punctual and constant are retarded in their progress.
The remedy is alone with the parents.
The Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Charlestown Free Schools, adopted by the Board of Trustees, and bearing the date, January 1, 1833, is of interest at this point.
After stating the age at which children may attend the primary and the grammar schools (from four to eight, and from eight to fifteen), the hours for the school session are given,—8 to 11 and 2 to 5, from April 1 to October 1; 9 to 12 and 2 to 5 during the other half year, except on short days, when the Schools may be closed at sunset.
Instructors are to be in their rooms and to ring the bell ten minutes before the time of opening school.
After the school is opened, no scholar shall be admitted without written excuse from his parent or guardian.
Each school is divided into four classes, sub-divisions to be left to the teacher.
The holidays shall be Wednesday and Saturday afternoons; Election Day in Januar