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SO THE BDITOU. Sib,—The resolution of the Education Uo»rdre Miss Bott and the Port Chalmers t>ißteiofc High School readsi "The Board Vegrete the action taken by the Committee ia dealing with the case of Miss Bote, 'especially in attempting to coerce her into resigning by threatening to bring the matter 'before the Board with the view of obtaining :her dismissal." As. regards the former part of the resolution I can only regret the decision. In such was to be expected. Aftereventsinvariablysugge3tother methods. St is only fair, however, that a body of experts •such as constitute the Educate n Board should suggest, at least for future guidance, the infallible method in such a case. As regards the latter part, which I. have italicised, I can only write of it as a very gross libel «poa a few of the leading and intelligent ■citizeos who form the Committee, and may te regarded as slanderous. The Committee •did not attempt to coerce Miss Bott into resigning. Thsy are not guilty of threatening to bring the matter before the Board ■with the view of obtaining her dismissal." It is grossly unfair that such a decision should be published without the evidence to substantiate it being appended. The Committee, in preparing their "statement" for the Board, anticipated its publleition in the Press, and actually preferred such a request. Such publication is now more imperatively demanded than ever. Surely, serious though this business was, ib must have been, "to quote an important critic upon the ■general business done by the Board yesterday, "scamped, in order that it might be completed before the departure of country members who wished to catch the 4.20 p.m. .train for the South."—l am, etc.. Chairman Port Chalmers District High School. 3?ort Chalmers, October 22.

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THE CASE OF MISS BOTT., Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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THE CASE OF MISS BOTT. Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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