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The monthly meeting of tbo Otago Education Board, which began last week, was concluded last evening. Present —the chairman (Mr G. G. Israeli, Alessrs D. Borne, A. Al’Kerrow, W. Scott. .1. Smith, J. Mitchell, D. T. Fleming, and P. APKinlay. teubsidy for half-cost of fencing, etc., at South Oamaru was granted, and. on the recommendation of the architect, improvements in tin; ventilation of a room at Afusselburgh were approved. .Miss Ethel Doris York was apppVited mistress at Awamoko, vice A. .1. Milne, transferred. The Chief Inspector reported That, in company with the arelntec.', he bad visited the Balclutha Distric. High School to inquire into the mntt'r of increased accommodation in the iilant room. At present this room was i-ery full, but al tho end of the year some 40 or more would be removed to Standard 1., and the probable enrolment jf new pupils in this department would not reach that number. He was of option that a strong) enough ease could uqf at present be made out to ensure thaj the department would entertain the tpplication. lie and the architect were also of opinion that the present largo bl|ck of wooden buildings should not be idded to, but that when the next additio.i, was made it should be a, separate hfant room. It was recommended that the application be declined in the meantime.—This recommendation was adepted. Kuitaugata applied for increased accommodation. The chief inspector and the architect recommended that tho gymnasium be fitted up for usu as a temporary ’ class room, because they were of opinion that the department would at the present time “turn.down” the application lot increased accommodation. —It was resolved that an expenditure up to £25. be incurred for. fitting up portion of the gym-nasium’for-the. purpose. , - , Alia* Williamson (Port Chalmers School) was granted T2 months’ leave of absence on account of ill-health. The tender of Mr Alex. Jones iof Haiclutha), £247, was accepted for the elevation of a new school at Papatowai.

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EDUCATION BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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EDUCATION BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914