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SECTION 6. The board shall appoint a treasurer, who Treasurer, shall be a member of the board, and shall take his bond with pointed. sufficient security for the faithful performance of his duties, and said bond shall be for an amount sufficient to cover Bond, etc. twice the amount of money that is likely to go into his hands as treasurer of said board of education, and all moneys or funds belonging to, raised, or contributed for the use and benefit of said united districts, shall be paid into the hands of and be held by said treasurer for the use and benefit of said united districts, and paid out only upon the order of the Funds, how board of education, signed by the president and attested by Par the clerk. The said board shall have the right to draw, upon Dividends, an order signed by the president and secretary, the amounts ho of dividends from time to time which the several school districts named in Section 1 of this act, to wit: 8, 12, 93, 153 and 160, shall be entitled to as their part of the State school fund, and shall annually assess, levy and collect from Assessment the taxables of said united school districts a sum not less cion of taxes than eight hundred dollars nor more than twelve hundred dollars, in the same manner as school taxes now or may hereafter be by [them] assessed, levied and collected, and for that pur- Powers to pose shall possess all the powers that school commissioners collec now have or may hereafter have; provided, that the collector Proviso. of Broadkiln hundred shall receive the warrant with the duplicate of assessment list whenever the board of commissioners shall offer to deliver them to him. The board of com- Statement of misssoners shall publish in two newspapers published in lished. Sussex county, in the last issue of such papers issued in the month of March of every year, a statement of the receipts and expenditures during the year, showing the source from which the receipts have been obtained and the object for which they were expended. They shall also settle with the Settlement

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SECTION 7. The respective school committees of the dis- School comtricts hereinbefore mentioned, as follows: 8, 12, 93, 153 and hibit ac160, shall exhibit their account and report, as mentioned in Section 20 of Chapter 42 of the Revised Code, to the meeting of the board of commissioners hereinbefore named of the said school districts, to be held on the first Monday after When. the passage of this act, between the hours of two and four o'clock in the afternoon, and shall pay to the said board of commissioners all money due from them; and if they neglect to do so for ten days they shall forfeit and pay to the said commissioners of the public school of the town of Milton

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and vicinity, in the county of Sussex and the State of Delaware, additionally, the rate of 25 per cent. on the sui due.

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Annual SECTION 8. The school voters of said united school disschool meet ing, what trist may, at their annual meeting on the first Saturday in business to be trans.“ April, choose a chairman and secretary, and by a majority

vote, to be taken by ballot, may authorize and empower the board of commissioners to raise for school purposes a certain additional sum over and above the sum of twelve hundred dollars aforesaid; provided that the two sums do not amount in the aggregage to more than the sum of eighteen hundred dollars. The school purposes herein mentioned shall include the necessary repairs or alterations of the school building of districts before mentioned. If such additional sum shall be authorized to be raised, two certificates of the proceedings of

the meeting shall be made and signed by the chairman and Certificates, secretary; one shall be immediately delivered to the secretary

of the board of commissioners, the other to the Clerk of the

Peace of Sussex county, to be kept as a public record. Sale of lots SECTION 9. That the said board of commissioners are

hereby authorized and empowered to sell at their discretion, either at private or public sale, and either for cash or upon credit, and to convey by good and sufficient deed or deeds of conveyance to the purchaser or purchasers thereof the lot of land and buildings thereon now belonging to said Districts

8, 12, 93, 153 and 160, and also to purchase, take and hold Purchase of suitable and convenient lot or lots of land, or site or sites for €* a new schoolhouse, and also to erect or cause to be erected

in a suitable and convenient place a new school building or Building and buildings and to fully complete and furnish the same for the schoolhouse. use of the said public schools of the town of Milton and

vicinity on the lot or lots purchased by them.

to whom delivered.

houses.

lot for new house.

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SECTION 10. That the said board of commissioners be and sioners to the same are hereby vested with full power and authority to

Do levy and collect, as school taxes are now by law collected, a tax, how ap- further sum of five hundred dollars, which said sum of money,

together with whatever amount shall be realized from the sale of the old school buildings and lots, shall be applied to

the purchase of a lot of ground and erection or purchase of Board of a public school building for said consolidated districts; and Sioners au- the said board of commissioners are further authorized and thorized to directed to borrow a sum of money not exceeding five

thousand dollars for the use and to be applied and expended

money.

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under the direction of the Board of Public Education of said united districts in said town of Milton for the purpose of assisting in purchasing a suitable site and erecting a suitable building and furnishing the same for educational purposes, and for the purpose of securing the said sum of money authorized by this section to be borrowed the said board of commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to execute Bond and a bond and mortgage on all the school property belonging to mor said consolidated Districts Nos. 8, 12, 93, 153 and 160, signed by the president and secretary of said board of commissioners, Form. payable in ten equal annual installments with the interest on the whole amount unpaid, annually.

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SECTION II. That for the purpose of raising the funds Assessment necessary for the payment of said mortgage and for the pay- tion of addiment of interest thereon, the said board of commissioners tional money are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to assess, raise and collect annually, in the same manner as now provided by law for assessing, raising and collecting the said school taxes in the said united school districts, such further sums of money as shall, in their judgment, be necessary and sufficient to meet the interest and installments on said mortgages as the same shall accrue and fall due. The sums assessed, raised and collected under and by virtue of the provisions of this section to be in addition to the sums assessed, raised and collected by the said board for ordinary school purposes; provided that the sums levied and assessed Proviso. under and by virtue of this section shall not exceed in each and every year the interest and installment due for that year by more than 20 per cent. of the aggregate amount of said interest and installment.

SECTION 12. That this shall be deemed and taken to be Public act. a public act, and shall be perpetual, and all laws of this State applicable to free schools and not inconsistent or in what laws conflict with the provisions of this act shall be applicable to apply the said consolidated districts.

applicable.

SECTION 13. That when a school building is secured Insurance. under the provisions of this act, then the board of commissioners shall have or cause the said building to be insured, and to keep the same insured in soine safe and reliable company or companies, the expense of the said insurance to be paid out of the annual amount assessed and raised for the purpose of supporting schools in said consolidated districts.

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collected.

Fines, how And all fines provided for by this act, the collection of which

is not otherwise provided for, shall be collected by action before a justice of the peace.

Inconsistent SECTION 14. That all acts or parts of acts of the General acts repealed

Assembly of this State, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, May 13, 1891.

CHAPTER 115.

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AN ACT to amend Chapter 75, Volume 18, Laws of Delaware, in relation to

School District No. 173 in Sussex County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1,
Chapter 75,

amended.

SECTION 1. That Section 1, Chapter 75, Volume 18, Volume 18, Laws of Delaware, be amended by striking out the word

“fifty" in the third and seventh lines of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “twenty."

Passed at Dover, May 16, 1891.

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CHAPTER 116.

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A Supplement to Chapter 54, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware.

23 and 161 subdivided.

etc.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, as follows:

SECTION 1. That School Districts Nos. 23 and 161, in Dist. Nos. Sussex county, shall be and they are hereby subdivided into 3 four school districts, to be designated Nos. 23 and 231, and 161 and 1611, and that the said four districts shall be each entitled to the rights, privileges, einoluments and advantages Rights, of separate school districts in the distribution of the school pro fund by the trustee thereof.

SECTION 2. That the said four districts created by Sec- School distion 1 of this act are hereby consolidated and reunited as tri “The Millsboro Public School," and as such reunited and consolidated district shall have, exercise and be possessed of all the powers, rights and incidents specified and provided by Powers and the act to which this is a supplement, and the several acts rights. amendatory thereof.

Passed at Dover, May 14, 1891.

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CHAPTER 117.

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AN ACT to amend Chapter 495 of Volume 17, Delaware Laws, page 713.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each branch thereof concurring):

SECTION 1. That Section 3 of the act entitled "An act Section 3; to incorporate the Ferris Reforin School,” passed at Dover, Volume 17, March 10, 1885, be and the same is hereby further amended Ferris Re. by adding to the number of the board of managers of the amended.

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