Conisboro’ School Board.

March 1886

Conisboro’ School Board.

The above authority held their usual monthly meeting on Thursday evening last, in the Board room. The members present were Dr. Hills (chairman), Messrs. C. Kilner, G. Walker, G. E. Nicholson, and Major E. A. Johnson. – The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

The attendance officer informed the meeting that he had obtained convictions against both the parents who had been ordered to be prosecuted at the last meeting.

The follows: – Boys, on register 138, average 1164; girls, 123, 956; infants, 145, 1041.

Cheques amounting to £30, school account, and £51 12s. for administration, were duly passed and signed.

The Board then proceeded to select a mistress for the infant’s department. There were 41 applicants for the post, and the Board determined to simplify the business by dividing the applications and adjourning the meeting until Monday evening. At the meeting on Monday each member having selected the best from his batch, the credentials of each were fully discussed, and eventually Miss Parkinson, of Pateley Bridge, was unanimously elected.

Mr. T. Stacey waited upon the Board to ask for the use of the large room for a concert for the relief of the poor, and requested the Board to appoint a committee to distribute the proceeds. The use of the room was granted free, and the Board at one resolved itself into a committee and also nominated Mr. J. Blyth, Mr. W. G. Little and Mr. W. H. Chambers as members of the committee. Mr. Geo. Harrison was chosen as secretary to the committee, and full committee meeting was arranged for Friday night.