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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 14, Number 7 (April 1913)

A bill affecting the University,   pp. [343]-345


Page [343]


       A BILL AFFECTING THE UNIVERSITY
N February 19, Assemblyman Sharp introduced Bill No. 527 A, in
     the assembly, providing for the creation of a state board of education
and defining its powers, rights, privileges and duties.
  The people of the state of Wiscon-
sin, represented in senate and assem-
bly, do enact as follows:
  Section 1. There are added to the
statutes sixteen new sections to read;
Section 392a--1. A  state board   of
education composed of five members
is hereby created. The-state superin-
tendent of public instruction shall be
ex officio a member of such board. On
or before the first Ă½Monday of July
after the passage of sections 392a-1
to 392a-16, the governor shall, by
and with the advice and consent of
the senate, appoint four members of
the state board of education, but no
member so appointed shall be quali-
fied to act until confirmed.
  Section 392a-2. The term of one
of such members shall terminate on
the first Monday in July, 1916, the
term of the second member shall ter-
minate on the first Monday in July,
1918, the term of the third such mem-
ber shall terminate on the first Mon-
day in July, 1920, and the term of the
fourth such member shall terminate
on the first Monday in July, 1922.
The successors to the members of said
board, other than the ex officio mem-
ber, shall be elected as provided in
section 392a-3.
   Section 392a-3. At the spring
election held on the first Tuesday of
April, A. D. 1916, and - biennially
thereafter, there shall be elected, in
the same manner as the state superin-
tendent of public instruction is elect-
ed, one member of the said      state
board of education, who shall hold of-
fice for a term of eight-yars-from-th
first Monday in July of such year,
and the provisions of law relating to
the nomination and election of the
state superintendent shall apply to
the nomination and election of mem-
bers of said board. Each member so
elected shall hold his office until his
successor is elected and qualified.
  Section 392a-4. Any vacancy, in
the membership of the state board of
education, except in the office of the
ex officio member which shall be filled
as now provided by law, shall be filled
by appointment by the governor for
the unexpired term, subject to con-
firmation by the senate, but any such
appointment shall be in force until
acted upon by the senate.
  Section  392a-5.    The  governor
may at any time remove any member
of gsuch board of edneation, excepting
the ex Officio member, for inefficiency,
neglect of duty or malfeasance in of-
fice. Before such removal he shall
give the member a copy of the charges
against him, and shall fix the time
when he can be heard in his own de-
fense, which shall not be less than
ten days thereafter, and said hearing
shall be open to the public. If he shall
be removed, the governor shall file
in the office of the secretary of state
a complete statement of all charges
against such member, and his find-.
ings thereon with the record of the
proceedings.
   Section 392a-6. No member of the
state board of education shall hold
any other office or position of profit


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