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A meeting of the committee was eld on Tuesday evenirjg; present— /lessrs J. R. Newton (chairman), jeete, Lewitt, Fyfe and Dodds. Tbe chairman reported that he had ome correspondents re tbe £ for £ iubsidy for the school from tbe Board, rbis was due to the fact that he had illed in the claim for the subsidy, and iad paid amount collected locally lirect to the contractors for the ippbalting. He bad offered to send bank slip, etc,, to show tbe exact imounfc collected, etc. The Board wrote, enclosing form X for subsidy, and Btated that actual amount collected must be forwarded before the Board would grant tbe subsidy The ohairman added be was willing in a few days' time to lend the School Committee £50, Mr Leete considered that a cheque on the cotijmittee's funds for amount could be forwarded. It would never be presented. Tbe chairman pointed out that tbe necessary funds to meet cheques must be in the bank, The matter was left in the chair man's hands to arrange when visitin" Christehurch Accounts amounting to £1 ds were passed for payment. In answer to Mr Dodds, Mr Leete said the credit at tbe bank was £13 odd. The headmaster, who attended the

I meting, reared that a dozen aew (pupils had bean admitted, arid' tha i roll was up to 118 The highest at iteidance las'; week wis IS6 He adrW that at tha end of last year Mr W ey had presented a fine pious of Lord Roberts to tho school, tnd ' had bad it framed. Is mad* a fine picture.

Tbe chairman move! a beatty vote of tbanks be conveyed to Mr Whitley for his gift . Seconded by Mr Dodds, and carried.

Mr Hall drew attention to some necessary repairs to his residence. The building badly needed painting also.

Mr Lewitt said it was absurd to think tbe house bad been occupied eight yeais and not re painted. A new building wanted repainting in three years' time. Mr Fyfe moved the chairman write to the Board, and ask them to paint the bouse and do repairs to the inside, and that on a visit to Christehurch tbe chairman interview the secretary and architect of tbe Board.

Seconded by Mr Lewitt, and carried

Mr Leete said tbe forms for the annual returns were to hand, and would be duly filled in, Mr Hall reported that the asphalt round tbe school w/ts a great boon to the children on wet days, It bad not cracked at all with tbe beat. The ohairman said be heard tbe plaster was breaking badly. t Mr Hall said there was one piece by a door, and there was a crack on tbe ceiling which might have been made by an earthquake. The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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