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BAliRY (1".1).) SCHOOL BOARD. FORTNIGHTLY MEETING AT CADOXTON. APPOINTMENT OF HOLTON SCHOOL STAFF. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry United District School Board was held at the Board Schools. Cadoxton, on Monday nitrht. There were present Mr. John Lowdon (chairman). Dr. P. J. O'Donnell. Captain It. Davie?. Rev. J. Price. Mr. E. F. Blackmore. and Mr. W. II. Lewis (clerk).— Tho minutes of the previous meeting were con- firmed. HOLTON-EOAD ST >•> APPOINTMENT?. It was reported that a sub-committee of the Board had gone through the list of applications for the head teaching staff appointments at the Holton-road new schools. Several meetings had been held for the purpose of g-oinsr throng hrend reducing the list of applications. They now made the following recommendations :—(1) That Miss Eva Llewellyn, head-mistress of the Cadoxton In- fant School, be appointed head-mistress of the Holton-road Infant Department (salary +1100 per annum, rising to £120) (2) that Miss Wilcox, of the Helton temporary Infant Department, be transferred to the Cadoxton Schools, in the place of Miss Llewellyn (3) that Mr. Thomas Higman. headmaster of the Barry Schools, be appointed headmaster of the Holton Schools (salary £200, rising to :£230): (4) tint Mr. John Edwin Rees. of Llanarth (one of the applicants for the Hel- ton vacancy) be appointed head-master of the Barry Schools in the room of Mr. Hitman (5) that Miss E. Mary Smith, of Peckham. London, be appointed headmistress of the Holton-road Schools, crirls department (salary £ 130. rising to £ 150).— The Chairman, referring to the appointment of Mr. Higman to the Holton. Schools, said they were of opinion that none of the candidates were better qualified for the post. As to the appointment of Mr. Rees, Llanarth, to the Barry Schools, he could only say that they would be very lucky if they could get him to come. For the information of the press he thought he should say that Mr. Rees was one of the most renowned educationalists in Wales. The Llanarth schools had been mentioned for excellency four times in the Education Depart- ment Blue Book. His pupils had obtained over 3DO hundred certificates. Three of his pupils passed direct from the school to the first division in the London University, in June. 1891, being the only successful pupils from any board schools in Wales. Five scholarships had been won by Mr. Recs's pupils at the colleges at Cardiff. Aber- ystwith, Brecon, and Llandovery five had passed direct to the preliminarjr medical examination in the University of Edinburgh eight had passed the preliminary law examination twelve had passed the preliminary pharmaceutical examina- tion and twelve had been successful in obtain- ing Queen's scholarships at different colleges. — The recommendations of the committee. were, after a short discussion, agreed to. with the exception of the appointment of Mr. Rees to the Barry Schools, that gentleman (who now attended before the Board) having applied for the appoint- ment at Holton. which has a higher salary attached to it.—Mr. Rees, in reply to members, said his object in applying for the Holton School appoint- ment was that it would afford better scope for better work than in a smaller school: but if the salary at Barry was very much lower it would rather handicap him.—A discussion ensued, and Ttfter Mr. Rees had retired, the Chairman moved that Mr. Rees be offered a salary of £18,) (rising to £ 200). the Board also offering every facility for the holding of eveiling classes.—Mr. Rees ac- cepted the appointment, and promised to come not later than the 1st of December. PRESEN'T EFTCATIOXAI. FACILITIES AT HOLTOX TO BE INCREASED AT ONCE. On the motion of Mr. E. F. Blackmore. it was decided that as soon as the infant department is opened at the Holton New Schools, that the pre- sent temporary school be used as a mixed depart- ment by Mr. Higman. so that a nucleus would be ready for the new schools. MISCELLANEOUS. At the suggestion of Mr. Blackmore. it was decided to communicate with Mr. Higman with a view to certain Standard II. chil- dren. who. owing to the lack of accommodation, are taught in the infant department, being kept there for the present, as otherwise they would have to be excluded from the school, it being contrary to the regulations of the department. It was decided that the transfers of the head- mistresses of the Cadoxton and Holton infant departments should take place on Monday next. Various arrangements were made in regard to the opening of the Holton Schools. The following bills were passed :—Two pianos, £40 15s. 4d. J. Milner, Barry, stationery, £1416s.; Clerk, petty cash, £ 10: David Da vies. Cadoxton Schools contract. £400; W. Symonds. Holton Schools contract, £ 1,500. Mr. John Penglase, of the Cadoxton Schools, having failed to obtain his Queen's Scholarship, it was pointed out that he could only now be con- sidered as an ex-P.T. (fourth year), and not as an assistant-master. It was decided to defer further consideration until the next meeting. The seal of the Board was ordered to be affixed to certain bye-laws which have received the sanc- tion of the department. It was decided to advertise in the Smith Wa ;<v Star and several other papers for an attendance officer at a salary of :£ 90, rising :£ 5 yearly to ;it 100. He will be expected to devote the whole of his time to the duties, and must have had at least three years previous experience of the work. In reference to the site of the proposed new schools at Barry parish, it was stated that it was anticipated that an arrangement satisfactory to the Board would be come to with the Barrv Estate Co. for the purchase of the necessary land for the school. It was unanimously agreed to advertise for a first trained assistant for the Cadoxton Girls' De- partment at a salary of £ 75 per annum. TEACHING STAFF AT THE HOLTON SCHOOL. It was decided after considerable discussion that the following should comprise the teaching staff (in addition to the head-teachers already appointed) for the Holton bchools :—-Bovs' Department. 1st certificated assistant, salary £100 second do.. £80, rising to £90; two ex-P.T"?, £60 each Girls' De- partment, 1st assistant, £ 85 second do.&SO one ex-P.T.. £50 ( second will probably be appointed) and one female assistant, £30: Infant Depart- ment, 1st trained assistant. £ 75 1st certificated assistant, £ (0 two ex-P.T.'s. and one female assistant. TENDERS FOR COAL. The following tenders were received for the supply of coal to the schools :—David Paulett. Cadoxton. International best large, 18s..per ton George Adams and Co.. Barry Dock. Garth Merthyr house coal, £1. Monmouthshire Red Ash. 19s.. Rhondda Xo. 3, 18s. E. Hutchins and Co.. Barry Dock Chambers. Forest of Dean or Lydney coal. 21s.: Cadoxton Coal Co.. 2nd Nixon's. 17s Ordi- nary No. 2 Rhondda, 16s.: Taff Vale Coal Co.. Barry, best International large, 15s; J. H Powell. Cadoxton, Wyndham Red Ash. 13s.—Dr. O'Donnell proposed, and ths Rev. J. Price seconded, that the tender of Mr. David Paulett. at 18s. per be accepted.—This was unanimously agreed to. This concluded the business.


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