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4. The number of pupils who have attended the school in said district for a term less than two months, during the said year; the number attending two, and less than four months; the number attending four and less than six months; the number attending six and less than eight months; the number attending eight and less than ten months; the number attending ten and less than twelve months; and the number attending twelve months:5. The number of select and private schools in their district, other than incorporated seminaries, and the average number of pupils attending them during the preceding year:

6. The number of colored children between the ages of four and twenty-one years, attending any school for such children established in the district, and instructed therein at least six months by a teacher duly licensed, specifying the number attending from different districts, designating such districts, and the number from each, the amount of public money received from the Town Superintendent for such schools, during the year ending with the date of their report, and the amount paid for the compensation of such teacher, over and above the public money so received.

One of the most important items in the annual report of trustees is the number of children residing in the district between the ages ©f 4 and 21, as it affords the most sure and practical test of the progress of primary education. There is reason to believe, that the reports have heretofore been very inaccurate in this respect. Some difficulty has, it is true, been experienced in determining with the requisite precision, the children proper to be included within the boundaries of the several districts; but the specific provisions of the late act, § 118, (No. 138,) will, it is believed, remove every difficulty of this kind. By that section it is required that the reports shall include all children over 4 and under 21, who, at the date of the report, are actually in the district, composing part ©f the family of their employers, &c, residing at the time in the district, although such residence,—that is of the employers, parents, &c, be temporary. But children belonging to the family ©fa person who is an inhabitant of another district, are not to be included. If therefore a person who is not an inhabitant of some other district, resides temporarily in a given district, all the children belonging to his family are to be reported. The law embraces a class of persons who were not before enumerated in any district-^-those whose parents or employers had not gained a residence in the state.

Children attending an academy, are to be enumerated, only where their parents are actually residents of the district in which the academy is situated.—-Com. School Dec. 58.

Trustees are expressly prohibited by law from including in their enumeration children supported at a county poor-house, § 117, <No. 137.)

The children of a man removing on the last day of December from one district to another, are to be enumerated in the district into which he moves. The enumeration is made with a view to the apportionment of the money for the succeeding year ; and it is proper that the money drawn upon the basis of that enumeration should as far as possible, go to the district in which the children enumerated are to reside, and in which the money received for their benefit is to be expended.— Com. School Dec. 216.

A man cannot, however, gain a residence in a place unless he goes there with the intention of remaining. Where, therefore, an inhabitant of a school district leaves such district with the whole or a portion of his family a few days previous to the last of December, and goes into another district, where after remaining a few days, he returns to the former district, his children are nevertheless to be enumerated by the trustees of the district to which he evidently belongs.—Per Young, Sup't.

Form of a district report to be made by the Trustees to the Town Superintendent of Common Schools.

To the Town Superintendent of common schools of the town of

We, the trustees of school district number in said town, in conformity with the statutes relating to common schools, do certify and report,that the whole time any school has been kept in our district during the year ending on the date hereof, and since the date of the last report for the said district is, [here insert the whole tim# any school has been kept in the district school-house, although for a part of that time it may have been kept by teachers not duly quali* fisd,] and that during said year and since the date of said last report such school has been kept by a teacher [or teachers as the case may be,] after obtaining a certificate of qualification, according to law, is [here insert the time with precision:] that the amount of money apportioned to our district by the Town Superintendent of common schools during the said year and since the date of the said last report, except library money, is [here insert the whole amount, excepting library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by. predecessors, in office,] and that the said sum has been applied on our order to the payment of the compensation of teachers employed in the said district and licensed as the statute prescribes. [If the amount apportioned has not been expended, the reason for such omission should be particularly specified.] That the amount of library money received in our district from the Town Superintendent of common schools during said year and since the date of the said last report, is [here insert the whole amount of library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,] and that the said sum has been applied to the purchase of a library for the district, [or to the purchase of a map of the State of New York, a terrestrial globe, a black-board, fyc, (specifying particularly the articles purchased) in pursuance of a vote of the district at a special meeting called and held aocording to law.] That the number of volumes belonging to the district library and on hand on the last day of December last, is [here insert the whole number of volumes.'] That the number of children taught in said district, during said year and since last report is [here insert the same, not by conjecture, but by reference to the teachers' list, or other authentic sources.] That of the said children (10) attended less than two months; (5) two months and less than four; (8) four months and less than six; (4) six months and less than eight; eight months and less than ten; ten months and less than twelve; twelve months. And that the number of children residing in our district on the last day of December last, who are over four and under twenty-one years of age, is [here insert the number, taking in such as resided in the district on the last day of December, and who were then over four and under twenty-one years of age,] and that the names of the parents, and other persons with whom such ©hildren respective reside, and the number residing with each are contained in schedule A. annexed.

[If a colored school has been taught in the district the following should be added:]

That the number of colored children between the ages of 4 and twenty-one years attending a school taught in our district during the year aforesaid, by a licensed teacher for at least six months, was [24;] of whom [10] resided in said district, [5] attending from district No. 5, [4] from district No. 7, [2] from district No. 6, and [3] from district No. 19. That the whole amount of public money received from the Town Superintendent of common schools of our town, during the year aforesaid, for the use of said colored school, was $ and that the said sum has been applied to the compensation of the teacher thereof; and that the amount paid to such teacher, over and above the public money so received, was $ .]

And we further report, that our school has been visited by the Town Superintendent times, during the year preceding this report, and that the sum paid for teachers' wages, over and above the public moneys apportioned to said district, during the same year, amounts to $ . [Is to be filled with the sum total of all the school bills for the year, after applying the school money to the payment of such wages.] That the school books in use in said district during said year, are the following, viz: [Here specify the titles of all the text books used in the school during the several terms. That there have been private or select schools, not incorporated, taught in said district during the year aforesaid, and that the average number of pupils in attendance therein was. [Here state the number as near as can be ascertained.]

Dated at the first day of January, in the year of our

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Form of a District Report, where the district is formed out of two or more adjoining towns.

To the Town Superintendent of common schools of the town of

We, the trustees of school district number , formed partly out of said town, and partly out of the adjoining town of , do, in conformity with the statutes relating to common schools, certify and report,

That the school house in said district is situated in the town of . ■ ■ ,That the whole time any school has

been kept in our district, during the year ending on the date thereof, and since the date of the last report for said district, is [here insert the whole time any school has been kept in the district school-house, although Jor a part of that time it may have been kept by teachers duly qualified,] and that the time during said year and since the date of said last report, such school has been kept by a teacher, [or teachers, as the case may be,] after obtaining a certificate of qualification according to law \&.[here in-sert the time with precision.] That the amount of money apportioned to our district by the Town Superintendents of common schools, during the said year, and since the date of the said last report, excepting library money, is [here insert the whole amount excepting library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,] and that of the said sum of money so as above stated to have been apportioned to our said district, to be applied to the payment of teachers' wages, the sum of was apportioned for and on account of that part of said dis

trict lying in the said town of and the sum of for and on account of the other part thereof lying and being in said town of and that the said sum has been applied, on our order, to the payment of the compensation of teachers employed in said district, and licensed as the statute prescribes. That the amount of library money received in our district from the Town Superintendent of common schools during said year, and since the date of said last report, [here insert the whole amount of library money, although it may have been received in whole or in part by predecessors in office,] that of the said sum of money so as above stated to have been received in our said district for the purchase of a district library the sum of was received for and on account of that part of said district lying in said town of and the sum of for and on account of the other part thereof lying and being in the said town of and that the said sum was,

on or before the first day of October last, applied to the purchase of a library for the district, [or to the purchase of maps, globes, fyc. (specifying the articles purchased) in pursuance of a vote of the district at a special meeting called and held in the manner prescribed by law.] That the number of volumes belonging to the district library and on hand on the last day of December last, is [here insert the whole number of volumes.] That the number of children taught in said district during said year, and since said last report, is [here insert the same, not by conjecture, but by reference to the teachers' list or other authentic sources.] That of the said children [10] attended less that two months, [8] two months and less than four, [6] four months and less than six, [8] six months and less than eight, [3] eight months and less than ten, ten months and less than twelve, twelve months. And that the number of children residing in our district on the last day of December last, who were over four and under twenty-one years of age, is [here insert the number, taking in such as actually reside in the district on said day, and who were then over four and under twenty-one years of age,'] and that the names of the parents or other persons with whom such children respectively reside, and the number residing with each are contained in schedule A. annexed,

\_lf a colored school has been taught in the district the following should be added:]

That the number of colored children between the ages of 5 and 16 years attending a school taught in our district during the year aforesaid, by a licensed teacher for at least four months, (24,) of whom (10J reside in said district, (5J attended from district No.. 5,'(4) from district No. 7, (2) from district No. 6, and (3) from district No. 19. That the whole amount of public money received from the Town Superintendent of common/schools of our town during the year aforesaid, for the use of said colored school, was $ , and that the said sum has been applied to the compensation of the teacher thereof; and that the amount paid to such teacher over and above the public money so received, was §; .] That of the said children, so as above stated to have been taught in our said district, the number belonging to that part of said district lying in said town of is , and that the number belonging to the other part thereof, lying in said town of is . That of the said children between the said ages of four and twenty-one years, so as above, stated to reside in our district, the number residing in that part of said district lying in said town of is , and that the number residing in the other part thereof, lying in said town of is V

And we do further report that our school has been inspected by the Town Superintendent during the past year [once or twice, or not at all, as the case may be.] That the sum paid for teachers' wages in said district, over and above the public money apportioned to said district, during the same year, amounts to $ cents, of which dollars cents, were paid by that part of the district lying in the town of and dollars cents, by that part lying in the town of" '"""

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