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E* f ???i'?n f??tTS!'H'C? ??M?d.UtH:.? ?umns!???. ? c)?' T ? 'EPIDEMIC' 'IN THE SCHOOLS. ? g of tli.e Education. Ccmi'nitteewjs i'hu.rsd&y night, Mr. Joseph Roberts V", e r (,I also present Mrs. Mrs. PhiHips, Messrs. H. D. ]'p;1:nk Vivian; John Smith, N. ? ?: -??:??. John Sim. 'lett n (I D. J. Davies, j; r v-;ih the Cle"k ('.I*r W. ?? h Deputy Clerk <Mr.S.'Wilson). ? SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. ? ? r-tJi.anGrimthe,wh..dst perusing the. referred ? the good attendances at,? S.c.hcold.uring the past month. 'l'hey}$ ?' .?:ed 9.5 per cent. &nd 97 per cent.? othejschools would, follow their ? *nd t?en the Committee would earn? ? $ '??;i-n?n oh?'?-cd tha.t :jn outbreak of? 'd occurred in Lakeneld .School,? ? "n t e d .for the low percentage of 62.? 'H',h5:Itisnotanashinthepanin-? ;j k School. because the attendance?. f. ;?. ?. It reacts great credit upon the% parents, a.nd children. d e tt s&id t'iie.re was a percentage ofj? ?.nerworks girls' and boys' ?.. ;i??'?s called attention t, the factthat?j? ? '? TnRR.?les b.ad occurred in LakeuGid ? ? Wp.3 that in acc-rdance with the? ofrLcer's report submitted to the? ?. '? h'ir)..nan. pc.inted ?ut that. in some? ?'??./ -n.? child might be suffering, and? ?- .? r'f the children had to remain at? ?; .;? T':ev could not very well close the? ? .? ?.?']). they h.?.d received instructi::ms i t' h .? Sanitary Committee and the Medical ? ? wh.o wa= agninst closing it. If they ? ? ?-Hed the school the Committee would'" ? 1. ?'' ;P.14 or £.15 in grants. ;? f;T-!?_ths: The boys and girls at Lake?? ?..?;oo'' ure n.t on a. par with some other ? ? = ?n to\vn. W.e have in the past been ? ? -?T ? ? teachers from school to school. Do ? ?-? ?0'' think it wc.uld be better for us to ex- g ? .r.'??-it .qrd change the head teachers? ? '?-?rnlGtt disagreed with Mr. Grimths g .?' head t.e?.che.rs, who had been at thp?? ? ?.?s? perh.iDS, for many years, had becomp? ? with all the children. I ? 'r 'I D. Ree.s: I do not see any point in ?? ?-' s.u??e"tion. We are receiving good reports? ,,11 of t))Q schcol.3. Ii S ?? S::ndett: The attendance in the schco'!??? ? ?1.? town is as good a.s in any town i? ? 7;?,. ? p Rees: I do no'b think so, hecauff? ? ?: .n:C"J.8 n.ttPDd::müe if', nnl,ch below that ofjs ? -? -u-tborities At a meeting held at Llan-? ? .? ? ].i.st w.eek we w'e're recorded as beinF'? ?" p ?.west There we"e some schools with P? ? ? .o?age of R6 ner cent., as compared with 8PJ g ?-.p? cent- in this town. ? 'r. G"'i'fnths: There seems to be somRtInn''? 7i?v (!(?7,t.erit i oii is ? B?-?di.oallv wron?. and my contention is houiv'? ?'o })C lia-ht. We do not receive good report? ?'nn the schools. The Committee shouh ? ?'?i-iously consider mv suggestion. g ThR C?"i'-man: It h?s been sue-gested th:?? g-e shon.l.'? nnnoint s.n other attendance office'" ? ??f Y.'o could In crease the :),ve'"age attendance ? ?''are sa,y it would pay the Committee at th? g-'ndofth.eyea;r. Bj g 'M9'. Simlett suggested that the Committe' ? g-ih.o.ald, like other s-utho.rities, grant prizes t? jie scholars. g Mr. Grimths: A serious allegation has bc??? gnade by the ex-chairman that we aTe th ? ?o.west of all towns. It does not renect credi ? g'lpon the Committee or its oinci:ds. W ? grhoui'd give some encouragement. I Urn ? g'hpre is a young lad in New Dock Scbo?'' g Bi.amed Grifn.ths—he is no relation of mjn, g laughter)—who has bpon at the school f? g ?''our"or nve yea.rs. and he has not lost a sing'' g ? attendance. To ahow our appreciation of hr ? g?nd t.o give an inducement to other child r? ? g.ve should like other authorities, present tl? ? B?hild with some recognition for what I call .? ? -.xtra.o,i-(i.in.arilv good attendance. g Mr. H. D. Ree.s: W.& had better Rnd out h?- g? ? nany mope cases there a?'e of the same kind ? ? M-r. Griniths suggested that they should gf? g? report from the head teachers and att?- ? B-lanes, omcers, so that they could present tb ? -;hildren with medals or something else. jB Mr. F. Vivian: Do you not think we cou' jg? E?ive some inducement to the teachers, so thr ? g'.hey could look after the absentees better? ? aj The Chairman stated that a lad namcr g aMillar, Station Road, had attended school to' ? JB"'ight years without absenting himself (her-- g ?hear). He would accept a notice of motio? j? gfromMr.Grinit.hs.. g Mr. Grimths: I will give a notice of motio? ??! aby the next meeting. In the meantime w( ? t ?an have a, report from the head leacher' g This was agreed to. 8 B HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, g g A report was read from Mr. Denbigh Jones ? ?headmaster of the Higher Elementary School ? which stated that on the 28th and 29th ultl gHis Majesty's Inspectors visited the School ? for the purpos-s'-of making a full inspection. gAs there had been such great changes within recent years with regard, to educational affairs it seemed to him that a great deal of misun- gderstanding existed in the minds of parent a as to the specific functions of the various gtypes of schools in town. Å\ great deal might §}be done by the Committee in sanctioning the ? publication Mit prospectus and the adver- tisÜg of the school in all the local news- gpapers. Mr. Giri'm.ths: What is the cost per head of ajthe scholars attending the Higher Elementary ? School? g Th.e Chairman: The cost last year was ?5 Is ? ?2d., and the grants amounted to <E656. § The Clerk, in reply to Mr. Grimths, said the ? ?g'rant varied from .S2 to ?2 10s. per head. Sa gJ Mr. Grimths! E?'aid the difference hetweer.? the cost per head and the grants obtained had g ?to he made up out of the rates. ? § The Clerk: You have only had the annual gSgL-art. The C'ommittse also receives 10s. p?'? ?child i-n resp'ect of.fee grant? and 10s. 6d. aid ? Sa Mr. Grimtlis: Tlien \\e have .El 19s. to be? ?met hy the rates. ? g Mr. F. Vivian reminded Mr.. Criniths that ? ?ihs ?vorking'-man's child attended the school, ? ?and the more money spent in respect of it, ? ?the IxyLter it wc'uld be to tile working-classes-? ? Mr. H. D. Rees pointed out that a sub-corn ? ?mittee liad been appointed to' report upor? ?the \?'oi'king of the school, and to report to? ?that Committee on the basis of any* reccm- ? emendation by the Chief Inspector 'of Wales. ? ?H? met the Inspector the previous,-Thursday? ?evening, and 'in'\ a fortnight.' the Committee? Swould have dennite information, which would? ?b3 a basis for thenl?'to: work upon, so as toJ? gpcpularisa the" school. The .report of the ? ?headmaster should, in the meantime, he lield? over.   ? Mr. Vivian: We will make a great fight now g ?not to have it reduced. We must spend more? ?monsy on it, and make it mors popular. g! ? The consideratinn of the report was dc-? fened. a ACCIDENT TO A CHILD. r- ? The Chairman reported that a little girl at-Jg ?iending Bigyn Infants' Schcol sustained an? ?accident, the previous Monday It being a? gv-ery windy day, tlie child, whilst opsning thc J ? sdoor, had her thumi) badly crushed. gS ? Mr. GriSiths said that, considering the? ?number of children attending the schools of ? ?the town, it was remarkable that more arci-? Idents did not oe'eui*. ? ? Mr Simlett asked who gave instructions th!? ?Old Road School should be kept open thafi j ? ?day. When a. fair wa.s hsing held, the cattle ? ?went. ahout the road leading to the school, t? § The Clerk said that he gave instructions to ? ?the headin?.ster to open the school. ? ? Mr. Shnlett: What would the Committee do ? ?if the children had an. accident? g g Mr. GriSiths: The children were in school. ? Mr. Simlett: I a.m not talking tu you, Mt' Grir&ths. The Chairman observed that there was 3r cUvision of opinion as to whether the school should be kept open or not. He did not thipl, he would be justined in closing the school, while complaints were received that when the' children were not at school they were in the midst of the cattle. If the Committee desired to pass a resolution, they could do so. The Committee took no action in the n'attet' INSURANCE OF CHILDREN. It was decided to insure 6,250 children ?' ? tending the schools with the Alliance Assur a a.nce Co., at. 2 par cent., with an indemnity <? I ?500 for one accident, and ?1000 in any cue t J TRANSFER OF TEACHERS. [ Mr. Nathan Grimths drew attention to 1), complaint made by Mr. Simlett at the last meeting with regard to the removal of. teachers from one school to another. lie hoped it would not be done in future at th& will of one or two members of the Committee.. Mr. H. D. Rees said it. was absolutely necessary that the Clerk should be kept in touch with the Chairman, and if the Chair- man reported the matter to the following meeting he did not see any harm in it. Th6 transfer was only done in ca.ses. of sickness. Mr. Griffiths observed that they should meet the convenience of the teachers to soins extent, because some of them had been drafted from their homes to the farthest end of the town. Mr D. James Davies: Mr. Griffiths is think- ing of his namesake. Mr. Grimths: No, I am not. The Chairman said the temporary transfers were made last year on account of the border ch ildren controversy. ? Mr. Rees: All permanent appointments' came before the Committee. r Mr. Simlett: What has the Committee done with regard to nlling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Jennings? Mr. Rees: A report will be submitted lJJ' the sub-committee. I Mr. Grimths: I was told at the last annual meeting that all sub-committees had ceased t.o exist. Mr. 'D. J. Davies said the sub-committee 'dealing with the successor to Miss Jennings was still in existence. Mr. Rees said- a report would be submitted [in a fortnight.. I MALE VOICE PARTY. The LIanelly Male Voice Party wrote asking ,the Committae to reduce their charges 'for tl-le .use of the Market Street Schoolroom. j After some discussion the Committee gran' ed the application. Mr. Frank Vivian: I think it would be well .ir we offered the use of the schools to t.lic ¡,,1ubs that are now holding their meetings in public-houses. Mr. W. H. Samuel said they would have tf 'reduce their charges first of all. He referred ho the case of the railway servants, wlio had ? ?o pay 2s. 6d. for the use of a room, which "as very expensive. I Mr. D. Jam.es Da/vies said a great deal oi„. 'a.mage was done to the walls of the schools. During the last General Election, the schools ''n which the ratepayers' meetings were held "ere greatly damaged. Mr. Griffiths said that Trades 'Unions should not be penalised because political "woles had damaged the walls. With refet- 'nee to what Mr. Vivian said, they were witlTj t iit. a public hall where the meetings could held. Personally, he did not care whether t he meeting was held in a public-house or a. ''hapel. But some of the members objected < o it on principle. The matter then dropped. I NEW. DOCK SCHOOL. I The Inspector submitted a report on his isit to the New Dock School, in which he stated that entirely satisfactory progress had &en made since his last visit. The work was carried on both nicely and methodically, and S he supervisi )n of the head teacher was ii-f-)roup,-h and helpful. Welsh teaching had i'\een started with diHiculty, because tlis najority of the children w'ere English-speak- ing. Miss Samuel deserved special connneu- hation for her success. Singing was getting ,ery careful attention. ? Mr. F., Vivian: Is that the teacher who ap' -)Iie(I for a croquet ground? j The Clerk: No. I ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL. j A letter was read from Mr. Isaac; secretary 'to the Roman Catholic School, stating that j.they were entitled to a supply of stationer; and they would be glad if a supply would b0 sent. ? The Chairman: Have we denied a supply ? ? The Clerk: No, sir. This is the first intiira- tion we have had. Mr. Nathan Grimths stated that unless íL ? ?requisition had l)een sent in they could not give 11 supply. § Mr. D. J. Davies said a sub-committee had I)Ieeii appointed to discuss a letter received ¡ham the clerk to the managers, which had ¡bcen referred to, and they had' not yet sub- J mitted their report. Mr. William David and Mr. William Roberts were members of that committee, a.nd it would now be well to a.P' point the committee afresh, so that they could consider their report .as soon as possible. Ths ?matter was of vital importance. ? Mr. Grim.ths: -They must send in .an appi?' ?cation for the stationery. t The Chairman said Mr. Davies was referring tto. a communication received in 'February? ?wh?n a, claim was made with regard to ths ?salaries. ? A new sub-committee was appointed to 8'? [into the matter. ? ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION COM- ? I MIITEES. i In reference to the appointment of repre- sentatives to attend the Association of F..Jdl1- ration Committees, Mr. H. D. Rees proposed that the Clerk and Chairman be appointed, as ? Mr; GrifH.ths: Will we he surcharged?' ? The Clerk: No, sir. This. is don3 in accor- dance with an Act of Parliament. The proposition was carried, and, in the event of the Chairman being unable to go, l\Il's Phillips was appointed to go in his stead.