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Session Laws, 1853
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        E. LOUIS LOWE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.                                        521
the purchase of good and safe stocks or loan the same
upon real estate security to individuals.

     SEC. 7.  And be it enacted, That it shall be the
duty of the president of said board of school commissioners
for Washington county, to make a report annually
to the secretary of State, commencing from the
first day of December, in each and every year; said
report shall set forth the state and condition of the
schools within his jurisdiction, the number of schools,
the number of teachers, male and female, the number
of pupils in each school, male and female, the aggregate
number attending the schools under his jurisdiction,
the branches of study, the expense of each
school for teachers salary, &c., the amount raised by
taxation in Washington county, the amount of the State
appropriation, and other sources of revenue, if any,
the aggregate amount expended for public education,
and such other particulars relating to the duties of his
office as he may think proper to communicate; said
report shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State as
aforesaid, on or before the fifteenth day of December,
in each and every year.
     President of
board to report
to Secretary
of State.
     SEC. 8.  And be it enacted, That the regular
meetings of said board of school commissioners shall
be held quarterly, or oftener, if in their opinion the
duties of their office require it, at such time and place
as to them may seem most convenient; they may adjourn
from day to day, whenever the public business
shall require it, and the president of said board may
call extra meetings thereof, whenever any business of
importance shall demand the same, a majority of said
board of commissioners shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business, at any regular or special
meeting of said board.
Regular meeting
to be held
     SEC. 9.  And be it enacted, That the board of
school commissioners of the several counties, shall
have full power and authority to divide said counties
into suitable and convenient school districts, to lay out
additional districts, to divide said districts, or change the
lines thereof, whenever in their judgment the public
convenience or the interest of the schools may require
it; and it shall be their duty, so soon as may be convenient
after the formation of any school district, to number
the same and to deliver the outlines or description
thereof, together with the number of the same in writing,
signed by the president of the board of said commissioners,
and attested by the secretary of said board,
to the clerk of the circuit court of the county, who
shall record the same free of charge, in a suitable book
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