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FORM B.

.Irrigation District.

We the undersigned severally declare each for himself that he is an owner of land, as defined in The Irrigation District Ordinance, in the above named district; that he is of the full age of twenty-one years and that he votes upon the land set opposite his nime and for or against the erection of the said district as indicated by the cross set opposite his name.

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I, A.B., Returning Officer for the

Irrigation District, hereby solemnly declare that the record of votes annexed signed by me is a true record of the votes cast upon the day of

1 for and against the erection of the district and (if the note was in favour of the erection of the district) for the election of three trustees for the district and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath and by virtue of The Canada Evidence Act, 1893. Declared before me at

Returning Officer this

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day of

A Commissioner or J.P.

FORM D.

Irrigation District.

BALLOT PAPER.

Vote on bylaw to raise $

for the construction of the works required for irrigation of the district.

For the bylaw

Against the bylaw

CHAPTER 75.

An Ordinance Respecting Schools.

TH
HE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con-

sent of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE.

The School Ordi- Short title

1. This Ordinance may be cited as nance." No. 2 of 1896, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION.

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2. In this Ordinance except the context otherwise requires : Interpretation

1. The expression ratepayer" shall mean and include any “Ratepayer" person over the

age

of twenty-one years whose name appears on the last revised assessment roll of the school district who has paid all taxes due by him to the said district ;

2. The expression “resident ratepayer" shall mean and in- "Resident clude: (a) In any school district where no assessment has been

made, or for the purposes of the first school meeting,
any person over the age of twenty-one years actually
residing within the proposed school district and who
has so resided therein and owned or been the occu-
pant of assessable property therein, for a period of at
least three months immediately prior to the date of
the first school meeting, or any person over the age of
twenty-one years who has actually resided within
the proposed district for at least three months im-
mediately prior to the date of the first meeting who

is in receipt of taxable income therein;
(6) After the erection of a school district, any person over

the age of twenty-one years actually resident within
the school district whose name appears on the last
revised assessment roll of the school district who has

paid all taxes due by him to such district; 3. The expression “ town school district” shall mean a school Town school district situated wholly or in part within a town or city municipality :

Provided that any school district situated wholly or in part proviso within the municipality of Prince Albert shall not be consider- Prince Albert ed a town district;

Provided further that any school district situated wholly or Prince Albert in part within the municipality of the town of Prince Albert shall be empowered to elect five trustees and no more, such trustees to hold office as in the case of town school districts. No. 2 of 1896, s. 2.

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CLASSES OF SCHOOLS.

Classes of schools

3. There may be established subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and to the regulations of the Council of Public Instruction the following classes of schools namely:

1. Public schools, for pupils over five years of age in which instruction shall be given in the elements of an English and commercial education ;

2. Separate schools, for pupils over five years of age in which instruction shall be given in the elements of an English and commercial education ;

3. Kindergarten schools, for pupils between four and six years of age in which instruction shall be given according to šindergarten methods ;

4. Night schools, for pupils over fourteen years of age who are unable to attend during the usual school hours;

5. Normal schools, for the training of candidates for first, second and third class teachers' certificates ;

6. Teachers' institutes, for the reading of papers and the general discussion of educational topics. No. 2 of 1896, s. 3.

COUNCIL OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Council of
Public
Instruction

Quorum

Proviso

4. The members of the Executive Council of the Territories and four persons, two of whom shall be Protestants and two Roman Catholics, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall constitute a Council of Public Instruction and one of the said Executive Council, to be pominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, shall be chairman of the said Council of Public Instruction. The appointed members shall have no vote and shall receive such remuneration as the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall provide.

(2) The Executive Council or any subcommittee thereof appointed for that purpose shall constitute a quorum of the Council of Public Instruction but no general regulations respecting :

(a) The management and discipline of schools ;
(6) The examination, grading and licensing of teachers :
(c) The selection of books;
(d) The inspection of schools ;

(e) Normal training;
shall be adopted or amended except at a general meeting of the
Council of Public Instruction duly convened for that purpose.
No. 2 of 1896, s. 4; No. 3 of 1897.

Appointment of officers

5. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may from time to time, determine what officers or persons it is necessary to employ for any of the purposes mentioned in this Ordinance, assign their names of office, prescribe their duties and salaries. and make the necessary appointments. No. 2 of 1896, s. 5.

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6. It shall be the duty of the Council of Public Instruction - Council of 1. To make regulation for the government and discipline of Instruction schools and institutes and for the training and certification of teachers;

2. To prescribe programmes of study and text books;

3. To define by“ standards” the studies to be pursued in all schools, such standards to be numbered from I. upwards; standards above standard V. to be further denominated "High school standards;"

4. To provide for the examination of persons, other than teachers, who may desire to enter professions or who niay wish certiticates of having completed courses of study in any school;

5. To prepare suitable forms and give such instructions as may be necessary for making all reports and conducting all proceedings required by this Ordinance;

6. To determine all cases of appeals, disputes and complaints arising from decisions of trustees or inspectors and to make such orders thereon as may be required ;

7. To make any provision not inconsistent with this Ordinance that may be necessary to meet exigencies occurring under its operation. No. 2 of 1896, s. 6.

7. The Council of Public Instruction shall report annually Annual report to the Lieutenant Governor in Council upon all the schools and of council institutes herein mentioned with such statements and suggestions for promoting education generally as they may deem useful and expedient. No. 2 of 1896, s. 7.

8. The Council of Public Instruction shall have power to Suspension or suspend for cause the certificate of any teacher and also to cancellation of cancel the same. No. 2 of 1896, s. 8.

9. The chairman of the Council of Public Instruction may Powers of empower any person to call any school meeting required to be chairman held under this Ordinance when the person or persons invested regarding with the power to do so neglect or refuse to act. No. 2 of meetings 1896, s. 9; No. 5 of 1897, s. 1.

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10. The chairman of the Council of Public Instruction may Commissioner appoint a commissioner to examine into and report upon the schonert on condition of any one or more schools and such commissioner shall have the power of a school inspector for the purpose.

(2) The chairman of the Council of Public Instruction may on finances at any time appoint a commissioner to inspect the financial of district condition of any school district.

(3) The chairman of the Council of Public Instruction may To conduct appoint a commissioner to conduct the affairs of any school affairs of district or districts and any such commissioner appointed shall have within the district or districts all the powers and authori. ties of the board of trustees and other officials of the district conferred by this Ordinance and such commissioner may be

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