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TILE INSPECTOR-OENER AI, PRESENT. Tl;o ntontbly mooting: of the Otag.o V'.lucatioti Board bewail this inoruing;; pit-sont—Mr (!. C'. Israel (cliairman), Messrs D. Borrie, A. .M'Kerrow, ,1. Smith J. Mitchell, 0. T. Elorning;, and P. M'Kinlay. Accounts- aiiioinitiiig to .C 13.25.'? 13s were passed. .Mr Cf. IIo;:bci7, Iti.spector-Cciirral of Schools, who is paying; probably his last official visit hero before retirement, was present, and was heartily welcomed by the board.— Mr Israel expressed the pleasure the board felt at Mr Kop;ben's presence and their .appreciation of the services he had rendered to the cause of Education, of u hich tto body was more apprised than the Otafco Board.— Mr j-loyben <in reply) said that ho was ictirinp; larg-oly frrnn of b.caltb. loit hoped that lie would yet be able to take a helpful interest in the progress of education in New Zealand. Ffe paid n particular cotupliment to the interest Otago Took in eriucation, and th<> v. illuigness they had always shown to back this interest up by monetary contributions. He hoped and believed that other parts of New Zealand would yet emulate example. Tito board thou had a consultation with the "Inspector-General on many point-—-notably the treatment of backward children as distinguished from defective children.

Resignations: and Appointments.—

! The following resignations, were ar- ! cop ted:—S. H.iyley. mistress, .Maimga ! ttia ; Margaret "Smith, junior assistant, hhitnuti: Vurv M'Kunti, mistress. Kaij korai : Mima M'Nt-il, probationer, i O-Mua'n: Xorrfi. ! The following appointments were I :...adc: —S. M.'ivlcv, junior assistant. North-e.-i«t Va'llev, vice G. L- I'lnir f resigned); Smith, fourth assistant. Anderson Hay (new nppomtIllentV Request *' Received.'"---The l!oni-t.1 <>f Agriculture, \\'ellin«toii, wrote urging the dissemination throughout tho country of information respecting the prices and points of hor'sos. entile, anrl sheep. The hoard were sum that there were iii every district those who wcrt> willing and able to demonstrate those points at country schools, and to students at technical schools. | This communication was •• looaived." i __AVorks._. ! Applications for subsidies for halfeo~t \ver« granted in respect of Portobello, "Wharetoa, "Waitahun.i, and For-Lmrv—-a total of over £4l. Other improvements. et<\, were agreed to in respect of St. "Windsor. Kriitangata, Biilelutha, Green Island, and other schools. —Miss MeKwan's Retirement. — The hoard resolved to place on record their appreciation the Inns and very valued service of Miss MeEwan (mistress at Kaikorai). their regret at losing her services, and their hope that .she would long enjoy her honorable retirement. --General.— if was announced in respect of Concord School that the average attendance to date would entitle tho school next vear to a headmaster at from I £2OO to £250, and a mistress at from £l2O to £l4o.—lt was resolved to invito applications for the posts. An application from So.-telifF School Committee that the hoard sell part of tho school ground for a site for the j Presbyterian Church manse was de-1 elined. j The tender of V. G. Pedlow (£2o.*)) j was accepted for tlte erection of ait ad- j ditiou to .Roxburgh School. j

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EDUCATION BOARD, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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EDUCATION BOARD Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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