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The officers of the general association shall be elected by the members of the Board of Directors elected, as above provided, at 4:30 o'clock p. m. on the last day of the general association meeting.
Seconded by Director Tarbell of Rhode Island.
On motion of Director Gilbert of Minnesota, seconded by Directors Rounds of New Hampshire and Bright of Illinois, the resolution of Director Taylor was laid upon the table for future action.
DIRECTOR GILBERT: I move that this whole matter be referred back to the committee with instructions to consider the proposed amendments that have been offered, and that a copy of their revised report be placed in the hands of each member of the Board of Directors.
Seconded by Director Treudley of Ohio.
On a vote, that portion of the report of the committee proposing to amend Article V. of the constitution concerning "Representation and Voting,” with the resolution of Director Taylor, was referred back to the Committee on Revision of the Constitution, with instructions to consider the proposed amendment and present the same at the next annual meeting. That, in the meantime, a copy of their report, as revised, be forwarded to each Director of the association.
Director Rounds moved the following declaratory resolution, for the guidance of President Butler during this session of the National Educational Association, which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That, at this meeting, the basis of voting on proposed amendments to the constitution, election of officers, and other matters of business submitted to the house, shall be active membership; "active members” being construed to mean those who are duly enrolled this year, having paid the fee and wearing the necessary badge.
On motion of Director Richards, seconded by Director Lane of Ilinois, the recommendation of the committee dealing with the financial administration was referred to the incoming Board of Directors.
A preliminary report of the Treasurer, submitted by N. A. Calkins, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, was read by the Secretary, and on motion of Director Lane was referred back to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees with instructions to complete the report and publish the same in the next volume of proceedings.
Director Tarbell reported the present status of the Emergency Fund, which report was ordered referred to the new Board of Directors.
Secretary Shepard read the following petition for the establishment of a new department in the association, to be known as the De. partment of Physical Education:
We respectfully petition the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association to create, as a branch of that body's work, a Department of Physical Education,
L. H. JONES, Superintendent of Cleveland, Ohio.
Geo. W. PECKHAM, Superintendent of Schools, Milwaukee, Wis.
DIRECTOR LANE: I think it would be a mistake to increase the number of departments.
The subject was discussed by Directors Buchanan of Missouri, Richards of Washington, D. C., and, upon invitation, by Miss R. Anna Morris of Cleveland, Ohio, and the department was ordered established by a vote of twenty-two to ten.
PRESIDENT BUTLER: There being no further business before this Board of Directors, it passes out of existence, to be succeeded by another board on Friday afternoon. I desire to return to the board my sincere thanks for their assistance at Asbury Park and here in promoting the business of the association. This board stands adjourned sine die.
MEETINGS OF THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
DENVER, Colo, July 12, 1895. The meeting was called to order in room 3, East Division High School, Denver, Colo., July 12, 1895, by President-elect Dougherty of the National Association. On the call of the roll by the Secretary the following Directors responded:
Directors Gove of Colorado, Dougherty of Illinois, Pike of Illinois, Taylor of Kansas, White of Michigan, McNeill of Missouri, Comstock of Arizona, Barnes of California, Van Sickle of Colorado, Richards of District of Columbia, Clute of Florida, Cook of Illinois, Goss of Indiana, Cooper of Iowa, MacDonald of Kansas, McGinniss of Kentucky, Easton of Louisiana, Prettyman of Maryland, Whitney of Michigan, Gilbert of Minnesota, Fulton of Mississippi, Kirk of Missouri, Hamilton of Montana, Skinner of Nebraska, Stubbs of Nevada, Rounds of New Hampshire, Hodgin of New Mexico, Skinner of New York, Avery of North Dakota, Boyd of Oklahoma, Malone of Utah, Mayne of Wisconsin.
Certain Directors were represented by proxy, and the chair announced that they would be recognized in the discussion by unani. mous consent, but that such proxies could not vote.
On the call for new business, the Chairman recognized Prof. Joseph Le Conte of California, who offered the following petition, signed by the requisite number of members, for the establishment of a department of the National Educational Association, to be known as the Department of Science Instruction, and, on motion of Professor Le Conte, the department was ordered established by a unanimous vote:
To the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association:
We, the undersigned members of the National Educational Association and teachers of the natural sciences in colleges and high schools, hereby respectfully
petition you for the privilege of organizing a Department of Natural Science In-
WM. C. STRONG,
GEO. F. ATKINSON,
SIDNEY F. SMITH,
GEO. M. TURNER,
G. L. CANNON,
JAMES H. BAKER,
WILLIAM F. McDOWELL,
WM. H. SMILEY,
C. H. THURBER,
and fifty-seven others.
Director Mayne of Wisconsin offered the following petition, signed by the requisite number of members, for the establishment of a department of the National Educational Association, to be known and designated as the Department of School Administration, and, on motion, the same was unanimously granted and the department established.
To the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association,
GENTLEMEN: The undersigned active members of the National Educational Association respectfully petition your honorable body to establish a Department of School Administration.
In view of the success and strength attained by several state organizations consisting entirely of the members of school boards, the lasting benefits to education derived from such organization in the closer co-operation of school boards and superintendents, we are prompted to ask a favorable consideration of this petition.
S. A. HOOPER, Milwaukee High School.
The President called for communications from the National Council as to the Committee of Nine.
Director Sabin of Iowa submitted the following report of the committee appointed to report on the subject of investigating the condition of the rural schools and of recommending reforms therein:
The committee appointed to report on the subject of investigating the condition of the rural schools and of recommending reforms therein, submits to the Council the following recommendations:
Resolved, That there be undertaken under the auspices of the Council an investigation of the subject of rural schools, embracing such topics as revenues and expenditures, the constitution, organization, and duties of boards of management and control, and the provision of suitable teachers. More definitely, said investigation shall be conducted in general on the lines laid down in the report of the Committee on State School Systems submitted to the Council at its present session.
Resolved, That a Committee of Nine be appointed to conduct this investigation, said committee to consist of the following persons: Henry Sabin of Iowa, D. L. Kiehle of Minnesota, A. B. Poland of New Jersey, C. C. Rounds of New Hampshire, J. H. Phillips of Alabama, B. A. Hinsdale of Michigan, S. T. Black of California, W. F. Sutton of Texas, and L. E. Wolfe of Missouri.
Resolved, That the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association be urgently requested to appropriate, at some session to be held during the course of the present annual meeting, the sum of $2,500, or such part thereof as may be necessary, to defray the expenses of this investigation, including the publication of the report of the committee.
Resolved. That the committee shall report within the period of two years in such form as it may determine, and that it be authorized to publish its report.
B. A. HINSDALE,
DIRECTOR BUTLER: Mr. President, I desire to offer a resolution to carry into effect the recommendation of the Council of Education similar in form to the resolution that constituted the Committee of Ten or Committee of Fifteen. The gentlemen will remember—those whose memories go back to the Saratoga meeting-that we then entered on this policy of investigation and report, some of us with misgivings and some of us with confidence. The outcome of that policy has been one which has met the unqualified indorsement of the teachers and people of the country, which has done more than any other one thing to strengthen and develop the National Association. The financial method of administration adopted then was the creation of an Emergency Fund under the control of the Board of Directors, to which was transferred a sum of money from the receipts