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Last night's meeting of the George street School Committee was attended by Messrs Simpson (in the chair), Cohen, M'Donald, Coghill, Haynes, Wain, and Cramond. The headmaster reported that the number of pupils on roll was 850, and that the average attendance for the past month has been 789. fie forwarded the report of Inspectors «oyen and Taylor, who examined the school last week. The result was reported to be as satisfactory as could be expected, considering the changos made in the staff and •ther causes. In reference to a circular from the Education Board suggesting that holidays should be allowed during the annual session of the Educational Institute, the following resolution was unanimously earried :—" That this Committee in granting the concebsion applied for, express the hope that it will be availed of by the members of the school teaching staff, in order to attend the meetings of the institute." A communication was received from the ©utram Sohool Committee »■« the regulation of the Board as to limiting the choice of candidates for the appointment ot teachers, and it was agreed to take no action in reference thereto pending the meeting of the Schools Conference next week. A discussion took place with reference to school priaes, and the Committee unanimously decided to abolish the system of prize-giving hitherto in vogue, and in conjunction \vith the head-master adopt the system of awarding graded certificates of merit. Tho chairman and the clerk wore appointed delegates to the Schools' Conference. The Leith Valley Committee met last night, there being present Messrs A. Hogg (chairman), R. Watson (secretary), R. Rossbotham, IT. Carson, 3. Buttler, and K. Tanner. A circular was received and read re meeting of teachers at the annual conference, when it was resolved to closo the school for one week from July 1. It was resolved to endorse and adopt the resolutions of the Outram School Committee, and that the secretary write to Mr M'Kemrie to that effect. Several other small matters were left in the hands of the chairman and Mr Rossbotham to see carried out.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889