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CARMARTHENSHIRE EDUCATION COMJalTiEK LLANDOVERY MIXED SCHOOL. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire Education Com- mittee was held at the Countv Offices, Carmarthen, on Thursday in last week, Mr. John Lloyd, Peny- bank, presiding. There were also present: Col. Morris, Ammanford; Mr. Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt; Prof. D. E. Jones, Carmarthen; Rev. J. H. Rees, Burry Port; Mr. Dd. Evans, Manordaf; Mr. Ben Evans, Brithdir; Mr. Dd. Davies, Rhyblid; Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall, and Mr. Barrett, Llan. pumpsaint; together with the clerk (Mr. J. W Nicholas); the architect (Mr. W. Vincent Morgan); the treasurer (Mr. P. Pearce). and the superinten- dent of school attendance officers (Mr. Joseph Morgan). HENDY SCHOOL SITE. In reply to Col. Morris, the Clerk stated that a site for a scho4, at Hendy had been fixed upon, and approved bjf the Board of Education. BAD SCHOOL COAL. A letter having been received with regard to .1. 0 coal supplied to the various schools of the county, Col. Morris sa,d that complaints about the coal had been received all round in his part of the country. It was very inferior coal-tho cheapest coal on earth (laughter). They could not heat the rooms. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICER'S RESIGNA- TION. A letter was received irom Mr. Wm. James. Nan.- garedig, the school attendance officer for the Llandilo Bridge division, intimating hi3 desire to terminite his engagement to the Committee on the ,), t December, and thanking the Committee for. PO help they had given him during his term of office. The consideration of the letter wae deferred until the next meeting. THE STEPNEY BEQUEST. A letter was received from the solicitors of 11 late Sir A. C. Stepney, Bart., The Dell, Llanelly, asking to whom the sum of £100, bequeathed to tie Grammar chool, Carmarthen, under the terms of Sir Arthur Stepney's will, should be paid. The Clerk said iiiiit he had repl-ed that the money should be paid to the Governors of the school. LLANDOVERY MIXED SCHOOL. A letter was read from the Llandovery Board of Guardians with reference to a petition which was 'received against the resolution of the Committee to extend the Girls' Intermediate School, Llandovery, and convert it into a mixed school. Mr. Mervyn Peel proposed that the letter be old on the table. The extension of the school would bo of great benefit to the Llandovery district. i"e hoped the Committee would proceed with the natter, as the pians had already been passed. Mr. David Davies (Rhyblid) said that pub ic opinion throughout the Union was against the -scheme. They, as ratepayers, and several prominent educationalists were strongiy against it. No cue. knew the the school was to be mitd43 a mixed one. He moved that they defer the work. The Chairman said that he did not think they could go back now. The scheme had been wid-IY advertised, and they had decided upon it. The -present action was rather belated. The motion should have come on when the County Council w iconsidering the scheme. Mr. David Davies said that no one dreamt that rthcy were going to extend the school and spend another £ 3,000 after they had already spent £ 5,0CQ on a Council school at Llandovery. It -vas ihougjt that the managers had plenty of accommodation. Mr. Peel said that Mr. J. R. James was strongly in favour of extending the school to get more accom- modation. They all knew what an interest Mr. James took in it. and how he was in touch with tho feelings of the people of the district. He was very .anxious to get the scheme through, and Mr. Peel would be sorry to see it fall through now. It would only increase the rates by barely 3d. in the h. Mr. David Davies questioned this statement. In answer to CoL Morris, the Clerk said that no objection had been received to the scheme when it was approved by the County Council. They were I now advertising for tenders. Mr. Peel's motion to go on with the work was agreed to. AGRICULTURAL, TEACHERS. The Cardiganshire Education Committee wrote urging that public funds should be expended to a further extent in the promotion of the teaching of agriculture in the college schools of the Princi- pality. THE BORDER DISPUTE. A report of a sub-committee who had inquired into the question of sites for tho erection of new schools at Furnace and Halfway in connection with tho Llaneliy border dispute, wits referred to a special meetin" of the County Council to 00 held to-morrow (Saturday). MEDICAL INSPECTOR S CRITICISM. The Board of Education submitted a report rela- tive to a conference their inspector (Dr. Newman) had with members of the committee on the medical inspection of school-children. The Board said they were satisfied that more efficient provision would be made if a whole-time schools medical officer were appointed, with such assistance as might provo to be necry, and that the expenditure under such a scheme would, in all probability, not exceed that involved in the present system. The passing of the Housing and Town Planning Act, however, rendered arly reorganisation of the public medical services of the arta. necessary. and the Board, therefore, recog- nised that the authority were not in a position to deal separately with the question of schools inspec- tion. On the understanding that the arrangements would be reconsidered in connection with the ap- pointment of a county medical officer of health, the Hoard were prepared to approve, for the code year now current, the present arrangements, with certain modifications. The Clerk said that he had replied that the Committee would carry out these additional require- ments. The Rev. J. H. Recs understood that, medical offi- cers did not visit schools tor carrying out examina- tions without first giving due notice. It that, was so he thought that the object in view was not curried out. In his opinion that rule should be altered be- cause there were a good many negioctful parents who, if they had notice of the doctor'* visit, would make their" childreu elt-azi that morning without troubling about. them another morning. The Board's suggestions viere agreed by the Com- mittee. GARDENING CLARES. Grants of JS5 each were made to 10 schools for the pumose of forming classes in gardening. APPOINTMENTS OF TEACHERS. The following teaching appointments were made:— Llangennech Church ot England School Aiaie Certificated Assistant (salary £85 per annum): H. J. .Llewellyn, Cwmcarnhowell, Llaneliy. Abergorlech Council &-hool-letiia.it, Supplemen- tary Teacher (salary 1;30 per aniiurtil: M. A. llenry, Tanygraig, Pontvberem, near Llaneliy. Lianfihangel-ar-Arth Church of Eugiand School— Feroaie Supplementary Teacher (salary per annum): Laviua Davies, Wyonming Cottage, Pony- ares, Kidwelly. This wal" ail the busine^ of interest.

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