyors, for the proper amouni, upon which the auditor general shall issue a land warrant for the same, which shall be receivable at the state land office in payment of lands appropriated by act number two hundred and eighty-five of the session laws of eighteen hundred and forty-eight only; and ibe said special commissioner having charge of the appropriation, number two hundred and eighty-five, approved April third, eighteen hurdred and forty-eight, is hereby authorized to expend five hundred acres of land from and out of the appropriation so made in said aci, in the opening and improving the state road between the villages of Flint and Lansing, and on that portion of the road lying between the village of Shiawassee and the Miller settlement, and the said special commissioner is hereby authorized to make a selection of the lands appropriated by said act number two hundred and eighty. five and report the same to the commissioner of the state land office, who shall thereupon reserve the same from sale, issuing no
certificate for any parcel thereof, except upon the order of said speDutice of cial commissioner. And the said special commissioner is hereby special commissioner, authorized to receive contributions from individuals and subscrip No.285 of tions promising to contribule when called upon for the purpose of
said improvement, which said subscriptions the said commissioner is hereby authorized to collect and appropriate in making the improve ments contemplated by act number two hundred and eighty-five, approved April third, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and in case any person shall refuse or neglect to pay his subscription on the order of said special commissioner, said commissioner is hereby authorized to sue for and collect the saine in any court having oognizance thereof.