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SUPPLEMENTARY COMMON SCHOOL ACT OF UPPER CANADA,

16TI VICTORIA, CHAPTER 185. General Remarks,..

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1. Boards of Trustees in Cities, Towns, and Villages,...
II. Separate Schools,...
III. Common School Trustees,..
IV. Local Superintendents of Schools,

V. Miscellaneous Provisions,..

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An Act to Restore certain Rights to Parties therein named, 14th and 15th Victoria, chapter 111,.

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CIRCULARS FROM THE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
I. To Local Superintendents of Schools.......
II. To Trustees of Common Schools in Townships,.
III. To Boards of School Trustees in Cities, Towns, and Villages,... 188
IV. To County Clerks,..

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SECOND EDITION.

EDUCATION OFFICE,

Toronto, July, 1858.

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.

Sections.
1. 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 In.
struction

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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ed: Proviso.

hereby repealed, shall be revived by the pealed by either of the Acts

All school divi

of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government Two Acts repeal- of Canada. And it is hereby enacted by the autho

rity of the same, that the Act of the Parliament of this Province, passed in the seventh year of Her Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act for the better Establishment and Maintenance of Common Schools in Upper Canada,” and also the Act passed in the twelfth year of Her Majesty's reign, ch. 83, and intituled “ An Act for the better Establishment and Maintenance of Public Schools in Upper Canada, and for repealing the present School Act,” shall be, and the same are hereby repealed : Provided always, nevertheless, firstly, that no Act or part of an Act

*pássing of this" Act: And provided also, secondly, that the repeal of the said Acts shall not extend or be construed to extend to any act done, any penalty incurred, or any proceeding had under the said Acts, or either of them :

And provided also, thirdly, that all School Sections sions, elections, or other School divisions, together with all elections appointments, contracts,

and appointments to office, all agreements, contracts, confirmed.

assessments, and rate-bills, made under the authority of the said Acts, or of any preceding Act, and not annulled by the said Acts or by this Act, or by any of them, shall be valid and in full force and binding upon all parties concerned, as if made under the authority of this Act, and shall so continue until altered, modified, or superseded, according to the provisions of this Act: And provided also, fourthly, that nothing herein contained shall affect the liability of any District, County, City, Town, or Township Superintendent of Common Schools, to the Municipal Corporation to which he would otherwise be responsible for the same, for any moneys received by him under either of the said Aots ; but the liabilities of every such Superintendent for such moneys shall be and remain as if this Act had not been passed : And provided also, fifthly, that nothing in the said Act secondly above recited, contained, shall extend, or be, čonstrued to extend, to have repealed any Act of the Parliament of this Province, whereby provision was made for the appropriation of money from the consolidated revenue fund of this Province, for of towards the establishment and maintenance of Common Schools in this Province, or in any part thereof.

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I. ELECTION AND DUTIES OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES.

Annual School meetings to be held throughout U. C., the

10 o'clock, A. M,

One Trustee in each School Sec.

Proviso:

Same

years.

II. And be it enacted, That the annual meetings for the elections of School Trustees, as hereinafter provided by this Act, shall be held in all the Villages, second wednesTowns, Cities, and Townships of Upper Canada, on day in January at the second Wednesday in January, in each year, commencing at the hour of Ten of the clock in the forenoon.

III. And be it enacted, That in all School divisions (except in Cities, Towns, and Incorporated tion to be elected Villages) which have been established according to

at each annual

School meeting law, and which have been called “School Sections," and in which there shall be three Trustees in office at the time this Act shall come into force, one Trustee shall be elected to office at each ensuing annual school meeting, in place of the one who shall have been three years in office : Provided always, that the same individual, if willing, may be re

individual may

be re-elected, but elected ; And provided also, thạt no School Trustee

not without his shall be re-elected, except by his own consent, during consent for four the four years next after his going out of office. IV. And be it enacted, That whenever

Mode of calling school

any section shall be formed in any Township, as provided meeting in a new in the eighteenth section of this Act, the Clerk of the Township shall communicate to the person appointed to call the first school meeting for the election of Trustees, the description and number of such school section ; and such person shall, within twenty days thereafter, prepare a notice in writing, describing such section, and appointing a time and place for the first school section meeting, and shall cause copies of such notice to be posted in at least three public places in such school section, at least six days before the time of holding such meeting.

V, And be it enacted, That at every such first Mode of proceedschool section meeting, the majority of the freehold- meeting in a new ers or householders of such school section present, shall elect one of their own number to preside over the proceedings of such meeting, and shall also ap

Duty of the Bepoint a Secretary, whose duty it shall be to record all

the first School

School section.

School section. Election of Chairman and Secretary.

cretary.

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