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AGRICULTURAL NOTES.

YSTRAD SCHOOL BOARD.

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YSTRAD SCHOOL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of the Ystradyfodwg School Board was held on Friday last at the Board's offices. rentre. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. W. Hood, and amongst the other members present were—tlu Revs. W. Morris (vice-chair- man), W. Lewis, and W. Jones, Messrs. Alderman W. Morgan. Aide-man W. Jenkins, D. W. Wil- liams, and J. G Howell (clerk).—Mr. W. Lewis Was appointed hea 1 master of the higher grade school. On the motion of the Rev. Morris, seconded by the Rev. W. Jones, Miss Emily Ed- wards. Tylorstown, was appointed head mistress of the higher grade girls' school. Several assist- ant teachers were transferred from one school to the other, and Miss E. Pengelly was appointed as- sistant mistress at the higher grade school. Miss •Collins was temporarily appointed assistant mis- tress also: and it was decided to advertise for others. The Clerk said that the grants earned by the different schools were as follows Blaenrhondda, £201 5s Oc. Ynyswen. £370 2s. Od.: Ystrad, C 100 17s. Od.: Ton. £ 742 17s Od.: Bcdringallt, .£420 16s. Od.: Cwm Clydach. £421 4s. Od.; Trealaw. £ 409 14s. Od.: Penygraig. £ 534 3s Od.; -Terndale, £ 333 15s. Od. Ferndale (infants), 41465 16s. Od. The reports of the Her Majesty s Inspector were also most satisfactory, ihe Clerk Reported that he had sent out a Welsh and English circular to every parent explaining the iree Education Act; that the building committee thought the ground rent of Tylorstown School should be reduced and complained ot the over crowding at Cwm Clydach.—It was proposed to advertise for another attendance officer, the attendance having fallen an: low as 71 per cent.—Rev. W. Morris moved that the i matter be postponed—Alderman W. Jenkins se- conded. and it was carried unanimously.—The Finance Committee's report showed that a sum of £1.725 15s. lid. had been paid, and that the bal- ance in hand was AIs90 2s. 5d.—Alderman Jenkins pointed out that some years ago the Board under- took to take over the schools at Llw ynypia, and it seemed that at present the managers of these schools were willing.—The Rev. W. Morris pro- posed, and Rev. W. Jones seconded, that the archi- tect be authorised to make a valuation of the schools, and that, subject to approval of the archi- tect and the Education Department, the schools bo taken over.—The motion was carried unani- mously.

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