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THE DIRECTOR'S KNOT UNTIED.

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THE DIRECTOR'S KNOT UNTIED. Dear Sir,—Your correspondent; Lucifer, called attention in last week's issue to the quandary in which the Mountain Ash Director of Education finds himself con- cerning the erection of a new school at Matthewstown, and concludes his remarks by casting his vote in favour of the en- largement of Ynysboeth Mixed Schools. Now, Mr Editor, your correspondent, had he known the circumstances of the case more fully, would, I am certain, have hesitated before giving so rash a decision. Modern Education Authorities are ex- pected to, and, to give our Local Authori- ty their just due, generally do, adopt a far-sighted policy, having regard not merely to the immediate present, but to probable developments in the near fu- ture. It is a well-known fact locally that the Penrhiwceiber Colliery Company in- tend shortly to sink a new shaft to the 3ft. seam. which np to the present is piactically untapped. This in itself will I mean employment for several hundreds rr rnsn who of course will require dwel- ling-houses as near their work as possi- ble. Every available square yard of building land at Penrhiwceiber has al- ready been used up, and it is more than probable rhat local builders will shortly be seeking new pastures in the Matthews- town district. The Yuvsboeth Schools have already been enlarged upon one occasion, and have once more become overcrowded, with the result that a number of children from Pentwyn Avenue have to trudge through all kinds of weather to the Pen- rhiwceiher Schools—nearly a mile dis- tant. I I think you will find also that the cost 1 of these recurring extensions to present schools is proportionately very much greater than the first and final cost of a new school, and the result very much less satisfactory. My opinion, as a humble Matthewstown parent, is that the present Ynysboeth School should be made to serve the rapidly growing district to the south of Matthewstown, while a new school should be built for the convenience of children living in the northern end of the district. In view of the present difficulty with regard to land for the new Penrhiwceiber Schools it behoves the Education Com- mittee to be up and doing lest they find themselves in a similar quandary with regard to land further down the valley.— I am, PATER.

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