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of the Normal
and government of common schools
government of such Normal School ; to prescribe the terms and conditions on which students shall be received and ibstructed therein ; to select the location of such school, and erect or procure and furnish the buildings therefor ; to determine the number and compensation of teachers, and all others who may be employed therein; and to do all lawful things which such Council' shall deem expedient to promote the objects and interests of such school. · Fourthly. To make » such regulations from time to make regulato time as it shall deem expedient for the organiza- tions for the or
ganization tion, government and discipline' of Common Schools; the classification of Schools and Teachers, and for
generally. School Libraries throughout Upper Canada. Fifthly. To examine, and, at its discretion, re
To examine and
i recommend books commend or disapprove of text-books for the use of
for schools, and schools, or books for School Libraries : Provided always that.'no i portion of the Legislative School 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 Superintendent of Schools, to the Governor, to be · ally. laid before the Legislature, a true account of the receipt and expenditure of all moneys granted for the establishment and support of the Normal School.
for school libra-
To account annu
XI: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
XXXIX. And be it enacted, That a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred pounds per annum shall be 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 the attendance of Teachers in training at the Normal School, under such regulations as shall, from time to time, be adopted by the Council of Public Instructi.
£1500 per annum, granted for the Normal School:
to facilitate the attendance of teachers in training.
What moneys to constitute the common fund.
Certain sums to
XL. And be it enacted, That the sum of money school apportioned annually by the Chief Superintendent of
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.
XLI. And be it enacted, That it may and shall be expended for
be lawful for the Governor in Council, to authorize
the expenditure annually, out of the share of the regulations. Legislative School Grant coming to Upper Canada, of a sum not exceeding three thousand pounds, for the establishment und 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
practical Science in connexion with the Common
Schools : Provided always, that the amount hereapportioned in aid
tofore apportioned in aid of Common Schools to the schools not to be several Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages in
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 portioned annually in aid of com- annually apportioned in aid of Common Schools in
the establishment of school libraries &c., under certain
Proviso: the amount heretofore
mon schools to be payable the first
the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages in 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 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. 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 same or any part thereof to such person, and in such manner as be 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, bý' 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 of 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 dav, te
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 which the said Trustees may have against sạch Secretary-treasurer, or person having been such, or his sureties.
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 circuin
School, to give to any Teacher of Common Schools à certificate of qualification which shall be valid in any part of Upper Canada, until revoked according 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.
teachers certain stances,
Salaries of Su- ja 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
Schools, nor of any other persons employed, or ex, tion of the school law, how paidd 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' salaries, as hereinbefore provided.did!
Punishment of XLVI. And be it enacted, that any person who persons disturb ing meetings, &c. shall wilfully dişturb, interrupt, or disquiet the pro ceedings of any school, meeting authorized to be held by this act or any school established and conducted under its authority, shall
, for each offence, farfeit for Common School purposes, to the School Sectiop, Cily, Town or Village, within the limits of whịch such
visions for hold
tions in cities and towns.
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 forthwith 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 indicted and punished for the same as a misdemeanor. XLVII. And be it enacted, That the first election
Temporary proof Trustees in all the Cities and Towns of Upper ing the first eleeCanada, as provided for in the twenty-second section 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 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.