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SCHOOL BOARD CASES. Important Reply by the Justices' Clerk. To the Editor of the 'Tree Press." Sir,—Mr John Morgan, the newly-appointd attendance officer of the Pontypridd School Board, has attempted to sweep the floor of a matter that he is evidently incapable of. He is reported to have said tho fines inflicted here are much lower than in any other Court in the district. I have made enquiry, and find this is not so. Further, he says in cases in which an adjourn- ment is made and during the adjournment the child has attended well, tlie parent gets free, and that rendered the object for which the pro- ceedings were taken void. This is not so. The object of the summons is not so much to punish the parent, but to get the child to school, and so in many cases the object is attained by the adjournment. I have made further inquiry as to the effect of fines on parents, and with this result: In the case of a girl not attending school, the mother, unknown to the father keeps the girl at home to nurse the baby; a summons comes without the knowledge of the father, a fine is inflicted, something is pawned to pay the fine, or the father is haled off by tie police, Hot knowing why, and afterwards words and blows are heard and seen in the home, and furtner magisterial help is sought. Taking the annual report of the Pontypridd School Board, I find this for the year ending February last: Out of 42 cases of Morgan's, be had 31 convictions, 6 attendance orders, 4 sent to truant school, and 1 dismissed. Taking the three attendance officers, I find 181 cases, out of which 4 were dismissed. Surely, this man is crving "Wolf!" "Wolf!" too early. I am. etc., T 9 HENRY PORCHER. July 8th. Justices' Clerk.

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