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■ —» The following business was transacted at yea terday's meeting : The Kurow School Committee wrote asking the Board to. pay the cost of laying waferpipes on to the school premises.—It was decided to pay half the cost—viz., £9. The Oamaru South School Committee wrote applying for half the cost up to £3OO for the erection of a gym/sashim, and al-o half the cost up to £4o*for fittings, etc., fir the same.—lt was resolved that the applicatinn be granted, the subsidy not to exceed £l5O, and the entire sum to be spent exclusively on tho building and not on fittings, as the Board did not subsidise the fittings of gymnasiums. lb was decided to grant the St. Leonards School Committeo £l2 lOi for repairing outhouses and removing landslip. The Tokomairiro School Committee wrote applying for half the cost of providing gymnastic appliances for the now shed adjoining the school.—The application was granted in lieu of the annual grant of £5. The following applications were also granted:—Romareka, £lO for gravelling grounds; Owaka, £2 103 for gravelling and £6 for erection of coalshed ; Warepa, £5 fr.r erecting a retaining wall; Tahakopa, £lO for half cost of fencing. Consideration of the Port Chalmers School Committee's request re shifting outhouses was deferred. A number of settlers on the Clydevale Estate wrote asking the Board to provide a school building there.—Consideration of the application was deferred until Thursday. The Broad Bay School Committee wrote asking the Board to pay 15s per head for every girl in average attendance for the teaching of sewing.—lt was resolved to inform the Committee that the school was only entitled to a female teacher, and that the Board could not, in addition to a male teacher's salary, pay for a sewing mistress. An application by the Hyde' School Committee for a new floor to one room of the school and repairs to buildings was referred to the architect to report. The Lovell Fiat School Committee wrote asking tor a new clas9 room to the school.— Granted. Messrs Jamieson and Williamson applied for half tho cost of fencing iu the old Stuart street School site. The application was granted.—Mr Callaway said, in referring to the above site, that it was one of the mo3t magnificent building sites in Dunedin, and it was simply scandalous, he thought, that property worth thousands of pounds should not be bringing in a penny to the Beard. The Secretary stated that he thought it was intended to utilise the site for a normal school. He also said, in reply to Mr Callaway, that the old William stree't School site was not being used, but there was no reason why the Board should not authorise the sale of that if they could get anyone to purchase.—lt was resolved that the secretary report as to the position and title of Stuart street School site. The Milburn School Committee wrote asking that the appointment of a first female assistant be made.—lt was decided t) advertise for a-female assistant for the schoo'.

The Committee appointed to visit the Sutton School district and make inquiries into the memorial for the estiblishment of a school in that district reported having met the parties interested, visited the ground, and found* that there were twenty children now ready to go to school in the event of a school being established. There were a considerable number of children under school age in the district, and as the district was likely to increase the Committee recommended tint a sohool be established, and that a building (school and residence combined) be erected." The site already set apart for a school was, in the opinion of the settlers, quite unsuitable for the purpose, and in this opinion the Committee agreed. The Commit'.ce recommended that application be made to the Land Board for a school site in block 12. The report was adopted. An application by settlers of Dalvoy for a subsidised school was referred to tho 'inspectors to report.

A number of settlers at Akatora applied for a subsidised school in the district.—Referred to Messrs Clark, Fraser, and the secretary, to visit ths district and report. The St. Clair School Committee wrote asking that tho Board's architect or inspector give closer attention to the erection of the gymnasium.—Referred to the architect. Au application by . the Ravensbourne hehool Committee for a new class room was declined,

I COLLECTION" OF ART WORKS. MrD.Hutton, of tlie Dunedin School of Art, wrote to the secretary as follows : " Would you kindly intimate to the members of the Education Board that tho loan collection of works executed by students attending schools of art under the Science and Art Department, London, ha 3 arrived, and is arranged in tho school for exhibition. As this collestion is a representative and a nio3t interesting one. including as it does every subject taught in the be3t schools in Great Britain, I trust members of the Board may find an opportunity during the next three weeks of visiting the school to examine the works."—Received.

THE NEW OFFICES. The Architect reported: "Shortly after last meeting of the Board Messr3 C. aud v\. Gore, for some reason best known to themselves, thought pioper to publish a letter in the ' Otago Daily Times' and the Star re the supply of bricks for the new offices which i 3 calculated to produce a false impressioD, and I think it but right that I should state the ciroumstaucas to the Board. In the plare, it ig necessary to explain that in doing the work there are two ways o? finishing the walls—either by building the walls as we are doing and cementing the fronts, or by setting" Bmooth or pressed bricks for the outside course and tuak pointing the joints. I may mention that the cost is about the same in either case. When arranging for the supply of bricks I made inquiry about pressed bricks, and found that I could not depend on getting thetn until September, and accordingly went.on with the ordinary bricks. One of the firm of Gore Bros, called at the office and solicited an order, and quoted 351 as tho price at Wingatui. That is nearly 4s per thousand more than we are piying for them, as .it takes over 5j for Ullage and 3i 6.3 for cartage. Bifore we began to lay the bricks the inspector got Mr Didham, who undertakes to supply bricks, to ascertain' what quantity Messrs Gore Bros, would undertake to supply weekly, and the answer from them \va3 that they could not supply more than a truck (2,000 bricks), and as that quantity was inadequate I resolved, as I said before, to go oa with the common bricks. A few days before tho publication of the letter referred to one of the firm of Gore Bros, called both at my office and at the works to solicit an order, and quoted 40* as tho price at Wingatui, which would make them (including railage aud cartage) £2 8s 6d.»-R fcC ervcd.

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EDUCATION BOARD., Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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EDUCATION BOARD. Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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