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FOR THE

BETTER ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE

COMMON SCHOOLS

UPPER CANADA; ,

AND THE

FORMS, INSTRUCTIONS AND REGULATIONS FOR

EXECUTING ITS PROVISIONS ;

TOGETHER WITH THE

OIRCULARS ADDRESSED TO THE VARIOUS OFFICERS CONCERNED IN

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOOL LAW:

DY THE

Gyfel Superintendent of Schools.

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TORONTO:

TRINTED 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 I. Two Acts repealed, elections, ap- XVII.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)

W. 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.

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

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

9. ' (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.

3 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,

XI. Mode of deciding on School Sites, 10.

TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

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

a Secretary-treasurer, 11; and (2) a col- 3 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, 3 appoint a Chairman, Secretary, Superin-

12. ^ (7) To provide for expenses, 12.3

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 21 to bills, 25. (8) To give inoney 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-

XI1I. 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) 3 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.

to visit the Schools quatecture in each

appoint a Charmschool, 40. (3) To pre-

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, 30.

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 be appointed by the Governor, 39.

apportion School Fund, 32. (2) To give XXXVII. Mode of calling meetings and

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 eac

appoint a Chairman, 40. (2) To estab-

Section, 32. (5) To enforce the law, 33. }

(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

33. (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.

3 XLI. Sums appropriated for libraries, 42.

IX. Chlef SUPERINTENDENT OF Schools.

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, į may be granted in certain cases, 44.

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

Clerks, &c., 37. ( ) To prepare forms 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 direct { XLVII. 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.

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.

2 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 20

21 to 26

I. Election and Duties of School Trustees .....
II. Common School Teachers and their Duties -------------
III. Duties of Township Municipalities -----
IV. Duties of Councils and Trustees in Cities, Towns, and
Incorporated Villages .....

.. ....... V. Duties of County Municipal Councils ---------------VI. Constitution and Duties of County Boards of Public Instruction ............

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VII. Duties of Local Superintendents of Schools ---------
VIII. Duties of School Visitors.--.--.-.--
IX. Duties of Chief Superintendent of Schools --------

X. Constitution and Duties of Council of Public Instruction
XI. Miscellaneous Provisions ........

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(24th July, 1850.

W HEREAS it is expedient to make provision for Preamble.

W the better establishment and maintenance of Common 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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