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The monthly meeting, hold this morning, was attended by Messrs H. Clark (chairman), J. Green, J. Macgregor, M. Fraer, J, W. Jago, J. Fulton, M.H.R., J. M'Kenzie, M.H.R., Hon. T. Dick, and Dr Hialop. HAMPDEN. Mr M'Kenzie introduced a deputation from the Hampden Committee, consisting of Messrs William Murcott and William Nicolson, who asked that the school be either improved or enlarged, so as to afford increased accommodation, Mr Murcott mentioned that the school would properly accommodate only 136 children, while there were 156 in attendance; and that, there being no gallery in the school, the children could not all see when object and science lessons were being given. Further, the lighting of the school was imperfect, and this was effecting the eyesight of some of the children. The Chairm an said that the matter would be referred to the architect, who would go up and see what was required. ISLACKSTONE HILL. The Committee wrote replying to the complaint of Mr Johnstone, and a memorial from householders in support of the complaint was also received. In answer to Mr Fraer, the secretary stated that the grievance was that the mistress had authorised one of the advanced pupils to give out the dictation lesson. The question was referred to the inspector to report. TRAVELLING EXPENSES. A copy of tho return of members’ travelling expenses was received from the Government, having been asked for on Mr M‘Kenzie’s motion at last meeting. A short conversational discussion ensued, in the course of which the opinion was generally expressed that Mr M'Kenzie had amply disproved the accusation made against him in the House of having charged the Board with his railway fare. RESIGNATIONS. The following resignations were accepted : —Hnghina J. M‘Leod, head-teacher, Benevolent ; Laura Darton, head-teacher, Tomahawk ; Charles G. Smeaton, first assistant, Palmerston. APPOINTMENTS. The following appointments were made Howard Randle, head-teacher, Inch Valley, vice Finder promoted; William Riddle, third assistant, Oamaru North, vkt Don promoted; Hughina J. M‘Leod, fifth assistant, Arthur street, vice Miller promoted. TENDERS. The following were accepted :—Northeast Valley, infant room, R. Knowles, L 520 17s ; Warepa, repairs, Raban and Smith, L 54 lls, ACCOUNTS. Accounts amounting t0L5,515 19s Id were passed for payment. APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS. Letters from the Educational Institute re the appointment erf teachers, and from teachers protesting against the Institute’s proposals, were considered in committee.

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EDUCATION BOARD., Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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EDUCATION BOARD. Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889