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Document — No. 2, 



REGULATIONS 



OF THE 



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OF THE 



CITY OF HOXBURY. 




ADOPTED JANUARY, 1854. 



ROXBURY: 
NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS. 

1854. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In School Committee, January 4, 1854. 

Messrs. Crafts, Rjder and Streeter were appointed a Committee to prepare and Report 
to this Board, Rules and Regulations for their government the present year. 

January 18, 1854. 
Mr. Crafts, from the Committee on Regulations, submitted the accompanyins Rules, 
&c., which were accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Seaver, it was Ordered, That Twelve Hundred Copies be printed for 
the use of the Schools and Committee. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Secretary. 



REGULATIONS 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE OE EOXBURY. 



CHAPTER I. 

Organization. 

Section 1. The first meeting of the Board shall be held 
on the Wednesday next succeeding the organization of 
the City Government. A Chairman and a Secretary shall 
then be chosen by ballot. There shall also be appointed at 
the same meeting, a local committee for each school in the 
city, to consist of three members for the Washington, Dudley, 
and Dearborn Schools, and one member for each primary 
and intermediate school. Also, a committee of three, who 
shall have full power to carry out, with the Standing Com- 
mittee on the part of the Trustees of the English High 
School, more perfectly the Act of the Legislature, passed 
April 9, 1839. 

Sect. 2. A Committee on Primary and Intermediate 
School Teachers, consisting of five members, one of whom 
shall be the Chairman of the Board, shall also be appointed, 
whose duty it shall be to keep a register of the names of 
all applicants, with their credentials, for reference whenever 
a teacher is to be elected. They shall be convened once a 
month, or as often as occasion may require ; and having 
been notified of a vacancy in any primary or intermediate 
school, by the local committee thereof, they shall appoint a 
teacher to fill it, from any source which may best promote 
the interests of the school, to be confirmed within three 
months by the Board. 



4 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 

Sect. 3. A committee shall also be appointed, to consist 
of the Chairman of the Board and four members, for the 
selection of text-books to be used in the schools; also com- 
mittees consisting of three members each, on Rules and 
Regulations and on Finance. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the Committee on 
Finance, to confer with any committee of the Board of 
Aldermen and Common Council on the subject of appropria- 
tions for the Public Schools. 

Sect. 5. Slated quarterly meetings of the Board shall be 
held on the Wednesday after the fourth Monday in Febru- 
ary — on the first Wednesday in June — on the Wednesday 
after the last Monday in July — and on the second Wednes- 
day after Thanksgiving day. 

Sect. 6. At the last quarterly meeting in the year, the 
teachers of the public schools shall be elected, and their 
salaries voted. 

Sect. 7. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. 

Sect. 8. All meetings of the Board shall be held in 
public, except when otherwise, ordered by special vote, and 
notice thereof shall be given to all the members four days 
previous. 



CHAPTER II. 

Rights and Duties of the Chairman. 

Sect. 1. The Chairman shall take the chair precisely at 
the hour appointed for the meeting of the Board; he shall 
call the members to order, and on the appearance of a quo- 
rum, shall cause the minutes of the preceding meeting to be 
read, and proceed to business, In the absence of the Chair- 
man, the Board shall choose a Chairman pro tempore. 

Sect. 2. The Chairman shall call a special meeting of 
the Board, whenever he may deem it necessary, or at the 
request in writing of any two members. 



1S54.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 5 

Sect. 3. He shall appoint all committees, unless the 
Board shall otherwise direct. 

Sect. 4. He shall preserve decorum and order in the 
meetings ; he may speak to points of order in preference to 
other members, and shall decide all questions of order, 
subject to an appeal to the Board, on motion of any mem- 
ber, regularly seconded. 

Sect. 5. He shall declare all votes, but if any member 
doubt the vote, the Chairman, without further debate upon 
the question, shall require the members voting to rise and 
stand until they are counted, and he shall declare the result. 

Sect, 6. The Chairman may call any member to the 
chair, provided such substitution shall not continue longer 
than one meeting. When the Board shall determine to go 
into Committee of the Whole, the Chairman shall appoint 
the member who shall take the chair. The Chairman may 
express his opinion on any subject under debate, but in 
such case he shall leave the chair, and appoint some other 
member to take it, and he shall not resume the chair while 
the same question is pending. But the Chairman may 
state facts, and give his opinion on questions of order, with- 
out leaving his place. 

Sect. 7. When any member shall require a question to 
be taken by Yeas and Nays, the Chairman shall take the 
sense of the Board in that manner, provided one-third of 
the members present, are in favor of it. 

Sect. 8. After a motion is seconded, and stated by the 
Chairman, it shall be disposed of \)Y a vote of the Board, 
unless the mover withdraw it before a decision or an 
amendment. 

Sect. 9. The Chairman shall consider a motion to ad- 
joiirn as always in order, unless a member has possession of 
the floor, or any question has been put and not decided ; and 
said motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate. 

Sect. 10. He shall put the previous question in the fol- 
lowing form : " Shall the main question be now put?" and 
all amendments or further debate of the main question shall 



6 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 

be suspendea, until the previous question shall have been 
decided ; and the previous question shall not be put, unless 
a majority of the members present are in favor of it. 

Sect. 11. When two or more members happen to rise 
at the same time, the Chairman shall name the member 
who is first to speak. 



CHAPTER III. 

Duties of the Secretary. 

Sect. 1. The Secretary shall have charge of the records 
of the Board, and of all papers directed by them to be kept 
on his files; he shall keep a fair and full record of all the 
proceedings of the Board; he shall notify all stated and 
special meetings ; he shall notify the Chairman of any com- 
mittee appointed, stating the commission, and the names of 
the members; he shall notify the meetings of all committees 
when requested by their Chairman ; he shall notify the in- 
structors of their appointments, and shall give such other 
notices as the Board may require. 

Sect. 2. He shall prepare the annual report required by 
the statute of the Commonwealth. 



CHAPTER IV. 

Rights and Duties of Members. 

Sect. 1. When any member is about to speak in debate, 
or to deliver any matter to the Board, he shall rise in his 
place, and respectfully address the Chairman ; shall confine 
himself to the question in debate, and avoid personality. 

Sect. 2. No member, in debate, shall notice another 
member by his name; but may describe him by the Ward 
he represents, the place he sits in, or such other designation 
as may be intelhgible and respectful. 

Sect. 3. No member speaking shall be interrupted by 
aiiother, but by rising to call to order, or to correct a mis- 



1854.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 7 

take. But if any member in speaking or otherwise, trans- 
gress the Rules of the Board,, the Chairman shall^ or any 
member may call him to order ; in which case the member 
so called to order, shall immediately sit down, unless per- 
mitted to explain ; and the Board, if appealed to, shall de- 
cide on the case, but without debate. 

Sect. 4. When a motion is made and seconded, it shall 
be considered by the Board, and not otherwise; and when 
a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but 
to adjourn ; to lay on the table; for the previous question; 
to postpone to a day certain ; to commit; to amend ; or to 
postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order in which they stand. 

Sect. 5. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if 
the Chairman desire, or any member of the Board request it. 

Sect. 6. When a motion has once been made, and car- 
ried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for 
any member to move for a reconsideration, and if such 
motion is seconded, it shall be open to debate, and be dis- 
posed of by the Board. And in case the motion be made at 
the same meeting, it shall be competent for a majority of 
the members present to pass a vote of reconsideration ; but 
if it be made at a subsequent meeting, the subject shall not 
be reconsidered unless a majority of all the members of the 
Board shall vote therefor. But no more than one motion 
for the reconsideration of any vote shall be permitted. 

Sect. 7. Every member who shall be present v/hen a 
question is put, shall give his vote, unless the Board, for 
special reasons, excuse him. 

Sect. 8. On the " previous question," no member shall 
speak more than once without leave of the Board, 

Sect. 9. When the reading of a paper is called for, and 
the same is objected to by any member, it shall be deter- 
mined by a vote of the Board. 

Sect. 10. All proposed amendments to the Regulations 
shall lie upon the table at least two weeks. Any rule may 
be suspended for the time being by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present. 



8 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 

CHAPTER V. 

Duties of Local Committees. 

Sect. 1. The Local Committees shall visit their respec- 
tive schools at least once a month, and oftener if convenient. 

Sect. 2. The Local Committees shall give their advice to 
the instructors on any emergency; and take cognizance of 
any difficulty which may have occurred between the in- 
structors and parents or guardians of pupils, or between the 
instructors themselves, relative to the government or in- 
struction of the school. An appeal, however, to the whole 
Board, is not hereby denied to any citizen or instructor. 

Sect. 3. The several chairmen of the Local Committees 
of the Grammar Schools shall be the organ of communica- 
tion between said committees and the schools ; but shall not 
act definitely on any matter of interest to the school, with- 
out the sanction of a majority of the Local Committee. 

Sect. 4 In case of a vacancy in any Grammar School, 
in the place of any teacher, the Chairman and Local Com- 
mittee shall, if they think proper, after an examination of 
his or her qualifications, appoint a teacher pro tempore ; and 
give notice of such vacancy, at the next quarterly meeting 
of the Board, that it may be filled by election. And no 
teacher shall be appointed by the Board, until he shall have 
been examined as aforesaid, and shall have received a 
satisfactory certificate thereof. The mastei*s or heads of 
departments shall be consulted in the appointment of their 
assistants. In case of a vacancy in the place of teacher of 
any Primary or Intermediate School, it shall be the duty of 
the Local Committee to give immediate notice thereof to the 
Committee on Primary and Intermediate School Teachers, 

Sect. 5. In addition to these specific duties of the Local 
Committees, it shall be their duty, generally, to make any 
temporary arrangement which they may find necessary, 
relative to their schools, or the convenience of the instruc- 
tors, in cases not provided for by the general regulations. 

Sect. G. Althoush the. interest of the schools demands 



1854.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 9 

Local Committees, yet each member of the Board shall 
consider it his duty to watch over all the public schools in 
the city, to attend their examinations, and to visit them at 
other times according to their ability. 

Sect. 7. All bills for salaries, repairs, books and furni- 
ture, shall be approved by the Local Committees, or in case 
of abscence or any other inability by the Secretary of the 
Board, 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 



REGULATIONS 

OF THE 

Lie SCHOOLS 



CHAPTER I. 

Teachers. 

Sect. 1. All the teachers shall be responsible to the 
Board for the faithful discharge of their duties. They shall 
punctually observe the hours for opening and dismissing 
the school, and during school hours shall devote themselves 
to the public service. 

Sect. 2. When any teacher is reported as venj deficient^ 
by the quarterly examining committee, and placed on pro- 
bation by order of the Board, the Secretary shall notify 
such teacher of the same, and state the deficiencies reported. 

Sect. 3. The morning exercises of all the schools shall 
be commenced by reading from the Holy Scriptures, fol- 
lowed by the Lord's Prayer. 

Sect. 4. The teachers shall open the school rooms of 
their respective schools ten tninuies before the time pre- 
scribed for commencing the school — the object being to 
afford a shelter to those scholars who may arrive early to 
the school house. 

Sect. 5. The teachers shall give the children constant 
employment, and endeavor by judicious and diversified 
modes, to render the exercises of the school pleasant as well 
as profitable; they shall maintain firm, prudent and vigilant 
discipline : they shall punish as sparingly as possible, 
consistent with securing obedience, and shall govern by per- 
suasive and gentle measures- as far as practicable. They 



1854] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 11 

shall never resort to corporal punishment, nntil other means 
of influencing the pupils shall have failed ; and when it shall 
be necessary, it shall be administered in such a manner as 
to operate on the moral sensibilities of the pupil in the 
strongest manner. The}^ shall keep a record of all corporal 
punishments inflicted upon the scholars, containing the 
name of the party punished, the kind and degree of pun- 
ishment, tlie alleged canse thereof, and report the same 
quarterly to this Board. And no quarterly abstract from 
any teacliers shall be accepted unless this requisition be 
strictly complied with. As far as practicable, they shall 
also exercise a general inspection over their scholars, as 
well out of as within the walls of the school, and on all 
suitable occasions inculcate upon them the principles of truth 
and virtue. 

Sect. 6. The teachers shall keep a list of the scholars 
under their instruction, and shall record the page of the 
text-book at which every class commences in each term, 
and also the page to which it shall have advanced during 
said term, and this record shall be open to the inspection of 
the school committee. 

Sect. 7. The Principals of the Grammar Schools are 
authorized, under the direction -of the Local Committees, to 
make such classification of their respective schools, and such 
regulations for the discipline and government thereof (not in 
violationof the regulations of this Board,) as in their best dis- 
cretion they may deem expedient. And it shall be the duty 
of the Principals to examine the pupils under the care of 
the assistant teachers, in said schools, as often as they can, 
consistently with proper attention to those who are under 
their immediate charge. 

Sect. S. The teachers of the several Grammar Schools, 
shall impart oral instruction to their pupils, at stated times, 
by assigning topics for their consideration, referring them to 
approved works for information, questioning them upon the 
themes assigned, and communicating such information 
thereon as they may think necessary. These exercises 



12 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 

shall lake place as frequently as may be practicable in the 
opinion of the Local Committee and teachers. A list of 
the topics shall be open to the inspection of the examining 
committee. 

Sect. 9. In all tlie classes of the Grammar Schools 
(provided the pupils are able to write a fair, legible hand) 
tlie teachers shall require, at least once in two weeks, 
regular exercises in Composition, to consist of Essays, 
Letters, Descriptions, or Abstracts of Lessons, according to 
the age and capacity of the pupils. These exercises shall 
be corrected by the teachers, and preserved with theiT 
dates respectively, in writing books, to be inspected by the 
committee, as evidence of the proficiency of the pupils in 
jjenmanship, jnincivation^ use of capitals, spellings and the 
grammatical construction of sentences. In the first division 
of the Washington and Dearborn schools there shall also 
be regular exercises in declamation. 

Sect. 10. When the example of any pupil is very inju- 
rious, and in all cases where reformation appears hopeless, 
it shall be the duty of any teacher, with the approbation of 
the Local Committee, to suspend or expel such pupil from 
the school. But any child under this public censure, who 
shall have expressed to the teacher his regret for his folly 
or indiscretion, as openly and implicitly as the nature of the 
case may require, and shall have given evidences of amend- 
ment, shall, with the previous consent of said committee, 
be reinstated in the privileges of the school. 

Sect. 11. It shall be the duty of the teachers to take 
good care of the appartments of the public buildings which 
they occupy, and of the appurtenancies thereof, that there 
may be no unnecessary injury sustained by them ; also to 
attend to the ventilation and temperature of the school 
rooms, and to the cleanliness and comfort of the pupils. 

Sect. 12. No subscription or contribution, for any pur- 
pose whatever, shall be allowed by the teachers, in any 
public school. 

Sect. 13. Any teacher of our schools may, by permis- 



1854 J GITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 13 

sion of the Local Committee, take half a day each term, 
for visiting such other school in this city, or in the vicinity, 
as may be designated, and the name of the school thus vis- 
ited shall be entered in the teachers' register,, with the date 
of the visit. 

Sect. 14 When^ the teachers in the Grammar and Pri- 
mary Schools lea^^ve their Divisions, temporarily, and require 
their places to be supplied by others, they shall notify theiv 
Local Com>mitte8s, who shall provide the substitutes; and 
as far as pi'acticable^ these substitutes shall be taken from 
the list of apphcants in the handsof the Central Committee, 
and the salary shall be at least two-thirds that which is paid 
to the teacher of the Division, 

Sect, 15. No teacher shall be allowed to relinquish the 
charge of his school without giving at least three weeks 
notice to the Local Committee ; and in ordinary cases no 
teacher shall be required to give up the charge of his seh©ol 
without having received at least three weeks notice to that 
effect. 

Sect. 16. Any teacher who shall persist iia violating the 
Rules of ihis Board^ sliall be put on probation by the local 
committee or the chairman, who shall report the delinquen- 
cy at the next meeting of the Board. 

Sect. 17. The teachers are ajuthorized to make vocal 
music one of the exercises of the school. 

Sect. 18. It shall be the duty of the Principals of the 
Washington and Dearborn Grammar Schools, to see that 
those pupils, who have completed the course of studies, re- 
quired in these schools, be transferred to the High School, 
without any mmecessary delay. 



CHAPTER II. 

Pupils. 

Sect. 1. All children residing within the limits of this 
city, shall, on application to the Local Committee, have free 



14 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jan. 

admission to snch public schools as, in the opinion of said 
Committee, they may be qualified to enter, provided they 
^ be five years of age ; and no obstacle shall be interposed by 
any teacher or any member of this Board. 

Sect. 2. But no child shall be admitted into any of the 
public schools, without a certificate from his parent, or a 
physician, that he has been vaccinated, or otherwise secured 
against the contagion of the small pox. 

Sect. 3. Children of the age of eight years and up- 
wards, who may pass a satisfactory examination in the 
reading books used in the Primary Schools, in spelling 
words selected from the reading lessons and from the 
spelling book used in the Primary Schools, in explaining the 
use of the marks of punctuation, in enunciating clearly and 
accurately the elementary sounds of our language, in writing 
words in script hand upon the slate, in reading and writing- 
Arabic numbers containing four figures, and in the arithmetic 
used in Primary Schools, shall be entitled to admission into 
the Grammar Schools. Children above eight years of age, 
though not possessing the requisite qualifications, may be 
admitted into the Grammar Schools by special permission 
from the Local Committees. 

The examination for admission into the Grammar 
Schools shall be made by the Principal or Assistant Teach- 
ers thereof, and shall take place on the first Monday of the 
first and thii-d terras ; and no pupil shall be admitted into 
the Grammar Schools from the Primary and Intermediate 
Schools except at those times. Provided^ however, that the 
Local Committees shall have discretionary power to admit 
pupils posessing the necessary qualifications at other times 
than those mentioned. Pupils may be transferred, at other 
times, from one school to another of the same rank, provid- 
ed they bear a certificate from the teacher of the school 
they leave, expressing their standing and character, as a 
condition of their admission by the teacher to whom they 
apply for that purpose. 

No pupil shall be admitted mto an Intermediate School, 



1854.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 15 

from a Primary, except by the express permission of the 
Local Committee of the Intermediate School, and in such 
case, only on the first week of the month. Whenever any 
boy residing within the limits of this city, shall present a 
certificate from his parent or guardian, that he has reached 
the age of twelve years ; also a certificate of good moral 
character, and of presumed literary qualifications, from the 
master of the school v/hich he last attended ; and shall pass 
a satisfactory examination in the following studies, viz. : — 
Spelling, Reading, Writing, English Grammar, Arithmetic, 
Modern Geography, and the History of the United States, 
he shall be regarded by the School Committee as qualified 
to enter the English High School. 

Sect. 4. No pupil, whilst under sentence of suspension, 
from one school, shall be admitted to the privileges of an- 
other, unless hy a vote of this Board. 

Sect. 5. In the Grammar Schools there shah be a recess 
for every pupil, from ten to fifteen minutes ; and in the 
Primary from fifteen to twenty minutes. 

Sect. 6. Pupils shall not absent themselves from school 
except on account of sickness, or other urgent reason ; and 
no request for absence shall be deemed valid, unless it be a 
rvriiten one from the parents or guardians. 



CHAPTER III, 
Periods of Instniction. 

Sect. 1. There shall be four Terms in the year. The 
first term shall commence on the Monday after the fourth 
Monday in February. 

The second shall commence on the Monday following the 
last Wednesday in May. 

The third shall commence in five weeks after the last 
Monday in July. 

The fourth shall commence on the Monday after Thanks- 
giving Day. 

I 



16 SCHOOL REGULATIO'NS. {Jnu. 

Sect. 2. The schools shall be kept three 'hoiiTS in tiic 
forenoon, and three in the afternoon of each day, Sundays 
and the holidays and -vacations hereafter speci fired, excepted. 
Schools shall begin at eight o'clock in the morning, from 
May to August inclusive ; at other times, at nine in the 
morning. 

Sect. 3. There shall be the following vacations: — 

1. One week, commencing on the fourth Monday in Feb- 
ruary. 

2. One week, commencing on the Monday before the last 
Wednesday in May. 

3. Five weeks, commencing the last Monday in July. 

4. One weekj commencing on the Monday before Thaniis- 
giving Day. 

Sect. 4, The following holidays shall be granted, alike 
to all the schools : — Every Wednesday and Saturday after- 
noon ; Fast Day; Independence Day; Christmas Day; 
New Year's Day ; May Day, N-o holiday not herein spe- 
cified shall be given, except by a vote of this Board, or by a 
written certificate, signed by at least seven members of the 
School Committee ; and in such case it shall be given alike 
to all the schools in the city. 

Sect. 5. The Norfolk County Convention of Teachers 
may be attended by all the teachers belonging to the schools 
in this city, for which purpose their respective schools may 
be dismissed ; it being understood, however, that this per- 
■ mission is not granted, except to those teachers who actually 
attend said Convention. 



CHAPTER IV. 

Exaniinailons. 

Sect. I. Q-uarterly. The Chairman, or some member 
or members of the Board designated by him, shall visit and 
examine every public school in the city, at least once each 
quarter, without giving previous notice to the teachers, ac- 



1854] 



CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 



17 



cording to the provisions of the statute. It shall be the duty 
of this committee to obtain accurate information of the con- 
dition of each school, and at the next quarterly meeting to 
make a report to the Board, i?i loriting, of their examination 
and its results ; of the condition of the school-houses, and of 
any occurrences affecting the standing and usefulness of the 
schools. 

Sect. 2. Annual. During the last two weeks of the 
second term, a committee of four members of the Board, 
shall examine all the Grammar schools, and a committee of 
six members, all the Primary and Intermediate schools in 
the city, and report upon the same, at the next quarterly 
meetins: of the Board. 



CHAPTER V. 

Books and Studies. 

Sect. 1. The Books used, and studies pursued, shall be 
such only as are authorized by this Board. 

. Sect. 2. The Text-Books authorized in the Grammar 
Schools shall be the followina; : — 



Worcester's Dictionary, 
Swan's Spelling Book, 
Tower's Gradual Reader, 
Sequel to Tower's Gradual 

Reader, 
Swan's Dist. School Reader, 
Swan's Gram. School Reader, 
American First Class Book, 
Russell's Introduction to his 

Elocutionary Reader. 
Russell's Elocution' y Reader, 
Maglaughlin's Practical Elo- 
cutionist, 
Butler's Grammar, 
Green's Grammar, 
Parley's First Book of Hist'y, 

Sect. 3. The Text-Books 



Worcester's History, 
Mitchell's Prima. Geography, 
Mitchell's School Geography, 
Mitchell's Questions for Out- 
line Maps, 
Colburn's Mental Arithmetic, 
Leach and Swan's Arithmetic, 
Leach and Swan'slntellectual 

Arithmetic, 
Sherwin's Algebra, 
Olmstead's Nat. Philosophy, 
Smith's Astronomy, 
Abercrombie's Intellectual 

Philosophy, 
Wood's First Lessons in Bot- 
any. 

authorized in the Primary 



Schools shall be the following : — 

Swan's Primary Spelling Book, Swan's Primary School 
3 



18 SCHOOL REGULATIONS. [Jmi. 

Readers, Mitchell's Primary Geography, Outline Maps, 
Leach and Swan's Primary School Arithrhetic- 

Sect. 4. Scholars requiring books shall be directed by 
their teacher to provide them. If not so provided within 
three days, the teacher shall notify the parent or guardian, 
in writings of the kind of book required, and in case of his 
neglect to provide in two days thereafter, shall then make a 
requisition upon the Local Committee, in which shall be 
expressed the name of such scholar, the name of the parent 
or guardian, and the name of the book ; and it shall be the 
duty of the Local Committee thereupon to furnish the book, 
and make return thereof, according to law, to the Assessors 
of the city. 



CHAPTER VI. 

Morals. 

The attention of teachers is particularly directed to the 
following section of the Revised Statutes. 

"Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of the president, profes- 
sors and tutors of the university of Cambridge, and of the 
several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of acad- 
emies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best 
endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth, 
committed to their care and instruction, the principles of 
piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their 
country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, in- 
dustry and frugahty, chastity, moderation and temperance, 
and those other virtues which are the ornament of human 
society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution 
is founded; and it shall be the duty of such instructors to 
endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and capacities 
will admit, into a clear understanding of the tendency, of 
the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and perfect a repub- 
lican constitution, and secure the blessings of liberty as well 
as to promote their future happiness, and also to point out 
.to them the evil tendency of the opposite vices," 



1854.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 2. 19 

'SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1854. 



Elected at Large. 

William H. Ryder, William A. Crafts, Horatio G. Morse. 

Elected by Wards. 

Ward 1. Joseph Bugbee, John Jones. 

" 2. Joshua Seaver, Charles Marsh. 

" 3. Julius S. Shailer, Joseph H. Streeter. 

" 4. John Wa3dand, John W. Olmstead. 

■"' 5. Daniel Leach, Bradford K. Peirce. 

John Wayland, Chairman. \ Joshua Seaver, Secretary. 



SUB-COMMITTEES. 

Books. — Messrs. Wayland, Leach, Shailer, Peirce, Morse. 

Finance. — Messrs. Seaver, Crafts, Jones, 

Regulations. — Messrs. Crafts, Ryder, Streeter. 

Filling- vacancies of Teachers in Primary and Interme- 
diate Schools. — Messrs. Wayland, Morse, Leach, R^^'der^ 
Olmstead, 

English High School. 

Messrs. Shailer, Leach, Peirce. 

Grammar Schools. 

Dudley. — Messrs, Peirce, Streeter, Olmstead. 
Washington. — Messrs. Ryder, Crafts, Seaver. \ 

Dearborn. — Messrs, Morse, Jones, Marsh. 
Intermediate. ■ — Mr. Seaver. 

Primary Schools. 



Nos. 1 & 2. Yeoman street, Bugbee. 
3 & 4. Eustis street, Morse. 
5 & 6. Sumner street, Jones. 
7 & 8. Vernon street, Seaver. 
9, 10 & 28. Ruggles st., Olmstead. 
11 & 12. Avon Place, Marsh. 

13 Mill Dam, Marsh. 

14 & 15. Smith street, Crafts 



Nos. 18 & 19. Centre street, Ryder. 

20 " •' Streeter. 

21 & 22. Edinboro' at., Shailer. 
23 & 24. Elm street. Leach. 

25 Munroe street, Peirce. 

2G Francis street, Crafls. 

27 East street, Bugbee. 

Almshouse School, Sea- 



16 & 17. Oran<re street, Shailer. | ver. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CITY OF BOSTON 



ABBREVIATED REGULATIONS. 

One volume can be taken at a time from the 
Lower Hall, and one from the Bates Hall. 
Books can be kept out 14 days. 

A fine of 2 cents for each volume will be 
incurred for.each day a Iiook is detained more 
than 14 days. 

Any book detained more than a week be- 
yond the time limited, will be sent for at the 
expense of the delinquent. 

No book is to be lent out of the household 
of the borrower. 

The Library hours for the delivery and re- 
turn of books are from 10 o'clock, A. M., to 
8 o'clock, P. M., in the Lower Hall; and from 
10 o'clock, A. BI., until one half hour before 
sunset in the Bates Hall. 

Every book must, under penalty of one dol- 
lar, be returned to the Library at such time 
in August as shall be publicly announced. 

The card must be presented whenever a 
book is returned. For renewing a book the 
card must be presented, together with the 
book, or with the shelf-numbers of the book. 



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