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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889
The meeting of the Forbury School Committee, held last night, was attended by Messrs Rosa (chairman), Foley, Stenhouse, and Vickery. The Committee adopted the resolution of the Outram School Committee with reference to the appointment of teachers, and also tho resolution of the Conference with regard to general holidays. Notice was received from the inspector that the examination of the school would commence on the 20th inst., and it was decided that the midwinter holidays should be granted for the remainder of the week after the examination, and that tho school should resume on the Tuesday thereafter. The head-master was empowered to collect 3d per quarter from each pupil for pens and ink.
The ordinary meeting of the Albany street School Committee was held last evening, and attended by Messrs Fredric (chairman), Smith, Sinclair, Richmond, Eggers, Barnett, and M'Lean (clerk).—A communication was read from the Board stating that Mr Smith's protest against Mr Fredrio’s election had been considered and dismissed as furnishing no ground for interference. At a subsequent stage Mr Smith commenced to read a statement, but the chairman declined to hear it. The head - master reported that the number of scholars on the roll for May was: Boys, 355; girls, 351; total, 706. The average attendance was : Boys, 343; girls, 331 ; total, 674.—The inspector’s report was considered most satisfactory.—Mr Treseder wrote declining to accept Mr M'Lean’s oiler to vacate in his favor. —The Committee unanimously decided to endorse the resolution of the Outram Committee re appointment of teachers. —At this stage of tne proceedings the following letter was read by Mr Smith, prior to him and Messrs R'chmond and Sinclair withdrawing. The resignations were ultimately accepted : To the Albany street School Comir.ittee. Gentlemen,— Taking into consideration the ci'cumstances attending the recent election of this Committee, and the unprincipled means adopted by same of its members to secure their return, we have no alternative, as men of honor and probity, but to resign our connection with it. We regret that our appeal to the Board of Education has not met with the consideration it should have done at the Board’s hands, and consider that such conduct is not calculated to assist the cause of educatiou in this district. The Board is a properly coustituted Court of Appeal, and yet when duly authenticated cases are brought before it they are thrown out without due consideration. This is one of the many abuses which character iso the Board ir. its dealing with the school committees. In tendering our resignation we have to record our thanks to the householders who have for many years past honored us with their confidence, and who vs ill, we are sure, sympathise with us in the position in which we are placed, and upon whom we hope at some future time to call upon again for a renewal of their suffrages. To the head-n aster and staff of teachers we are truly grateful for tho consideration they have at all t : mes extended to us, and we express our best wishes for their continued prosperity. Daniel Smith, (Signed) Robert Sinclair, William Richmond.
SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889
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