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send dollars, for the faithful discharge of his duties, and shall receive such compensation as may be allowed him by the Board.
DUTIES OF TREASURER.
RULE 15. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and keep the moneys of this Corporation, and to pay out the same upon warrants drawn by the President and countersigned by the Secretary, and not otherwise.
RULE 16. He shall keep a correct and comprehensive account of all moneys by him received and disbursed, in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, subject to the inspection of any member of the Board; he shall render this account to the Secretary monthly, and oftener, if required.
Rule 17- He shall give bond, in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, for the faithful perfomance of his duties, with such security as shall be approved by the Board.
DUTIES OF ATTORNEY.
Rule 18. It shall be the duty of the Attorney to take charge of the legal business of the Board, in all the Courts of the State and of the United States (his expenses and extra compensation being allowed by the Board when he is required to go out of the county of St. Louis), and to make a report to the Board semiannually, on the second Tuesdays of April and October, of the state of their business in the Courts; to attend the meetings of the Board and give his written opinion on all legal questions referred to him ; to draw all legal instruments, leases and other conveyances of the Board; and to pay over all moneys collected by him for the Board, to the Treasurer of the Board.
RULE 19. He shall give security in the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of his duties. He shall receive such compensation as may be allowed him by the Board.
DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENT. RULE 20. The Superintendent shall devote himself exclusively to the duties of his office.
RULE 21. He shall exercise a general supervision over the Public Schools of the city, and to this end shall visit them,ex. amine into their condition and progress, and see that all the rules prescribed for their government are faithfully observed.
RULE 22. He shall keep a registry of the names and adresses of all applicants for employment as teachers, and of the situations applied for respectively, and shall cause notices to be given to such applicants, stating the time and place for the examination of candidates, and notify all teachers of their appointment.
RULE 23. He shall keep himself acquainted with the progress of instruction and discipline in schools in other places, that he may be able to suggest appropriate means for the advancement of the Public Schools in this city.
RULE 24. He shall report in writing, at the end of every quarter or whenever required by the Board, giving a detailed statement of the condition and prospects of the schools, and recommonding such measures for their improvement as he may deem advisable. In the second quarterly report due in the month of February the Supərintendent shall make an estimate of the probable number of additional school children for whom seats should be provided before the month of September of the same year, specifying as near as it may be the localities in which the school accomodations are inadequate to the wants of the community. He shall make an annual report as soon as possible after the close of the scholastic year.
RULE 25. Whenever steps are to be taken to build or alter school-houses, he shall communicate to the Building Committee such information on the subject as he may possess, and shall suggest such plans for the same as he may consider best for the health and convenience of the teachers and pupils, and most economical for the Board.
RULE 26. He shall make investigation as to the number and the condition of the children in the city who are not receiving the benefits of education, and shall endeavor to ascertain the reasons, and to suggest and apply the remedies.
RULE 27. He shall attend all meetings of the Board, and, when requested, those of the standing committees.
Rule 28. He shall be present at the office of the Board every day between the hours of twelve and one o'clock, to attend to such office business as pertains to his department.
RULE 29. It shall be his duty in conjunction with the Teachers' Committee to examine all applicants for situations as teachers, and to keep a record of such examinations.
RULE 30. It shall be his duty to attend examinations of tho schools, and assist in the same, concurrently with the committees and teachers under whose direction they take place.
RULE 31. He shall see that all the necessary School Registers' books of Record, and blanks for the use of teachers, are prepared, and ready to be furnished when needed.
RULE 32. He shall make out and certify to the semi-quarterly pay rolls of the teachers, and shall assist the Secretary in paying the same.
Rule 33. He shall receive for his services such compensation as may be allowed by the Board.
Rule 34. There shall be two Assistant Superintendents nominated to the Board by the Teachers' Committee, annually, in June, one of whom shall be proficient in the German language, and whose duty shall be to supervise German instruction in the schools under the direction of the Superintendent, and, in connection with the other Assistant, assist the Superintendent in performing the work devolving upon him by the rules and relations of the Board.
DUTIES OF BAILIFF. RULE
Rule 35. It shall be the duty of the Bailiff to protect the real estato held by the Board from any trespass, wrong or injury; prevent any person from taking possession of said real estate without the permission of the Board; inform the Board from time to time when any person shall be in the adverse possession of any of said real estate, and order such person away from the same; exercise a general supervision over the tenants of thə Board; superintend the repairing of school-houses, under the direction of the Building Committee, and shall appoint and have full power over the Janitors of the several school-houses; and he shall report to the Board his action at the next meeting. After the close of each scholastic year the Bailiff shall take an inven. tory of all furniture and effects in the different schools, and report the same at the next meeting of the Board together with an estimate of its value, a statement of its condition, its increase or loss as compared with the last year's inventory and estimate; he shall attend to any other business or order of the Board, which is not required to be attended to by any other officer thereof, except as herein otherwise provided, and collect all bills placed in his hands by the Secretary, and report the names of all delinquents at the first regular meeting thereafter. All rents and other moneys collected or received by said Bailiff shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Board, as soon as practicable after receiving or collecting the same. His office hours shall be from ten A. M. to one P. M.
RULE 36. No act, contract, transaction or proceeding of said Bailiff, except his receipt for rent, shall bind the board, or injure or prejudice any right, title or interest of, in or to any property held by the Board.
RULE 37. Said Bailiff shall give bond, payable to this Corporation, with such security as shall be approved of by the Board, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned that he will deliver to, and pay over to this Corporation, and account for all money, books, papers, maps, evidences of debt, and other property and effects of this Board that may come into his possession or control; and that he will, in all things, faithfully discharge his duties as such Bailiff.
RULE 38. Said Bailiff shall receive such compensation as may be allowed him by the Board.
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES.
RULE 39. The President shall appoint at the regular meeting in May, or as soon thereafter as may be, the following standing committees, of each of which he shall be a member ex-officio, viz:
1-Auditing Committee. 24 Teachers' Committee. 3-Committee on Lands and Claims. 4-Leasing Committee. 5–High School Committeo. 6-Committee on Books, Apparatus and School Supplies. 7- Building Committee. 8-O'Fallon Polytechnic Institute Committee. 9—Committee on Ways and Means. 10_Committee on Salaries. 11-Library Committee. 12-Committee on Public School Polytechnic Building.
RULE 40. The Teachers' Committee, Committe on Lands and Claims, Leasing and Building Committees, shall consist of one member from each district, the districts to be composed as fol. lows: The First and Second Wards shall constitute the First District; the Third and Fourth Wards, the Second; the Fifth and Sixth Wards, the Third ; the Seventh and Eighth Wards, the Fourth; the Ninth and Tenth Wards, the Fifth; the Eleventh and Twelfth Wards, the Sixth District. Four members of any ono
of said committees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Library Committee shall consist of such members of the Board, as are appointed members of the Board of Managers, of the Public School Library. All the other committees shall consist of three members each.
RULE 41. It shall be the duty of the Auditing Committee to examine monthly, and oftener if required, every bill or claim presented to the Board for payment; to examine the Treasurer's and Secretary's books and accounts, and report thereon at the first regular meetings in January, April, July and October, and oftener if required; and no claim of any amount for money due from the Board is to be paid or settled until the same has been examined by them, and submitted to the Board for its action thereon ; and no offlcer connected with this Board shall pay any money (or sign any check, warrant or bond, in lieu thereof) on any demand, until it has been approved as above stated; but this section shall not extend to contracts expressly made by the Board, nor to salarios, nor to bills amounting to less then one hundred dollars ordered by the Building Committee for repairs, nor to bills of ten dollars and under, which are to be paid out of the contingent fund; but all bills paid on account of contracts salaries, and from the contingent fund, shall be placed monthly before the Auditing Committee and examined by the same, and reported on at the next regular meeting of the Board. All certificates of Committees on bills originating in contracts, shall designato the Contract, under which they originate, and refer to the date of record on which the same was approved by the Board.
RULE 42. 1. All bills which are presented for auditing or payment to committees or officers of the Board must be attached to a printed blank, which shall contain on the inside the date of presentation, name of the party to whom payment is due, designation of merchandise, or the kind of service rendered, the amount duo in numbers and words, the certificate of correctress of the proper authority, and a blank receipt, to be filled out and signed upon payment. The outside of each blank shall be appropriately headed as, “St. Louis Public School Voucher, with the proper blank place marked for the year, the number of the voucher, the name of the receiver, the amount, and the signature of the Auditing Committee.