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produce a certificate of having taken the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty, before some one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County in which he shall be a resident; and all Justices of the Peace are hereby authorized to administer such oath of allegiance : Provided also, that any such certificate of qualifica- Certificate may

be general or lition, shall be general, as regards the County, or mited, limited as to time or place, at the pleasure of the majority of the members of the County Board of Public Instruction present at such examination : Provided likewise, that every such certificate shall have the signature of at least one signature of one

local Superintenlocal Superintendent of Schools. Thirdly. To select (if deemed expedient), from

To select text

books for schools, a list of text. books recommended or authorized by from the general the Council of Public Instruction, such books as they shall think best adapted for the use of the Common Schools of such County or Circuit; and to ascertain and re- To facilitate the

procuring of such commend the best facilities for procuring such books. Fourthly. To 'adopt all such lawful means in To provide for

the establishment their power as they shall judge expedient, to advance of a county school

library. the interests and usefulness of Common Schools, to

To promote the promote the establishment of School Libraries, and to diffuse useful knowiedge in suci County or diffusion of useful Circuit.

knowledge generally,

authorized list.


interests of schools and the


dent of Schools. To be entitled to a remuneration of not less than one

XXX. And be it enacted, that each Local Su- LocalSuperintenperintendent of Common Schools, appointed as provided for in the twenty-seventh section of this Act, shall be entitled, annually, to not less than one pound per school

under his charge, pound currency per School placed under his charge, together with any additional remuneration or allowance which the Council appointing him shall grapt ; and such Su

To be paid quar• perntendent shall be paid the same in quarterly in- terly by the trea stalments by the County Treasurer.

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XXXI. And be it enacted, That it shall be the daty of each Local Superintendent of Schools :

Duties of Local Superiotendents of Schools

Todistribute the common school fund among the several school sections according to the ratio of attendance,ninless otherwise directed.

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First. As soon as he shall have received from the County Clerk à notification of the amount of money apportioned to the Township or Townships within the limits of his charge, to apportion the same (unless otherwise instructed by the Chief Su

perintendent of Schools), among the several school sections entitled to receive it, according to the rates of the average attendance of pupils attending each Common School, (the mean attendance of pupils for both summer and winter being taken), as compared with the whole average number of pupils attending the Common Schools of such Township.

Secondly. To give to any qualified Teacher, and trustees to give cheques to teach- to no other, on the order of the Trustees of any

school section, a cheque upon the County Treasurer county treasurer or şub-Treasurer, for any sum or sums of money

apportioned and due to such section : Provided alConditions

ways, that he shall not pay any such order of the

such cheques.

Trustees of any school section, from whom no satisfactory annual school report shall have been received for the year ending the last day of the December preceding ; nor unless it shall appear by such report, that a school has been kept by a qualified Teacher in such section for at least six months during the year

conditions ending the date of such repori : Provided also, not to apply to that the foregoing condition shall not apply to the

order or orders of Trustees in any new school section, for money apportioned and due to such section.

Thirdly. To visit each Common School within school once a-quarter. his jurisdiction, at least once in each quarter ; and


at the time of each such visit to examine into the

state and condition of the School, as respects the progress of the pupils in learning, the order and discipline observed, the system of instruction pursued, the mode of keeping the school registers, the average attendance of pupils, the character and condition of the buiiding and premises, and to give such advice as he shall judge proper. To deliver a pub- Fourthly. To deliver in each school section, at

least once a year, a public lecture on some subject least once a-year: connected with the objects, principles, and means of



school sections.


visit each

at least

Duties at visitations.

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Public Instruction Tomeet and confer with the Chief

Schools in his official visits to

of practical education ; and to do all in his power

Topics of such lo persuade and animate parents, guardians, Trustees Other duties. and Teachers, to improve the character and efficiency of the Common Schools, and secure the universal and sound education of the young.

Fifthly. To see that all the schools are managed and conducted according to law; to prevent the To recommend use of unauthorized, and to recommend the use of

ized text-books; authorized books in each school; to acquire and

the procuring of give information as to the manner in which such them, authorized books can be obtained, and the economy and advantages of using them. Sixthly, To attend the meetings of the County To

meetings of the Board of Public Instruction ; to meet and confer county Board of with the Chief Superintendent of Schools at time and place as he may appoint when making an official visit to such county, for the promotion of the

Superintendent of interests of Education.

such county Seventhly. To attend the Arbitrations, and to meet the Townreeves as provided for in the twelfth and eighteenth sections of this Act ; to decide upon

tain questions of

dispute. any other questions of difference which may arise

other questions of between interested parties under the operation of dispute at discrethis or any preceding Act, and which may be sub- tlon. mitted to him ; Provided always, that he

e may, if

Or(proviso) refer he shall deem it advisable, refer any such question Superintendent of to the Chief Superintendent of Schools :- Provided also, that any aggrieved or dissatisfied party, in aggrieved or dis

satisfied parties any case not otherwise provided for by this Act,

appeal in shall have the right of appeal to the Chief Superiotendent of Schools. Eighthly. To suspend the certificate of qualifica. To suspend certi

ficates of qualifition of any Teacher, for any cause which shall appear to him to require it, until the next ensuing meeting of the County Board of Public Instruction, where the case shall be disposed of in such manner as a majority of the members present shall think proper : Provided always, that The cancelling or

suspension or due notice shall be given to the Teacher suspended,

teacher's certifi.

To attend arbitrations for the settlement of cer

To decide upon

them to the Chief


may certain cases.

cation in certain cases,


Το observe all lawful regulations and instructions

tion to the Chief

when desired. TO account


tors, &c:


prepare and transmit an annual school port to the Chief Superintendent.

cate of qualifica of such meeting of the County Board : Provided his trustees from also, that the cancelling or suspension of a Teachobligation to con.

er's certificate of qualification, shall telease his tinue him in their employment. School Trustees from any obligation to continue

him in their employment.

Ninthly. To act in accordance with the regula

lations and instructions which shall be provided acin the discharge cording to law; to give any information in his To give iaforma

power, (when desired), to the Chief Superintendent Superintendent of Schools, respecting any Common School matter

within his jurisdiction ; to furnish the County Authe county audi- ditors, when required, with the Trustees' orders as

the authority for his cheques upon the County or Sub-Treasurer for School moneys ; to deliver copies of his official correspondence and all school papers in his custody, to the order of the County Council on retiring from office.

Tenthly. To prepare and transmit to the Chief te Superintendent of Schools, on or before the first

day of March, an annual report, which shall be in such form:

has shall be provided by the said Chief Superintendent and which shall state :

1st. The whole number of schools and school sections of parts of sections in each' Township within his jurisdiction.

:: 2nd. The number of pupils taught in each schools, &c.

school over the age of five and under the age of sixteen years; the number between the ages of sixteen

and twenty-one years; the whole number of children residing in each section, or part of a section, over the age of fiye and under the age of sixteen years. Time of keeping 3rd.—The length of time 'a school shall have branches taught,

kept in each such section or parts of sections,

: Buoks used, ar.

number of pupils in each branch, and the books used ; the average attendance of pupils, both male and female, in summer and in winter.

Contents of such report,



Whole number of children of school

age, &c.

the schools open;


erage attendance, &e.

4th: The amount of money's which have been the amount of received and collected in each section or part of and

moneys received

expended, section-distinguishing the amount apportioned by the Chief Superintendent of Schools, the amount received from County Asséssment; the amount raised by Trustees, and the amount from any other and what source or sources'; also how such moneys have been expended, or whether any part remains unexpended, and from what causes ; the annual salary of Teachers, male and female, with and without board.

5th.-The number of his and other School visits during the year, the number of school lecture's

lectures. delivered; the whole number of school-houses, their sizes, character, furniture and appendages, the number rented, the

of school-houses, number erected during the year, and of what character, and by what means.

The number of school visits and


6th.-The number of qualified Teachers, their Of teachers, &c. standing, sex, and religious persuasion's the number, so far as he may be able to ascertain, of private Schools, the

of private schools number of pupils and subjects taught therein; the libraries, &c. number of Libraries, their extent, how established and supported; also, any other information which he may possess respecting the educational state, wants and advantages in each Township of his charge, and any suggestions which he shall think proper to make with a view to the improvement of Schools and diffusion of useful knowledge.

vit. School VisitoRS AND THEIR DUTIES.

Who shall be school visitors.

XXXII. And be it enacted, That all Clergymen recognized by law, of whatever denomination, Judges, Members of the Legislature, Magistrates, Members of County Councils and Aldermen, shall be School visitors in the Townships, Cities, Towns and Villages where they shall' respectively reside : Provided always, that persons holding the Commission of the Peace for the County only, shall not be

magis. School Visitors within Towns and Cities : Provided also, that each Clergyman shall be a School Visitor in any Township, Town or City where he may have pastoral charge.


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