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of the Normal government of such Normal School ; to prescribe

School; to prethe terms and conditions on which students shall be scribe the terms

of admission. A received and ivstructed therein ; to select the loca-. To erect or pro tion of such school, and erect or procure and furnish cure and furnish

Normal School the buildings therefor ; to determine the number and building compensation of teachers, and all others who may

To appoint

teachers, &c. be employed therein ; and to do all lawful things which such Council shall deem expedient to promote the objects and interests of such school. 'n

'. Fourthly. To make such regulations from time tom

To make regulato time as it shall deem expedient for the organizations for the or

ganization and tion, government and discipline of Common Schools;

government of the classification of Schools and Teachers, and for common schools

generally. School Libraries throughout Upper Canadaire Fifthly. To examine, and, at its discretion, re- To examine and

recommend books commend or disapprove of text-books for the use of for schools, and schools, or books fori School Libraries : Provided for school libra

ries; always that no portion of the Legislative School Proviso Grant shall be applied in aid of any school in which any book is used that has been disapproved of by the Council, and public notice given of such disapproval." .

Sixthly.. To transmit annually, through the Chief To account annuSuperintendent of Schools, to the Governor, to be ally: 1 in laid before the Legislature, a true account of the receipt and expenditure of all mopeys granted for the establishment and support of the Normal School. ' , . . . . " .

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XXXIX. And be it enacted, That a sum not ex £1500 per annum,

granted for the ceeding fifteen hundred pounds per annum shall be Normal School : allowed out of the Legislative School Grant for the salaries of officers and other contingent expenses of the Normal School ; and that a sum not exceeding one thousand pounds per an- £1000 per annum num be allowed out of the said grant to facilitate to facilitate the

attendance of the attendance of Teachers in training at the Nor- teachers in trainmal School, under such regulations as shall, from time to time, be adopted by the Council of Public Instructi.


of school libraries

What moneysho XL. And be it enacted, That the sum of money common school apportioned annually by the Chief Superintendent of fund.

Schools to each County, Township, City, Town or Village, and at least an equal sum raised annually by local assessment, shall constitute the Common School Fund of such County, TownConditions of its ship, City, Town, or Village, and shall be expended apportionment for no other purpose than that of paying the salaries of qualified Teachers of Common Schools : Provided always, that no County, City, Town or Village shall be entitled to a share of the Legislative School Grant without raising by assessment, a sum at least equal (clear of all charges for collection) to the share of the said School Grant apportioned to it : and provided also, that should the Municipal Corporation of any County, City, Town or Village, raise in any one year a less sum than that apportioned to it out of the Legislative School Grant, the Chief Superintendent of Schools shall deduct a sum equal to the deficiency, from the apportionment to such County, City, Town or Village in the following year. Certain sums to XLI. And be it enacted, That it may and shall be expended for the establishment be lawful for the Governor in Council, to authorize &c., under certain

drain the expenditure annually, out of the share of the rogulations. Legislative School Grant coming to Upper Canada, of a sum not exceeding three thousand pounds, for the establishment and support of School Libraries, under such regulations as are provided for by this Act; of a sum not exceeding twenty-five pounds in any County or Riding for the encouragement of a Teachers' Institute, under the regulations hereinbefore provided ; and of a sum not exceeding two hundred pounds in any one year to procure plans and publications for the improvement of School Architecture and prosten the practical Science in connexion with the Common mount heretofore Schools : Provided always, that the amount hereapportioned in aid

tofore apportioned in aid of Common Schools to the of common schools not to be several Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages in lessened.

Upper Canada, shall not be lessened by the appropriation of such sums, but they shall be taken out of any additional amount awarded to Upper Canada, out of the said Grant, in consideration of the increase of its population in proportion to that of the whole Province. The moneys ap- XLII. And be it enacted, That the sum of money Jy in aid of com- annually apportioned in aid of Common Schools in

portioned annual

payable the first

the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages in mon schools to be Upper Canada, shall be payable on or before the first day of July. day of July, in each year, to the Treasurer of each County, City, Town and Villag , in such way as the Governor in Council shall from time to time direct.

XLIII. And be it enacted, That if any part of Protection of the

common school the Common School Fund shall be embezzled or lost fund against loss. through the dishonesty or faithlessness of any party to whom it shall have been entrusted, and proper security against such loss shall not have been taken, the person or persons whose duty it was to have exacted such security, shall be responsible for the sum or sums thus embezzled or lost, and the same may be recovered from them by Civil Suit in any Court of Law having jurisdiction to the amount claimed, by the party or parties entitled to receive such sum or sums, or at the suit of the Crown. Proviso. Provided always, that if any Secretary-treasurer appointed by the School Trustees of any school division, or any person having been such Secretary-treasurer, and having in his possession any books, papers, chattels, or moneys, which shall have come into his possession, as such Secretary-treasurer, shall wrongfully withhold or refuse to deliver up, or to account for and pay over the Bame or any part thereof to such person, and in such manner as he may have been lawfully directed by any majority of the School Trustees for such School division then in office, such withholding or refusal shall be a misdemeanor ; and upon the application of the majority of such Trustees, supported by affidavit of such wrongful withholding or refusal made by them before some justice of the Peace to the Judge of the County Court, such Judge shall thereupon make an order that such Secretary-treasurer or person having been such, do appear before such Judge at a time and place to be appointed in such order, which shall, by a Bailiff of any Division Court, de personally served on the party complained against, or left with a grown up person at his residence, and at the time and place so appointed, the Judge being satisfied that such service has been made, sball in a summary manner and whether the the party complained of do or do not appear, hear the complaint ; and if he shall be ol opinion that the complaint is well founded, he 'shall order the party complained of to deliver up, account for and pay over the books, papers, chattels, or moneys, as aforesaid, by a certain day, tu



be named by the Judge in such order, together with reasonable costs incurred in making such application, as the Judge may tax, and in the event of a noncompliance with the terms specified in the said order or any or either of them, then to order the said party to be forthwith arrested by the Sheriff of any County in which such party shall be found, and be by him committed to the Common Gaol of his County, there to remain without bail or mainprize, until such Judge shall be satisfied that such party has delivered up, accounted for or paid over the books, papers, chattels, or moneys in question in the manner directed by the majority of the Trustees as aforesaid, upon proof of his having done which, such Judge shall make an order for his discharge, and he shall be discharged accordingly ; provided always, that no proceeding under this proviso shall be construed to impair or affect any other remedy wbich the said Trustees may have against such Secretary-treasurer, or person having been such, or his sureties.. Certificates of XLIV. And be it enacted, That it may and shall qualification for U. c. granted to be lawful for the Chief Superintendent of Schools,

on the recommendation of the Teachers in the Normal certain circuin

School, to give to any Teacher of Common Schools

a certificate of qualification which shall be valid .. in any part of Upper Canadá, until revoked'according Proviso. to law; Provided always, that no such certificate

shall be given to any person who shall not have

been a Student in the Normal School.". Ini ! Salaries of Su-,a' XLV. And be it enacted, That no part of the perintendents and expenses incur- salaries of the Chief or Local Superintendents of red in the execu

97 - Schools; nor of any other persons employed, or ex: tion of the school law, how paidot penses incurred, in the execution of this Act, shall be paid out of the Common School Fund, which shall, wholly and without diminution, be expended in the payment of Teachers' salarien, as hereinbefore provided.aers in 'n stil play, vi? ""> Punishment of XLVI. And be it enacted, that any person who ing meetings, &c. sha!!, wilfully disturb, interrupt, or disquiet the proj ceedings of any school. meeting authorized to be held by this act of any school established and conducted under its authority, shall for each offence, forfeit, for Common School purposes, to the School Secţion, Çiiy, Town or Village, within the limits of which such


offence shall have been committed, a sum not exceeding five pounds, and may be prosecuted before any Justice of the Peace, by any person whatever, and convicted on the oath of one credible witness other than the prosecutor, and if convicted, the said penalty shall, if not forth with paid, be levied with costs by distress and sale of goods and chattels of the offender, under a warrant of such Justice, and paid over by him to the School Treasurer of such Section, City, Town or Village ; or the said offender shall be liable to be iadicted and punished for the same as a misdemeanor. XLVII. And be it enacted, That the first election Temporary pro

visions for holdof Trustees in all the Cities and Towns of Upper ing the first elee

tions in cities and Canada, as provided for in the twenty-second sec

towns. tion of this Act, shall commence at ten of the clock in the forenoon of the first Tuesday in September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and that the places of election in the several Wards of each City or Town, together with the name of the Returning Officer for each such Ward, shall be duly notified, by causing notices to be put up in at least three public places in each such Ward, and not less than six days before such election, by the Mayor of each City and Town respectively : Provided always, that the School Trustees then elected in each City and Town, shall be subject to all the obligations which have been contracted by the present School Trustees of such City or Town; and shall be invested with all the powers conferred by this Act on School Trustees of Cities and Towns for the fulfilment of such obligations, and for the performance of all other duties imposed by this Act.

XLVIII. And be it enacted, That the Interpreta- Interpretation

clause, tion Act shall apply to this Act ; that the word “ Teacher," shall include Female as well as Male Teachers ; that the word “ Townships" shall include Unions of Townships made for Municipal purposes ; and the word “ County" sball include unions of Counties for municipal purposes.

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