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the manner in which all such moneys have been
expended. Number of resi 3rdly. The whole number of children residing in dent children of School age.
the school section, over the age of five years, and
under the age of sixteen ; the number of children Attendance of and young persons taught in the school in winter pupils in winter and summer. and summer, distinguishing the sexes, and those
who are over and under sixteen years of age ; the Average attendance, both winter average attendance of pupils in both winter and and summer.
summer. Branches taught, 4thly.—The branches of education taught in the &c., text-books used, public ex- school; the number of pupils in each branch ; the aminations, vi
text-books used ; the number of public school examisits, lectures, &c.
nations, lectures, and visits, and by whom, and such other information respecting the school premises, and library, as may be required in the form of a report provided by the Chief Superintendent of Schools. Penalty of sign- XIII. And be it enacted, That every Trustee of a ing a false report by a Trustee; or Common School who shall knowingly sign a false of keeping a false
report, and every Teacher of a Common School who register and making false returns shall keep a false school register, or make a false by a Teacher.
". return, with the view of obtaining a larger sum than the just proportion of school moneys coming to such Common School, shall, for each offence, forfeit to the Common School Fund of the Township, the sum of five pounds, and may be prosecuted before any such Justice of the Peace, by any person whatever, and convicted on the oath of any one credible witness other than the prosecutor, and if convicted, the said penalty shall, if not forthwith paid, be levied with costs, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, under warrant of such Justice, and paid over by him to the said Common School Fund, or the said offender shall be liable to be tried and punished for the misdemeanor. Foreign books to XIV. And be it enacted, That no foreign books be used only in certain cases." in the English branches of education shall be used in any Model or Common School, without the express permission of the Council of Public Instruction ; nor shall any pupil in any such Parental and reli
and relic School be required to read or study in or from any gious rights pro- religious book, or join in any exercise of devotected.
tion or religion, which shall be objected to by his
or her parents or guardians : Provided always, that, within this limi tation, pupils shall be allowed to receive such religious instruction as their parents and guardians shall desire, according to the general regulations which shall be provided according to law.
:::: II. COMMON SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND THEIR DUTIES.
XV. And be it enacted, That no Teacher shall A qualified
Teacher defined be deemed a qualified Teacher within the meaning of this Act, who shall not, at the time of his engaging with the Trustees, and applying for payment from the School Fund, hold a Certificate of qualification, as hereinafter provided by this Act; Provided always, that Certificates of qualification given by Proviso: local Superintendents, shall be in force until the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.
XVI.' And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty Duties of Teachers. of every Teacher of a Common School, Firstly. To teach diligently and faithfully all the To act according
to law and agreebranches required to be taught in the School, accord- ment. ing to the terms of his engagement with the Trustees, and according to the provisions of this Act.
Secondly. To keep the daily, weekly, and monthly To keepregisters' or quarterly registers of the School; to maintain
To maintain disproper order and discipline therein, according to the cipline. forms and regulations which shall be provided according to law; also to keep a Visitors' book (which To keep a Visi
tors' book, &c. the Trustees shall cause to be provided for that purpose,), and he shall enter therein the visits made to his school, and shall present such book to each Visitor, and request him to make such remarks as may have been suggested by such visit. ' . Thirdly. To have, at the end of each quarter, a To have quar
terly examinapublic examination of his school, of which he shall tions, &c. give due notice, through the pupils, to their parents and guardians, and the Trustees of the school, and of which he shall also give due notice to any School Visitors who shall reside in or adjacent to such school section. Fourthly. To furnish to the Local or Chief Super- To give inform
lion to the Local intendent of Schools, when desired, any information or Chief Superwhich it may be in his power to give respecting any
thing connected with the operations of his school, or in anywise affecting its interests or character.
To deliver pa- Fifthly. To keep carefully, and at the time of his pers, &c.
leaving a school, to deliver up to the order of the Trustees, the registers and Visitors' book, appertaining to the school:
Provided always, that he shall, at all times, when desired by them, give Trustees or Visitors access to such registersand Visitors” book.
XVIL And be it enacted, That any Teacher shall Protection : of teachers in case be entitled to be paid at the same rate mentioned in
dismissal. his agreement with the Trustees, even at the expiration of the period of his agreement, until the Trustees shall have paid him the whole of his salary, as Teacher of the school, according Mode of settling to their engagement with him : Provided always, any difference in that in case of any difference between Trustees and financial matters between Trustees a Teacher in regard to his salary, the sum due to and Teachers.. him, or any other matter in dispute between them, it shall be lawful to submit such matter in dispute to arbitation, and each party shall choose one Arbitrator, and in case either party in the first instance shall neglect or refuse to name and appoint an Arbitrator on his behalf, it shall be lawful for the party requiring such arbitration, by a notice in writing to be served upon the party so neglecting or refusing to make such appointment, to require the opposite party within three days, inclusive of the day of the service of such notice, to name and appoint an Arbitrator on his behalf, which notice shall name the Arbitrator of the party serving such notice ; and in case the party upon whom such notice is served shall not, within the three days mentioned in such notice, name and appoint such arbitrator, then the party requiring such arbitration shall and may nominate and appoint the second arbitrator, and the two Arbitrators in either way chosen, and the Looal Superintendent, or any person chosen by him to act on his behalf, in case he cannot attend, or any two of them, shall have full authority to make an award between them, and such award shall be final: Provided always, that, so often as any such submission shall fall through, it shall be lawful to re-submit the matters in dispute until a final award shall be made between them.
III. DUTIBS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCILS. XVIII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the
Duties of Townduty of the Municipality of each Township in Upper ship Councils. Canada :
Firstly. To levy such sum, by assessment, upon To levy assess the taxable property in any school section, for the ments for com
mon school purpurchase of a school-site, the erection, repairs, rent- poses, as desired ing and furnishing of a school-house, the purchase of by trustees. apparatus and text-books for the school, books for the library, salary of the Teacher, as shall be desired by the Trustees of such schoolsection, on behalf of the majority of the freeholders or householders at a public meeting called for such purpose or purposes, as provided for by the twelfth section of this Act : Provided al- To autho ways, that such Municipality may, if it shall judge loan, at its dis
cretion, for the expedient, grant to the Trustees of any school sec
purchase and e tion, on their application, authority to borrow any rection of school
buildings. sum or sums of money which may be necessary for the purposes herein mentioned, in respect to school-sites, schoolhouses and their appendages, or for the purchase or erection of a Teacher's residence, and cause to be levied upon the taxable property in such section, such sum in each year as shall be necessary for the payment of the interest thereon, and as shall be sufficient to pay off the principal within ten years.
Secondly. To 'levy, at its discretion, such sum of To establish a sums 'as it shall judge expedient for procuring the
School is die site and for the erection and support of a Township cretion. Model School, and for purchasing books for a Township Library, under such regulations as shall be provided according to law: Provided always, that the members of the Township Munici- Members of the pality shall be the Trustees of such Model School, Township Coun.
cils to be Trusand shall possess the powers of Common School tees of such MoTrustees in respect to all matters affecting such del School
One or more Model School; Provided also, that the Trustees of
Common Schols any one or more Common Schools shall have authors may be merged
into the Model ity, at their discretion, and with the consent of such School Council, to merge their school or schools, into such Model Sehool; and provided likewise, that tuition to student-teachers in such Model School shall be free.
To form , new Thirdly. To form portions of the Township, where school sections.
no schools have been established, into school sections; to appoint a person in each new school section to call the first school section meeting ; and to cause. such person to be notified in the manner prescribed in the fourth section of this Act.
To alter and Fourthly. To alter any school section already unite gehool sections under cer
established, and to unite two or more school sections tain conditious. into one, at the request of the majority of the freeholders or householders in each of such sections, expressed at a public meeting called by the Trustees for that purpose : Provided First meeting for always, that the first election of Trustees in such the election of Trustees in an section, consisting of two or more sections united, united section. shall be appointed and held in the same manner as is provided for in the fourth section of this act in respect to Alterations in a new school section : Provided secondly, that any school sections
sections alteration in the boundaries of a school section shall not to go into effect before the not go into effect before the twenty-fifth day of 25th December,
December next after the time when it shall have after alteration.
been made ; nor shall any stop be taken towards the All parties con- alteration of the boundaries of any school section, cerned to be ap
a. nor any application be entertained for that purpose, prized of intended alterations in unless it shall clearly appear that all parties affeeted school sections.
by such alteration have been duly notified of such
intended step or application : Provided thirdly, that Privileges of altered sections se.
the several parts of such united or altered school seccured.
tions shall have the same claim to a share of the Com
mon School Fund, to which they would have been Disposal and application of pro- entitled, had they not been altered or united : and perty of altered provided fourthly, that any school site, or school-house, school sections.
or other school property which shall not be required in consequence of such alterations or union of school sections, shall be disposed of, by sale or otherwise, in such a manner as a majority of the freeholders or householders in the altered or united school sections shall think proper, at a public meeting called for that purpose, and the proceeds shall be applied to the erection of a new school-house, or other Common School purposes of such united or altered sections ; except that the inhabitants tranferred from one school section to another, shall be entitled, for the Common School purposes of the section to which they are attached, to such a propor