■ The Methven School Committee met ■last evening, ■ the- Rev. G. K. Aitken ■presidinK,. there' being also present Messrs Dart, ■ Cooper, • Lock, and Dohertv. . • ' '
'■' A -deputation" consisting 1 of -Messrs J. •Csirr and R. Middleton waited on the committee.- on behalf of the residents) of Barker's Road district, to solicit the helo of the committee in moving the Education Board and the Department to do more for them in the way of convevinc children to the school at Methven. Mr Carr explained that while the offer of the board to subsidise the cost of conveyance was more or less satisfactory if all the children were able to attend, it was disastrous to a. parent if his children were all absent Jor a few days. as in this case it would cost a parent of, say, five children about 6s 3d per day for every day that his children wore absent, from school, as they might possible be for a week or more in the case of an epidemic. :
.The committee -resolved to again approach the board and ask it to pay tho. actual cost of conveyance of the' children, less 3d per day per- child, which the parents are willing to pay.
The headmaster's report showed that the average attendance was 7 06.5, which was not too satisfactory.
Tt was decided that the term holidays commence.on May 2.
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METHVEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
METHVEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
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