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The uaual monthly meeting was held In the Library on Monday evening. Present : Messrs Pyke (Übslrman), Broadbent, Clark, Dowllng, Turner and Ozley. Af tee the minutes were read, Mr Oxley asked the Chairman by whose authority ■omo £9 was spgnt m prfaes, as there was no mention oi It In the minutes and no authority had been given at any meeting either for the purohaie of prizes or the allotment of aame. The Ohalrtnan stated that he had purI ohaied them thinking It was the Oom- ( mltiee's wleh that Le should do bo, as the B^me aotlon had been taken last year. He was sorry If he had exoeeded bis duty, bat It had been done to save the Committee trouble. He had spent a day In Obrlstohnrch at his own expense, and gone to considerable trouble, for whloh he evidently received no thanks. He thought he had better send m an account for day's expenses. Mr Oxley eatd ho should have muoh pleasqra In moving that the scoount he passed for payment, 'The Chairman continued that be took the opportunity of baying that he had not reoelvod tb^i MilatapQQ Irom the Oom« tHit'iee he oQR^t to have done. Mr Oxley thought the OoootaUUe flhonld be consulted on saoh matters. The prizes wero as good aa any the Committee oonld have purchased, but that was not the question. Mr Turner, after repeated Interruptions, said he thought a BUDtGommlttee should have been appointed. It would have been far 'more satisfactory. He did not know the books irere purohaied till asked to. look at them. • Mr Olark spoke to the aame effeot, also Mr Dowllng, The minutei were then confirmed. The master reported the average attendance for the past month aa 165 6 ; for last week, 149 5 ; highest attendance, IQ4 ; nnuuer on roll, 219, He asked for additional desks for the infants' room, for another side gate and for the grounds to bo levolled. The Chairman was requested to see about new (leeks. It was resolved on the motion of Mr Oxley not to ereot a net? , gnto but to utilise the large ones. The I question of levelling the grounds was lefc for the now committee, to arrange about. Tlio Board wroje intimating that tender* lia^ Ueon called for the improvements to I the buildings. ' The Chairman reported a credit balanoa of £6 12e. X It was. resolved to ask the master to supply a list of all books used at the Bohool, shewing prices oharged for same Acoounts for £1 19a 6d were paised for payment. Meeara Oxloy and Olark wero appointed a yiaitiDg oommittee for the month, and after a lively discussion respecting rematka made by the Chairman at the distribution of prises and other matters the meeting adjourned 6

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SOUTH RAKAIA SCHOOL COMMITTEE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889

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SOUTH RAKAIA SCHOOL COMMITTEE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889