PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIERS ORPHAN SCHOOL
                  Act of May 21, 1943, P.L. 302, No. 140              Cl. 24
                                  AN ACT

     Providing for the admission of children to, and their education
        and maintenance in, and their discharge from the Scotland
        School for Veterans' Children; prohibiting discharging
        children or taking children from said school, or children
        from leaving the same without an order of the Board of
        Trustees of the Scotland School for Veterans' Children; and
        prescribing penalties. (Title amended May 24, 1951, P.L.351,
        No.76)

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The Board of Trustees of the Scotland School for
     Veterans' Children shall admit to the Scotland School for
     Veterans' Children, under such rules and forms of application as
     it may adopt, children over six (6) and under sixteen (16) years
     of age, of a custodial parent or legal guardian who has resided
     in this Commonwealth for a continuous period of not less than
     three years prior to application for admission of such children,
     or prior to the death of the last survivor of such parents, and
     one or both of whose parents, grandparents, siblings or parents'
     siblings has served in any branch of the armed forces of the
     United States and has died in such service or has been honorably
     discharged therefrom.
        Preference in admission shall be as follows: (1) Children
     whose parent or parents served in the armed forces during any
     war or armed conflict in which the United States has been, is
     now or may hereafter be engaged, or in any movement or campaign
     in connection therewith or resulting therefrom; (2) Children,
     both of whose parents are dead; (3) Children, with only one
     living parent; (4) Destitute children not being in the foregoing
     classes.
        (1 amended Oct. 13, 1994, P.L.593, No.88)

        Compiler's Note:  Section 6(e) of Act 105 of 1996 provided
            that, notwithstanding the transfer of the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children from the Department of Education
            to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under
            Act 105, section 1 shall remain in full force and effect
            insofar as it relates to teachers at the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children.
        Section 2.  Children so admitted shall be educated and
     maintained in the Scotland School for Veterans' Children until
     they shall severally become nineteen years of age, unless sooner
     discharged for cause by order of the board: Provided, That the
     board may at its discretion extend the time of the discharge of
     any child until the end of the school year during which such
     child reaches the age of nineteen years. For the purposes of
     this proviso the school year shall be deemed to commence the
     first day of September of each year.
        (2 amended May 24, 1951, P.L.351, No.76)

        Compiler's Note:  Section 6(e) of Act 105 of 1996 provided
            that, notwithstanding the transfer of the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children from the Department of Education
            to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under
            Act 105, section 2 shall remain in full force and effect
            insofar as it relates to teachers at the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children.
        Section 3.  No child admitted to the Scotland School for
     Veterans' Children shall be discharged therefrom, or leave the
     same, or be taken therefrom by any person, except on order of
     the board of trustees. In discharging a child from the school,
     or in permitting a child to leave or be taken from the school,
     the board of trustees shall be governed by the best interests of
     the child or the best interests of the other children in the
     school, as the case may be.
        (3 amended May 24, 1951, P.L.351, No.76)

        Compiler's Note:  Section 6(e) of Act 105 of 1996 provided
            that, notwithstanding the transfer of the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children from the Department of Education
            to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under
            Act 105, section 3 shall remain in full force and effect
            insofar as it relates to teachers at the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children.
        Section 4.  Whoever takes any child from the Scotland School
     for Veterans' Children, or assists any child to leave the same,
     without an order from the board permitting such taking or
     leaving, and any child who leaves said school without permission
     so to do, shall, upon summary conviction thereof be sentenced to
     pay a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00), and in
     default of the payment thereof and costs, shall undergo
     imprisonment not to exceed ten days, or in the case of a minor,
     subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts, shall be
     dealt with by such court as in other cases of juvenile
     delinquency.
        (4 amended May 24, 1951, P.L.351, No.76)

        Compiler's Note:  Section 6(e) of Act 105 of 1996 provided
            that, notwithstanding the transfer of the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children from the Department of Education
            to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under
            Act 105, section 4 shall remain in full force and effect
            insofar as it relates to teachers at the Scotland School
            for Veterans' Children.
        Section 5.  Sections six, seven and eight of the act,
     approved the twenty-seventh day of May, one thousand eight
     hundred ninety-three (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred seventy-one),
     entitled, as amended "An act providing for the acquisition of
     land and the erection, equipment, management, and operation of
     the Pennsylvania Soldiers Orphans' School; the maintenance of
     children admitted thereto, and regulating the admissions to and
     discharges from the said Pennsylvania Soldiers Orphans' School,"
     and their amendments, are hereby repealed absolutely.
        All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are
     hereby repealed.
        Section 6.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     immediately upon its final enactment.