The monthly meeting of the Education Board was held to-day ; present—Messrs H. Clark (chairman), J. Fulton (M.H.R.), J. Maccjregor, J. M'Kenzie (M.H.R.), J. Green, J. W. Jago, M. Fraer, and the Hon. T. Dick.
Mr M'Kenzie said that he would like to draw the Board's attention to a matter in which he—and the secretary also—was somewhat interested. During a discussion in Parliament on eduoational matters the question of the payment of the expenses of Board members cropped up, and he (the speaker) was charged with charging the Board with his railway fare when travelling to attend the Board's meetings. He denied the charge, but was immediately faced with a return supposed to come from the Board's office showing that he had charged his fare. The faot of the matter was that lie had never drawn a sixpence from tho Board for railway fare, and he had no doubt the secretary would bear him out in that statement. He simply wished to bring the matter up where the true position could be proved. The Secretary said Mr M'Kenzie's statement was quite correct, and the return he (the speaker) sent up to Wellington showed that that gentleman had never claimed for railway fare. He did not know how the mistake came about.
Mr Fraer said that the return was a very plain one, Mr Fulton said that the return produced in Parliament was certainly not a copy of that which the secretary had in tho office.
The Secretary said that in the return he sent up Mr Fulton's name was mentioned, but in that laid before Parliament his name did not appear. If such a mistake or alteration was made there was no knowing what other' alterations had been made, and he would like very much to see the return that was laid before Parliament.
On the motion of Mr M'Kenzie, it was resolved to a9k the Government for a copy of the return. THE APPOINTMENT OF TEACIIERS.
Mr Milne, clerk to the Caversham School Commft'.ee, forwa'rded'a copy of the following resolution, carried by them at a recent meeting : Committee the plsn suggested by the Educational Institute of Otago for the classification of schools and appointments, and for sending to committees the names of all qualified applicant's for'any vacancy, is best adapted to futhering the interests of education, and most likely to give satisfaction to all concorned."—Read.
Mr Rennie, secretary to the Institute, wrote thanking the Board for the courteous reception accorded to the recent deputation in reference to the appointment of teachers, and expressing regret (hat t||p deputation had not been informed of the resolution excluding Mr White until they were made awaie of it by the Press.—Received, I'INANUE, Aooounts amounting to LG,836 6s 2d were passed for payment. SCHOLARSHIPS. It was agreed that eighteen scholarships be awarded this year—ten senior and eight junior. BLACKSTONE HILL. A letter was received from Mr R, Johnstone, of Blackstone Hill, complaining of his ohildron at that school being taught by a monitor. A letter from the teacher, explaining the matter, was also received.— Both letters were referred to the School Committee to deal with.
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EDUCATION BOARD., Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889
EDUCATION BOARD. Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889
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