‘For the ensuing summer term the trustees are happy to find they have been able to meet the wishes of the inhabitants of the several districts by the reappointment to every school of the former highly acceptable and competent teachers.’
These are: I. N. Sherman
, at Milk Row; Miss Abba Mead
, at Winter Hill
; Manda (Miranda
, at the Russell, and Mary W. Jeffurds
at the Gardner districts.
is allowed to keep some private scholars not exceeding six, and to receive compensation there from.
are empowered to attend to the schools outside the Neck, the same as last year.
They engage for the winter term Miles Gardner
, for the Gardner school; Elliot Valentine
, for Winter Hill
; and Joseph S. Hastings
, for the Russell district.
In September Mr. Walker
resigned at the Neck, to go to the Hawes school, South Boston
, and Amos P. Baker
was elected to succeed him. The death of Mr. Baker
was reported December 20, and Aaron D. Capen
was placed over this school.
Through Amos Tufts
and David Devens
, executors of the will of Deacon Thomas Miller
, the trustees received $100, the income of Which was to be used for the schools.
Voted that the school recess shall not exceed ten minutes; that the trustees supply Mr. Fairbanks
' school with three dozen slates; that all lady teachers in the primary schools be allowed nine afternoons in the course of the year to visit all the other primary schools; and that children may enter from the primary to the other schools at the age of seven, instead of eight, at the discretion of the teacher.
Among the bills approved is one for $40.80 to Martin Draper
He may have finished out the winter term at the Russell school, as Mr. Hastings
, January 28, requested to be discharged from the same, ‘with reasons.’
At the final examinations in April there were enrolled in the ten primary schools 1610 scholars; in the five grammar schools,