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that out of the said sum of eight hundred pounds, annually so appropri- One public ated as aforesaid, the annual sum of one hundred pounds shall be paid to Disorid in every each and every Teacher, who shall be nominated and appointed to any to be paid of the said Public Schools in this Province, for the education of youth, annually to every

teacher of such in manner hereinafter mentioned.

public school. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the public

(See 59 Geo. III. school for the Western District, shall be opened and kept in the Town Šess. 2. Ch. 4,

Sec. 11.) of Sandwich, and the public school for the District of London, shall be

Places where the opened and kept in the Township of Townsend, at such place as the said public Trustees, or the majority of them, shall think proper to appoint; and schools are to be

kept in each that the public school for the District of Niagara, shall be opened and

respective kept in the Town of Niagara : and that the public school for the Home District. District, shall be opened and kept in the Town of York; and that the (See 48 Geo. III.

Ch. 16, Sec. 1.) public school for the District of Newcastle, shall be opened and kept in The Township of Hamilton, at such place as the Trustees, or the majority of them, shall think proper to appoint; and that the public school for the Midland District shall be opened and kept in the Town of Kingston; and that the public school for the District of Johnstown, shall be opened and kept in the Township of Augusta, at such place as the (See 59 Geo. III.

Sess. 2. Ch. 4.) Trustees, or the majority of them, shall think proper to appoint; and that the public school for the Eastern District, shall be opened and kept in the Town of Cornwall.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall The Governor, and may be lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or person peutenant administering the Government of this Province, to appoint from time person administo time, not less than five fit and discreet persons in each and every tering the go

vernment, to District of this Province, Trustees to the said public schools, which said

appoint Trustees

on Trustees or the majority of them, shall have full power and authority to in every District,

for said schools. nominate a fit and discreet person as Teacher thereof, and to examine

Trustees 10 into the moral character, learning and capacity of such person so nominate a at nominated; and being satisfied with the moral character, learning and person as Teach

er, and to report capacity of such person, it shall and may be lawsul for the said Trustees their nomination or the majority of them, to report such their nomination to the Governor, to the Governor,

&c., who may Lieutenant Governor, or person administering the Government of this either affirmor Province, either to affirmi or disaffirm such nomination as aforesaid; reject such Provided always, that the said Trustees, or the majority of them, shall

nomination, have full power and authority, in their discretion, to remove such Teacher, Trustees may from his public school, for any misdemeanor or impropriety of conduct ; remove and and that it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees, or the majority nominate another of them, in each and every District of this Province, in case of the and report as demise, dismissal or removal of any Teacher of the said publio schools,

aforesaid. to nominate and appoint, as often as the case may require, one other fit and discreet person, as a Teacher to the said publio school, which Trustees, or the majority of them, previous to suoh nomination and Governor, &c., appointment as aforesaid, shall examine into the moral charaotor, may either ap.

prove or disaplearning and capacity of such Teacher, and being satisfied therewith, prove of such last such appointment shall be immediately transmitted to the Governor, mentioned

nomination. Lieutenant Governor, or person administering the Government of this Province, either to approve or disapprove of the same, V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trus- Trustees author

ised to make · tees appointed under and by virtue of this Act, in each and every Dis- i

rules and regula trict of this Province, or the majority of them, shall have full power and tion respecting authority to make such rules and regulations for the good government said scho and management of the said public schools, with respect to the Teacher, for the time being, and to the Scholars, as in their discretion shall seem meet.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or person,

Mode of payment administering the Government of this Province, from time to time, to of the salaries of issue his warrant to the Receiver General of this Province, for the paythe said Teachers,

ment of such yearly salary or salaries, half yearly, as shall or may from

time to time be due to any Teacher or Teachers appointed under this (See 59 Geo. III, Sess. 2, Ch. 4.) Act, upon such Teacher or Teachers producing a certificate signed

by the Trustees, or the majority of them, of the District in which he shall have so taught or educated youth, of his having faithfully

demeaned himself in his office as a Teacher as aforesaid, for and during Continuance of

such time as he shall so require payment for his service, this Act.

VII. [Repealed by 48th Geo, III. Chap. 16.]

· ACT 48, GEO. 3, CAP. 16.

An Act to amend an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of His Majesty's

Reign, intituled, An Act to establish Public Schools in each and every.
District of this Province."

[Passed 16th March, 1808.] W HEREAS an Act passed in the forty-sevenih year of His Majesty's Preamble.

W reign, intituled, " An Act to establish Public Schools in each Such part of the 47th of Geo. III. and every District of this Province,” requires to be amended ; Be it Ch.6, as respects therefore enacted f*c., That so much of the said Act as enacts, that the London repealed. Public School for the District of London shall be opened and kept in the Place where the Township of Townsend, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed, District shall be

II. [Superseded by 7th Wm. IV. Ch. 106.] opened and kept. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much Such, part of the of the said Act as limits the duration of it to four years, and from thence said 47th of Geo. III. as limits its to the end of the then next ensuing session of Parliament, shall be, and duration

the same is hereby repealed, repealed.

the District of

school for thai

ACT 59, GEO. 3, CAP. 4.

Preamble.

An Act to repeal part of and to amend the Laws now in force for establish

ing Public Schools in the several Districts of this Province, and to extend the provisions of the same.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.) Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN: W HEREAS it hath been found expedient to repeal part of and to

V amend an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of His Majesty's 17th Geo. III. reign, intituled, “ An Act to establish Public Schools in each and every Chap. 6, recited; District of this Province," and to extend the provisions of the same; A District School Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and established in the with the advice &c., That provision be made by Law for the establish. District of Gore.

re.,ing of a Public School in the District of Gore. £180 per annum

numn II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and

1.. 10 out of the rates and duties raised, levied and collected, or hereafter to be of the Teacher. raised, levied and collected, to and for the public uses of this Province,

and unappropriated, there be granted annually to His Majesty, His Heirs anit Successors, the sum of one hundred pounds, which sum of one hundred pounds shall be appropriated and applied and disposed of in paying the salary of the Teacher of the said School; which said sum of one hundred pounds shall be paid by the Receiver General of this Province, in discharge of such warrant or warrants as shall for that purpose be issued by the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Person Administering the Government of this Province, and shall be accounted dor to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, through the Lorus Com

pav the salary

missioners of His Majesty's Treasury, for the time being, in such manner and form as His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, shall be pleased to direct. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That it shall Trustees to be

appointed. and may be lawful to and for the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Person Administering the Government of this Province, to appoint Trustees and a Teacher in the said District of Gore, under the like provisions as are contained in the said Act of the forty-seventh year of His Majesty's reign, intituled, “ An Act to establish Public Schools in each and every District of this Province.” IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That the Annual public

examination to Trustees of each and every District School within this Province, shall be held of every direct a public examination of their respective Schools to be held pre- District School. vious to the usual annual vacation, at which they or a majority of them shall assist; and it is hereby required that such public examination shall be holden every year at the time aforesaid. V. And be it further enacted by the authorily aforesaid. That the Trus- Annual reports

to be made by the tees for the respective District Schools, as aforesaid, in each and every Trustees of DisDistrict in this Province, shall, and they are hereby required, once in trici Schools, 10

the Lt Governor ; every year, after the public examination as aforesaid, to report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person Administering the Government of this Province, the state of the said Schools, the number of scholars, the state of education, with the different branches taught in the said School, the number of scholars who have completed their education, together with all other matters and things that may tend to cherish the prosperity of the said Schools, or that may in any wise benefit the To be laid before

the Legislature. . same, that the said report may be laid before the Legislature at its first meeting for their inspection.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in order Ten poor chilto extend the benefit of a liberal education to promising children of the a

dren to be educa

ted at each poorer Inhabitants, the Trustees of each and every School have the School, gratis. power of sending scholars, not exceeding ten in number, to be taught gratis at the respective District Schools.

VII. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority afore- How such said, That the said scholars, so to be taught as aforesaid, shall once in i

Scholars are to

be selected. every four years be drawn by lot in manner following, viz.: the Trustees for the Common Schools, now or hereafter to be established by virtue of any Act of the Parliament of this Province, shall and they are hereby authorised to return the name or names of one or more, not exceeding four, from each Common School, of the most promising scholars, as aforesaid, of their respective Schools, to the Trustees of the District Schools for the District in which they shall respectively reside, which Trustees shall, and they are hereby required, at a special meeting to be openly held for that purpose, inscribe each and every name so returned to them on a separate and distinct slip of paper, being all as nearly as possible of the same size, which slip of paper shall be put into a box or glass, to be provided for that purpose, and at such meeting as aforesaid, the same shall, in the presence of the said Trustees, be. openly drawn by some disinterested person, and each and every scholar so chosen as aforesaid, shall be entitled to receive his education gratuitously at the said District School, and the Teacher thereof shall and he is hereby required to educate such scholar as aforesaid.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in case. Vacancies filled any vacancy shall ensue in.consequence of the refusal or decease, or up. from any other cause whatever, of any scholar or scholars drafted as aforesaid to be taught in the District School, it shall and may be lawful for the Trustees of the Common School from which such scholar or

scholars shall have been drafted, to make a second ballot to fill op the

vacancy. Parts of 47th Geo. IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much III. Chap.6, repealed.

of the third clause of the said Act, intituled, An Act to establish Public Schools for each and every District iu this Province," as relates to the Public Schools in the District of London and Johnstown, be and the

same is hereby repealed. Where the

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Public Public Schools School for the District of London shall be opened and kept in the town shall be kept in the Districts of

of Vittoria, in the township of Charlotteville ; and the Public School for Johnstown, Gore the District of Johnstown shall be opened and kept in the village of and London ;

"; Brockville, in the township of Elizabethtown; that the Public School for (See 7 Wm. Chap 106.).

". the District of Gore shall be opened and kept at the town of Hamilton,

in the District of Gore. Teachers to be XI. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, appointed here after, shall have That to every Teacher hereafter to be appointed, there shall be only no more than

in fifty pounds paid, unless the average number of Scholars exceeds ten. £50 per annuin unless they have XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the more than teu Scholars.

certificate required from the Trustees by the twelfth clause of the said

Act, passed in the forty-seventh year of His Majesty's reign, shall declare Form of certifi

- that," at a public meeting of the Trustees of the District School, upon cate to be given by Trustees ; " due notice given for that purpose, a majority of the Trustees being pre(dee 2 Vic.Chap. sent, we certify, &c. &c.” 10.)

[See Statutes of Canada, 4 & 5 Victoria, Ch. 19.]

ACT 7, WM. 4, CAP. 106.

An Act to repeal part of an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign

of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act to repeal part of and to amend the laws now in force for establishing Public Schools in the several Districts of this Province," and to establish the Public School for the London District in the Town of London.

[Passed 4th March, 1837.] Preamble. W HEREAS the District School of the London District has been

heretofore kept at Vittoria, and it is expedient that the said School (See 59 Geo. III. Chap. 4.)

should in future be kept in the Town of London, in the District aforesaid : Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent, &c., That so much of the tenth clause of an

Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King Tenth clause of

George the Third, intituled, " An Act to repeal part of and to amend the Act 59 Geo. III. Chap. 4, repealed laws now in force for establishing Public Schools in the several Districts so far as relates of this Province, and to extend the provisions of the same," as relates to opening Digtrict School at to the opening and keeping the Public School for the District of London Vittoria.

at Vittoria, in the Township of Charlotteville, be and the same is hereby

repealed." District School II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and for District of London to be

after the passing of this Act, the Public School for the District of Lonhenceforth held don shall be opened and kept in the Town of London, in the Township in the Town of London.

of London, in the said London District. ..

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An Act to make temporary provision for the appropriation of the funds

derived from the sale of School Lands in that part of the Province
formerly Upper Canada, and for other purposes.

[Passed 18th September, 1841.] UITHEREAS it is very desirable to afford every encouragement to Preamble. · W the advancement of Education throughout the Province: And whereas His late Most Gracious Majesiy, King George the Third, was pleased to direct that a quantity of the waste Lands of the Crown should be set apart for the support of Grammar Schools within that part of the Province heretofore called Upper Canada : And whereas the advancement of Education will be promoted by devoting a portion of the annual revenues of such waste Lands to the support of such Grammar Schools : And whereas it is expedient to repeal an Act of the Parliament of the late Province of Upper Canada hereinafter mentioned : Be it therefore District Schools enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the to be considered

Grammar School advice and consent, &c., That the several District Schools within that

for certain pur, portion of the Province heretofore called Upper Canada, shall be and poses. are hereby declared to be Grammar Schools, as contemplated by His late Most Gracious Majesty, King George the Third, at the time the said reservation of Land was directed to be made as aforesaid. II. And be it enacted, That the money arising from the sales of the Monies arising,

from the sale of School Laads, now remaining in the Receiver General's hands, unex- Sche

School lands to pended, or which may come into his hands, applicable to the purposes be invested in of this Act, shall be invested in the Debentures of that part of this Pro- Debentures and

the proceeds disvince heretofore Upper Canada, at six per cent. interest, and the annual tributed among interests or rents thereof, placed under the controul of the Governor, or the several Dis

tricts. Person administering the Government of the Province for the time being, to be distributed by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council of the said Province, among such Districts within that part of the Province formerly called Upper Canada, as may more immediately require assistance, owing to the state of the School House or other circumstances. : III. And be it enacted, That within three months after the passing of King's College to

transfer and pay this Act the Council of King's College, or their Bursar or Treasurer shall

over all monies transfer and pay over to the Receiver General, as aforesaid, all Deben- and Debentures

to the Receiver tures unredeemed, and sums of money arising from unexpended arrears

General. of interest, which may have accrued thereon and be at present held under the authority of the Act hereby repealed, by the said Council or Treasurer, on account of the proceeds of the sale of School Lands as aforesaid, to be by the said Receiver General invested in debentures, and the interest and rents thereof, appropriated and distributed as here

in before mentioned. - IV. And be it enacted, That a sum not exceeding one hundred pounds £100 per annum per annum, may be advanced to each of the several Boards of Trustees may be advanced

** 10 the Trustees for the said Grammar Schools, from time to time, out of any monies in for an additional the hands of the Receiver General, arising from the sale of the said Master, &e. School Lands, and applicable to the purposes of this Act, to be expended in providing an additional Master and other additional means of instruction for the Grammar Schools in the Districts respectively, within that part of the Province formerly called Upper Canada.

V. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Board of Trustees in any District now constituted or hereafter to be constituted in

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