Power to accept gifts for educational purposes

83. A Town Committee, Village Commission or Committee of Management shall be able and shall be deemed always to have been able to be constituted trustees for any endowment or charity for purposes connected with elementary education, whether the endowment or charity was established before or after the date of the coming into operation of this Law, and shall have power to accept any property given to them as an endowment or upon trust for any purposes connected with elementary education:

Provided that no such property shall be so accepted without the prior consent in writing of the Director.