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SCHOOL COMMITTEES.

Messrs. Fredric (chairman). Eggers, Barnett, Canter, Wheeler, and M'Lean attended the meeting of the Albany street School Committee last evening. The Secretary of the Education Board wrote intimating that he had paid the Committee’s quarterly allowance, amounting to L2I ss, into the bank. Mr Gordon wrote stating that he was willing to give an entertainment in aid of the school funds, subject to satisfactory arrangements being made between himself and the Committee. The offer was accepted, and the chairman and headmaster were empowered to make all necessary arrangements. Miss Morrison applied for permission to open a dancing class for the pupils attending the school. Granted, on conlition that Miss Morrison pays 10a fid per quarter for the use of the class room, The Chairman intimated that the headmaster had suggested the advisability of obtaining one of the bays of the Exhibition building for re-erection in the school grounds for the purposes of a gymnasium. The suggestion was approved, and it was resolved that steps be taken to obtain the necessary funds. The Chairman said he did not think there was any harm in passing a resolution expressing the regret of the Committee that the Education Board did not see their way to accept Mr White’s explanation in regard to his speech in reference to the appointment of teachers. Some discussion ensued aud it was ultimately resolved, on the motion of Mr Barnett, seconded by Mr Eggers—- “ Thatthis Committee record their sympathy with Mr D. White, and also their regret that the Education Board did not accept his explanation in reference to his remarks re the appointment of teachers.” The meeting of the North-east Valley School Committee was held last night, and attended by Messrs Myers (chairman), Calder, Madden, Muir, Short, and the Rev. Mr ilorrie. It was stated that the lawn tennis court had been completed by Mr M'Grath, the contractor, in a satisfactory manner. The Committee having applied to the Education Board to have the status of the school raised, as the present attendance was considerably over 400, it was intimated that the matter had been referred to the Committee of the Board, The other business transacted was of an unimportant nature.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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