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than it now is. A letter was addressed to the clerk asking for a supplementary report. Several items were added, and changes were made in some instances, as intimated in the following notes. Where the reports are contradictory, the 1st is reported, being prepared for the printer before the 2d was received,

*In the last report, 58 is inserted instead of 68 as here given." + +In the last report, 224 is inserted instead of 226, as here given. [In the last report, 64 is inserted instead of 62, as here given, &c.

Jackson Corinty. [In the town of Napoleon, 11 districts are reported and 48 district libraries, on an average 4 4.11 libraries to a district. The number of volumes is not given. " Is there not one library with 48 volumes ? **

a In the township of Jackson, the average tuition per quarter in select schools, is' reported $16. This number is omitted in obtaining the average for the county.

6 The tuition in select schools in Liberty, is reported $19 per quarter. Thinking this is probably the average tuition per quarter of a whole school, and not the’average tuition per scholar, this number is also omitted in obtaining the average for the county.

Kalamazoo County. (1) *This number is not reported. It cannot, however, be less than 9.

(2) *This number (35,) is omitted in obtaining the average for the county, it being nearly three times the number of months in the year,

Kent County. *Só reported. From the disproportioh to other towns in the county, it seerns to be erroneous, though it may not be.

Lapeer County (1) *Bristol returns 10 district libraries, containing 126 volumes. It also reports a township library of 126 volumes, from which 10 districts draw quarterly. Query, Are the township and district libraries

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(2) *The number of districts in Elba, is not reported. It cannot be less than two.

The clerk remarks, " 103 is on the return, but I don't understand the meaning; it cannot be the average number of months.” This number is omitted in obtaining the average for the county.

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Livingston County. * The number of districts in Brighton, is not reported. It cannot be less than 11.

The number of districts in Unadilla, is not reported. It cannot be less than 7.

+The $36 paid for tuition in Howell, is probably the total amount which is about $1 50 per scholar.

Macomb Connty. *So reported. The 27 is omitted in obtaining the average for the county, being more than the total number of months in the year.

The column headed "Averoge number months schools have been targhs by qualified teachers" is evidently erroneous; the total number of months the schools of each township have been taught, (probbaly) being given instead of the average number. If so, had the proper average in each town been given, the average for the county would be 5 instead of 33.

Monroe County. *According to the inspectors' report from La Salle, every school in the town has been taught by unqualified teachers the same number of months it has by qualified ones. Rather a strange coincidence. Query. Do the inspectors intend to report their "qualified teachers” as “unqualified ?!

[+The 25 should be 23, and then should change places with the 4 above it. See “remark” at the head of these notes. ] This must be an error, being nearly twice the number of months in a year. This number is omitted in obtaining the average for the county.

Monroe has a township library though the number of volumes is not reported.

Oakland County. (1) {The number of districts in Springfield is not reported. It cannot, however, be less than 6.

(2) $The several numbers in this column are (probably) the total number of months all the schools of the different towns have been taught. If so, had the proper average been taken, as in the next two columns, the average for the county would be 6 instead of 48.

*The tuition in private schools, in Independence is so reported. It is, however, more nearly the ordinary tuition of a year than a quarter.

Ottawa County. So reported. If 17 is the total number of months all the schools in Talmadge have been taught, 51 will be the average number. In this case the average for the county will be 53.

The average wages paid male teachers, according to the report, is $24 per month; and the average wages paid females $16,67. It would seem as though there must be some mistake in this report, otherwise the people of Ottawa exercise an unparalleled liberality in the payment of their teachers.

Saginas County. *This number is so reported, but manifestly erroneous, being more than the entire number of months in the year. If 141 is the total number of moaths, all the schools in the town have been taught, the average number for Saginaw will be 38. The same error may exist in the return for Tittabawassee. If so, the average for that town will be 3 instead of 6. These modifications give the average number of months the schools in the county have been taught 3j instead of 7.

Shiawassee County. (1) *Only three scholars are reported as having attended school during the year in Woodhull, although there are four districts in the town, in all of which schools have been taught.

(2) *According to the report, the average number of months the schools in Vernon have been taught is seven more than the entire number of months in a year.

St. Clair County. *There were two male teachers employed in Port Huron, accord. ing to the report, whose average wages were $25 50 per month, ex. clusive of board. Is not this the sum of the wages per month received by both of them?

According to the report, the average wages paid male teachers in Wales, is $4 60 per month, though the report does not show that any male teachers have been employed in that town. It represents that two females have been employed, though their wages is not given. Should not the $4 60 be placed one column to the right, and thus represent the average monthly wages paid female teachers ?

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St. Joseph County. *The county clerk states as a reason why there is no report from Sherman, that said township has been recently organized.

Van Buren County, --- *Bloomingdale and Decatur will not be entitled, according to law, to participate in the avails of the school fund the current school year, unless the report filed with the inspectors is more complete than the one received at this office. This does not show that a school has been taught by a “qualified teacher,” nor indeed, by any teacher in either of those towns during the past year.

Columbia is in nearly the same situation. Although, according to the report, the schools have been taught three months by qualified teachers, yet the number of children within the legal ages is not giyen,

Washtenau Couuty. *This report represents that, in the town of Augusta, there are 8 districts, that reports have been received from 7 of them, and that but 2 teachers, (one male and one female,) have taaght in the town They must have itinerated.

tSo reported. It is a little remarkable that 11 school districts, the number in Scio, should possess 25 district libraries. Should not the 25 have been placed one column to the right, and thus represent the number of volumes in the district libraries of the township?

[Is not $21 the total tuition of the 21 scholars taught in select schools in Freedom? This would give the tuition $1 each per quarter instead of $21.

Wayne Connty. * The average monthly wages of male teachers in this county, exclusive of Detroit is $12,55 ; and the average monthly wages of females, exclusive of Detroit, is $4,76.

Male teachers in Detroit receive $350 a year, or $29,17 per month ; and females receive $200 a year, or $16,67 per month and board themselves.

aSo reported, though $9,66 per quarter is pretty expensive tuition.

So reported. Two volumes, however, make rather a small township library.

COUNTIES.

Total number of townships in each of the

several counties.

161 14 161 16 15 20 15 13 111

9

Number of townships from which reports

have been received.

Total number of school districts in each of the several counties.

08

Number of districts in each co. from which

reports have been received. Number of children reported in each county,

between 4 and 18, residing in districts in which schogls have been kept three months by “qualified teachers.”

14 14 11 15 151 13 11

81 16 133

911 75 33 94 551 411

301 20 132 111 4610

191
31
63 2651 104
53] 1251
61 2623
811 28701
42 2007

726
779
735

37
11
201

18
89 3188 143 208 3488 1131

30
94 20401

47 12851
56 138 2258 146
92 251 4102 251
89 1571 2586 245
69 71 1688 223

725
6731
633 101

94
65
39
55

Number attending school in each county

under 4 years of age.

08

Number attending school in each county

over 18 years of age.

Whole number that have attended school in

each county during the year.

Of the Reports of School Inspectors by Counties.

ABSTRACT

(B.]

Number between 4 and 18 that have not al

tended any school, who cannot read fluentJy,write legibly and cipher through interest.

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