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TO THE EDITOR. Sin, —It is a pity that when Mr Fisher, a member of this School Committee, wrote to the Education Board on matters connected with the management of thissebool and published his letter in your columns that he did not state the whole facts but culled those only which would suit his own purpose. So far as he writes about the holidays he is correct, but he carefully-omits to state that after the resolutions refusing midwinter holidays were arrived at, a conference of the whole of the members of the Kensington, lorbury, and this School Committees was held, to which Mr Fisher was invited, but which he did not attend, and a resolution carried unanimously thereat that the schools should be closed on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of July) to enable the teachers to attend the meetings of the Educational Institute. At that meeting four or five members of this Committee were present and concurred in the resolution arrived at, but they did not deem it a matter of so much importance as te have their previous resolutions rescinded, contenting themselves with recording at the next ordinary meeting of Committee, which was held on the 2nd of July, and from which Mr Fisher was also absent, a minute approving of the holidays having been granted. I have no right to prognosticate that the Education Board will reply to Mr Fisher, but I am strongly of opinion that they will not punish the teachers by stopping payment of their salaries for a matter of which they were entirely innocent.

Mr Fisher reminds me of the story of the Irishman who landed in America, who was “ against tho Government,” There have been six meetings of committee since he was elected, from two of these he was absent, at two others he has protested against what his fellow members have done, and at another meeting it is minuted he has “ dissented ” from their decisions, so that your readers will see that he has a good record already, I need not add any more.—l an, etc., Thomas R. Dodds, Secretary. Dunedin, August 9.

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MACANDREW RoAD SCHOOL., Issue 7982, 10 August 1889, Supplement

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MACANDREW RoAD SCHOOL. Issue 7982, 10 August 1889, Supplement

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