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BY-LAWS, RULES and REGULATIONS

Public

Schools

OF FORT COLLINS. COLORADO

APPROVED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Press

of

the

NOVEMBER Fort

Collins

(Colo.)

9.

Express.

1908

BY^LAWS, RULES and REGULATIONS

Public

Schools

OF FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

l-oxi

CMz^s

CJ,

APPROVED BY/»BOARD OF EDUCATION. Press

of

the

NOVEMBER Fort

Collins

(Colo.)

9,

Express.

1908

BOARD OF EDUCATION. H. D.

HUMPHREY ED. H.

HALL

J.

(1909)

(1910)

W. SKINNER (1909, filling vacancy) J. W. LAWRENCE (1912) MRS. M. H. AIKIN (1913)

OFFICERS. ED. H. HALL, President H. D.

HUMPHREY,

Secretary Treasurer

MURDOCK NELSON, M. S.

F.

MILLER, REED,

O. K.

Superintendent Attendance Officer

COMMITTEES. Auditing and Finance and Mrs. Akin.

Teachers

and

—^Messrs.

Salaries

— Mrs.

Skinner

Aikn,

and

Messrs.

Lawrence Hall

and

Skinner.

Supplies and Janitors

— Messrs.

Humphrey, Skinner and

Lawrence. Buildings

and

Grounds

— Messrs.

Hall,

Lawrence

and

Skinner.

Regulations and Discipline Akin, Mr. Humphrey.

Rules,

— Mr.

Lawrence, Mrs.

Course of Study, Text Books and Library Messrs. Humphrey and Hall.

— Mrs.

Akin,

INDEX.

— Board

I

— — Principals — Supervisors —Teachers

2 3 4 5

of Education. Organization Meetings Duties of Officers Committees and their Duties Other Rules Superintendent 6, 8, 9,

3

3-4

9,

12,

14,

13. 29, 30, 32,

14,

17,

25

17-lS 18 9 17, 19, 29, 30

Examination and Certificates

14,

Election Contracts Duties and Privileges

13, 19, 31 21, 24, 26-27, 29

Reports Salaries

19 19 14, 19, 22, 23

Resignations Substitutes

— Pupils

Admission

20,

Non-resident Duties

31

38 32-40, 46-52 13, 24, 26-27, 33-34, 47 12, 16, 21, 31, 35

Punishment

Transfers Organization of Societies Graduation Parents 13, 21, 25, 26-27,

— Janitors — — Attendance Officer — Miscellaneous

7

40

11-15, 30, 34, 38, 39. 43 12, 14, 15-17, 20, 23, 25, 34, 36, 41

Eligibility

6

43 39-40

4, 5,

5-8,

8 9 10

36-37 38 33, 39-40, 44, 46-48 23,

8,

16, 25, 40-41.

15, 25, 44, 45,

46-48

Terms and Vacations Holidays Kindergartens Grammar Schools High School School Hours School Buildings and Property

4,

10,

18, 31

ID,

18,

10. 11, .

10 10

14,

18

37 2^. 34



13, 15, 16, 25, 28, 30, 34, 3=^-36, 37, 43 16, 23, 28, 36-37

School Organizations Complaints and Grievances Contagious Diseases Tuition

Use of Tobacco Compulsory Education Law Juvenile Delinquents City Ordinances

39-40 31-32 9, 13, 38 33, 34, 43, 45, 48-49 44-45, 46-48 49-50 50-52 8,

15,

:

BY-LAWS ARTICLE

I.

ORGANIZATION Of BOARD

At

the

first

meeting of the Board of Directors after

the annual election, they shall proceed to organize as

prescribed by law, by the election of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

ARTICLE

II.

MEJDTINGS

The

regular meetings of the Board shall be held

Thursday of each calendar month at 7.30 p. Board of Education. Special meetings may be held when deemed necessary by the President, or at the request of any two members of the last

m., in the office of the

the Board, proper notice having been sent to the other

members of

A

the

Board and the Superintendent.

majority of the Board shall be necessary to con-

stitute a

quorum

for the transaction of business.

ORDER OE BUSINESS

At

the hour appointed the meeting shall be called

to order

by the President, or

Vice President. the

roll,

in his absence

The Secretary

shall

by the

proceed to

call

note the absentees, and announce whether a

quorum

is present; upon the appearance of a quorum Board shall proceed with the business before them, which shall be conducted in the following order

the

— Reading, correcting and approving the minSecond— Petitions and other communications.

First

utes of preceding meeting.

;

RULES AND REGULATIONS

4

Third

—Introduction and disposal of

bills

and salary

First,

Standing

claims.

Fourth

— Report

Committees

— —

;

of

Committees.

Second, Special Committees.

Fifth Report of the Superintendent. Sixth Unfinished Business. Seventh Miscellaneous Business. The government of the Board shall be in accordance



with Robert's Rules of Order.

ARTICLE

III

Duties oe Oeficers. president It shall

be the duty of the President to preside at

meetings of the Board

all

bonds,

etc.

;

to call

;

to sign all contracts, orders,

meetings of the Board when he

shall deem it necessary, or at the request of any two members to appoint all committees unless otherwise ordered to lay before the Board from time to time ;

;

such suggestions as may, in his opinion, be for the highest interests of the schools

when and

;

to close the schools,

proper, for a period not exceeding three days

to

perform such other duties as may properly per-

tain to his office, or be enjoined

Vice President

by the Board.

shall act as President in case of

The

absence

of the President.

SECRETARY

The Secretary

shall

keep a correct record of the

proceedings of each meeting of the Board, including a presented and the action thereon, in a book provided for the purpose he shall have charge of the records of the Board shall give notice of all meettings he shall perform all the duties devolving upon list

of

all bills

;

;

;

:

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

5

5

him by law, and such other duties as may be directed by the Board.

He

tabulate in a special book

shall

by the Board

policies held

;

all

insurance

under the direction of

and

the Finance Committee, shall see that the property of the District

He

is

kept fully insured.

shall

keep

all

deeds,

place,

in a fire-proof vault, or other safe

insurance policies,

and such other papers

as the

receipted

Board may

bills,

direct.

TREASURER receive all moneys accruing from the sale of bonds and shall pay out the same upon warrants issued by the Board of Education, signed by their Secretary and President, on account of the erection and furnishing of school buildings, and

The Treasurer

shall

;

the purchasing of school sites.

He

shall

keep

report of

all

all

necessary accounts pertaining to

and shall render a semi-annual moneys received and disbursed by him.

the duties of his

office,

MEMBERS.

Only

Rules and any the Regulations shall member of Board have a right individually to give any direction with reference to the

in so far as expressly stated in the

management

of the schools.

ARTICLE

IV.

COMMITTEES.

The President after the

s'hall,

at

the

first

reorganization of the

regular meeting

Board, or as soon

thereafter as practicable, appoint the following stand-

ing committees

Committee on Auditing and Finance. Committee on Teachers and Salaries.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

6

Committee on Text-Books, Courses of Study and Library.

Committee on Buildings and Grounds. Committee on Rules, Regulations and Discipline. Committee on Supplies and Janitors. DUTIES OP COMMITTEES. Auditing and Finance. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Auditing and Finance to estimate the amount of insurance needed to protect the District; they shall also ascertain the amount of money needed for the current expenses of the year, and recommend to the Board at the October meeting the amount of They shall special tax to be levied to meet the same. examine the records, accounts and financial papers of the Board annually, and see that they are properly They shall consider and report on all claims kept. referred to them by the Board, and shall recommend to the Board such measures of finance as shall work to



the best interests of the District.

Teachers and Salaries.



It shall

be the duty of

the Committee on Teachers and Salaries to be repre-

sented at the examinations of teachers', and after the

Superintendent has

made

his report

on the

results of

examination, to assist him in making out a candidates suitable for vacancies erintendent in

making

the several grades,

and

;

to act

list

of

with the Sup-

the assignment of teachers to in

making such changes and

transfers of teachers as will be for the best interest of

the schools; to list

make

of teachers to be

out, wnth the Superintendent, a

recommended

for re-election at

the regular April meeting of the Board.

They

shall

exercise a general supervision over the educational

department of the

schools'.

They

shall consider

and

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

upon

report

questions

all

7

5

relating

to

of

salaries

teachers.



Buildings and Grounds. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds to keep the buildings in proper condition and to recommend such changes and

repairsi as

they

may deem

necessary

;

to

and outhouses are kept in good condition; to keep the school grounds properly graded and drained; to consult with architects and see that the walks, fences

procure the most suitable plans for

when

exercise

and see

They

new

buildings,

They shall a general supervision over all work ordered that the contractors do their work properly.

instructed

s'hall

by the Board so

to do.

keep themselves well informed on the sub-

ject of school architecture, and the most approved plans for lighting, heating and ventilating school

and report on questions relating to the district and sub-district boundaries and building sites. They shall, under the direction of the rooms.

They

shall consider

Board, purchase

all

school furniture.

Text-Books, Coursers shall be the

oi''

Study and Library.



It

duty of the Committee on Text-Books,

Courses of Study and Library to recommend, from time to time, such improvements in the course of study,

changes in text-books, and the purchase of such maps, books, apparatus,

They

etc.,

shall assist the

as

may

be deemed expedient.

Superintendent in the revision

and publication of any catalog or annual report of the schools, and in establishing regulations relating to the kind and frequency of examinations. Rules, Regulations and Discipline. The Committee on Rules, Regulations and Discipline shall propose such revisions of the Rules and Regulations as



RULES AND RKGUIvATIONS

8 they for

may deem

its

It

proper, and submit them to the Board

action. shall

be

duty

their

act

to

in

cases

all

of grievance not satisfactorily settled by the Superintendent, due notice of the fact having been given him

by the Chairman of the Committee. When such a case is pending a meeting of said Committee shall be on the day of the

called

meeting of the Board, and

at

an hour previous

when such complaint

meeting,

to that

shall be carefully in-

Persons competent to

vestigated.

regular

subsequent

first

testify

having been

heard and dismissed, the case shall be considered by the Committee.

ranging the the

Board

If the

difficulty

Committee

fail to

agree in ar-

they shall report the matter to

for final action.

Supplies and Janitors.



It shall

Committee on Supplies and Janitors

be the duty of the to order supplies

such as crayon, ink, erasers, paper, drawing material, chemicals, brooms and dusters.

At

the June meeting

action shall be taken thereon by the Board, as far as possible,

and supplies so ordered that they may be

in

the office of each building at the fall opening of school.

Recommendations concerning the employment, government and discharge of janitors shall rest with this Committee.

Note

— No

Committtee

shall enter

upon a

contract,

or direct the purchase of any thing that shall involve the expenditure of

more than

$50.00, without having

been instructed so to do by the Board, except

it

be for

the necessary supply of fuel, text-books, insurance, or supplies in regular use.

SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

ARTICLE

9

V.

ELECTION OP TEACHERS.

The

election of Superintendent shall occur at the

regular meeting of the Board in March, and after the first

year's service he shall be elected for a term of

two

years.

The regular annual

election of teachers shall take

place at the April meeting of each year unless other-

wise ordered. All questions relating to the qualifications or con-

duct of teachers shall be considered in executive session.

ARTICLE

VI.

TUITION FUND.

The money

received from tuition shall be

.set

aside

as a special fund for the purchase of library books,

maps, apparatus, pianos, reading, models and school room decorations, and for such

supplementary

other purposes as the Board

may

ARTICLE

direct.

VII.

AMENDMENTS. These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any Board provided notice be given, in writing, one month previous, stating in what particular it is desired to alter or amend any given but at any meeting any By-Law article and section may be suspended for that meeting by unanimous conregular meeting of the

;

sent.

;

RULES & REGULATIONS ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOLS The

public schools of this District shall consist of

the kindergartens,

grammar

and a high school.

schools,

The Kindergartens shall have a course covering two years of work, designed for pupils entering at the age of four years. shall be limited,

The membership of each kindergarten and when the limit of membership is

reached any other applicants for admission shall be registered

on a waiting

The grammar The high

list

in the order of application.

school course shall be for eight years.

school course

shall

be

for

four years.

Pupils completing the course, and having a satisfactory

record of conduct, shall be entitled to a diploma.

CALENDAR Unless otherwise ordered by the Board the schools shall

open on the Tuesday following the

first

Monday

of September, and continue in session for nine school

months, not including vacations.

The

Fall

Term

shall consist of sixteen

weeks, to be

followed by a holiday vacation of two weeks.

Winter Term

shall consist of twelve

lowed by a vacation of one week. shall consist of eight

The regular holidays,

fol-

The Spring Term

weeks.

holidays shall be the State and National

with the exception of election day.

Thanksgiving holiday ing.

weeks, to be

The

shall include the

The

Friday follow-

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

II

5

DAILY HOURS Unless otherwise ordered

schools shall begin at

all

The

and second grades and the kindergartens shall close at 11 :30 a. m., and 3:30 p. m. the upper grades at 12:00 m. and 4:00 p. m. the High School at 12 :oo m. and 3 :45 p. m. 9.00

a.

m. and

:30 p.

i

m.

first

;

;

All grades shall have a recess during each session.

SUPERINTENDENT. Section

i.

The Superintendent of Schools

shall

be

the Executive Officer of the Board of Education in details of school

management, and

under the

shall act

advice and direction of the Board, and shall exercise

general supervision over

all

the public schools, school

houses, furniture and apparatus.

He

shall enforce the

Rules and Regulations of the Board, and

is

accordingly-

vested with authority to carry them into effect. Sec. 2.

All communications of the

Board

to teach-

ers or pupils, or of teachers or pupils to the

should be Sec. 3.

principles

made thru

He and

shall acquaint himself

facts

Boa" J,

the Superintendent.

may

with whatever

concern the interest of popu-

lar education,

and with

organization,

instruction

and

schools, to the

end that

pupils in these schools

all

all

matters pertaining to the discipline

of

public

may

receive the best educational advantages possible. Sec. 4.

He

shall visit the various schools as often

and shall pay particular and grading of pupils. In passing from school to school he shall endeavor to secure improvement and to remedy defects. He shall carefully observe the teaching and discipline of the teachers, and shall report to the Board any teacher as

his

duties

will

permit,

attention to the classification

RULES AND REGULATIONS

12

found

deficient or

incompetent in the discharge of any

duty. Sec.

except

and

He

5.

shall

meetings of the Board Board thru the President,

shall attend the

when excused by

the

keep the Board constantly informed of the

He

condition and needs of the schools. entitled to speak upon

management

all

shall

be

matters pertaining to the

He

of the schools.

shall

recommend

to

from time to time, such rules and regufor the government, discipline and manage-

the Board, lations

ment of the schools as he may deem expedient. At the close of the school year he sliall present to the Board a written report giving as particular a view as may be of the progress and condition of the schools.

He

Sec. 6.

shall

have his

office at the

High School

Building, and shall have regular daily office hours on school days as follows: from 8:30

and

4 :oo

at

Sec.

7.

With

m. to 9:10

a.

m.

the assistance of the Principals he

examine and assign

shall

a.

m.

p.

to the proper grades all

new

pupils.

Sec. 8.

pupils

He

from

shall

their

have charge of

all

transfers of

own sub— districts, and

it

shall

be

make such transfers as shall approximately the number of pupils assigned to teachers of

his duty to

equalize

corresponding grades.

He

Sec. 9.

of

all

shall fix the

time and prescribe the

mode

examinations of pupils for promotion from class

to class,

and determine the conditions thereof, so that be equal and uniform thruout the schools.

they

may

The

decision of the Superintendent with reference to

the grading or classification of

any pupil

shall be final.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. Sec. 10.

He

5

I3

shall collect all tuition

moneys, paying

them

to the Secretary

make

report of same in full at the close of the year.

Sec.

II.

He

shall

from time

time,

to

and

shall

have the power to temporarily

suspend from the privileges of the school any pupil guilty of gross misconduct or continued insubordina-

The Board

tion.

alone has power to expel.

In

all

cases of suspension the Superintendent shall promptly

furnish the Secretary of the Board and the parent or

guardian a

full

suspension.

statement of the causes which led to the

Pupils suspended

the Superintendent

;

may

pupils expelled

be reinstated by

may

be reinstated

only by the Board.

He shall keep a list of the names of those whose parents or guardians declare that they are unable to provide them with the necessary books. But no books shall be supplied at the expense of the DisSec. 12.

pupils

unless satisfactory evidence of such inability

trict

given.

Books

is

so furnished are to be regarded as the

property of the District, and only loaned to the pupils.

The

teachers shall be held responsible for due diligence

in securing the return of all such books.

He

Sec. 13. ers'

shall hold

monthly and special Teach-

Meetings during the school year, and arrange such

program of exercises for the same the interests of the schools

report to the

Board

in attendance or

may

all

may

He

;

judgment,

and he

shall

delinquencies of teachers, either

duty at the meetings.

be held upon Saturdays

Sec. 14.

as, in his

require

shall devise

when

it is

Such meetings deemed best.

and place with the teachers

such blanks and records as in his judgment will best

advance the interests of the schools.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

14 Sec.

of

all

15.

He

shall carefully investigate the record

applicants for positions to teach in the schools

of this District, and report the results of his inves-

Board when there are vacancies

tigations to the

to be

filled.

Sec. 16.

He

have charge of the examination

shall

of teachers for certificates of this District, and call

to his

teachers as he Sec.

17.

may deem

At

may

Supervisors or

assistance the Principals,

necessary.

the beginning of each school year he

shall assign all teachers,

subject to the approval of

upon Teachers. He shall have power

the Committee Sec. 18.

to

all

fill

vacancies

occasioned by the temporary absence of any teacher,

and

to

make such

other temporary arrangements

may deem

ative to the schools as he

report the same to the Sec.

19.

He

shall

Board

rel-

necessary, and

at its next meeting.

have authority to arrange for

such Parents' Meetings as he considers will advance the interests of the schools, and to call for

any needed assistance

Sec. 20.

At

in

upon teachers

conducting the same.

the close of each school

month he

shall

report to the Secretary the time for which each teacher is

entitled to receive pay.

Sec. 21.

At

the Secretary

the close of the year he shall furnish

all

data at his

command needed

for the

compilation of the Secretary's Annual Report. Sec. 22. On very stormy days, when it would be unwise exposure for teachers and pupils to attempt to return for the afternoon session, the Superintend-

ent I

is

authorized to dismiss

:oo-i :30 p.

m.

On

all

all

schools for the day at

such occasions

it

shall be the

duty of the Principals to arrange for an ample num-

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ber of teachers to remain

till

15

5

the regular time for af-

ternoon opening of schools. Sec.

work

He

23.

shall

have general direction of the

of the Attendance Officer.

He

Sec. 24.

shall not leave the city

during school

time without notifying the President.

He

Sec. 25.

shall receive all complaints

from par-

ents or guardians regarding the treatment of pupils in

them

the schools, and deal with Sec.

to the best of his ability.

In case of absence or disability of the

26.

Superintendent the High School Principal shall act in his

place

upon such matters

as

demand immediate

attention.

PRINCIPALS. Section

Principals shall be immediately respon-

i.

sible to the

In addition to their duties

Superintendent.

as teachers they shall co-operate with the

Superin-

tendent in enforcing the Rules and Regulations, and in devising

means

to secure the highest efficiency of

the entire school system

they shall establish and per-

;

sonally see to the enforcement of regulations for the

purpose of securing uniform good order on the part of the pupils of their respective buildings in passing

thru halls and stairways dition,

;

also for securing

good con-

neatness and cleanliness of the yards, base-

ments and out-buildings, as well as good order and proper conduct in the same.

It shall

be the duty of

the teachers to co-operate in securing this result. Sec. 2.

rooms of in which

Each all

more "Lunch Rooms,"

Principal shall designate one or

his building to be

known

as

pupils shall congregate

who have

per-

RULES AND REGULATIONS

l6

The

mission to bring lunches. shall take

Principal and assistants

charge of the "Lunch

ular order as

may

Room"

in

such reg-

be fixed by the Principal, except at

such times as the janitor can see to

this

work without

interfering with his other duties.

its

As

Sec. 3.

upon

far as reasonably possible they should be

the play grounds a part of each intermission.

They

Sec. 4.

shall be responsible for punctuality in

giving the necessary signals for assembling and dismission of pupils periodic

fire drills

and

;

it

shall

be their duty to have

for use in emergency, using a uni-

form signal thruout the school system. Sec.

It shall

5.

be their duty to notify the Superin-

tendent of neglect or inability on the part of teachers

or janitors, and to carefully enforce the rule pertaining to tuition of non-resident pupils.

They

Sec. 6.

shall not leave their

premises during

school hours without notifying the Superintendent. Sec.

They may send

7.

the janitors on any errand

connected with school matters, care being taken not to interfere

Sec. 8.

with the other duties of the janitor.

The High School

dian of the library and

department, also of

all

Principal shall be custo-

apparatus belonging to his

property or equipment belong-

all

ing to any organization or society of the

With approval

tody of any property ant,

who

lent

to

may

shall care for

the Principal.

High

School.

of the Superintendent the direct cus-

No

be delegated to an assist-

such property as directed by

property of the school shall be

outsiders without w^ritten permission of the

Superintendent or the President of the Board.

SCHOOI. DISTRICT NO. 5

1/

SUPERVISORS. Section

Supervisors

i.

.

under the direction of

shall,

the Superintendent, carry out the special

At

them.

work assigned

the beginning of each year they shall assist

the Superintendent in the organization of the schools,

and they

semi-annual exam-

shall assist also at the

They

inations.

shall call together the teachers

by

grades, and instruct them in those subjects over which

they have supervision. Sec.

the beginning of the school year each

At

2.

Supervisor shall

make out a schedule

itation of

each school,

intendent,

and

for substitute

work

They

shall

work

as he

3.

may

the

same with the Superit,

when needed

except

or other service.

progress of their

Sec.

file

strictly follow

for regular vis-

make

written reports of the

to the Superintendent as often

request.

In so far as they will apply, the rules for

Sec. 4.

teachers shall apply to Special Teachers and Supervisors as well.

TEACHERS. Section

i.

In selecting teachers the Board will con-

sider the record of the candidate in schools of established reputation, in connection with special preparation, health

and personal appearance.

Married

are not eligible to regular appointment

;

women

this will

be

understood to include widows with children. Sec. 2.

All

new

teachers are engaged for a trial

term of three months.

where

Teachers under contract

will not be considered unless they

honorable release from contract.

else-

can secure

RULES AND REGULATIONS

l8 Sec.

3.

Candidates for high school positions must

have completed a course in a reputable college, or full equivalent, and have had successful experience

its

in

teaching their particular lines of work.

Candidates for grade positions must have Normal school diplomas or first grade certifiin force at the time of engagement also at least

Sec. 4. either cates,

;

two years of successful experience, preferably in graded schools of good standing. A minimum of two years of special preparation in Normal School or College, in addition to a high school course, is expected. Grade teachers are not engaged for any certain grade or room, the Board reserving the right to transfer whenever, in its

judgment, the interests of the schools so require. Sec.

5.

Candidates for position of Director or

Head

Assistant in Kindergarten must have a diploma from a

Kindergarten Training School, or a Kindergarten certificate

approved by the State Normal School.

Sec. 6.

First grade high school certificates will be

issued to high school teachers without examination, in

recognition of college diplomas.

wnll be trict,

Grade teachers

expected to pass the examination of this Dis-

either before appointment, or at the

examination thereafter.

The

subjects

v/ill

first district

include ele-

mentary music and drawing, in addition to those required by the state law. First grade certificates, good for three years, will be issued to those securing an average standing of go%, with no grade below 70%. Grade teachers failing to secure a first grade certificate on any examination will be granted a certificate good till the next examination, and be allowed to retain all the acceptable grades earned.

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SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

Monthly Salary Schedule

Sec. 7.

2nd

istyr.

yr.

3rd yr.

4th yr.

5th yr.

Grammar School $100.00 $105.00 $iil.ii $111. 11 $111. 11

Principals

Supervisor of

Music

90.00

95-00

100.00

100.00

100.00

80.00

85.00

90.00

90.00

90.00

70.00

75.00

80.00

80.00

80.00

Supervisor of

Drawing

Supervisor

Writing

of

High School Assistants

80.00

90.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

Grade Teachers Kindergarten

60.00

65.00

70.00

75-00

80.00

Director

70.00

75-00

80.00

80.00

80.00

60.00

65.00

70.00

70.00

70.00

4500

50.00

55.00

55.00

55.00

30.00

35.00

40.00

40.00

40.00

Kindergarten Sub-director

Kindergarten

Head

Assistants.

Kindergarten Cadet Assistants Sec. 8.

.

.

.

The advance

in salary in all cases will de-

pend upon excellence of

service.

Grade teachers are

not eligible to the fourth year advance in salary until first

grade

certificates of this District

have been earned

on examination. Sec. 9.

imum

Substitute teachers shall receive the min-

regular rate of pay of the grade taught, for

the timaof actual service. Sec.

10.

Unless otherwise provided teachers

re-

ceiving an appointment shall be required to sign the

usual form of agreement provided by the Board within

one week after appointment. Sec. II.

No

teacher shall have the right to resign

without the consent. of the Board.

Teachers are not

expected to ask for release from contract for any other reason than their illness in their

own

homes which

severe illness or severe

necessitates their presence.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

20 Sec.

The

12.

teachers of the several grades shall

be held responsible for the enforcement of the rules of the Board of Directors, Superintendent, and the Principals of their respective buildings, and they are

hereby authorized and reqviired to carry them into effect. It shall

Sec. 13.

be the duty of every teacher to be

present for duty at least thirty minutes before time for opening school in the morning,

and fifteen minutes open school punctually at the appointed time, devote themselves during school hours exclusively to the instruction of their Teachers

in the afternoon.

good order, and

pupils, maintain

prescribed course of study.

on daily

No

shall

registers, shall be

strictly

adhere to the

All written work, except done out of school hours.

person or persons other than school

officials shall

be allowed to address, entertain, or otherwise con-

sume the time

of pupils in the school buildings during

school hours without a permit from the School Board

or the Superintendent.

This applies to making an-

nouncements of any kind foreign

to matters connected

with the schools.

No

Sec. 14.

teacher shall enroll the

name

of any

pupil without the presentation of a proper admission certificate,

unless by order of the Superintendent or

Principal.

Teachers

for each pupil

is

shall see that a registration card

sent to the Superintendent's office

within one week after the enrollment of the pupil. Sec. 15.

Each teacher

ister of the etc.,

of each

shall

keep an accurate reg-

daily attendance, tardiness, pupil,

deportment,

according to prescribed forms.

Registers shall be kept in the teacher's desks, ready for inspection at any time,

and for the use of

substi-

SCHOOI. DISTRICT NO. 5

21

tute in case of absence of regular teacher.

All pupils

received as original entries shall be designated in black ink,

the

day of registration being indicated by E.

All pupils received by transfer shall be recorded in

red ink, the day of registration being designated by

The

E. Tr. shall

date of dropping any pupil by transfer

be recorded by D. Tr.

Sec. i6.

Teachers

shall be responsible for

proper

attention to the attendance of any pupil dropped by transfer, until assured of the reception of the pupil

the teacher to Sec.

17.

whom

On

days

the pupil

was

by

transferred.

when only one

session

is

held

the attendance of pupils for that session shall be duplicated for the other session.

Names

mit for absence

known to have permanwho have received Avritten perfrom the Superintendent, may be

dropped

In

Sec. 18.

of pupils

ently withdrawn, or

at once.

all

other cases, except transfers,

pupils should be carried on the registers for six half

Alembership of any pupil

days of absence.

upon

shall cease

the seventh successive half day of absence.

In

kindergartens or any department holding only one session per day

membership

shall cease

on the fourth

successive day of absence. Sec. 19.

On

the last Friday of each school

month

each teacher shall make out her report in duplicate before leaving the building, and send one copy to the

Superintendent's Sec. 20.

office.

From

the daily register and scholarship

record monthly reports, which shall include deport-

ment

as

well as scholarship, shall be forwarded to

parents or guardians.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

22 Sec. 21.

from

Teachers

and

self or family; tify

should

not

absent

themselves

their schools, except in case of severe illness of in

each case of absence shall no-

Superintendent in ample time for him to

the

secure a suitable substitute, stating the probable length

of absence. Sec. 22.

shall suffer

absence

own

Teachers absent on account of their

or death in their ov^n immediate family

illness,

no deduction from

when

it

does not exceed

deduction shall be

made

for

all

circle,

their salary for such five

days per year

full

;

time in excess of

five

days. Teachers absent for any other reason shall lose pay for all time lost. No teacher shall be absent from any Teachers' Meeting called by the Board, Super-

intendent, Principal, or Supervisor, without an excuse that

would

partment

justify absence

The morning

Sec. 23.

may

from

school.

room or defrom comment, the

exercises of any

consist of reading a short portion

the Bible, without doctrinal or sectarian

repeating in concert of the Lord's prayer, and singing.

The

Constitution of Colorado provides that no sec-

tarian doctrine shall be taught or inculcated in any of

the public schools. Sec. 24.

the

Fall

plicate a

Within two weeks after the opening of

Term

each teacher should prepare in ducopy of the daily program, and send one

copy of the same

to the

Superintendent's

office

and

place the other in a conspicuous place in her room.

When

changes

in

program are made

ent's office is to be supplied

the Superintend-

with a revised copy.

Each

teacher should so arrange her daily program that a a reasonable

amount

of individual instruction

given to such pupils as

may need

it.

may

be

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. Sec. 25.

Each teacher

23

5

prepare a seating plan

shall

of her room, for the use of Superintendent, Supervisors

and substitute teachers. This and kept in the register.

shall be frequently-

revised,

Sec. 26.

Teachers

shall thoroly prepare themselves

pursued in their classes so that when

in all the studies

standing before their classes they shall be confined as

as possible to the text-book.

little

Sec. 27.

Teachers

shall

the lighting, ventilation

give careful attention to

and warming of

their rooms,

and on no account suffer children

to sit in

of cold air; and, as a rule, cause

all

opened raise

at recess

draughts

windows

to be

for change of air; and at no time

the temperature of the

degrees nor allow

it

to sink

room higher than 70 lower than 65 degrees,

Fahrenheit. Sec. 28.

Teachers should not detain pupils at noon,

or longer than thirty minutes after the evening session,

except in extreme cases, obtained from regular

recess

when permission should be

Any

the Principal. shall

be

allowed

pupil deprived of five

minutes

soon

thereafter.

Sec. 29.

Teachers shall not dismiss their ~scliools

or classes before the appointed time, except by per-

mission of the Superintendent. Sec.

30.

It

shall be the

duty of teachers to see

that their pupils leave the school premises promptly at the close of each session, unless given special per-

mission in each case, and notice of same sent to the Principal. larly cieties

This shall not apply to members of regu-

authorized organizations,

such as literary so-

or athletic clubs, which have secured standing

RULES AND REIGULATIONS

24

permission to remain for a limited time upon certain specified days.

Sec. 31.

In so far as

it

afifects

the interests of the

schools, teachers shall have a right to inquire into the

conduct of pupils while on the way to and from school

and

when deemed

proper punishment

to apply

neces-

sary.

Sec. 32. in or

During

recesses teachers should remain

about their respective rooms, having special care

of the rooms and adjoining halls, except

when on

other duty; and they shall allow no congregating of pupils in the halls, or boisterous or noisy play,

ing or running in the rooms or

Teachers halls

romp-

halls,* at

any time.

will be assigned, in turn, to take

charge of

and entries before school and during intermis-

sions.

Sec. 33. Each teacher must see that her own desk and those of her pupils are put in order before they

leave the school Sec. 34.

room

Teachers

at the close of the day.

make frequent and

shall

care-

ful inspection of the desks of pupils.

Sec. 35.

Teachers

shall not leave the school build-

ings before the regular time for dismission of the ad-

vanced pupils of their buildings without notifying the

Principal.

in

each case

Teachers of primary and

kindergarten pupils, or other grades dismissed before the regular time, are charged with the duty of seeing that their pupils do not disturb the

rooms not yet

dis-

missed. Sec. 36.

Teachers

shall

promptly inquire into the

cause of absence of any pupil. quiry,

the cause

If,

after diligent in-

cannot be ascertained, or there

reason to believe the absence

is

is

not necessary, a writ-

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. report

duplicate

ten

made

absence shall be

the

of

25

5

promptly and sent to the Superintendent for investiga-

by the Attendance

tion

Officer.

Teachers are advised to

Sec. 37.

visit the

homes

make themselves acquainted with the parents and the home influences of the children. Each teacher should by personal visitation, when other of their pupils, to

means

fail,

essity of

urge upon parents and guardians the nec-

sending their children regularly and punctu-

ally.

Teachers shall be held accountable for the

Sec. 38.

books loaned to pupils by the District,

return of

all

and of

library books

all

preservation of

all

;

also for the proper care

to their respective rooms.

Neither teachers nor jani-

any driving of

tors shall allow

and

furniture and apparatus belonging

nails or screws into

plastered walls, unless specially authorized to do so.

Each teacher

Sec. 39.

is

expected to so arrange

her work as to afford the janitor reasonable time ,

for sweeping and dusting; in case they cannot agree

upon

the

time the matter shall be referred to the

Principal.

All regular grade teachers are expected

Sec. 40.

make themselves

to

proficient, practically as well as

theoretically, in such special branches as are taught in the schools.

are giving

the teacher in the

When

work

Supervisors or special teachers

any room it shall be the duty of charge to give undivided attention to in

work presented and

Sec. 41.

Teachers

to the discipline of the

shall not

room.

send any pupil during

school hours upon errands except those pertaining to the business of the school, and then only

of Principal.

upon approval

26

AND REGUI.ATIONS

RUIvES Sec. 42.

that

As soon

as a teacher has reason to believe

will be necessary to reduce a pupil to a

it

lower

grade, she shall give notice of the probable necessity of such a course to the parent or guardian of the pupil

two weeks before

at least shall

send a

final action in the case,

like notice to the

Superintendent.

and

If,

found

at

the end of the time prescribed,

it

mental to the child's

or to the progress of

interest,

shall be

demo-

the class, to retain the pupil in the grade, the

may

detri-

made upon approval of the Superintendent. Every movement of a pupil beyond his class, upward or downward, must be made with caution. All new

tion

be

and

pupils are given a temporary assignment only,

are subject to reassignment by Principal after proper trial.

Sec.

43.

It

shall

be the duty of

all

teachers to

enforce the rules of discipline kindly, judiciously and impartially,

extreme

avoiding corporal punishment except in

cases,

and

to exact unqualified obedience to

and respect for school regulations of doubt relative to punishment

;

and

in all

cases

of pupils, they shall re-

fer the matter to the Principal or Superintendent for his decision.

Teachers should not send pupils home for

punishment except

in cases

specially advised

by the

Superintendent. Sec. 44.

Corporal punishment should not be used

without careful consideration of the case, and usually only after consultation with Principal or parent.

It

should not be administered before the pupils, nor should any pupil receive blows about the head or chest.

A

written report of each case of corporal pun-

ishment shall be forwarded at the close of the day to the Superintendent.

Reports should include every case

SCHOOI. DISTRICT NO. 5

2/

of striking or slapping of pupil by teacher.

Items desired

report self-explanatory. 1.

Make

the

:

Give name, age, and grade of pupil, with date.

2.

For what offense?

3.

What

State the circumstances.

effect did the

punishment seem

have

to

upon pupil? 4.

What

previous trouble,

rection 5.

any,

if

What was

nature, by this pupil?

same

of this

then done for cor-

?

Had you

viously?

If

conferred

so,

with

parent

pre-

Had you

con-

either

with what result?

ferred with Principal or Superintendent? 6.

What

previous trouble of any other nature from

this pupil?

Signed Sec. 45.

When

Teacher.

pupils persist in

impudence or

dis-

respectful conduct or language teachers should keep

for future reference a careful written

memorandum

of dates, doings and sayings. Sec. 46.

fulness

Teachers should not question the truth-

of pupils

in

presence of their fellows,

the

nor censure them in terms calculated

to destroy their

self-respect.

Sec.

47.

Sealed

letters

must not be delivered sent to the parents.

to

The

a>ddressed

the

to

pupils

the pupils, but should be

schools should in no

way

be a party to clandestine meetings or correspondence of pupils. Sec. 48.

Teachers should give careful attention to

pupils with defective eyesight or hearing, the progress of the pupil

is

and

in case

seriously retarded because

of the defect the teacher should assure herself that the parents are

aware of the gravity of the

case.

28

and regulations

rule;s

Teachers

Sec. 49.

shall not require pupils to pro-

cure text-books which have not been duly authorized

by the Board. Sec.

Teachers are prohibited from receiving

50.

any presents or testimonials procured by subscription from pupils under their charge, and this rule shall be so construed as to prohibit fruit and flower showers, so-called, for either teachers or pupils.

of

money

for

any purpose

No

collection

be taken from the

shall

pupils of the schools by teachers or other employes of the Board, except for flowers for

ill

or deceased

mem-

bers, or for organizations directly connected with the

schools.

Sec.

No

51.

teacher shall incur any expense to

be met by the Board without permission of the proper

committee, the Secretary, or the Superintendent. Sec.

Teachers

52.

shall

not

award

prizes

or

medals to pupils under their charge unless specially authorized by the Board. Sec.

At

53.

teacher shall of

all

file

the

close

of

the

school

year each

with the Superintendent an inventory

the school property belonging to her

room or

department. Sec. 54.

Each teacher

is

expected to not only per-

form the particular duties assigned, but oly interested in

and all

securing the best order, progress

discipline of all departments,

times to give assistance Sec. 55.

than their

Teachers

own

to be thor-

and

to be ready at

when needed.

will be permitted to visit other

schools for the purpose of observation,

not exceeding in

all

two days

in

any one year, when

the Superintendent can satisfactorily arrange for such

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

A

absence.

made

report of the

29

5

work observed should be

to the Superintendent.

Teachers should not engage

Sec. 56.

in tutoring

for pay, or in any other outside duties which

may

hinder them from giving their best time and energies to their school duties,

without special permission.

In order that these schools

Sec. 57.

may

receive

the benefit of the most approved methods of instruction

and

discipline

it is

expected that each teacher will

avail herself as far as practicable of all the suggestions

and inspiration

to be secured

by membership

in edu-

cational associations and attendance thereon, as well

as by subscribing for and reading educational books

and

periodicals.

Leave of absence not

Sec. 58.

may

be granted to teachers

who

to exceed

one year

desire to better pre-

pare themselves for teaching by attending higher stitutions

of learning,

or on account of their

in-

own

poor health. Each application for this privilege must be made in writing, and state that it is made with the distinct understanding that the applicant will return for duty here at the termination of the leave, unless

honorably released from Sec.

The Board

59.

this obligation

by the Board.

disclaims any desire of in-

fringing upon the personal rights or privileges of the teachers. est

It desires that

they should enjoy the great-

freedom within reason,

recreations.

in their associations

They should enjoy

and

the fullest confidence

from obtrusive espionage. The Board reserves the right, however, whenever in its judgment a teacher is overstepping the bounds of disof the Board, free

cretion and propriety, in either her associations or amusements, to either her own discredit or the det-

RULES AND REGULATIONS

30

riment of the schools, to caution said teacher and request a modification or discontinuance of such offend-

In

ing.

case

such teacher does

not

receive

such

and conform thereto, it shall become the duty of the Board to employ such additional measures as it may deem necessary under the circumstances. caution and request in the proper

Sec.

60.

spirit,

The Board may remove

a teacher for

improper conduct, incompetency, or neglect of duty, but will

not take notice of any charge against a

teacher unless presented in writing, and signed by at least

one responsible person.

Sec. 61.

Each teacher

shall

keep a copy of these

Rules and Regulations on her desk, study them carebeginning of each year, and read to the from time to time such portions as the occasion may seem to require. fully at the

pupils

Sec.

62.

The

school buildings shall not be used

any other than school purpose^ except by special No dancing shall be allowed in vote of the Board. for

any school building.

No

merchant, agent,

solicitor,

or other person, shall be allowed to exhibit goods or samples, or to solicit trade, insurance, subscriptions or

alms for any purpose whatsoever, or titions or other

to circulate pe-

papers for the signature of teachers

or pupils, within or about the school buildings or the

grounds thereof, except upon a written permit issued by the Board or the Superintendent. This rule is not intended to interfere with representatives of persons or firms dealing in school books or other school supplies,

having business with the Superintendent or

Principals.

The Superintendent,

Principals and jan-

1

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

3

5

well as the teachers, are expected to enforce

itors, as

this rule strictly.

PUPILS. Section

School

Pupils

i.

may

for

grades

the

or

High

the

be received at any time, except in the

which

classes for beginners,

shall be

organized twice

per year, and shall receive beginners only within the first

four weeks after organization.

Sec.

No

2.

under six years of age

child

shall be

received into any grade except at the beginning of the semester,

when

children

age within four weeks 3.

No

dergarten

who

Sec.

at the

who

who

may

will be six years of

be admitted.

pupils shall be received in the

Kin-

are under four years of age, except

beginning of the school year, when children

will

be four years within four weeks

may

be

admitted. Sec.

All pupils,

4.

upon

their

admission to the

schools, shall be properly registered

and

shall attend

the schools to which they have been assigned. shall not be

own

They

allowed to enter school out side of their

sub-district,

or be transferred to another sub-

except upon the written permit of the Su-

district,

perintendent. Sec.

the

No

5.

schools

pupil shall be received or continued in

who

known

is

to

be affected with any

contagious or infectious disease, or to come from

home where any such

disease prevails.

a

The contagious

diseases which are most dangerous to children and which are most likely to be communicated in the

schools

Measles,

are

Small-Pox,

Diphtheria,

Whooping Cough,

and contagious skin

diseases.

Scarlet

Tonsilitis,

Pink

Fever,

Eye,

RULES AND REGULATIONS

32 Sec. 6.

In case of Measles no children from the

infected house shall be allowed to return to school

one week after the disease has disappeared. In case of Scarlet Fever no person from Sec. 7.

until

the infected house shall be allowed to resume school

attendance until eight weeks from the occurrence of the last case in the house, or

if

sickness has been pro-

longed beyond six weeks, until two weeks after the

house has been Sec. 8.

finally

fumigated.

In case of Diphtheria no person from the

infected house shall be permitted to resume school

attendance until two weeks after Diphtheria germs

can no longer be found in the

i"hroat

on hacteriologic

examination. Sec.

9.

No

while

school

person shall suffering

Chicken Pox, Mumps, Sec. 10.

In

all

be

from

allowed

to

Whooping

Tonsilitis, or

attend

Cough,

Pink Eye.

cases of Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria

or Small Pox, the person on returning to school must

present a certificate from the Health Officer or the

attending physician, stating that the above rules have

been complied with and that

it

is

proper

to

receive

the pupil. Sec.

II.

Pupils afflicted with Pulmonary Tuber-

culosis shall not be allowed to attend school except

where a regular physician approved by this Board shall certify that their presence will in no way endanger the other pupils.

in cases

Sec.

12.

respectful to

Pupils are required at all

all

times

to

be

teachers, punctual in attendance, cor-

and dress, polite and chaste in language, studious during school hours, and obedient to rules. rect in deportment, cleanly in person

in conduct, truthful

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

teachers

may

Pupils

Sec. 13.

from by

excuses

be required to bring to their their

either in person or

33

5

parents

guardians,

or

note, in all cases of absence

or tardiness, or of dismissal before the close of school.

Excuses for absence

be brought at the next

shall

session after such absence,

and

shall state the

reason

for the absence. Sec. 14.

Any

pupil

who

shall absent himself

any regular examination of

his

class,

and

from

shall

to render sufficient excuse for such absence,

may

fail

be

required to take a special examination or be marked zero for the teacher.

examination at the discretion of the

But each pupil

shall be entitled to a special

examination when necessarily absent. Sec.

15.

Quarreling, fighting, loud talking, mak-

ing obscene pictures, using obscene language, rude or discourteous

conduct of every description, and

in-

subordination to rule, either upon the public streets,

or in the vicinity of the school buildings, as well as

on the school premises, is hereby strictly forbidden, and such offenses will be deemed sufficient cause for severe discipline. Sec.

16.

Any

oupil

who

shall

in anger, or otherwise resist the

strike

his

teacher

enforcement of the

Rules and Regulations, shall be severely punished, and

may

be expelled.

Sec. 17.

Pupils shall not be allowed to carry

fire

arms, ammunition, slings, or other dangerous weap-

ons or play things

;

or to throw stones, snowballs or

other missiles, while on the school premises or on the streets adjoining.

Sec. 18.

form

is

The use or

strictly

possession of tobacco in any

forbidden about the school premises.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

34

or on the streets adjoining.

may

Violation of this rule

incur suspension.

Sec.

The

19.

school telephones are designed es-

pecially for the use of school officers,

teachers and them to communicate with each other and with patrons upon school business. Neither janitors,

to enable

pupils nor outsiders shall be allowed to use the 'phone

except by special permission of the

and

Principal,

then only to communicate with their homes.

Neither

pupils nor teachers shall be called from classes to the

No

'phone except in special emergency.

mes-

toll

sages shall be sent over any of the school telephones

except from the Superintendent's

office

and by his

express permission. Sec. 20.

The

school pianos are for school use, and

should not be used for private special permission of

same general

except

practice

rule will apply to private use of

all

by

The

Board or Superintendent.

other

school property. Sec.

21.

Any

pupil

who

shall

cut or

otherwise

injure any part of the public buildings or outbuildings, or injure

any fence,

tree,

or any other property

belonging to the District, a teacher or another pupil, either intentionally or

by accident, or

shall write

any

profane or obscene picture or character on any public school property, shall pay in full for

may

all

damages, and

be suspended, expelled or otherwise punished,

according to the nature of the offense. Sec. 22.

The doors

shall

of pupils or patrons at 8:30

be open for admission a.

m. and 1:15

p.

m.

Pupils shall not be admitted before these times except

by

their

own

teachers or Principals, except that in

inclement weather any teacher or janitor

may admit

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

35

5

pupils prior to the opening hour, taking direct charge

of such pupils until the regular time for opening of doors.

Any

Sec. 23.

any reason what-

pupil absent for

ever will be expected to

make up

lessons lost unless

all

excused by the teacher. Sec.

Pupils

24.

own rooms

not in their

the

at

exact time for opening of school shall be considered tardy unless they have previously reported to their teachers on the school premises

for that particular

and been temporarily excused. No pupil remain away from school to avoid tardiness.

session

All pupils in health

Sec. 25.

pass out at recess

may

the weather

is

be required to suitable.

Pupils are forbidden to engage in phy-

Sec. 26.

between classes or to indulge

sical contests

in

when

shall

in

hazing

any form. Sec. 27.

Pupils of the upper grades and the

High

School are advised that the regular work of their grades requires that regular study hours outside of school be carefully observed on the nights of school days. Sec.

28.

school

for

Pupils

for

any

or

entertainment

attend any meeting, or for any other

party, or to

purpose,

should not be excused to leave

preparation

when such absence would

interfere with

any

regular work. Sec. 29.

No

pupil under discipline in one school

will be transferred to another school until such censure is

removed.

Pupils shall not be allowed to remain any of the rooms during the noon hour, except Sec. 30.

the presence of a teacher or janitor,

who

is

in in

made

RULES AND RE;GUI.ATI0NS

36

responsible for the care of room, the

etc.,

in

who

will

room designated

exercise

furniture,

for that

books,

purpose, and

charge until the assembling

full

again of the other teachers to resume their respective duties.

Pupils remaining at noon will not be

iier

mitted to leave the school premises without the consent of the person in charge

;

nor

shall pupils be per-

mitted to leave the school premises at any time with-

out the permission of their teachers.

At

the close of each session

the school premises except

all

pupils should leave

when given

special per-

mission to remain. Sec.

31.

work

Pupils will not be allowed to

in

the laboratories or elsewhere in school buildings, outside

of school hours or in vacations, except under

personal supervision of a teacher. Sec.

32.

Pupils

after school to

shall

work by

not be allowed

artificial light

remain

to

without

in

each

case securing permission of the Principal. Sec. 33.

All pupils are forbidden to join or pledge

themselves for membership in any secret organization of such a character as fraternities or sororities

those ;

commonly known

as

or to form any such organ-

now

exist-

ing in our schools are forbidden to initiate or to

solicit

ization.

Members

new members

of such organizations

or pledges for membership.

Pupils disregarding this rule, or holding

member-

any organization which shall disregard it, shall be debarred from the privilege of representing the school in any contest, or of becoming members of any regularly recognized school organization, or of receiving any school honors; and shall be subject to ship

in

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

37

5

such additional penalty as the school authorities

deem

may

proper.

In case any question arises with reference to due

observance of this rule by any pupil, such pupil

be required to give written assurance of pliance with the rule,

or part taken which

and

to explain in full

may seem

may

comany act

full

to be a violation of

it.

High School pupils are forbidden to use High School name in connection with any organ-

Sec. 34.

the

ization or event that does not have the full consent

and co-operation of the Principal. Sec.

35.

With

Superintendent

the consent of the Principal and

the

literary

societies

of

the

High

School and other duly recognized High School organizations

may

be allowed the use of the

High School

assembly room or other suitable rooms, for public meetings to be conducted under the direction of the

High School Sec.

the

36.

faculty.

Organizations of pupils connected

High School

\\\[]\

are forbidden to arrange for enter-

tainments or to enter into financial obligations with a view of raising, receiving or paying out money,

without the consent of the Principal. Sec.

37.

Pupils

to represent their

sent to

own

other schools or places

schools will be held resp'-usi-

ble for proper conduct while thus

away

representing

the school.

Any

pupil having a satisfactory record and deportment, thruout the year, and an average of 90 per cent, or over in any study, will be excused from final examination in that study; the same privilege will be given to pupils completing studies finished in one semester. Sec. 38.

in attendance

:

RULES AND REGULATIONS

38 Sec. 39.

No

pupil shall be considered eligible for

graduation honors or class honors, or for appoint-

ment

to

of the

any position of honor

High School

relation to the school

and

its

with any

in connection

organizations,

whose conduct

regulations

in

not rea-

is

sonably satisfactory to the school authorities. Sec. 40.

ceived

Whenever non-resident

pupils

may

any grade without detriment

into

residing in this District, such pupils

upon payment of

may

to

be

re-

pupils

be received

tuition.

In accordance with the school law of Colorado pupils will be considered non-resident

all

whose parents

or guardians have not a legal, bona fide residence in this District.

In

all

cases of doubt or disagreement

as to residence the parents should personally confer

with the Superintendent, and,

if

so desired,

file

him a written statement of the facts in the case, presented to the Board at their next meeting.

The

with to be

rates of tuition shall be as follows

For High School or 8th grade pupils $4.50 per school

month of four weeks, or $12.00 per term of For pupils below the 8th grade $3.00

twelve weeks.

per school month, or $8.00 per term of twelve weeks.

The monthly rate shall be charged in all cases except when the full term rate is paid within the first week of the term. No deductions shall be made for absence of

less

than two weeks, and pupils entering

within the

first

two weeks

shall

receive

after beginning of school

no deduction on account of such

late

entry.

All tuition

must be paid

is

payable to the Superintendent, and

strictly in

advance.

SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

Any

Sec. 41.

parent or guardian having a griev-

ance for or on account of his child

same

39

may

present the

person to the teacher having charge of said

in

Parents or guardians are expected to present

pupil.

complaints in a courteous and temperate manner, and

no case

in

in the presence of

any

pupil.

A

teacher

receiving a complaint shall give a patient and respectful

hearing to the same at the earliest time proper, special appointment for such purpose if

making a

necessary; and shall use just

the

all

reasonable means to ad-

matter in a satisfactory manner,

if

such

result can be obtained without sacrifice or prejudice to school regulations

Sec. 42.

and

discipline.

In case complainant and teacher are un-

able to adjust the difficulty

said

complainant

appeal the case to the Superintendent at his

during

office

hours.

The Superintendent

will

may office

make

an appointment for a hearing, and notify the teacher involved of the appeal. file

Whereupon

said teacher shall

with the Superintendent, as soon as possible, a

written statement giving a full report of the case,

including the interview with the complainant.

The

teacher shall also be present at the hearing of the

appeal

if

required by the Superintendent.

In case the complainant is not satisfied Sec. 43. with the decision of the Superintendent he or she may file a written appeal with the Secretary of the

Board. cise

Said appeal shall consist of a

statement of the complaint.

will receive

full

and con-

The complaintant

due notice in writing of the time and place will be heard and considered by The Discipline, or the Board.

where the complaint the Committee upon

Directors individually are not expected to hear verbal

RULES AND REGULATIONS

40

complaints from parents or guardians, but will courteously advise such complainant as to the regular in

which the complaint

will receive consideration,

way and

thereupon courteously decline to hear an "ex-parte" statement of the case, or to enter into any discussion of the same.

JANITORS Section

i.

Janitors shall be directly subject to the

orders of the Superintendent and Principals of their respective buildings, and shall not leave the premises during school hours without permission of the Principal

or the Superintendent.

They

shall see to

about their buildings or grounds

They

stroyed.

is

it

that nothing

injured or de-

shall also take care of the trees, shrubs

and clay for modeling. They make such minor repairs as may be needed. They and

flowers,

enter

upon

their duties at such time as

may

shall

shall

be ordered

by the Board, and shall be subject to removal at the pleasure of the Board they shall devote their entire time to the work prescribed, and shall strive to make everything in and about their buildings and yards look as attractive and pleasant as possible, not only during sessions of school, but during vacations as well. ;

Sec. 2. ^^pec^ive

until

Janitors shall be responsible for their re-

buildings from the close of each school day

8:30 of the following school morning; also upon Sundays, holidays and vacations. They

Saturdays,

shall see that the

windows

are closed and outside doors

locked as soon as practicable after the close of each session.

Sec. 3.

They

get the rooms

shall

warm

make

the fires early

enough

to

by the time the doors are to be

opened, and allow no ashes to collect under the grates

SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

4I

Each janitor must follow the printed instructions in every particular in regard to care and operation of his furnace. of either the stoves or boilers.

It shall

be the duty of janitors having care of rooms

heated by stoves to provide an ample supply of coal to last

until

return.

their

Janitors

who have

care of

rooms heated by stoves and who are employed for full time should visit each one of these rooms at the middle and close of each session, as well as at the beginning.

They

Sec. 4.

sweep

shall

all

rooms, halls and

stair-

ways, dust them at least once each day, and oftener

on rainy or dusty days

They

shall not

before 4:00

the Principal requires

the sweeping of the

m., unless requested to do so

Before beginning to sweep they

Principal.

that

p.

if

commence

ink wells are closed

all

;

it.

rooms by the

shall see

also that ink wells are

always supplied with ink during time school is in session, and washed out whenever the ink becomes thick.

Sec.

They

5.

bells as follows

:

the ringing of the

shall attend to at 8 :^y a.

m. and

1

127 p.

m.

;

also at

They shall the opening and close of each recess. wind the clocks and see that they keep correct time. They

Sec. 6.

shall assist the Principals in

keeping

and maintaining proper order on the play grounds during intermissions, permit no quarreling or unseemly conduct, and permit no outsider to molest the pupils during this time.

They

keep the privies always clean, and allow no writing or cutting of any kind on the Sec. 7.

them prompeach intermission, and should they find any

woodwork tly after

shall

or walls.

They must

inspect

RULES AND REGULATIONS

42

cutting or writing they shall report the same promptly to the Principal.

They

Sec. 8.

shall

frequently

clean

all

erasers,

blackboards and chalk trays, taking care that as little chalk dust as possible is scattered about the rooms.

They shall at all times keep the steps and Sec. 9. walks about the buildings and around the school premises swept clean and free from snow, ice and mud. Sec. 10. They shall scrub the work and windows, and sweep

floors,

wash

wood-

the

the walls of halls and

rooms, at least twice during the year, once at the winter vacation and once at the close of the vacation.

ink spots

All

should

be

summer

removed

im-

mediately. Sec. II.

They may be

sent by the Principal

upon

school errands at such times as will not interfere with their other duties.

Sec.

12.

As

American

far as possible janitors shall

distrla}''

on their respective buildings upon each regular holiday and on any other day designated by the Superintendent. the

Sec.

13.

day or hour

flag

Whenever persons are employed by the in making repairs it shall be the duty

of the janitor of the building to keep an account of the

time each person

is

employed, and report same to the

Secretary. Sec.

14.

Janitors

who have

living

rooms

in

the

school buildings must obtain the consent of the Presi-

dent for permission to leave the buildings over night

during vacations. sion

may

Sec.

When

school

is

in session

permis-

be obtained from the Superintendent.

15.

Janitors occupying living rooms

in

the

basements of school buildings without charge are en-

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

conform strictly Board governing the use force or which may be hereafter made

same only

titled to the

43

5

so long as they

to the regulations of the

now

of same

in

by the Board. Janitors are especially foi^bidden to cook or use,

upon days when school is in session, any vegetables or foods which are well known to have pungent and disagreeable odors and may prove offensive to the other occupants of the building. Sec.

1

No

6.

janitor

plies or repairs at the

permitted to order any sup-

is

expense of the Board without

a written requisition, signed by the Secretary, PresiWhenever any repairs or dent or Superintendent, supplies are needed, he shall at once report such needs to the Secretary or Superintendent.

The use

Sec. 17. in

of tobacco or intoxicating liquors

any form on or about any of the school premises

is

strictly forbidden.

Soon after his appointment it shall be the Sec. 18. duty of each janitor to be sworn in as a special police officer, to

serve, without extra pay,

premises and the streets adjoining.

upon the school

Upon

expiration

of his appointment as such officer he shall promptly at-

tend to having

At

Sec. 19. tor shall

and

file

utensils

Sec. 20.

it

renewed.

the close of each school year each jani-

with the Superintendent a

all

they

may

all tools

make themselves

familiar

on hand. Janitors should

the Rules

with

of

list

and

Regulations, to the end that

at all times be

ready to intelligently assist

in the enforcement of the same.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

44 Sec. 21.

Monthly Salary Schedule. 8 or 9

ID or II

room

building

$50.00

$55-00

First year of service

Second year of service Third year of service Fourth year and thereafter

The advance

room

building

54-00

58.00

57-00

62.00

60.00

65.00

in salary will, in all cases,

depend upon

satisfactory service.

In the above schedule the word "room" refers to rooms furnished with desk seats for pupils, with one or more permanent teachers, and used for grade purposes. Also similar rooms used for high school or kindergarten purposes. Janitors will be allowed full salary for ten

months

per year, and half salary for two months per year,

from June loth to August loth, during which time Board will reserve the right to as much of the janitor's time as may be needed for the school work, but will allow janitors to engage in outside work when it

the

will not in

interfere with

their

other duties.

Janitors

charge of buildings with living rooms will be allowed

the free use of these rooms, with fuel, water and electric lights for the

same under the

rules prescribed

by

the Board.

ATTENDANCE OFFICER Section i. The Attendance Officer shall carefully and promptly investigate all cases of absence or nonattendance referred to him by the Superintendent, and promptly report upon each case. He shall give all necessary warnings to parents or pupils who do not

SCHOOr. DISTRICT NO. 5

observe the law, and

make

all

45

necessary prosecution

of offenders as provided by law for Truant Officers. Sec. 2.

He

cerning the children,

shall also investigate all complaints con-

illegal sale

or giving of tobacco to school

and prosecute those found guilty of disobey-

ing the law.

:

SUPPLEMENT ABSTRACT OF COMPULSORY ATTEND AN CB LAW. All children between the ages of 8 and

i6 shall

attend school regularly for the entire year for which the schools are open, with the following exceptions:

who have

Children over 14 the

work of

satisfactorily

the 8th grade, or children

completed

who have

secured written permits for absence from the Superintendent because of any one of the following reasons

Poor physical or mental condition^ as

(a)

certi-

fied by a reputable physician residing within the District.

The

(b)

help of the child

is

necessary for his

own

support or the support of the parents.

The child is receiving proper (c) home from a person duly qualified. Other good cause showing that

(d)

instruction

it

at

would be for

the child's best interest.

The permit must state the reason for which issued. The law does not intend that children under the age of 14 shall receive permits for absence for work. In case of refusal of Superintendent to grant per-

mit an appeal within ten days.

may

be taken to the

Decision of Court

tions for permits shall not be in three

County Court

is final.

Applica-

renewed oftener than once

months.

Employers of children must require proof of compliance with the law, keeping written record of proof given,

which record

shall be

open to the Truant

Officer,

SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

47

Those who employ a

Superintendent or any Director.

child contrary to these provisions are liable to fine of

$25.00 to $100.00.

Any who is

child

who

does not comply with this law, or

vicious, incorrigible or immoral, or

from

habitual truant

school, or

who

who

habitually

is

an

wan-

ders about the streets or public places in school time

or at night, having no employment or lawful occupation, shall

be deemed a juvenile disorderly person.

and 2nd class shall appoint one or more Truant Officers, who shall be vested with police powers, and have authority to enter all places where Districts of ist

children are employed, for investigation or enforce-

ment of

this law.

The Truant OfBcer truancy within his

shall

district,

examine into any case of and warn the person in

charge of any offender of the persisting in truancy.

He

final

consequences of

shall require the parent or

the person in charge to have the child in school within five days.

Upon

make complaint in charge,

the Court

approved

Upon

who may

failure of the person to

do so, he shall County Court against the person be fined from $5.00 to $20.00, or

in the shall

require the person to give bond, with

sureties, for faithful

failure of person to

pay

observance of the law.

fine

or furnish bond, the

person in charge shall be imprisoned for ten to thirty days.

The Truant Officer, any teacher or other reputable may make complaint in Court against any

person

juvenile

disorderly

child shall be

Upon

person.

committed

Boy's or Girl's Industrial School.

may

conviction

to a children's

continue until the child

is

any,

home, or the

The commitment The order of

of age.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

48

commitment may be suspended by

County Judge

the

during such time as the child shall attend school reg-

and behave properly.

ularly

The Truant open

actions,

Officer shall keep a record of his transto inspection of

He

Director.

shall

Superintendent or any

perform such other duties as the

Superintendent or Board of Directors

may deem

nec-

essary to preserve the morals and secure the good con-

duct of school children.

charged with the

Authorities shall,

if

relief

of

the

poor

necessary, afford such relief as will enable

the children to attend school.

Any

person violating any provision of this

which penalty

is

not provided,

may

Any person convicted may be imprisoned

than $50.00.

act, for

be fined not more

a similar offense

a second time of in addition to the

fine.

LAW CONCERNING

GIVING OR SELLING

TOBACCO TO CHILDREN any person or persons to any person or persons under

"It shall be unlawful for

give or

sell

cigarettes to

the age of 16 years."

"An

who shall sell, give made in whole or

person

bacco or article to

or furnish any toin part of tobacco,

any child under 16 years of age without the written

order of the father or guardian of such child, shall be fined in a

sum

not less than $5.00, nor more than

$100.00, or imprisoned in the county

jail

not more than

three months." "Justices of the Peace in their respective precincts shall

have jurisdiction to try cases under

this

act,

;

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.

49

5

subject to the right of appeal as in cases of assault

and battery."

ABSTRACT OF COLORADO LAW CONCERNING JUVENILE DELINQUENT PERSONS A juvenile deliquent person is any child under sixteen years of age

who

or town ordinance

;

or

violates

who

is

any

state law, or city

incorrigible

;

or

who

knowingly associates with vicious or immoral persons or who knowingly enters any saloon or dram shop, or gambling place, or pool room, or bucket shop, or house of ill-repute or who wanders about the streets or at night without being upon any lawful business who habitually wanders about any railroad tracks or yards, or jumps upon moving cars or enters any car or engine without lawful authority or who is growing up in idleness or crime; or who habitually uses vile, profane, or indecent language, or is guilty of immoral ;

;

;

conduct in any public place or about any schoolhouse. All proceedings against such persons shall be brought by information or sworn complaint to be filed by the District Attorney, or his deputy, in the County

Court.

The Court may commit a

juvenile delinquent

person to the care of a Probation Officer, or a suitable family home, or a children's home, or a State Industrial

son

School, for a period not longer than is

twenty-one years

till

the per-

old.

In counties having a population of 15,000 by the the County Judge may appoint on salary if the Judge and a majority of the County Commissioners deem it necessary. Any person who shall be responsible for or. in any last

federal census

a Probation Officer

way

encourage, cause or contribute to the delinquency

— RUI.ES

50 of any child,

is

AND REGULATIONS

liable to a fine of

$1,000.00 or im-

prisonment not to exceed one year.

ABSTRACT OF COLORADO LAW REGARDING HAZING No

person shall engage in any of those practices

commonly

any acts of torturing, any way maltreating a fellow inmate,

called hazing, or in

tormenting or

in

employee or student. Penalty $5.00 to $50.00.

Also,

if

done by any

officer,

teacher or student of any state institution, dismission

from the

institution.

ABSTRACT OF CURTAIN ORDINANCES, CITY OF FORT COLLINS No

Liquor.

1.

person shall

sell

or give, directly

or indirectly, any malt, vinous, mixed, fermented, or spirituous liquor, to any person.

Penalty, $100.00

$300.00. 2.

Gambling.

any gaming vice

No

table,

person shall maintain or operate

playing cards, or instrument or de-

whereon or with which any money or any other

article of value shall be

No

$100.00.

played

for.

Penalty $10.00

person shall play for money or any-

thing of value, by means of cards, dice, or any other device. 3.

any

Penalty $5.00

Billiard Halls.

—$100.00. No

billiard or pool table,

person holding a license for shooting or bowling

alley,

cane rack, ball or puppet game, or striking machine, shall allow

any minor to use or play upon said device,

or loiter about or frequent the room or place where any such device

is

kept.

Penalty $20.00-$ 100.00.

1

SCHOOIv DISTRICT NO. 5

No

Disturbing the peace.

4.

ciously, wilfully, or in

5

person shall mali-

an abandoned manner, disturb

the peace of any neighborhood or family by loud or

unusual noises, or tumultuous or offensive carriage, fighting or quarreling, or conducting himself in a dis-

orderly manner.

Penalty $10.00-$ 100.00.

No

Sling shot.

5.

which

Any

to

person shall use, carry or have

any sling

in his possession,

throw stones,

shot,

or other device by

clods, metal or

resident of Fort Collins finding

such an instrument

in his possession

may

ion of such an instrument and deliver

City Marshal or any public officer, ately arrest the offender.

Disturbing birds.

6.

wound lest

hard substances.

any person with

it

take possess-

at once to the

who

shall

immedi-

Penalty $3.oo-$ioo.oo.

No

person shall capture,

kill,

or shoot any song or insectivorous bird, or

mo-

young of such a

or injure the nest, eggs or

Penalty $5.00

bird.

—$10.00.

Abusing dumb animals.

No

person shall unnec-

essarily or cruelly beat, whip,

kill,

or otherwise abuse

7.

any dumb animal.

Dangerous

8.

Penalty $5.oo-$ioo.oo. driving.

ately drive or ride

avenue or

No

alley.

No

person shall immoder-

any horse or mule upon any

street,

Penalty $10.00-$ 100.00.

person shall drive or propel any automobile or

bicycle faster than twelve miles per hour; or, in turn-

ing a corner, faster than eight miles per hour.

Pen-

alty $5.oo-$io.oo.

No

person shall ride a bicycle,

tricycle,

or any other

riding machine, along any public sidewalk.



$5.00

^$100.00.

Penalty

RULES AND REGULATIONS

52

Damaging

9.

street,

tires.

No

person shall place in any

any ashes,

alley or other public place,

nails, tacks,

glass,

or any other article which might injure

the tires of bicycles or other vehicles.

Penalty $10.00-

$100.00. 10.

Climbing on

No

cars.

boy under 18 years

get on or off any railroad car while

it

is

shall

in motion.

Penalty $2.oo-$io.oo. 11.

Curfew.

No

child

under the age of 17 years remain upon any street,

shall frequent, loiter, play, or alley, public

grounds, vacant

lot,

or the stairway or

hallway of any public or business building, later than 9 8

p.

m. from April 15th to October 15th; or

p.

m. from October i5tk

to April

15th.

later

than

Penalty

$1.00-$ 1 0.00.

No

parent shall knowingly permit any violation of

the above.

Penalty $i.oo-$25.oo.

suspend the operation of

this

(The Mayor may

ordinance for not more

than twenty-four hours at any one time.)

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