ASHBURTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE.
A meeting of the local School Committee was held on Tuesday. Present—Mr. St. Hill (in the chair) and Messrs. W. E. Bojde, Bean, J. Orr, and G. W. Andrews. Correspondence was read from the Education Board, stating that the Board would accept the nomination of Miss Jane Gooden as a pupil teacher. From the same, requesting the committee to nominate three members for the Education Board. The following names were submitted from which to choose candidates :—Messrs. Geo. Booth, Rev. H. B. Cocks, A. H. Cunningham, R. L. Higgins, E. J. Leo, H. W. Peryman, A. Saunders, H. J. Tancred, Rev. H. B. M. Watson, H. E. Webb, and the ballot resulted in the nomination of Messrs. Saunders, Tancrcd, and Webb. From the Board, stating that the sum of L7B Ids. 2d. had been passed to the committee for salaries., THE SCHOOL. The master reported that the attendance at the school since the holidays had averaged weekly 326; that day’s attendance was 355. The number on the roll was 392—197 boys, and 195 girls. The parents had subscribed Ll 3 4s. Bd. for the school prize fund. The report was considered eminently satisfactory. Regarding school necessaries, it was stated by the Chairman that the late Committee had resolved to commission the Secretary to procure all these necessaries as his judgment pointed' out. It was resolved that the action of the former Committee be sustained The Chairman, as one of the visiting committee, reported that there were very few repairs necessary, and the .charges on the committee were very light. He detailed a few minor matt era requiring at-
The Secretary, in reply to a question, stated that the incidental expenses were paid for out of a capitation allowance which amounted last year to about L 125. SALARIES OF TEACHERS. The Secretary said he had been instructed last year to apply for an increase of salary for some of the teachers, and it would be a part of the business of the present committee to attend to this matter. There was now a staff of ten teachers, and the Inspector had reported favorably on three of them. Mr. Orr proposed, and Mr. Bean seconded —“ That the Board he requested to increase the salaries of Miss Stewart L2O, and the Misses Henderson LlO each.” The motion was carried. SCHOOL REGISTER. The Chairman said it was pari of the committee’s duty to see that the School Records were correctly kept, and it was resolved that Mr. Ward be appointed to inspect the register. Mr. Boyle wished to know what was to be done about a school treat. The Secretary reported having a sum of Ll 4 9s. Bd. in hand towards the treat. Mr. Orr proposed that Messrs. Boyle, St. Hill, and Orr, be appointed a subcommittee to collect subscriptions to supplement the sum in hand for the treat, and to report at next meeting, when the date of the treat should be fixed. This was agreed to, and the meeting adjourned.
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