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dent children of


and summer.

and summer.

&c., text-books

the manner in which all such moneys have been

expended. Number of resi

3rdly. The whole number of children residing in School age.

the school section, over the age of five years, and

under the age of sixteen; the number of children

of and young persons taught in the school in winter pupils in winter

and summer, distinguishing the sexes, and those

who are over and under sixteen years of age ; the Average attendance, both winter

average attendance of pupils in both winter and

summer. Branches taught, 4thly.—The branches of education taught in the used, public ex- school; the number of pupils in each branch ; the aminations, visits, lectures, &c.

text-books used ; the number of public school exami

nations, lectures, and visits, and by whom, and such other information respecting the school premises, and library, as may be required in the form of a report provided by the Chief Superintendent of Schools. Penalty of sign- XIII. And be it enacted, That every Trustee of a ing a false report by a Trustee; or

Common School who shall knowingly sign a false of keeping a false register and mak

report, and every Teacher of a Common School who ing false returns shall keep a false school register, or make a false by a Teacher.

return, with the view of obtaining a larger sum than the just proportion of school moneys coming to such Common School, shall, for each offence, forfeit to the Common School Fund of the Township, the sum of five pounds, and may be prosecuted before any such Justice of the Peace, by any person whatever, and convicted on the oath of any one credible witness other than the prosecutor, and if convicted, the said penalty shall, if not forthwith paid, be levied with costs, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, under warrant of such Justice, and paid over by him to the said Common School Fund, or the said offender shall be liable to be tried and punished for the misdemeanor. Foreign books to

XIV. And be it enacted, That no foreign books be used only in

in the English branches of education shall be used in any

Model or Common School, without the express permission of the Council of Public Instruction; nor shall any pupil in any such

School be required to read or study in or from any gious rights pro- religious book, or join in any exercise of devo tected.

tion or religion, which shall be objected to by his

certain cases.

Parental and reli

or her parents or guardians : Provided always, that, within this limi tation, pupils shall be allowed to receive such religious instruction as their parents and guardians shall desire, according to the general regulations which shall be provided according to law.


Teacher defined

Proviso :


XV. And be it enacted, That no Teacher shall

A qualified be deemed a qualified Teacher within the meaning of this Act, who shall not, at the time of his engaging with the Trustees, and applying for payment from the School Fund, hold a Certificate of qualification, as hereinafter provided by this Act; Provided always, that Certificates of qualification given by local Superintendents, shall be in force until the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

XVI.' And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty Duties of Teachers. of every Teacher of a Common School,

To act according Firstly. To teach diligently and faithfully all the

to law and agreebranches required to be taught in the School, according to the terms of his engagement with the Trustees, and according to the provisions of this Act.

Secondly. To keep the daily, weekly, and monthly To keepregisters' or quarterly registers of the School; to maintain proper order and discipline therein, according to the

cipline. forms and regulations which shall be provided according to law; also to keep a Visitors' book (which To keep a Visi

tors' book, &c. the Trustees shall cause to be provided for that purpose,) and he shall enter therein the visits made to his school, and shall present such book to each Visitor, and request him to make such remarks as may have been suggested by such visit. Thirdly. To have, at the end of each quarter, a

To have quar

terly public examination of his school, of which he shall tions, &c. give due notice, through the pupils, to their parents and guardians, and the Trustees of the school, and of which he shall also give due notice to any School Visitors who shall reside in or adjacent to such school section.

Fourthly. To furnish to the Local or Chief Superintendent of Schools, when desired, any information or Chief Superwhich it may be in his power to give respecting any

To maintain dis


To give information to the Local



thing connected with the operations of his school, or in anywise affecting its interests or character.

pers, &c.

To deliver pa

Fifthly. To keep carefully, and at the time of his

leaving a school, to deliver up to the order of the Trustees, the registers and Visitors' book, appertaining to the school:

Provided always, that he shall, at all times, when

desired by them, give Trustees or Visitors access
to such registersand Visitors' book.


Protection teachers in case of dismissal.

between Trustees and Teachers.

XVIL. And be it enacted, That any Teacher, shall be entitled to be paid at the same rate mentioned in

his agreement with the Trustees, even at the expiration of the period of his agreement, until the Trustees shall have paid him the whole of his salary, as Teacher of the school, according Mode of settling

to their engagement with him ; Provided always, any difference in

that in case of any difference between Trustees and financial matters

a Teacher in regard to his salary, the sum due to

him, or any other matter in dispute between them, it shall be lawful to submit such matter in dispute to arbitation, and each party shall choose one Arbitrator, and in case either party in the first instance shall neglect or refuse to name and appoint an Arbitrator on his behalf, it shall be lawful for the party requiring such arbitration, by a notice in writing to be served upon the party so neglecting or refusing to make such appointment, to require the opposite party within three days, inclusive of the day of the service of such notice, to name and appoint an Arbitrator on his behalf, which notice shall name the Arbitrator of the party serving such notice ; and in case the party upon whom such' notice is served shall not, within the three days mentioned in such notice, name and appoint such arbitrator, then the party requiring such arbitration shall and may nominate and appoint the second arbitrator, and the two Arbitrators in either way chosen, and the Local Superintendent, or any person chosen by him to act on his behalf, in case he cannot attend, or any two of them, shall have full authority to make an award between them, and such award shall be final : Provided always, that, so often as any such submission shall fall through, it shall be lawful to re-submit the matters in dispute until a final award shall be made between them.

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XVIII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the

Duties of Townduty of the Municipality of each Township in Uppership Councils. Canada :

Firstly. To levy such sum, by assessment, upon To levy assess the taxable property in any school section, for the

mon school pur: purchase of a school-site, the erection, repairs, rent

poses, as desired ing and furnishing of a school-house, the purchase of by trustees. apparatus and text-books for the school, books for the library, salary of the Teacher, as shall be desired by the Trustees of such schoolsection, on behalf of the majority of the freeholders or householders at a public meeting called for such purpose or purposes, as provided for by the twelfth section of this Aet: Provided always, that such Municipality may, if it shall judge loan, at its dis

cretion, for the expedient, grant to the Trustees of any school sec

purchase and e tion, on their application, authority to borrow any

buildinga. sum or sums of money which may be necessary for the purposes herein mentioned, in respeot to school-sites, schoolhouses and their appendages, or for the purchase or erection of a Teacher's residence, and cause to be levied upon the taxable property in such section, such sum in each year as shall be necessary for the payment of the interost thereon, and as shall be sufficient to pay off the principal within ten years. 6:

Secondly. To levy, at its discretion, such sum or sums as it shall judge expedient for procuring the Township Model site and for the erection and support of a Township cretion. Model School, and for purchasing books for a Township Library, under such regulations as shall be provided according to law: Provided always, that the members of the Township Municipality shall be the Trustees of such Model School, Township Counand shall possess the powers of Common School Trustees in respect to all matters affecting such Model School; Provided also, that the Trustees of

Common Schols any one or more Common Schools shall have authors may be merged

into the Model ity, at their discretion, and with the consent of such Council, to merge their school or schools, into such Model Sehool ; and provided likewise, that tuition to student-teachers in such Model School shall be free.

To establish a

Members of the

cils to be Trus-
tees of such Mo-
del School
One or more


Το form new school sections.

Thirdly. To form portions of the Township,where

no schools have been established, into school sections; to appoint a person in each new school section to call the first school section meeting ; and to cause. such person to be notified in the manner prescribed in the fourth section of this Act.

To alter and unite gehool sections under certain conditious.

the election of Trustees in an united section.

Alterations in school sections

effect before the

after alteration.

ed alterations in

Fourthly. To alter any school section already established, and to unite two or more school sections

into one, at the request of the majority of the freeholders or householders in each of such sections, expressed at a public meeting called by the Trustees for that purpose : Provided First meeting for always, that the first election of Trustees in such

section, consisting of two or more sections united,

shall be appointed and held in the same manner as is provided for in the fourth section of this act in respect to

a new school section : Provided secondly, that any

alteration in the boundaries of a school section shall not to go into

not go into effect before the twenty-fifth day of 25th December,

December next after the time when it shall have

been made ; nor shall any step be taken towards the All parties conalteration of the boundaries of any

school section, cerned to be apprized of intend

por any application be entertained for that purpose,

unless it shall clearly appear that all parties affeeted school sections.

by such alteration have been duly notified of such

intended step or application : Provided thirdly, that Privileges of altered sections se.

the several parts of such united or altered school sections shall have the same claim to a share of the Com

mon School Fund, to which they would have been Disposal and application of pro

entitled, had they not been altered or united : and perty of altered provided fourthly, that any school site, or school-house,

or other school property which shall not be required in consequence of such alterations or union of school sections, shall be disposed of, by sale or otherwise, in such a manner as a majority of the freeholders or householders in the altered or united school sections shall think proper, at a public meeting called for that purpose, and the proceeds shall be applied to the erection of a new school-house, or other Common School purposes of such united or altered sections ; except that the inhabitants tranferred from one school section to another, shall be entitled, for the Common School purposes of the section to which they are attached, to such a propor


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