Borough School Committee.
The monthly meeting of Iho Borough School Committee was held Jasfc evening. Present—Messrs W. J. Sileodt (Chairman), C. Heeeb, M. J. Priest, T. Hayes, W. Killier, U. McCallum, and Eev. W. L. Sailer. A credit balance at fcbo bank of £29 3s 7d was reported by the Chairman. The Chairman reported thafc the school had beea given a holiday ou Empire Day, and prior to the scholars' dismissal they had saluted the flag. The Headmaster's report showed that the average attendance at tho main school during the month had been 337.1, highest attendance 36b" and the lowest 234, while the total roll number was 392, The average attendance at Allenton was 57, ro'l number 65. Mr D, Thomas had presented two footballs to the school for !tbe use of the higher and lower standard | boys, and needless to say tho gift had beea warmly appreciated. Owing to the bad weather experienced of 1 ita, the attendance at both schools had somewhat decreased. The report was adopted, find a vote of thanks was accorded Mr D. Thomas for his gift. The Chairman reported that the Allenton school had been broken into recently, and the intruders had thrown ink all over the school, besides stealing a number of articles the property of the children. The Visiting Committee reported that the trees m the main school playground adjoi: ing the English Church property, had been topped. A sump was required at the Allenton school to remedy defective drainage. Twenty-eight panes of glass at the Allenton school had been broken. Mr Hayes said it was evident that the giass had been broken either on Sundays or during holidays. Mr Salter suggested that a portion of tho Borough school playground ba asphalted, and that the Board be written to on the matter. The Chairman said thafc requests made formerly to the Board for asphalting had been refused. The Secretary was instructed to write to the Sergeant of Police informing him of the damage done at the Allenton school. It was suggested that should any further damage be done to the school, those who had had use of tho building for meeting purposes be refused the use of tho school. Messrs C. Beech and T. Hayes wore reappointed a Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. The Salvation Army applied for the use of the ■ Allenton school for meeting purposes. It was decided to grant the request, the fee being fixed at 5s par night. Mr blayes moved, and Mr Priest seconded, " That the Caretaker receive additional salary when the school is leased for meeting purposes, on account of the extra work entailed m cleaning."—Carried. It was decided to hold tha meetings at 7 p.m. m future. Accounts amounting to £8 15s 3d were passed for payment, and the meeting adjourned.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
Borough School Committee. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
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