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BARRY EDUCATION COM-I MITTEE.

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BARRY EDUCATION COM- MITTEE. COUNCILLOR LEE AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. STAFFING OF ST. HELEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL. MANAGERS ACCEPT THE COUNCIL'S SCHEME. Under the chairmanship of Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P., the monthly meeting of the Barry Education Committee was held at the new Central Library, Barry Docks, on Monday afternoon last, when the other members present were the Rev Ben Evans, Messrs D. Morgan, S. R. Jones, D. Lloyd, and Gwyn Morris. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Mr W. Williams, chief attendance officer, reported that the average attendance at the schools for February was 89.52 per cent., against 89 91 for the corresponding month of last year.- The Chairman observed that there were 100 children less attending the schools than there were twelve months ago. PAINT AND PAPER. The tender of Mr A. H. Bletso, house decorator, Barry Docks, at sEIl 18s 6d, was accepted for painting and papering the interior of the head- master's house, High-street Schools. MEETING PLACES OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. Councillor W. R. Lee appeared before the Com- mittee, and urged the members to consider the advisability of allowing the use of the schools to local branches of Friendly Societies. As a society member he could say they had been glad to hold meetings at hotels in the past, but he con- sidered it was desirable, in the interests of the young, to remove the meeting places if possible. The charge at public houses, he added, was 15s per quarter,—Mr Morris enquired.whether a society was pledged in any way to purchase a certain quantity of drink ? He heard this was the case in the Rhymney Valley.—Mr Lee replied that this was hot so at Barry.:—Mr Morris I am glad to hear it.—Mr R. Treharne Rees (assistant educa- tion clerk) then read a letter which had been sent to Councillor Lee, stating that the A. T. White Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids, which possessed a membership of 500, had unanimously passed ? resolution welcoming Mr Lee's sugges- tion, and expressing a hope that he would be successful.—On the proposition of Mr D. Llovd. seconded by Mr D. Morgan, it was decided to approve of the proposal of Mr Lee with regard to friendly and kindred societies.—Rev Ben Evans I should like to tempt the friendly societies to leave the public-houses. In going to hotels to prepare against sickness and old age, they are subjectad to the temptation of becoming sick and poor. -Mr Lee Hear, hear. EASTER HOLIDAYS. For the Easter holidays it was agreed to close the schools on Wednesday afternoon, the 11th of April, and re-open on Tuesday, May 1st. The schools will also be closed on Monday. April 2nd, the date of the District Council Election. CANES FOR SCHOOLS. The Committee decided to sanction the use of a 24-inch cane at the Schools. ST. HELEN'S SCHOOL STAFF. In connection with resolutions passed by the Education Authority dealing with the staff of St Helen's Roman Catholic School, Miss E. Thorn- burn, a Kindergarten trained assistant thereat, wrote stating that she had no intention of accept- ing t post in the Council Schools. Miss F. Donovan, an uncertificated assistant at St. Helen's School, complained that under the new staffing scheme she was to receive £ 45 per annum, whilst an assistant under Art. 50 was to be advertised for at A50 per annum. Miss Donovan considered she was entitled to R50 a year. A letter was also read from Miss M. Mayled, stating that before finally deciding as to accepting a post in one of the Council Schools, she would like to know what salary she was to receive. She was at present receiving £ 75 per aii^am, but the Council only paid her at the rate of toD it year.-On the proposition of the Rev Ben Evans, seconded by Mr Morgan, it was decided to reply stating that if Miss Mayled accepted appointment in one of the Council Schools she would be paid according to scale. Mrs O'Neill wrote stating that having been dis- missed by the Managers of 8t Helen's School owing to the reduction of their staff, she wished to apply for a position in the employ of the Council as a trained certificated assistant, her engagement with the Managers being terminable on March 31st.— Rev B. Evans observed that Mrs O'Neill was a widow with several children, and if they did not engage her she would be turned into the streets. -It was decided to appoint Mrs O'Neill at jE85 (her present salary being R80), advancing to £130 per annum, and that she be assigned to Romilly- road Girls' School for the present. The Rev J. Byrne, correspondent to the managers of St. Helen's School, wrote intimating that the managers had, in conformity with in- structions received from the Board of Education, resolved to accept the staff offered for the school by the local Education Authority in their sckeqie of January 30th. WELSH EDUCATION SCHEME. A communication was received from Mr E. W. Halden, asking the Committee to affiliate with the Federation of Education Committees in Wales and Monmouthshire.—Rev Ben Evans. suggested that the matter be deferred pending developments of the scheme for the formation of a Welsh National Council for the management of the whole educa- tion system in Wales.—This course was adopted, and the meeting concluded.

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