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PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

ANALYSIS OF THE OREGON SCHOOL SYSTEM.

1.-OUTLINE.

1.-Territorial divisions, consisting of-
1. State.
2. County
3. Cities and towns.

1. School districts. B.-Officers.

1. State board of education-Governor, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2. Superintendent of Public Instruction. 3. County superintendents. 4. City superintendents. 5. County board of examiners. 6. Directors and clerks of city and town districts.

7. Directors and clerks of school districts in general. (:- Institutions in general. 1. Graded schools in cities and towns. 2. Normal training schools. 3. Ungraded district schools.

4. City institutes for teachers under supervision of city superintendents.

5. County and local institutes for teachers under supervision of
county superintendents.
D.Higher and Special Institutions of Learning.

1. State university at Eugene.
2. Staie agricultural college at Corvallis.

3. State normal schools at Ashland, Drain, Monmouth and Weston.

4. School for the blind at Salem.
5. School for the deaf and dumb at Salem.

II.-OUTLINE. A.-State Divisions.

1. Establishes schools.

2. Provides for a uniform system of public instruction, textbooks, taxes, etc.

3. Provides for State board of education.
4. Elects Superintendent of Public Instruction.
5. Establishes benevolent and special schools.
6. Provides for the management of school funds.

7. Establishes professional schools. B.- County Divisions.

1. Elects a county superintendent.

2. Secures uniformity in text-books and other features of school work under the general laws of the State. C-City DivisionsCities of 10,000 Inhabitants.

1. Have local and general control of schools.

2. Employ city superintendents, teachers, janitors, etc, and fix their compensation.

3. Prescribe course of study.
4. Make rules and regulations for government of districts.

5. Lease and build school houses, buy and lease lands, furnish apparatus, furniture, levy taxes, make annual printed report, fix rates of tuition, etc., for school purposes. D.-School District Divisions.

1. Districts are formed in the villages, towns and country for the

purpose of extending, localizing and permanently establishing educational facilities.

2. School districts are public corporations.

3. School districts are organized under the provisions of the general statute.

III.-OUTLINE. A.--State Board of Education-Powers, etc.

1. Members hold office by virtue of elective official position.

2. Hold semi-annual meetings at the State capitol on the first Monday in January and July.

3. Sit as a board of examiners at their semi-annual meetings. + May establish a State board of examination. 5. Have power to grant State certificates and diplomas.

6. Prescribe rules and regulations for the general government of public schools.

7. Have power to make decisions on appeals and other powers of general and special supervision.

8. Serve for a period of four years. B.Superintendent of Public Instruction.

1. Serves for a period of four years. 2. Is elected by the people. 3. Has general supervision of public schools. 4. Makes biennial reports to the legislative assembly. 5. Is secretary of the State board of education. 6. Is authorized to hold meetings of county superintendents. 7 Annotates and compiles all school laws ordered published. 8. Issues letters and circulars of information, explanation and construction to county and district school officers.

9. Holds biennial institutes for teachers in each judicial district. 10. Attends county institutes when practicable.

Holds a State teacher's association annually. 12. Makes decisions on appeal from school officers, etc.

13. Prepares uniform series of blanks, registers forms, rules and regulations for use of public school officers and teachers.

14. Visits educational institutions of the State and secures statistics of same when possible.

15. Issues, quarterly, uniform series of questions to the several county superintendents for examination of teachers.

16. Visits, as far as practicable, every county in the State annually in the interests of education.

tent persons.

(:- County Divisions-County Boards of Examiners.

1. Is composed of the county superintendent and two compe

2. They hold public examinations quarterly and issue three grades of certificates—first, second and third that continue in force, two years, one year and six months, respectively.

3. They may sit as a board of appeals and may consider all

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