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School visitors XXXIII. And be it enacted, That it shall be authorized to visit the schools, at lawful for each of said School Visitors, to visit, as tend examina.
far as practicable, all the Public Schools in such tions, and examine into the state Township, City, Town or Village ; especially to of each school,
attend the quarterly examinations of Schools, and,
at the time of any such vieit, to examine the progress of the pupils, and the state and management of the School, and to give such advice to the Teachers and pupils, and any others present, as he may think advisable, in accordance with the regulations and instructions which shall be provided in regard to School Visitors according to law : Provided always, that a General Meeting of such
Visitors may be held at any time or place which Proviso: ' General meetings may be appointed by any two Visitors, on sufficient
e called: notice being given to the other Visitors in the Township, City, Town or Village; and it shall be lawful for euch Visitors,
and ob- thus assembled, to devise such means as they may jects of such deem expedient for the efficient visitation of the
Schools, and to promote the establishment of Libra1, ries, and the diffusion of useful knowledge. .
IX. DUTIES OF THE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. . ChiefSuperinten. XXXIV. And be it enacted, That the Governor dent of Schools appointed. ,' may, from time to time, by Letters Patent under the
trig. Great Seal of the Province, appoint a fit and proper person to be Chief Superintendent of Schools for Upper , Çanada, who shall hold his office during pleasure, and shall receive a salary
of the same amount as that now provided by law, or as may hereafter be provided by law,
for the Superintendent of Education in Lower Canada ; and shall be responsible to, and subject to the direction of, the Governor-General, communicated to him through such Department of Her Majesty's Provincial Government, as by the Governor may be directed in that behalf; and shall account for the continTo account for gent expenses of his office, as provided in respect of the contingent exother public, nffices ; and shall be allowed two
Clerks, who shall receive the same salaries as are
or shall be by law attached to similar offices in the salaries.
education law of Lower Canada, to commence from the first of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
penses of his
XXXV. And be it enacted, That it shall be the Duties of the
Chief Superinten. duty of the Chief Superintendent of Schools : dent. Firstly. To anportion, annually, on or before the
To apport on all first day of May, all moueys granted or provided by moneys granted
by the legislature the Legislature for the support of Common Schools for the support of in Upper Canada, and not otherwise appropriated by common schools,
and in what ratio. this Act, to the several Counties, Townships, Cities, Towns and incorporated Villages therein, according to the ratio of population in each, as compared with the whole population of Upper Canada ; or when the census or returns rpon which such an apportionment is to be made, shall be so far defective, in respect to any County, Township, City, Town or Village, as to render it impracticable for the Chief Superintendent to ascertain from such data the share of school moneys which ought then to be apportioned to such County, Township, City, Town or Village, he shall ascertain, by the best evidence in his power, the facts upon which the ratio of such apportionment can be most fairly and equitably made, and make it accordingly.
Secondly. To certify such apportionment made to certifs such by him, to the Inspector-General, so far as it relates apportionment to
the Inspectorto the several Counties, Cities, Towns and incorpo
General,andto the rated Villages in Upper Canada, and to give imme- county clerks. diata notice thereof to the Clerk of each County, City, Town and Village interested therein, statiog the time when the amount of moneys thus apportioned, will be payable to the Treasurer of such County, City, Town or Village. Thirdly. To prepare suitable forms, and to give To prepare suita.
ble forms, &c., such instructions as he shall judge necessary and for executing the
law, and transproper, for making all reports, and conducting all
mit them to local proceedings under this Act, and to cause the same school officers. with such general regulations, as shall be approved of by the Council of Public Instruction, for the better organization and government of Common Schools, to be transmitted to the officers required to execute the provisions of this Act. . Fourthly. To cause to be printed from time to To cause copies
of the school time, in a convenient form, so many copies of ihis law, regulations. Act, with the necessary forms, instructions, and and distributed regulations to be observed in executing its provi occasion may re.
quire. sions, as he may deem sufficient for the information
of all officers of Common Schools, and to cause the same to be distributed for that purpose.
Toll Fifthly, To see that ail moneys apportioned by To see that all school moneys him, be applied to the objects for which they were apportioned by
granted ; and for that purpose to decide upon all him are duly applied according to matters and complaints submitted to him, (and not
otherwise provided for by this Act,) which involve the expenditure of any part of the School Fund; and to direct the application of such balances of the School Fund, as may have been apportioned for any year and forfeited according to the provisions of To direct the dis- this Act: Provided always, that such balances of posal of balances the School Fund shall be expended in making up of such moneys in certain cases the salaries of Teachers in the County to which and under certain conditions.
they shall have been apportioned.
Sixthly. To appoint one of his Clerks as his To appoint a Deputy, to perform the duties of his Office in case Deputy and special inspectors in of his absence ; and to appoint one or more persons, certain cases, as he shall, from time to time, deem necessary, to
inspect any school, or examine into any school matter, in the County where such person or persons reside, and report to him : Provided, that no allowance or compensation shall be made to such special inspector or inspectors for any service or services performed by him or them. Duties in regard Seventhly. To take the general Superintendence to the Normal School.
of the Normal School; and to use his best endeaAnd textbooks. vours to provide for and recommend the use of uniform and approved text-books in the schools generally. School libraries. Eighthly. To employ all lawful means in his power to procure and promote the establishment of School Libraries for general reading, in the several Counties, Townships, Cities, Plans of school- Towne, and Villages; to provide and recommend
the adoption of suitable plans of school-houses, with The collection and diffusion of the proper furniture and appendages; and to collect useful knowledge. and diffuse useful information on the subject of education generally, among the people of Upper Canada. To submit to the Ninthly. To submit to the Council of Public InCouncil of Public Instruction, books struction all books or manuscripts which may be manuscripts, &c. placed in his hands with the view of obtaining the recommendation or sanction of such Council, for their introduction as text-books or library books ; and to prepare and to lay before said lay before the Council of Public Instruction for its Council, general consideration, such general regulations for the ni m ulations for the regulations, &c.
resu organization and government of Common Schools, and the management of School Libraries as he shall deem necessary and proper. Tenthly. To apportion whatever sum or sums of To
To apportion momoney shall be provided by the Legislature for the neys granted for establishment and support of School Libraries :
of school libraProvided always, that no aid shall be given towards ries. the establishment or support of any School Library Proviso:
Condition of shaunless an equal amount be contributed and expended
ring in such apfrom local sources for the same object.
portionment. Eleventhly. To appoint proper persons to conduct To appoint per.
sons to conduct County Teachers’ Institutes, and to furnish such teachers' instirules and instructions as he shall judge advisable in
tutes, and pre
pare rules and regard to the proceedings of such Institutes and the instructions for
regulating their best means of promoting their objects, in elevating
proceedings. the profession of school teaching and increasing its usefulness.
Twelfthly. To be responsible for all moneys paid to account for through him in behalf of the Normal and Model moneys, &c. Schools, and to give such security for the same as shall be required by the Governor ; and to prepare and transmit all correspondence which shall be directed or authorized by the Council of Public Instruction for Upper Canada.'.'. Thirteenthly. To make annually to the Governor, To report annu
ally to the Govon or before the first day of July, a report of the ernor on certain actual state of the Normal, Model and Common matters. Schools throughout Upper Canada, showing the amount of moneys expended in connexion with each, and from what sources derived, with such statements and suggestions for improving the Common Schools and the Common School laws, and promoting education generally, as he shall deem useful and expedient. : X. CONSTITUTION AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL OF PUBLIC
INSTRUCTION. XXXVI. And be it enacted, That the Governor Council of Public
Instruction for shall have authority to appoint not more than nine U. C.
persons (of whom the Chief Superintendent of Schools shall be one) To consist of .
consist of to be a Council of Public Instruction for Upper persons including Canada, who shall hold their office during pleasure, the Chief Supertendent.
and shall be subject from time to time to all law
ful orders and directions in the exercise of their duties, which shall, from time to time, be issued by the Governor. Mode of providing XXXVII. And be it enacted, That the Chief a place and de. fraying the ex. Superintendent of Schools shall provide a place for penses of the
the meetings of the Council of Public Instruction, meetings of such Council; of calls and shall call the first meeting of the Council, and ing the first meeting and any spe
es shall have authority to call a special meeting at any ial meeting.. time by giving due notice to the other members ; that the expenses attending the proceedings of the said Counci! shall be accounted for by the Chief Superintendent of Schools as
in part of the contingent expenses of the Education Senior clerk in the Education Office ; that the Senior Clerk in the Education Office to be Re
• Office shall be Recording Clerk to the said Council, cording Clerk to the council, shall enter all its proceedings in a book kept for that
purpose, shall, as may be directed, procure the books and stationery for the Normal and Model Schools, and shall keep all the accounts of the said Council.
XXXVIII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the Duties of the Council of Public duty of the said Council of Public Instruction, (three Instruction,
members of which, at any lawful meeting, shall
form a quorum for the transaction of business):
* First. To appoint a Chairman, and establish the To regulate its own proceedings, times of its meetings, and the mode of its proceedings, which Chairman shall be entitled to a second or casting vote in cases of an equality of votes on any question. To do all things Secondly. To adopt all needful measures for the necessary for the permaneut estab- permanent establishment and efficiency of the lishment and effi.
: Normal School for Upper Canada, containing one ciency of the Normal School. or more Model Schools for the instruction and train
ing of Teachers of Common Schools in the science
of education andart of teaching. To make rules for Thirdly. To make from time to time, the rules the management and government and regulations necessary for the management and