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Labour Jottings.




Mountain Ash Police Court.

Mountain Ash Education Committee.


Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. W. Davies in the chair. There were also present: Dr. Morgan, Messrs. W. S. Davies, Bruce Jones, Rev. E. V Tidman, W. Griffiths, T W. Jones, W. Fenwick, Evan Morris, J. P. Davies, R. Parsons, Hugh Price, John Powell, Mrs. Owen Jones, and Mrs. Thomas Jones, and Mr. Alfred Morgan (Director of Education). PROVISION OF MEALS. The Director read a communication from the Board of Education authorising the local. authority to make a charge not exceed- ing 1<1. rate to meet the cost of the pro- vision of meals in the schools. It was explained that the total sum would be about £300 to JE350. The Director was instructed to obtain a report from the various schools. ABERCYNON STUDENTS' RAILWAY FARES.—The committee were author- ised to pay the railway fares of seven students attending the Mountain Ash County School.—Mr. W. Fenwiok asked if the amount would include what had already been paid?—Mr John Powell sug- gested that it be taken for granted. SCHOOL BUILDING. A long dis- cussion ensued on the question of pro- ceeding with the remodelling of Ynysy- bwl School or the building of a new school at Carnetown. It was decided to proceed with the work already in hand at Ynysybwl. MEASLES.—A report was read stating that there were 43 cases-of measles at Abertaf School. On the proposition of Mr. John Powell, seconded by Dr. Mor- gan, the school was ordered to be closed conditionally thift the medical officers concurred.' DUFFRYN INFANTS' SCHOOL.-The school was ordered to be closed owing to the same cause; the attendance had dropped to 69 per cent. MISKIN INFANTS' SCHOOL. The committee instructed the Director to advertise for a trained certificated teacher at this school. APPLICATION FOR INCREASE OF SALARY.—A letter was read from Hy. John Davies, caretaker at Penrhiwoeiber Schools, for his salary to be reconsidered. —Dr. Morgan: On what grounds?—Rev. E. V. Tidman: "Increases of salary are in the air "-Mr. Evan Morris proposed that the matter be deferred till next meeting.—Rev. E. V. Tidman seconded, and this was agreed to. HALF HOLIDAYS.—Eight schools ap- plied for half-holidays under the school attendance returns.—Granted. TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT. —A long discussion took place on the oase of Miss M. A. Robinson, teacher at Caegarw Schools. Eventually it was pro- posed by Mr. Bruce Jones, and seconded by Mr. John Powell, that Miss Robinson be given notice to terminate her engage- ment. in accordance with the advice of the Clerk. PROSECUTIONS.—A list of sent in by the school attendance officer to be signed for prosecution was present- ed.—Mr. Evan Morris suggested that one case, where he knew the boy was evi- dently suffering' from blood poisoning, should be left out.—Mr. Bruce Jones pro- posed, and Mr. W. Griffiths seconded,' that the list be adhered to as sent in by the officer.-Agreed. THE BLIND BOY. An application had been received to pay the travelling expenses of Stanley Gregory.—The Clerk advised the committee to pay for educa- tion only, and necessary travelling ex- penses, and not for clothing.—Mr. John Powell proposed that J.5 be added annu- ally to the sum already granted, so Ion" as the grant was continued.—Mr. R. Par° sons seconded.—Agreed. ANOTHR INCREASE WANTED.—An application was received from Miss Sarah Edwards, a supplementary teacher at Abertaf School, for an increase of salary. Miss Powell gave Miss Edwards a splendid testimonial, and her work had also received commendation from His Majesty's Inspector—Mrs. Owen Jones supported the application.—Mr. John Powell opposed.—Granted. CLERICAL. Arrangements were made for appointing a, Director's Clerk in place of Mr. W. J. Griffiths, who in- tends accepting a clerkship in Mr. D. T. Evans's Office.

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Mountain Ash.




Penrhiwceiber Potions.