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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

TO THE EDITOR, Sir,—l enclose a copy of a letter written by me to the Education Board, _ simply because a disregard for the rules laid down for the transaction of any business is apt eventually to involve those concerned in difficulties. The sooner it is checked the better.

The Act (tho School Committee’s guide) is plain and simple enough. But if committees are allowed to play loose it, as in the present case, people will, notwithstanding the cost to the country of framing it, look on its administration as a farce and school committees as a hollow sham—men appointed to pass away money for payment, and to consult the comfort and ease of teachers, without any regard lor the advancement of the school children.—l am, etc., C. Fisher. Dunedin, August 8.

Gentlemen,—At a meeting of the Macandrew road School Committee, held on the 14th of May last, it was resolved “That there be no midwinter holidays.” Again, at the monthly meeting of June 3 Mr Dodds moved—“ That the school bo closed for the remainder of the week after tho examinations were concluded.” This m tion was not seconded, and the secretary was instructed to inform the teacher that the school would be allowed no winter holidays, In the face of these two resolutions placed on the minutes, neither of them being either revoked or altered, and without giving a hint oven of the intention of doing so the school was closed from Monday, July 1, till Monday, July 8, exclusive; in fact, it was closed without even convening a meeting, and consequently, at least in my opinion, closed ill. gaily. Therefore, gentlemen, I deem it my duty as a member of the Committee to submit the matter respectfully to your consideration, and

it is for you to say whether you are justified in paying the ea'aries of the teaching staff of the Macandrew road School for the time the ecnool was illegally closed against the children attendog it—viz , from July Ito July 8, exclusive.—-I am, etc., 0. Fisher.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS., Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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