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Duties of School Board—continued.
(3.) Where no legal assessment for relief of poor,
levy and collect directly school rate in same
18. Borrow for school buildings, on security of school fund and rate, with consent of Board.
19. Receive and administer income of property, &c.,
vested in heritors and kirk-sessions, or others, for
promotion of education, according to the trusts.
from common good for burgh school, and adminis-
20. Receive bequests for education, and administer them
according to wishes of donors.
21. Appoint treasurer.
Preserve annual accounts of treasurer.
22. Appoint clerks and other officers.
Two or more school boards may appoint the same
23. Fix the fees to be paid in schools.
24 Provide teachers' houses (discretionary).
25. Appoint teachers, during pleasure,
26. Cause teachers appointed before passing of Act to be removed.
$ 60 (1.) By sheriff on charge of cruelty or immorality, or improper treatment of scholars.
$ 60 (2.) On report of H.M. Inspector in cases of in
competency, unfitness, or inefficiency, if their
$ 60 Duties of School Board—continued.
27. Permit teacher to resign on condition of receiving
28. Manage higher class schools with a view to promote
the higher education of the country. General provisions as to higher class schools.
30. Put in force the clauses enforcing compulsory education.
$ 70 Appoint officer to report on parents who neglect to educate their children.
$ 70 Keep list of defaulters; summon and examine de
faulters ; if no reasonable excuse, certify to pro-
32. Receive unexpended proceeds of parish school assess
ment for the year after the passing of the Act. $ 78 Receive money payable to Parliamentary schoolmasters.
33. Take steps necessary, or as directed by Department,
for election of their successors.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL PROVISIONS
REGARDING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
“ The Board of Education” shall mean the Board of Education for Scotland, established by this Act.
Greater efficiency and convenience in the institution and organisation of schools and school boards..
Three years from the passing of the Act, with power to Her Majesty, by order in Council, to extend for two years more.
Five members and secretary, appointed by the Queen, one to be chairman, two to be a quorum.
$ 3, sub-sec. 1
The Board and members responsible to the Scotch Education Department.
$ 3, sub-sec. 6
Duties and Powers.
according to which, in their opinion, Parliamentary
2. Keep minutes of proceedings, and submit report to
the Department to be laid before Parliament.
3. Settle disputes a to area of school districts; or
Authorise school board to apply to sheriff of the
county to settle such disputes.
4. Order burgh with population under 3000 to be dealt
with as part of the parish in which it or the greater
part thereof is situated.
For list of small burghs united to parishes, cf. Appendix, p. 164.
Duties and Powers of Board—continued.
5. Determine number of members of school boards.
§ 12, sub-sec. 1
6. Frame and issue rules and directions for conduct of
first elections of school boards, and publish them in
§ 12, sub-sec. 5 Within Six Months of passing of Act.1
7. On failure of heritors and minister, or of town coun
cil, to take preliminary steps for first elections, require sheriff of county to do so. $ 12, sub-sec. 3 & 4 Within Three Months of the publication of Rules
for First Elections.
8. Order new election of members in place of those de
clared to be invalid if no quorum in school board;
§ 15 Order.
9. Order small parish to be united to an adjacent one.
10. Order election of school board in a burgh for which
a school board had not previously been elected. $ 18 After Three Years from passing of Act-Order.
11. Order discontinuance of burgh school board, and the inclusion of burgh in the area of parish.
$ 19 After Three Years from passing of Act-Order.
Issued on January 21, 1873, cf. Appendix, p. 155.
Duties and Powers of Board—continued.
§ 20 After Twelve Months from passing of Act.
13. Receive report from school boards as to school accommodation.
$ 28 14. Approve determination of school board with or with
vided, although not determined on by school
15. Send requisition to defaulting school board ; and on
continued default, or unsatisfactory report, cause
16. In determining as to accommodation, take into ac
count every school in parish or burgh ; call on
17. Require returns from time to time from school boards
with a view to making an educational census. § 31
19. On failure of school board to supply returns, appoint
inspectors and recover expenses from defaulting
20. Appoint inspectors of returns.
8 34 21. Sanction change of site or discontinuance of public
school in any parish or burgh.