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be provided with board, lodging and tuition; and the directors of the institution shall receive an annual appropriation for each pupil so provided for, in quarterly payments, to be paid by the treasurer of the state, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the treasurer of said institution, on his presenting a bill showing the actual time and number of such pupils attending the institution, which bill shall be signed by the president and secretary of the institution, and verified by their oaths.
2. The regular term of instruction for such pupils shall be five years; but the commissioner of education may, in his discretion, extend the term of any pupil for a period not exceeding three years. The pupils provided for in this section and sections nine hundred and seventy-one and nine hundred and seventy-two of this article shall be designated state pupils; and all the existing provisions of law applicable to state pupils now in said institutions shall apply to pupils herein provided for. (As amended by chapter 140 of the Lau's of 1910.)
$ 974. Regulations for admission. The commissioner of education may make such regulations and give such directions to parents and guardians, in relation to the admission of pupils into either of the above-named institutions, as will prevent pupils entering the same at irregular periods. (As amended by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1910.)
§ 975. Clothing for state pupils. - 1. The supervisors of any county in this state from which county state pupils may be hereafter appointed to any institution for the instruction of the deaf and dumb, whose parents or guardians are unable to furnish them with suitable clothing, are hereby authorized and required to raise in each year for each such pupil from said county, the sum of thirty dollars.
2. The supervisors of any county in this state from which state pupils shall be sent to and received in the New York institution for the blind, whose parents or guardians shall, in the opinion of the commissioner of education, be unable to furnish them with suitable clothing are hereby authorized and directed, in every year while such pupils are in said institution, to raise and appropriate thirty dollars for each of said pupils, and to pay the sum so raised to the said institution, to be by it applied to furnishing such pupils with suitable clothing while in said institution.
3. If in any case all or any of said moneys are not expended before the expiration of the periods of appointment of such pupils, then the unexpended residue shall go into the general clothing fund of the said institution, to be by it devoted to furnishing state pupils with suitable clothing.
4. If said sums shall not be paid to the said institution within six months after the annual meeting of the supervisors of any of said counties, the sums so impaid shall bear interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, from the expiration of said six months until the same be paid.
5. The supervisors of any county in this state from whose pauper institutions pupils shall be sent to the said institution for the blind, shall raise, appropriate and pay to the order of the comptroller of the state, towards the expense of educating and clothing such pupils, a sum equal to that which the county would have to pay to suj.port the pupils as paupers at home. This subdivision does not apply to the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.
6. The supervisors, or officers corresponding thereto, of the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, from which state pupils shall be sent to and received in the New York institution for ihe blind, whose parents or guardians shall, in the opinion of the commissioner of education, be unable to furnish them with suitable clothing, are hereby anthorized and directed, in
every year while such pupils are in said institution, to raise and appropriate fifty dollars for each of said pupils from said counties, respectively, and to pay the sum so raised to the said institution, to be by it applied to furnishing such pupils with suitable clothing while in said institution.
7. If in any year hereafter there shall be any surplus of the amount above required to be paid yearly by the said counties for clothing for pupils from said counties, respectively, then such surplus shall be deducted pro rata the ensuing year from the amount above required to be paid by the said counties respectively. (As amended by chapter 140 of the Laus of 1910.)
$ 976. Employment of reader for blind students.- 1. Whenever a blind person, who is a citizen of this state and a pupil in actual attendance at a college, university, technical or professional school
located in this state and authorized by law to grant degrees, other than an institution established for the regular instruction of the blind, shall be designated by the trustees thereof as a fit person to receive the aid hereinafter provided for, there shall be paid by the state for the use of such pupil the sum of three hundred dollars per annum with which to employ persons to read to such pupil from text-books and pamphlets used by such pupil in his studies at such college, university or school.
2. Such moneys shall be paid annually, after the beginning of the school year of such institution, by the treasurer of the state on the warrant of tire comptroller, to the treasurer of such institution, on his presenting an account showing the actual number of blind pupils matriculated and attending the institution, which account shall be verified by the president of the institution and accompanied by his certificate that the trustecs have recommended the pupils named in said account as hereinbefore provided.
3. The trustees of any of the said institutions shall recommend no blind person, who is not regularly matriculated, and who is not in good and regular standing, and who is not working for a degree from the institution in which he is matriculated; and no blind person shall be recommend, who is not doing the work regularly prescribed by the institution for the degree for which he is a candidate. The moneys so paid to any such institution shall be disbursed for the purposes aforesaid by and under the direction of its board of trustees. (As amended by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1910.)
$ 977. Indigent deaf-mute children.- Whenever a deaf-mute child under the age of twelve years shall become a charge for its maintenance on any of the towns or counties of this state, or shall be liable to become such charge, it shall be the duty of the overseers of the poor of such town or of the board of supervisors of such county to place such child in one of the institutions enumerated in the next section. (As amended by chapler 140 of the Laws of 1910.)
§ 978. Deaf-mute children improperly cared for.— Upon the application of any parent, guardian or friend of a deaf-mute child, within this state, over the age of five years and under the age of twelve years, the overseer of the poor or the supervisor of the town
where such child may be, shall place such child in one of the institutions authorized by the laws of eighteen hundred and ninetytwo, chapter thirty-six, to receive such pupils, as follows:
1. The New York institution for the deaf and dumb; or,
2. The institution for the improved instruction of deafmutes; or,
3. The Le Couteulx Saint Mary's institution for the improved instruction of deaf-mutes in the city of Buffalo; or, 4. The Central New York institution for deaf
mutes in the city
of Rome; or,
5. The Albany Łome school for the oral instruction of the deaf at Albany; or,
6. To any other institution in the state for the education of deaf-mutes as to which the state board of charities shall have filed with the commissioner of education a certificate to the effect that said institution has been duly organized and is prepared for the reception and irstruction of such pupils.
(As amended by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1910.)
8 979. Maintenance of children.--- The children placed in said institutions, in pursuance of the last two sections, shall be maintained therein at the expense of the county from whence they came, provided that such expense shall not exceed three hundred and twenty-five dollars each per year, until they attain the age of twelve years, unless the directors of the institution to which a child has been sent shall find that such child is not a proper sub ject to remain in said institution. (As amended by chapters 140 and 322 of the Laws of 1910.)
§ 980. Payment of expenses of tuition and maintenance.The expenses for the board, tuition and clothing for such deaf-mute children, placed as aforesaid in said institutions, not exceeding the amount of three hundred and twenty-five dollars per year, above allowed, shall be raised and collected as are other expenses of the county from which such children shall be received; and the bills therefor, properly authenticated by the principal or one of the officers of the institution, shall be paid to said institution by the said county; and its county treasurer or chamberlain, as the case may be, is hereby directed to pay the same on presentation, so that the amount thereof may be borne by the proper county. (As amnded by chapters 140 and 322 of the Laws of 1910.)
NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND.
Section 990. Change of name.
991. Requisites for admission. 992. Applicants from without the state. 993. Applications for admission. 994. Object of institution. 995. Appointment and terms of trustees. 996. Filling vacancies. 997. Trustees entitled to mileage; disabilities. 998. General powers of trustees. 999. Officers, committees and seal. 1000. Secretary. 1001. Treasurer's duties and bond. 1002. Appointment of superintendent, instructors and
assistants. 1003. Purchase of equipment. 1004. Duty to provide clothing and pay traveling ex
1011. Drafts upon state treasury. § 990. Change of name. - The New York state institution for the blind as the same was authorized to be established by chapter five hundred and eighty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five and the acts supplemental thereto and renamed the “ New York state school for the blind” by laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, chapter five hundred sixty-three, shall continue to be known and designated as the “New York state school for the blind.” (As amended by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1910.)