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The monthly, meeting of ( the Otago Education Board was continued this morning, Mr G. C._ Israel presiding. - Accounts amounting to £12,217 9s 7d were passed for payment. —Resignations and Appointments,— The following resignations were accepted:—Hugh Mclntyre, sole teacher, Cambrians; Una M. Brooke, mistress, Clyde; Gertrude L. Blair, junior assistant, North-east Valley. The following appointments were made: —Hugh Mclntyre, sole teacher, Matakanui, vice M. Cowen (transferred) ; Miss M. Hewson, sole teacher, Tawanui, vice J. G. Johnston (transferred) ; Miss Jane F. Johnston, sole teacher, Kuriwao, vice Florence Blaney (transferred); Miss Mary Bradfield, mistress, Ratanui, vice Sarah Gillespie (transferred); Miss E. D. Aitchison, first assistant, Tokoiti (new appointment) ; Miss E. J. Crawford, mistress, Teaneraki, vice Sarah Goulding (resigned) ; Walter Rushbrook, fourth assistant, Momington, vice .Jessie Paterson (resigned); Mr John Graham, fourth assistant, Caversham, vice A. H. Robinson (promoted). —General.— Improvements to ventilation, etc., at Caversham, and repairs at North-east Valley were sanctioned. Residents at Taiaroa Head applied for the reopening of the school.—lt was decided to reopen it, there being now 14 children available, and the road to Otahou being dangerous for children. At the request of the inspectore-per-t mission was given to arrange for holding summer classes under similar conditions to last year. The North. Canterbury Board invited the board to join in a protest against the policy of the department in requiring boards to find half-cost of additions to sites, and also against the passing of the departmental grants upon the official valuation of the sections.—lt was resolved that the board join with North Canterbury Board in this matter, and that the chairman and the secretary be deputed to draw up a reply. In respect of a letter from the Macandrew Road Committee regarding fencing in front of the school, the chairman was authorised to join the committee in a deputation to the City Council to ask that in return for their (the committee) coding a strip of frontage to the council, the latter erect a proper fence of iron with concrete foundations.

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EDUCATION BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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EDUCATION BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914