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PEMBROKESHIRE EDUCATION AUTHORITY. Punchestoi-i N P. School. ,A Clark of Works Appointed. A PROTEST FROM ST. DAVIDS. A meeting of the Education Committee of the Pembroke County Council was held on Friday at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, when there were present- Mr. S. B. Sketch (chairman), Mr. J. Howiirtii Grimthr, {vice-chairman). Miss Ada Thomas, and Miss Ri.ul: Allen. Dr. Grifiith, Rev. VN-. Powell, Ven. Arohdeacoii Hilbers, Messrs. W. Lawrence, b. Bulxiifson, \Y. Palmer Morgan, W. G. Parct-11, y,. T. Daviec, A- G. Llewellin, LI. Recs. J, and V>. Robin- son. PUXCHESTON N ON P iiO VII) ED SCHOOL. At the November meeting a resolution was passed to cease maintaining Puncheston non- provided school, on the ground that the local managers had refused 10 carry out the instruc- tions of the education authority. At the De- cember meeting, Jsov-ovor, Archdeacon Hilbers pointed out. that the requirements of the edu- cation authority had oeeii complied with; and he moved a resolution, which was carried, that Puncheston School should be reinstated. Archdeacon Hilbers asked, after the minutes of last meeting had been read, why the De- cember resolution had not been carried out? The assistant-teacher had gone, and the wishes Of the authority had been all carried out? He "Wished to know, therefore, why the school had not been reoperie(:.? The Chairman said he was responsible. The fact was that he ought not to have accepted the resolution at the December meeting. It Was out of order, inasmuch as it rescinded a previous resolution. Mr. Palmer Morgan wished to raise the ques- tion of the chairman's decision. The Chairman: I shuii rale you out of order. Mr. Palmer Morgan: I challenge the decision of the chair. The Chairman: I "hall not allow any question to be put. Mr. Palmer Morgan: It is a serious matter for the school. The Standing Orders are in plain Eii, The C irnhm: I shall not allow it, Mr. Morgan; i have ruled it out of order. It is my fault that the resolution was accept-ed. I ought to have ruled it out of order at the time. Mr. Palmer Morgan: It. is not the first time you have done it. I hold you have no power to rule me out of order. The Chairman: I rule that I shall not hear you. Mr. E. Robinson: Show some deierence to the chair. Mr. Palmer Morgan was again on his feet, but before he could speak The Chairman said: I will not hear another Word, if you please. Mr. Lawrence: I move that the minutes be signed. Mr. E. Robinson: I second that. Signed they were accordingly. ENGLISH v. WELSH SCHOOLS. The Chairman presented a report of the in- terview which a deputation from Welsh inter- mediate schools had with the President of the ¡Board of Education. As what took place has already appeared, the Chairman said there was HO necessity to travel over the ground again. They got rid of some of the difficulties with regard to regulations. One, they would re- toember, was the difficulty of having to make 80 per cent, attendances in a Welsh school, in 'ordjer to earn grant. In England the grant was 'I.' earned per term, and Mr. McKenna had pro- Enised to put the Welsh .schools on the same footing. With regard to children under 12, Mr. MoKenna admitted he had no idea that they had so many in Wales, and he promised to lelIledy that, and if he had not sufficient money b. would try to obtain some from the Treasury; f.ttd also to get the additional year granted to English schools extended to Welsh county schools. Generally, therefore, they were likely to be placed on a par with the regulations governing English schools. Mr. Palmer Morgan said this would mean B100 a year for Narberth, and other schools would receive more in proportion. He sug- gested that they should appoint delegates to attend a conference at Shrewsbury on the sub- ject. The Chairman, Dr. Griffith, and Mr. Palmer Morgan were appointed delegates. A PROTEST FROM ST. DAVIDS. The St. Davids Parish Council wrote thai they viewed with alarm the increasing heavy burdens imposed on the shoulders of the rate- payers of the county, and protested most strong- ly against another office being created by the Appointment of a clerk of works. The Vice-Chairman said he supported the Protest, on the general ground that something ^Ught to be done to ease the burden on the Ratepayers of the county. Since the Education Act was adopted over 92,000 was spent annually 10. new offices, and it seemed to him there was tfqre money spent than there ought to be. He moved that the protest from St. Davids be referred to the Finance Committee. r't_I4. The Chairman said as the Finance uuiiiu,,i"-c had already dealt with the matter he could not accept the resolution.. Mr. Palmer Morgan said the whole object in Appointing a clerk of works was to save the ttioney of the ratepayers, and to see that they got value for their money. THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN. Felling Education Committee, Durham, wrote suggesting that local education authorities should receive contributions from the National Exchequer towards the cost of medical in- spection, etc. The Chairman thought that was a very 'teasonable thing, and that the Imperial x- 'Chequer should be asked to relieve the local rates of a heavy burden, for this was likely to prove a very heavy burden to this c°ul?y' He was in entire sympathy with the Act, but its application was likely to prove so expensive fell upon local rates, that their friends at St. Davids would have greater reason to cry •out against heavy rates. It was decided to adopt the resolution as suggested by Durham. A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION FOUND. TI-re Fishguard District Teachers' Association "Wrote declaring that no satisfactory solution of the present controversy waging around the giving of religious instruction was possible f Until instruction in State-aided schools was to secular subjects. ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. It was decided that the attendance officers, \1\ future, should make a special report on the 4ttendance of each school when the percentage t attendance was lower than 82.5. A. letter was read from Messrs. Sellick, Mor- ley and Price, of Milford Haven, who had been Prosecuted for illegal employment, stating that they would do their best to see that no boy 14 years of age was employed on their ships, and suggesting that the attendance offi- ceF should notify them if he suspects that any boy. under age is being employed. It was decided to ask the officer to attend to this. The committee considered, the matter of scholarships in elementary schools, which had Ilbeen referred to them by the Education Com- mittee, and reported that they do not consider that the granting of such scholarships in this county is necessary. The Rev. j. M. Dryerre asked permission to give an address to the boys of the Day Schools on "The evils of Smoking." The committee recommend that permission be granted and! he be asked to state what schools he intends visiting. The committee report that the matter of the; attendance at Milford non-provided school on St. Catherine's Day, referred back by the Edu- cation Committee, was deferred until the next ■MEETING. The managers of Group 8 (Fishguard) again Recommended a bonus to the attendance officer for census work in the Goodwick district. The 'Committee could not recommend that this be granted. The recommendations were approved on the tnotion ef Mr. W. T. Davies, seconded by Mr- "Lawrence. BUILDINGS. Dr. Griffith submitted the recommendations .AX il • vu toIlle COECLMittee. A letter from the Board of Education was, *ead inquiring as to the revised plans of council school, and also a letter from the managers asking that the plans be forwarded to them. The architect submitted e revised plans, and it waa decided to send.: 'aem to the Board of Education. The Board of Education wrote asking for the •ttthority's proposals for providing additional accommodation at Hubberston non-provided school. The Chairman reported that several sites had been inspect i "nd the prices in- quired. The Board of Education inquired as to the plans of the proposed new St. Ishmaels non- provided school.—The Chairman reported the position of the school, and the architect was instructed to prepare plans. The committee decided to empower the chair- man to treat with the agent of the company and with the commoners for the Goodwick site, i and that he bring a report t.o the next meeting. Mr. W. L. Williams was asked to accompany the chairman in waiting on the commoners. The committee opened six tenders for erect- ing the new Glandwr council school, and it was decided to send all the tenders to the mana- gers with the recommendation that the lowest tender (Owen Phillips') be accepted, unless the managers think there is some reason to the contrary. One tender only was received for Croesgoch council school, viz.. that of Messrs. Evans and Williams, of Mathry. It was decided to for- ward it to the managers for their approval. The committee considered the applications received for the post of clerk of works, and it was resolved to recommend that certain candidates be placed on the short list, and that they be invited to attend before the Education Committee on Friday next at 11.30 a.m., and that they be asked to bring specimens of their work, such as plans and drawings, with them. It was also resolved that the architect should examine the candidates by questions prepared by him, and that Messrs. James Harries, W. L. Williams, and W. Robinson attend the exami- nation. It was also resolved to recommend that the unsuccessful candidates be paid third- class return railway fares. The recommendations were adopted. CLERK OF WORKS. The committee then proceeded to the ap- pointment of a clerk of works. Mr. W. G. Parcell said he saw there were 78 applications, which number had been re- duced to four; but of the four, three were fro;n Glamorgan, and only one from Pembrokeshire. Surely they had men in Pembrokeshire who were capable of doing thai work. Dr. Griffith vindicated the action of the com mittee, and said what they had aimed at was to get the best man possible. He also de- fended the action of the sub-committee in putting the candidates through an examination. He added that the appointment was not a permanent one. Mr. Palmer Morgan dissented from that state- ment, and said with 120 schools in the county they were sure to always have sufficient work in hand for a clerk of works. Mr. W. T. Davies thought they should study the ratepayers. The Chairman said that was just what they were proposing to do, in seeing that what the ratepayers paid for they should get. Mr. J. Harries vindicated the action of the sub-committee, and said they eliminated 58 of the candidates at the first voting, for they had no experience or practical knowledge of the work. Two of the candidates for the office of clerk of the works were then admitted, and under- went a very rigorous examination from Mr. Ll. Rees and Mr. Palmer Morgan. The two were Mr. E. J. Evans, Merthyr Tydvil, and Mr. Geo. Marley, 8, Bengal Villas, Pembroke, who has been foreman of works under the War Office for seven years. The Chairman said it was only fair to Mr. Marley that he should state what had been said to him of this candidate by the civil en- gineer at the Dockyard. He said that he had never met a better man for a very long time. The appointment was unanimously given to Mr. Marley, who was called in, and briefly re- turned thanks for the appointment. Miss Ada Thomas asked would he be clerk of works for the elementary schools only. It was stated in reply that Mr. Marley would be ready to go anywhere where his services were required by that authority, whether ele- mentary or secondary school. The salary offered was C2 per week, and 10s. per week for travelling expenses. TEMPLETON COUNCIL SCHOOL. There were 14 applications for the post of head teacher at this school. The appointment was made of Mr. Thomas Howard, 26, married, now of Pontypool, who was said to have re- ceived the approval of the local managers. bXAFFING. Dr. Griffith brought forward the recommen- dations of the Staffing Committee. Communications from head teachers whose salaries were liable to be reduced under scale were read. The committee recommend that the head teachers of Tenby Provided (B), Barn Street Council, Prendergast (G) Council, Lawrenny Non-provided, and Neyland (B) Council schools shall be paid salaries equivalent to what they are now receiving. It was decided that the head teacher of Tenby council school shall be paid at a salary of £10 higher than the maxi- mum of grade G. A letter from -e Flintshire Education Com- j mittee concerning the employment of married women as teachers was read. The committee recommend that in future no married woman be appointed in any school except in case of, necesssity. A letter was laid before the committee from the County Association of Teachers concerning the scale of salaries. It was decided to issue copies of it to the members of the staffing sub-committee, and to consider it at the next meeting. Matters arising out of the adoption of the scale. Joint Salaries.—It was decided that the teach- ers at Manorowen N.-P. school, now paid a joint salary, shall be each paid according to scale from April, 1908. The committee recommend that assistant teachers possessing a higher qualification than that required for the post for which they are engaged will be paid according to the quali- fication that is required for that post. It was decided that the amended uncertifica- ted scale shall apply to those who had passed the old King's Scholarship Examination,—those who had obtained a first class being paid ac- cording to Grade A., and those who had passed in classes two and three under Grade B of e amended scale. It was decided that all teachers' houses con- nected with Provided schools shall be re- I assessed for the purposes of scale and the com- mittee recommend that the managers be asked to assess what rent should be paid by the head teacher in each case. Notice of Assistant Teachers.—It was decided to incorporate in the regulations affecting the scale that the month's notice from assistant teachers should be a full calendar month end- ing at the end of a calendar month. As the committee have decided not to ap- point P.T.'s, the committee recommend that this examination be not held this year. The Director reported that it was very de- sirable for teachers to become acquainted with the Board's suggestions, and it was decided that a supply of the book be obtained, and that the teachers be notified that they wouM be expected to show that they had read it. The recommendations were approved. EXPENSES OF DELEGATES. Mr. Palmer Morgan moved that in future all delegates appointed to attend conferences out- side the county should be paid second-class railway fares, and reasonable hotel expenses allowed them. Mr. E. Robinson seconded. Dr. Griffith moved an amendment that the question be not considered that day, and this waa seconded by Mr. Parcell, and carried. A further resolution to pay the expenses of the delegates to the Shrewsbury Conference was carried; as also a resolution to pay the expenses of the Director to attend the Inter- national Art Congress in London. Dr. Griffith moved a hostile amendment, but withdrew it. APPOINTMENTS. The Rev. Gwilym Davies accepted the ap- pointment of county council manager, for Wal- ton West and Talbenny Non-provided schools, vice the Rev. James Phillips, deceased. Miss Jane Phillips was appointed a member. of the No. 9 (Haverfordwest group of managers, in place of her late brother. The Rev. T. Gough Griffiths declined appoint- ment as county council manager of Haverford- west Non-provided schools. Mr. John Evans, Market Street, was appointed.

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