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OTAGO EDUCATION BOARD

The monthly meeting of the Ota go Education Roaid. which was commence-1 this morning, was attended bv Mr--*:-* G. C. 1.-rae!' ('. hairmanj. M'Kerr'ow. Wallace. Mitchell. Fleming. M'Kiniay, Borrie. and Smith.

The Chairman extended a cordial v. el come to Mi- Wallace, who took his seat for the first t itne.

Tin' following applications, for improve I incuts were i ecoiimiendod by tin- architeij and approved : —l'c.rt f hahners. repairs. I cost £SO; A/ai and re w Rend, drainage ! mi') repairs £7: St. (.'!;iir. temporary ir- ; pairs Id s'hool outhouse?. i Applieaf inns i<)r half coM in the matte- ! of ••ivi l !i; l liii, : r v.-.-rc agre.-d to at Pr.it. j Chalmers u'Jtli iim! Raven.-bonrne (±JI4 9s> ! Tin- hoard agi'-cd t'- accept with thanl;.< | (he oifer of Air ( ;ijch.-i.-.t to creel a huihlj ms jii Airedale suitable for a temporal'/ school on condition t'vit. the hoard furnish ii. The apolieaiion of Ihe Kensington School Committee th.it tho school fee-.-at. Rridgm.-.n street l.c set back a few j feet io order to minimise the danger of accident in school children owing to the sharp coiner was left in the hand:- of :i ifiinniiU-'e v. ho had bcni dealing with 1.1i.-j natter. Ih ;• reporting that they approved on condition that, the -.vholc of tile work, iiK-hiding ih ■ fonrati-.n and maintenance of a. projier footpath, was undertaken bv the Iluuedin City Council. The hoard agreed to ;iii application that half cost of fencing ureos.cai v at lie' new section ]w contributed liy 'the hoard, and that ih.> I whole of the fencing in Crosvenor street be painted. I _The board offered no objection to the I Kaitangata S( hool committee's applicaj tion to transfer school ft nnnittce balance | (£2O) in the local technical account, the ! sum to he expended by the committee in improvements to the school ground. Robert Rro.vn wrote, asking the board to use: their influence to prevent tin erection of a secondary hospital on Tilburn's property at Vaknri. Tho writedeclared that a. good many parents had expressed their intention of taking their children away from the district school 'J the proposal was carried into effect.—The Chairman said that their own teacher had a, very decided objection in the proposal.—A member replied that thp teacher had very good grounds for taking up the attitude he did.—Mr Mitchell moved "That the board reaffirm their strong protest against, the erection of a. consumptive sanatorium adjacent to ;i public school." The mover said that he had no objection to a sanatorium being erected on a proper site, but that was not on a site contiguous to a public school. It was only jeopardising the health of the healthy, and did no extra good to the consumptives.—The motion was agreed to unanimously. Mr Wallace was elected to fill tha vacancy on the Board of Managers of the King £dward Technical School caused bv the resignation of Chief Inspector Richardson.—The Chairman said that Mr Richardson had been of considerable value to tht managers, who had had his expert knowledge at their disposal. His services had been greatly appreciated.

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OTAGO EDUCATION BOARD, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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OTAGO EDUCATION BOARD Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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