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THE EDUCATION BILL AND BARRY.

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THE EDUCATION BILL AND BARRY. THE new financial proposals of Mr Balfour very materially affect Barry. Leaving aside for the moment the question of the Voluntary School, it is found that these new proposals abolish the Necessitous Schools Gract. From this source the Barry School Board obtained S755 last year. Under the new proposals the district would obtain Bl,770, a gain of about £1,000, representing about lid rate. Against this gain has to be put.Ithe loss of 5s a head in the Voluntary Schools, perhaps about J675, and the increased cost of salaries and maintenance of the Voluntary School, which, of course, according to the Education Bill will fall on the rates. It is very difficult to estimate the additional cost of maintenance, but this can be done generally speaking. There are seventeen children in the Board Schools of Barry to every one in the Voluntary School. Roughly, therefore, the cost of maintenance, exclud- ing rent, repairs, &c., paid by the School Board is £ 18,000. This the Govern- ment grant reduces to £1,000, which is the sum the ratepayers find. If this is divided by 17, which would gi7e the number of additional children whose maintenance in school has to be provided for, we find the ratepayers will have to find about £ 600 for maintenance of the Voluntary School. In other words, Barry, with these new financial I. proposals, according to the Chairman of the Barry School Board, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, gains £1,000, and loses £ 600. These figures are, of course, all calculated in round numbers, and done in a very hurried manner. As well as this, we have had no opportunity of com- paring these figures with the actual cost at present of the Voluntary School.

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