BOARD OF EDUCATION
The North Canterbury Board of Educatloa yesterday adopted the report of the Appointments Committee on the Secretary's report of the recent enquiry concerning May&eld school. It was resolved that the matters complained of should have been dealt with at the time, and the Board could not now tape action respecting them ; also thst m the interests of the district it was advisible that the master should endeavor to remove to another school. The Mount Somers School Committee reported the resignation of Mr Buechler, who had received appointment m another district, and also the wish of Miss Buechler to be released from her engagement as pupil teacher. The Board was recommended to grant the release. —In reply to the application from Ashburton Forks for renewal of fences destroyed by fire, it was resolved that no grant could be made for fencing till the Board received its share of the amount recently voted for Fchool buildings. The Springbum School Committee forwarded a specification For proposed fencing. It was resolved that at present there wtre no funds available. Painting the school buildings at Wakanui was authorised. The sum of £1 was allowed for the purchase of trees for planting at the Hinds. The Secretary was au'horised to make enquiries and report upon the proposal to form a school district at Wmchmore. ; The Board received a deputation from the Master Printers' Association, who asked that school books compiled and printed iv the colony should be used by board schools m preference to those imported. The Board decided tbat, so far as was consistent with the proper educati n of the children of North Canterbury, they will afford the utmost possible assistance to support the object set forth. At the same time they suggested that the association should approach the Minister of Eduoation on the subject, so as to secure uniformity m the quality of the books. They also adopted the sub-commi.t:ee's report: m favor of sending the inmates of the Lyttelton Orphanage to the public schools of the town m preference to dec aring the orphan* age a public school. This would eftect a say • n X °f P er annum alone, and the committee considered the step advisable as conducive to make the orphans more sociable.
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