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AN ACT

FOR THE

BETTER ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE

01

COMMON SCHOOLS

IX

UPPER CANADA;

AND THE

FORMS, INSTRUCTIONS AND REGULATIONS FOR

EXECUTING ITS PROVISIONS ;

TOGETHER WITH THE

OURCULARS ADDRESSED TO THE VARIOUS OFFICERS CONCERNED IN

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOOL LAW:

BY THE

Chlef Superintendent of Schools.

TORONTO:

PRINTED BY THOMAS HUGH BENTLEY.

1850,

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GENERAL CONTENTS.

SCHOOL ACT.

SEC. I. Two Acts repealed, elections, ap- XVII. Teacher's agreement to be in force

pointments, contracts, &c. confirmed, 5,6. until his salary is paid, 18.

I. COMMON SCHOOL TRUSTEES.

III. TOWNSHIP COUNCILS.

II. Time for holding Annual Meetings, 7. XVIII. Duties of Township Councils : (1)

III. Annual Election of Section Trustees, 7. To levy assessments when desired by

IV. Mode of calling first Section Meeting, 7. Trustees, and to authorize a loan, 19. (2)

V. Proceedings at first section Meeting, 7. To establish a Model School, 19. (3) To

VI. Duties of Annual Section Meeting: form new Sections, 20. (4) To alter Sec-

(1.) To elect a Chairman and Secretary,

tions in certain cases, (time for election

8. (2) To receive Trustees' Report, 8. of Trustees and alteration of Sections.]

(3.) To elect one or more Trustees-no 20. (5) To furnish copies of proceedings

Teacher to be elected, 8. (4.) To decide to local Superintendents, 21.

upon the mode of supporting the School, 9. XIX, Separate schools may be established

VII. Mode of challenging voters, 9.

in certain cases, election of Trustees, 21.

VII. Penalty for refusing to serve as Trus- } XX. Section divisions inay be abolished,

tee, and mode of resigning office, 9. and a Township Board of Trustees elect-

IX. Penalty for not notifying Section Meet- ed, 22.

ings, 10.

X. Trustees to be a Corporation, 10.

IV. COUNCILS AND TRUSTEES IN CITIES,

TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

XI. Mode of deciding on School Sites, 10.

XII, Duties of Trustees : (1.) To appoint XXI. Powers of City and Town Councils,

a Secretary-treasurer, 11.; and (2) a col- 23.

lector, 11. (3.) To hold school property, XXII. Election of Board of Trustees, 23.

11. (4.) To provide premises, apparatus } XXIII. Annual election of Trustees, 23.

and books, 11. (5.) To employ Teachers, XXIV. Board of Trustees to be a corpora-

and establish a female school, 12. (6.) tion, 23. Duties of the Board : (1) To

To give money orders to their Teacher, appoint a Chairman, Secretary, Superin-

12. (7) To provide for expenses, 12. tendent, and Collectors, 24. (2) To hold

(8.) To give collector a rate-bill list, School property, 24. (3) To provide

12. (9.) To apply to the Township premises, &c., 24. (4) To determine the

Council or employ their own authority for kind of schools ; employ Teachers, and
levying rates, 13. (10.) To exempt indi- unite schools with County Grammar
gent persons, 13. (11.) To sue non-resi- School, 24. (5) To appoint a Commit-
dent defaulters, 13. (12.) To call annual tee for each school, 25. (6) To make an
and Special Meetings, 13. (13.) To per- estimate of expenses, 25. (7) To levy rate-
mit persons of the ages of five to 2i to bills, 25. (8) To give money orders to
attend the school, 14. (14.) To visit the Teachers, 25. (9) To call Annual and
School, 14. (15.) To provide proper Special Meetings, 25. (10) To provide
books, and an educational periodical, 14. text books, and establish a Library, 26.
(16) To be responsible for the fulfilment (11) To observe regulations; to publish
of contracts, 14. (17.) To establish a

reports, and report annually to the Chief

Library, 14. (18) To prepare and read Superintendent, 26.

report at annual meeting, 15. (19.) To { XXV. Powers of Village Councils; first and

report annually to the Local Superinten- annual elections of Board or Trustees, 20.

dent, 15.

XXVI. Village Board of Trustees to suc-

XI1. Penalty for signing a false report, and ceed present Trustees ; and be a Corpora-

keeping a false register, 16.

tion ;-their powers, 29.

XIV. Foreign and religious books may be

used and religious instruction allowed in

V. COUNTY COUNCILS,

certain cases, 16.

XXVII. Duties of County Councils : (1)

To raise a sum equal to the Legislative

II. COMMON SCHOOL TEACHERS.

School Grant, 28. (2) To establish a

XV, Qualified Teacher defined, 17.

County Library, 28. (3) To appoint local

XVI. Duties of Teachers : (1) To teach Superintendents ; County Clerk to fur-,

diligently and faithfully, 17. (2) To keep nish the Chief Superintendent with a copy
registers, and maintain discipline, 17. (3) of Council's proceedings, 28. (4) To
To have quarterly examinations, 17. (4) secure School moneys; to appoint Sub-

To furnish information, 17. (5) To deliver treasurers, 29. (5) To appoint auditors,

up books, &c., when leaving a school, 18. 29.

VI. BOARDS OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. cases, 38. (7) To superintend the Nor-

XXVIII. County Grammar School Trus-

mal School, 38. (8) To promote the

tees and local Superintendents to be a

establishment of libraries, &c., 38. (9)
County Board of Public Instruction, 29. To lay books, regulations, &c., before

XXIX. Duties of County Boards : (1) To

the Council of Public Instruction, 38.

meet quarterly, 30._(2) To examine and (10) To apportion library fund, 39. (11)

give certificates to Teachers, 30. (3). To To'appoint Teachers' Institutes : _(12)

select books, 31. (4) To promote educa-

To account for moneys, 39. (13) To re-

tion, 31.

port annually to the Governor, 36.

VII. LOCAL SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS. X. COUNCIL OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
XXX. Salary of Superintendents, 31. XXXVI. Council of Public Instruction to
XXXI. Duties of Superintendents : (1) To
apportion School Fund, 32. (2) To give } XXXVII. Mode of calling meetings and

be appointed by the Governor, 39.

Teachers cheques on Treasurer, 32. (3)

defraying the expenses of the Council, 40.

To visit the Schools quarterly, 32. (4) XXXVIII. Duties of the Council : (1) To
To deliver an Annual Lecture in each

appoint a Chairman, 40. (2) To estab-
Section, 32. (5) To enforce the law, 33. lish the Normal School, 40. (3) To pre-
(6) To attend certain meetings, 33. (7) scribe terms of admission and erect build-
To attend arbitrations ; to settle disputes, ings for Normal School, 44. (4) To pre-
or refer them to the Chief Superintendent, scribe the general regulations for Common
(8) To suspend Teachers' certifi-

Schools, 41. (5) To recommend text and
cates in certain cases, 33. (9) To observe

library books, 41. (6) To account annu-

regulations, 34. (10) To report annually ally to the Governor, 41.

to the Chief Superintendent, 34.

XI. Miscellaneous PROVISIONS.

VIII. SchooL VISITORS.

XXXIX. Sums appropriated for the Normal

XXXII. School visitors authorized, 35. School, 41.

XXXIII. Powers of School Visitors, 36. XL, Common School Fund defined, 42.

IX. Chief SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

XLI. Sums appropriated for libraries, 42.

XLII. Time of paying School Fund, 42.

XXXIV. Chief Superintendent of Schools XLIII. Responsibility of persons to whom

to be appointed by the Governor, 36. school money is entrusted, 43.

XXXV. Duties of the Chief Superinten- } XLIV. Teachers' Provincial certificates

dent: (1) To apportion school moneys, may be granted in certain cases, 44.

37. (2) To certify apportionment to XLV. School Fund to be expended in the

Clerks, &c., 37. (3) To prepare forins payment of Teachers' salaries, 44.

and instructions, 37. (4) To distribute { XLVI. Parties disturbing meetings to be

School Act, &c., 37. (5) To see to the punished, 44.

application of school moneys, and directXVII. First election of Boards of Trustees

the disposal of balances, 38. (6) To ap- in Cities and Towns, 45.

point a Deputy and Inspectors in certain XLVIII. Interpretation clause, 45.

FORMS, INSTRUCTIONS AND REGULATIONS.

Cuar. I, Forms for Trustees : (1) Notice Clerk's notice to the person appointed to

of a first Section meeting, 46. (2) Inti- call a first Section meeting, 53 ; (2 and 3)

mating the election of Trustees, 47. (3 of intimating alterations in Sections, 54.

and 4) Notice of an annual meeting, IV. Forms and Instructions for Councils

47. (5 and 6) Notice of special meet- and Trustees in Cities, Towns, and Vil-

ings, 48. (7) Forın of Agreement between lages, 55.
Trustees and Teacher, 43; (8) of War-}y. Forms and Instructions for County
rant and Rate-bill, 49 ; (9) of Collector's Councils, Boards of Public Instruction,
receipt, 50; (10) of Trustees' order on and local Superintendents of Schools, 56
Superintendent, 50; (11) of Deed for VI. General Regulations for the Govern-
School site, 51; (12) of Trustees' annual ment of Common Schools : (1) Hours of

report, 52.

daily teaching, and Holidays, 57.

I Forins for Teachers : (1) Of Teacher's Duties of Trustees, 58; (3) of Teachers,
receipt, 52 ; (2) notice of quarterly exami- 59; (4) of Visitors, 60. (5) Religious and

nations, 53 ; (3) Teacher's register, 53. moral instruction in the Schools, 61. List

III. Forms for Township Councils : (1) Of} of School Books, 63.

ANNO DECIMO TERTIO ET DECIMO QUARTO

VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

CAP. XLVIII. An Act for the better Establishment and Maintenance of

Common Schools in Upper Canada.

INDEX.

Sectione. I. Election and Duties of School Trustees

2 to 14 II. Common School Teachers and their Duties

15 to 17 III. Duties of Township Municipalities

18 to 20 IV. Duties of Councils and Trustees in Cities, Towns, and Incorporated Villages

21 to 26 V. Duties of County Municipal Councils

27 VI. Constitution and Duties of County Boards of Public Instruction

28 to 29 VII. Duties of Local Superintendents of Schools

30 to 31 VIII. Duties of School Visitors...

32 to 33 IX. Duties of Chief Superintendent of Schools

34 to 35 X. Constitution and Duties of Council of Public Instruction 36 to 38 XI. Miscellaneous Provisions

39 to 48

(24th July, 1850.)

THEREAS it is expedient to make provision for

Preamble.

mon Schools in the several Villages, Towns, Cities, Townships and Counties of Upper Canada : Be it therefore enacted, by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province

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