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Merthyr Education Authority, 1 COST OF EDUCATING CHILDREN OF NON-RATEPAYERS. INFANTS' SCHOOL NEEDED AT MOUNT I PLEASANT. MERTHYR TEACHERS' 42 YEARS' HONOURABLE SERVICE. The monthly meeting of the Merthyr Edu- cation Authority was held on Wednesday night, Aid. J. liarpur presiding. Upon the recommendation of the School At- tcndance Committee, it was agreed that as far as possible notices to parents relative to non- attendance of their children at school should be served in the afternoon when the father would likely be at home. In case of notices posted, that they be posted in time for the afternoon delivery. This action was taken because at the last meeting of the authority it was* stated that the fathers seldom heard that they had been summoned until they were called upon to pay the fine. it was reported that Aid. Enoch Morrell, chairman of the Authority, had attended at the education office to consider a case of alleged insubordination by one cf the girls at the Ad- vanced Girls' School. By arrangement, the girl and her father, together with the class teacher and headmistress, attended at the of- fice, and, having heard what took place, in- structions were given for the girl to return to 6chool on the distinct understanding that the rules of the school are strictly obeyed hence- forth, and that she does willingly what she is required to do, otherwise further steps may be taken. SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE. Upon the recommendation of Mr. Isaac J. Williams, organiser of evening schools, it was agreed that arrangements be made for holding another timbering competition for mining stu- dents, Aberfan being selected as a convenient centre. The Committee granted £10 in prizes. The Glamorgan County Council had written to the Evening Schools Committee stating that the 6th annual summer holiday course in min- ing, metallurgy, surveying, teachers' practical science and educational work, would be held during Easter Week, and inviting the Com- mittee to join them by offering scholarships. Mr. Isaac Williams, the organiser, recommend- ed, and it was agreed, that the following scho- larships be offered:—Eight tenable at the Barry Summer School, value £4 each, open to elementary school teachers and students who ore attending technical classes. Four ten- able at Summer Science School, value £3 each, open to science students of technical classes. Two engineering scholarships, value £ 4 each, for engineering students. Two Welsh echolar- h;, value £3 each, for students attending <A'e:r<'n classes. Three scholarships, £3 each, to South Wales coalfield. Two £4 each, for l'Vngk;;h tour. One scholarship. £8, for a Con- -iinontai tour. Open to mining students, who :j ve attended classes for at least two sessions. ■!r> student to be eligible for a tour if he has been successful previously. PHYSICAL CONDITION OF CHILDREN. At a meeting of the Medical Inspection Com- mittee, Coup. H. M. Lloyd presiding. Dr. Walsh, the Medical Inspector cf School-child- ren, reported having visited several schools, viz., Penydarren boys and girls, Georgetown boys, and Town boys, and examined 2.59 child- ren. The result of his examination was as follows :—Insufficient clothing, 29 defective nutrition, 14; general uncleanliness, 8; ver- minous, 23 decayed teeth, 82; defects of nose, 2; tonsils, 14; adenoids. 8: enlarged glands, 13 sore eyes, [j; defective vision, 26 running earp, 3 defects of speech, 4 mentally backward. 6: defects of heart, 5; tubercular, 4 bronchitis, 9 deformities. 3; contagious skin diseases, 3; anaemia, 6. The school nurse reported having visited Merthyr Vale, Troedyrhiw. Aberfan. Pantvglas, Clwyd- yfagwr, and Heolgcrrig Schools, and found 21 cases of skin disease. 7 discharging cars, 5 cases of ringworm and 29 neglected and ver- minous. DARREN VIEW SCHOOL. Preliminary pians were submitted for Dar- ran View Mixed School, showing accommoda- tion for 300 childre,n, and instructions were given for the plans to be so amended 8S to provide for 250 children only, in accordance with the previous decision of the Committee. —On the motion of Coun. Isaac Edwards, it was agreed to acquire two acres of land.—Aid. D. W. Jones said he would like more ground to be taken, and so prevent people building close to the school premises, and it was agreed that the Sites and Buildings Committee should consider this. CEFN CHILDREN AT THE COUNTY SCHOOL. A letter was read from Mr. F T. James, Clerk to the Vaynor School Committee, stat- ing that the Managers of the Vaynor School district had a certain sum of money standing to their credit in the hands of the Brecon County Council, representing funds allocated to the Vaynor district for the provision of a school. But. the money had uot been utilised owinc to the district being too small for the erection of a county school. He was directed to ascertain whether the Merthyr Education Authority would be disposed to extend the Merthyr County School to provide for the ac- commodation of the Vaynor scholars, in the event of the Managers agreeing to contribute towards the cost of such extension out of the building fund referred to. They would bo glad to know the terms upon which the Merthyr Authority would receive the Vaynor pupils who were awarded scholarships and bursaries.—Aid. D. W. Jones said that the Merthyr Committee were educating advanced pupils from Cefn at a cost to the ratepayers of £4 per head, and Vayor parish did not pay a farthing towards the cost.—The Chairman That is so.—Aid. Jones said he would like the matter taken up, so that Merthyr should get a fair contribution from the Vaynor authority. To educate free the children of people who were not ratepayers was not fair. He moved that a reply be sent that while the Committee were not disposed to accept any contribution towards capital cost, they would be pleased, as soon as they had the accommodation, to come to reasonable terms for the education of the advanced Vaynor pupils.— Coun. W. Lewis (Treharris) said that Aid. Jones admission was a reflection upon somebody. How many children, he asked, came into the Merthyr Schools from outside the Borough':— Aid. D. W. Jones: Fifteen or twenty, at. a. cost of JB4 per head out of the rates.—Coun. Isaac Edwards: Have we a right to teach them?—Aid. D. W. Jones: No. I mentioned this matter several times months ago. He added that the Glamorgan County Council made a capital charge of £14 per year for Vay- nor children being sent to the County School, but rather than come to Merthyr, Cefn pupils went to Brynmawr, because it was cheaper.— On the motion of Coun. W. Lewis, seconded by Coup. H. M. Lloyd, the Clerk was asked to prepare a report upon the matter, showing what it had cost the ratepayers in the Borough to educate pupils living outside the area.. SOUTH WALES COLLEGE. A letter was read from the registrar of the University College of South Wales and Mon- mouthshire, staging that the council of the college were willing to enter into an agreement with the Education Committee, according to which they would grant four studentships in return for an annual grant of JB150 towards the higher technical department. Coun. H. M. Lloyd objected to the proposed agreement as it would mean that they would not be able to pive the students an all-round course at the University.—Aid. D. W. Jones moved, and it was agreed that a committee be appointed to consider the matter, and bring a report to the Education Authority. SCHOOL WANTED AT MOUNT PLEASANT. A deputation from Mount Pleasant, Merthyr Vale, waited upon the Authority and urged upon them the importance of erecting an in- fants' sdhool at that locality.—Mr. Williams, the chief speaker, said the need for such a school was very well known, and was acutely felt by the inhabitants of that district. About one hundred infants had to walk to Merthyr Vale in all weathers, the distance being two and a-half miles from Pontygwaith and one and a- half from Mount Pleasant.—Mr Jones said that in many cases little ones had not sufficient clothing" to protect them from the elements. — Coun. Dd. Jones moved that ah infants' school be provided at Mount Pleasant, and that the Sites and Buildings Committee be asked to secure a suitable site.—Coun. W. Lewis (Treharris) seconded, Aid. Rowland Evans supported, and it was agreed to. A NOBLE RECORD. Miss M. Jenkins, Abermorlais School, wrote that her term of office under the Authority would expire in May, when she would resign after forty-two years of unbroken service.—The Committee agreed that this was a noble re- cord of service. •• On the motion Aid. R." Evans, Mraj M. A. Edmunds wtts appointed a member of the Truant in place of Mrs. G. C. James, resigned. CHARITABLE COLLECTIONS IN, SCHOOLS. Aid. T. J. Evans said that his children, who attended the Brecon-road Schools, brought home a printed bill asking for aid for the Sal- vation Army, and saying that contributions would be received by the schoolmasters and schoolmistresses. The children were asked to bring a penny each. He admitted the good work the Army was doing, but he did not think the schools should be so exploited.—The Committee agreed, and the Clerk was directed to write to the teachers.