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Chapter IV. Principal Cities of State Outside of New York City-Cont'd.

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XII. Civic and Other Organizations - Statements from Repre

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16. Federation of Galician and Bucovinian Jews of America..
17. Finnish Educational Association of Manhattan..

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18. Girl Scouts...

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19. Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America 3199 20. Hungarian Society of New York.

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Chapter XII. Civic and Other Organizations-Continued:

44. Russian Economic League...

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CHAPTER I

State Legislation

1. COMPULSION FOR MINORS

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Article 1, Section 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.

Article 23, Section 620. Instruction required. The instruction required under this article shall be:

1. At a public school in which at least the six common school branches of reading, spelling, writing, arithmetic, English language and geography are taught in English.

2. Elsewhere than a public school upon instruction in the same subjects taught in English by a competent teacher.

1. Every child

§ 621. Required attendance upon instruction. within the compulsory school ages, in proper physical and mental condition to attend school, residing in a city or school district having a population of five thousand or more and employing a superintendent of schools, shall regularly attend upon instruction as follows:

a. Each child between seven and fourteen years of age shall attend the entire time during which the school attended is in session, which period shall not be less than one hundred and eighty days of actual school.

b. Each child between fourteen and sixteen years of age not regularly and lawfully engaged in any useful employment or service, and to whom an employment certificate has not been duly issued under the provisions of the Labor Law, shall so attend the entire time during which the school attended is in session. (Subdivision 1 amended by L. 1917, ch. 563, in effect May 18, 1917.)

2. Every such child, residing elsewhere than in a city or school district having a population of five thousand or more and employing a superintendent of schools, shall attend upon instruction dur

ing the entire time that the school in the district shall be in session as follows:

a. Each child between eight and fourteen years of age. b. Each child between fourteen and sixteen years of age not regularly and lawfully engaged in any useful employment or service. (Subdivision amended by L. 1913, ch. 511.)

3. The provisions of this section are intended to include all blind children, except such as may receive appointments under the provisions of article 38 of this chapter. (Section amended by L. 1911, ch. 710.)

4. A child within the prescribed ages as provided by this section shall be deemed in proper physical and mental condition to attend upon instruction unless a certificate shall have been issued by the school authorities that the child is not in proper physical and mental condition to so attend. No physical condition which is capable of correction shall avail as a defense under the provisions of this article unless it shall be made to appear that all reasonable measures for the correction of the condition and the suitable instruction of the child have been taken. (Added by L. 1919, ch. 232, in effect April 15, 1919.)

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871-a. Bureau of Compulsory education, school census and child welfare. In a city having a population of one million or more there shall be a bureau of compulsory education, school census and child welfare. Said bureau shall consist of a director, an assistant director, a chief attendance officer, and such other supervisors, attendance officers, enumerators, clerks and other employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of articles twentytwo, twenty-three and twenty-four of the Education Law, and to perform other and related duties imposed by the provisions of other statutes or requirements of the board of education. tendance officers and supervising attendance officers of every grade shall be appointed from eligible lists prepared in the same manner and by the same authority as are eligible lists for teachers and subject likewise to the provisions of section eight hundred and seventy-two as to tenure of office; but an eligible list for attendance officers in existence when this act takes effect shall be exhausted before nominations are made from an eligible list subsequently established. Those persons who as the result of appointment or assignment are serving in any of the positions hereinafter described when this act goes into effect shall hold their respective

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