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University of the State of New York Bulletin

Entered as second-class matter August 2, 1913, at the Post Office at Albany, N. Y.;

No. 666

under the act of August 24, 1912

Published fortnightly




JULY 1, 1918



Constitution, art. 9

§ 1. Common schools. The legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free common schools, wherein all the children of this state may be educated.

§ 2. Higher education. The corporation created in the year 1784, under the name of the regents of the university of the state of New York, is hereby continued under the name of the university of the state of New York. It shall be governed and its corporate powers, which may be increased, modified or diminished by the legislature, shall be exercised, by not less than nine regents.

§ 3. Educational funds. The capital of the common school fund, the capital of the literature fund, and the capital of the United States deposit fund, shall be respectively preserved inviolate. The revenue of the said common school fund shall be applied to the support of common schools; the revenue of the said literature fund shall be applied to the support of academies; and the sum of $25,000 of the revenues of the United States deposit fund shall each year be appropriated to and made part of the capital of the said common school fund.

§ 4. Restrictions of subsidies. Neither the state nor any subdivision thereof, shall use its property or credit or any public money, or authorize or permit either to be used, directly or indirectly, in aid or maintenance, other than for examination or inspection, of any school or institution of learning wholly or in part under the control or direction of any religious denomination, or in which any denominational teret or doctrine is taught. 384823

schools, academic departments in union schools and similar unincorporated schools as are admitted by the regents to the university as of academic grades.

2. College. The term "college" includes universities and other institutions for higher education authorized to confer degrees. 3. University. The term "university" means the university of the state of New York.


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4. Regents. The term regents means board of regents of the university of the state of New York.

5. Commissioner. The term 66 commissioner sioner of education.

6. School commissioner.

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means the local officer provided for in article fourteen.

7. Secondary education. The term "secondary education" means instruction of academic grades, between the elementary grades and the college or university.

8. Higher education. The term "higher education" means education in advance of secondary education, and includes the work of colleges, universities, professional and technical schools, and educational work connected with libraries, museums, university and educational extension courses and similar agencies.

9. Trustee. The term 66 trustees," when not used in reference to a school district, includes directors, managers or other similar members of the governing board of an educational institution.

10. Parental relation. The term "persons in parental relation" to a child includes the parents, guardians or other persons, whether one or more, lawfully having the care, custody or control of such child.

11. Compulsory school ages. The term "child of compulsory school age means any child between seven and sixteen years of age lawfully required to attend upon instruction.

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12. School authorities. The term "school authorities means the trustees, or board of education, or corresponding officers, whether one or more, and by whatever name known, of a city, or school district however created.

13. School officer. The term "school officer " means a clerk, collector, or treasurer of any school district; a trustee or member of a board of education or other body in control of the schools by whatever name known in a union free school district or in a city; a superintendent of schools; a truant officer; a school commissioner; or other elective or appointive officer in a school district or

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