BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 3 9999 06660 787 8 Wmm m oil '■■■■■''>'' ■HmbVAmBB jljljiffiiii fil 111 • ' '"■ ' W M m Ef*ltl ilHi lili £3iV, City Document. — JYo. 7. REGULATIONS SCHOOL COMMITTEE Ciijj d $0*fotrg* ADOPTED ilLFXIZIi, XSSS. ROXBURY : L. B. & O. E. WESTON, PRINTERS, GUILD ROW. 185 8. C'itj d *§>Mhux$. In School Committee, January 6, 1858. Messrs. Brewer, Olmstead, and Williams were appointed a Commit- tee to prepare and report to this Board, Rules and Regulations for their government the present year. April 21, 1858. The Committee on Rules and Regulations submitted the Report of said Committee, which was read, amended, and adopted ; whereupon it was Ordered, That 400 copies of the Rules and Regulations, accompa- nied by the Course of Studies, and Text-Books allowed in the several Schools of the City, be printed, for the use of the Schools and Com- mittee. JOSHUA SEAVER, Secretary. EEGULATION8 OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF ROXBURY. 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. Sect. 2. There shall also be appointed at the same meeting, Local Committees for the several schools in the City, to consist of three members for the High and each of the Grammar Schools, and one member for each Primary and Intermediate School; a Committee on Intermediate and Primary School Teachers, and on Books, each consist- ing of five members, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Board ; a Committee on Rules and Regulations, and on Finance, each consisting of three members. Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the Committee on In- termediate and Primary School Teachers to receive the names and credentials of all applicants over eighteen years of age; to examine the qualifications of those present at any regular meeting called by the Chairman, to grant a certificate to those who pass a satisfactory examination ; tho Local Committee, being authorized to appoint a teach- 4 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, er from those examined and approved, to fill a vacancy in any Primary or Intermediate School, to be confirmed with- in three months by the Board, on recommendation of the Local Committee ; said Committee shall also keep a list of all approved applicants, for the use of Local Committees in providing substitutes. Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Books to propose the text-books to be used in the schools, which shall, in all cases, be submitted to the Board for approv- al, but shall not be finally acted upon until said books have been before the Board at least one week, and not un- til every member of the Board has been supplied with a copy of the book or books proposed to be introduced into the schools. Nor shall any change of books be allowed, except on condition that the publisher of the book pro- posed to be introduced into the schools, shall give a copy of said book to each pupil for the one in use by such pupil, which said new book shall displace. Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Fi- nance, to confer with any committee of the Board of Al- dermen and Common Council on the subject of appropria- tions for the Public Schools. Sect. 6. Stated quarterly meetings of the Board shall be held on the Wednesday after the fourth Monday in Feb- ruary — on the second Wednesday in June — on the Wed- nesday after the last Monday in July — and on the second Wednesday after Thanksgiving Day. Sect. 7. At the last quarterly meeting in the year, the teachers of the public schools shall be elected, and their salaries voted. Sect. 8. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Sect. 9. 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 at least four days previous. 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 5 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 quorum shall cause the minutes of the preceding meeting to be read, and proceed to business. In the absence of the Chairman, the Board shall choose a Chairman pro tem- pore. 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. Sect. 3. He shall appoint all committees, unless the Board shall otherwise direct. Sect. 4. He shall preserve order in the meetings ; he may speak to points of order in preference to other mem- bers, and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Board, on motion of any member. Sect. 5. He shall declare all votes, but if any member doubt the vote, he shall, without further debate upon the question, require the members voting to rise and stand un- til 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, he shall appoint the mem- ber who shall take the chair. He may express his opin- ion 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 he may state facts, and give his opinion on questions of order, without leaving his place. 6 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, 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 any one of the members present is in favor of it. Sect. 8. After a motion has been stated by the Chair- man, it shall be disposed of by 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- journ as always in order, unless a member has possession of the floor, or a question has been put and not decided ; and said motion to adjourn shall be decided without de- bate. Sect. 10. He shall put the previous question in the following form : " Shall the main question be now put ? " and all amendments or further debate of the main question shall be suspended, 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 ; shall notify all stated and special meetings ; he shall notify the Chairman of any committee appointed, stating the commission, and the names of the members ; shall notify the meetings of all committees when requested by their Chairman; he also 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 7 shall notify the instructors of their appointments, and shall* give 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 de- bate, 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 per- sonality. 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 designa- tion as may be intelligible and respectful. Sect. 3. No member speaking shall be interrupted by another, but by rising to call to order, or to correct a mistake. But if any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress 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 permitted to explain; and the Board, if appealed to, shall decide on the case, but without debate. Sect. 4. When a motion is made, it shall be considered by the Board; 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 indefinite- ly ; 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. 8 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, . Sect. 6. When a motion has once been made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member to move a reconsideration. And in case the motion be made at the same meeting, it shall be com- petent for a majority of ttee-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 there- for. But no more than one motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be permitted. Sect. 7. Every member who shall be present when 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 determined by a vote of the Board. Sect. 10. All proposed amendments to the Regulations shall lie over until the next meeting. Any rule may be suspended for the time being by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. CHAPTER V. Duties of Local Committees. Sect. 1. The Local Committees shall visit their re- spective schools at least once a month, and oftener if con- venient. 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 instructors and parents or guardians of pupils, or between the instructors themselves, relative to the government or instruction of the School. An appeal, however, to the 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 9 whole Board, is not hereby denied to any citizen or instructor. Sect. 3. The several chairmen of the Local Commit- tees of the High and Grammar Schools shall be the organ of communication between said committees and the schools ; but shall not act on any matter of interest to the school, without the sanction of a majority of the Local Committee. Sect. 4. In case of a vacancy in the office of principal in the High or Grammar Schools, nominations and elec- tions for the place shall be made by the Board. Sect. 5. In case of a vacancy in the High or Grammar Schools, in the place of any teacher, other than the princi- pal, the Chairman with the Local Committee shall examine his or her qualifications, and the Local Committee shall 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 such teacher shall be appointed by the Board, until he or she shall have been examined as aforesaid, and shall have received a satisfac- tory certificate thereof. The masters or heads of depart- ments shall be consulted in the appointment of their assistants. Sect. 6. In case of a vacancy in the place of a teacher of any Primary or Intermediate School, it shall be the duty of the Local Committee to fill such vacancy from the list of teachers already examined and approved. Sect. 7. In addition to these specific duties of the Lo- cal 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. 8. Although the interest of the schools demands 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 so far as practicable. 2 10 CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 7. [April, Sect. 9. No teacher or other person in the employ of the School Committee, shall purchase anything at the expense of the city without a written order from the Local Committee of the School for which such purchase is to be made, or from the Chairman or Secretary of the Board, and all bills for salaries, repairs, books and furniture, shall be approved by the Local Committees, or in case of absence or any other inability, by the Secretary of the Board. HEaXJLA.TIONS PUBLIC 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 dismis- sing the school, and during school hours shall devote them- selves to the public service. Sect. 2. When any teacher is reported as very 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 report- ed. 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, for the reception of scholars, at least ten minutes before the time prescribed for commen- cing the school. 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 12 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, well as profitable ; — they shall maintain firm, prudent and vigilant discipline ; they shall punish as sparingly as possi- ble, consistent with securing obedience, and shall govern by persuasive and gentle measures as far as practicable. — They shall never resort to corporal punishment, until oth- er 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 sense of the pupil in the strongest manner. As far as practicable, they shall al- so exercise a general inspection over their scholars, as well out of, as within the school, and on all suitable occa- sions inculcate upon them the principles of truth and vir- tue. 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 violation of the regulations of this Board,) as they may deem expedient. And it shall be the duty of the principals to examine the pupils under the care of the as- sistant teachers, in said schools, as often as they can, con- sistent with proper attention to those who are under their immediate charge. Sect. 8. 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 shall take place as frequently as may be thought practica- 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 13 blc by the Local Committee and teachers. A list of the topics shall be open to the inspection of the examining committee. Sect. 9. In all the classes of the High and Grammar Schools, (provided the pupils are able to write a fair, legi- ble hand,) the teachers shall require, at least once in two weeks, regular exercises in Composition, to consist of Es- says, Letters, Descriptions, or Abstracts of Lessons, accord- ing to the age and capacity of the pupils. These exerci- ses shall be corrected by the teachers, and preserved with their dates respectively, in writing books, to be inspected by the committee, as evidence of the proficiency of the pu- pils in penmanship, punctuation, use of capitals,. spelling, 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 the teacher, with the approval 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 regret for such misde- meanor, as openly and implicitly as the nature of the case may require, and shall have given evidences of reform, 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 apartments of the public buildings which they occupy, and of the appurtenances 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 may, by permission of the Local 14 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, Committee, take half a day each term, for visiting such oth- er school in this city, or in the vicinity, as may be designa- ted, and the name of the school thus visited shall be en- tered in the teacher's register, with the date of the visit. Sect. 14. When the teachers in the Grammar and Pri- mary Schools leave their divisions, temporarily, and require their places to be supplied by others, they shall notify their Local Committees, who shall provide the substitutes ; and as far as practicable, these substitutes shall be taken from the list of approved applicants in the hands of the Commit- tee on Intermediate and Primary School Teachers, 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 or her 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 or her school without having received at least three weeks notice to that effect. Sect. 16. Any teacher who shall persist in violating the Rules of this Board, shall be put on probation by the Local Committee or the Chairman, who shall report the delinquency at the next meeting of the Board. Sect. 17. The teachers are authorized to make vocal music one of the exercises of the school. CHAPTER II. Pupils. Sect. 1. All children residing within the limits of this City, shall, on application to the Local Committee, have free admission to such public schools as, in the opinion of said Committee, they may be qualified to enter, provided 1858.] SCHOOL RFGULATIONS. 15 they be five years of age ; and no obstacle shall be inter- posed 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 its parent, or a physician, that it has been vaccinated, or otherwise se- cured 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 third terms ; and no pupil shall be admitted into the Grammar Schools from the Primary and Interme- diate Schools except at those times. Provided, however, that the Local Committees shall have discretionary power to admit pupils, possessing the necessary qualifications, at other times than those mentioned. Pupils changing resi- dence, shall be transferred from one school to another of the same rank, provided 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 into an Intermediate School, from a Primary, except by the express permission of the 16 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, Local Committee of the Intermediate School, and in such case, only on the first week of the month. The examina- tion for admission into the High School, shall take place during the last 'week of the second term. Pupils who shall have reached the age of twelve years, and shall present a certificate of good moral character, and of presumed lit- erary qualifications, from the Principal of the school which they last attended, and shall pass a satisfactory examina- tion in the following studies, viz : Spelling, Reading, Writ- ing, English Grammar, Arithmetic, Modern Geography, and the History of the United States, shall be regarded by the School Committee as qualified to enter the High School. Sect. 4. No pupil, whilst under sentence of suspension from one school, shall be admitted to the privileges of another, unless by a vote of this Board. Sect. 5. In the Grammar Schools, each session, there shall be a recess for every pupil, of ten or fifteen minutes ; and in the Primary Schools of from fifteen to twenty min- utes. Sect. 6. Pupils shall be prompt and punctual at school, and shall not absent themselves from school except on account of sickness or other urgent reason; and no re- quest for absence shall be deemed valid, unless it be a written one from parents or guardians. Every pupil entering after the time prescribed for the commencement of school, shall be marked tardy ; and whenever any pupil shall absent him or herself for two weeks in succession, such pupil shall be considered no longer a member of the school. 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 17 CHAPTER III. Periods of Instruction. Sect. 1. There shall be four Terms in the year. The first shall commence the Monday after the fourth Monday in February.* The second shall commence the Monday following the last "Wednesday in May.f The third shall commence in five "weeks after the last Monday in July 4 The fourth shall commence on the Monday after Thanks- giving Day. Sect. 2. The schools shall be kept three hours in the forenoon, and three in the afternoon of each day, Sundays and the holidays and vacations hereinafter specified, ex- cepted. Schools shall begin at eight o'clock in the morn- ing, from May to August inclusive; — at other times, at nine in the morning ; and shall commence at two in the afternoon, except the Girls' High School, which shall com- mence at nine in the morning, and close at two in the af- ternoon. Scholars may, however, be detained for delin- quencies beyond the regular school hours. 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.1T 4. One week, commencing on the Monday before Thanks- giving Day. * March 1st. f May 31st. % Aug. 30th. §Feb. 22d. || May 24th. 1 July 26th. 3 18 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, Sect. 4. The folio-wing 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. No holiday not herein speci- fied shall be given except by a vote of the 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 permission is not granted, except to those teach- ers who actually attend said Convention. CHAPTER IV. Examinations. Sect. 1. Quarterly. 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- cording to the provisions of the Statute. It shall be the duty of this committee to obtain accurate information of the condition of each school, and at the next quarterly meet- ing to make a report to the Board, in writing, of their ex- amination and its results ; of the condition of the school- houses, and of any occurences affecting the standing and usefulness of the schools. Sect. 2. Annual. During the last two weeks of the first term, a committee of seven members of the Board shall examine the High and all the Grammar Schools, and a committee also of five members shall examine all the Pri- mary and Intermediate Schools in the city, and report upon the same, at the next quarterly meeting of the Board. 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 19 CHAPTER V. Books and Studies. Sect. 1. The Course of Study and Text-Books in the High School for Girls, shall be as follows : — FIRST TEAR. First and Second Terms. Arithmetic — Leach and Swan's ; History — "Worcester's ; Physiology — Cutter's First Book ; Reading — Hillard's First Class Reader ; Spelling and Defining; English Grammar — Butler's ; Analysis and Composition — Quackenbos's ; Penmanship, Drawing — Bartholomew's System. Third and Fourth Terms. Arithmetic — Sherwin's ; History — "Worcester's ; Botany — "Wood's ; Reading, Spelling, Composition, Drawing, Analysis, and Penmanship. SECOND YEAR. First and Second Terms. A Igebra — Sherwin's j Latin — Andrews' Latin Lessons j Physical Geography — Cartee's ; Natural Philosophy — Tate's (larger) ; English Literature and Biography — Cleveland's Com- pendium, Hillard's First Class Reader ; Composition and Analysis — Quackenbos's ; Perspective Drawing — Bartholomew's System. 20 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, Third and Fourth Terms. Algebra — Davies' Legendre ; Latin — Nepos, or Caesar ; French — Fasquelle, and Le Grand-Pere ; Chemistry — Stockhardt's ; English Literature and Biography — Cleveland's and Hil- lard's j Analysis and Composition — Quackenbos's ; Perspective Drawing — Bartholomew's. THIRD YEAR. First and Second Terms. Geometry — Davies' Legendre ; Latin — Virgil (Bowen's Ed.) ; French — Le Grand-Pere; Conversations sur Le Grand- Pere ; Astronomy — Olmstead's, or Burritt's Geography of the Heavens ; Rhetoric and Composition — Quackenbos's ; English Literature and Biography ; — Cleveland's or Hil- lard's ; Drawing from Nature. Third and Fourth Terms. Latin — Virgil (Bowen's) ; French — Le Grand-Pere, Collot's Dialogues, Collot's An- ecdotes ; Intellectual Philosophy — Wayland's ; Moral Philosophy — Wayland's ; English Literature and Biography — Cleveland's and Hil- lard's ; Analysis and Composition — Quackenbos's ; Drawing from Nature — Bartholomew's System. [Note. — Any parent or guardian desiring a change made in the course of studies, in reference to the pupils under his or her charge, is requested to confer with the Local Committee and Teacher.] 1858. J SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 21 Sect. 2. The Text-Books authorized in the Grammar Schools shall be the following : — Butler's Grammar, Tower's Elements of Gram- mar, Worcester's Dictionary, "Webster's Dictionary, Sargent's Third Reader, Sargent's Fourth Reader, Sargent's Standard Reader, Russell's Introduction to the Young Ladies' Reader, Goodrich's History of the United States, Worcester's Spelling Book, Bartholomew's System of Drawing, Mitchell's Prima. Geography, Mitchell's School Geography, Colburn's Mental Arithmetic, Leach and Swan's Arithmetic, Mayhew's Book-Keeping. Sect. 3. The Text-Books authorized in the Primary Schools shall be the following : — Swan's Primary Spelling Book, Sargent's Primer and First and Second School Readers, Mitchell's Primary Geography, Outline Maps, Leach and Swan's Primary School Arithmetic. 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 writing, 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 Asses- sors of the city. 22 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 7. [April, CHAPTER VI. Morals. The attention of teachers is particularly directed to the following section of the Revised Statutes : "Sect. 1. 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 Academies, 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 princi- ples of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican consti- tution is founded ; and it shall be the duty of such instruc- tors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and ca- pacities will admit, into a clear understanding of the ten- dency of the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and per- fect a republican 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." SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1858. ELECTED AT LARGE. George Putnam, William H. Ryder, Julius S. Shailer. ELECTED BY WARDS. Ward 1. — Horatio G-. Morse, Franklin Williams. " 2. — Joshua Seaver, Ira Allen. " 3.— A. I. Cummings, T. R. Nute. " 4. — Joseph N. Brewer, John W. Olmstead. " 5. — Robert P. Anderson, Edwin Ray. William H. Ryder, Chairman. Joshua Seaver, Secretary. RESIDENCES OF THE COMMITTEE. George Putnam, Highland st. William H. Ryder, 48 Vernon st. Julius S. Shailer, Washington, corner of Ruggles st. Horatio G. Morse, 65 Zeigler st. Franklin Williams, Zeigler, near Warren st. Joshua Seaver, Ruggles st., corner of Sumner place, (Office Webber Block.) Ira Allen, Cabot, corner of Sudbury st., (Office, corner of Ruggles and Tremont sts.) A. I. Cummings, 121 Dudley st. T. R. Nute, 163 Dudley st. 24 CITY DOCUMENT.— No 7. April, Joseph N. Brewer, 37 Centre st. John W. Olmstead, Centre, corner of Cedar st. Robert P. Anderson, 37 Winthrop st. Edwin Ray, Walnut, corner of Dale st. SUB-COMMITTEES. Regulations. — Messrs. Brewer, Olmstead, Williams. Books. — Messrs. Ryder, Shailer, Morse, Nute, Brewer. Finance. — Messrs. Seaver, Putnam, Olmstead. Filling Vacancies in Primary and Intermediate Schools. — Messrs. Ryder, Morse, Shailer, Cummings, Ray. Curator of School Buildings. — Jonas Pierce, Jr. Residence on Bartlett Street. 1858.] SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 25 pq o pq PS w H B <j H Q m a o o U D Ph M pq =3 ^» Ph = O o cs on W =0 .13 =3 fii^ eS'S Z3Pm pq • I fl.S g « oooS 53^ . « O ii3 ^ 1=3 rj-j 02 O PC? S <J ElI S 02 .» CO .■§»8 SH.2 H co S^ fes o g P s s Ph . <j W g (~i <Ht»pH § g -* 2 .Sfi .o wo -u -u +i ■+= rrt n-< ^ ^ ^ -S -fH ^O T3 -m -t-s ■+» -+■=» -+^> ca £ G? 02 o a w a o H w o 03 to J W a o !z W HM C5 o < Curator of School Buildings, jonas :pie:r,ce, jr. NOTE TO TEACHERS. As articles which may be needed for the Schools cannot be purchased without written orders from Local Commit- tees, the Chairman, or Secretary of the Board, Teachers will perceive the necessity of procuring such orders, when they desire to have anything purchased for the use of their Schools at the expense of the Committee. All such orders, if the Teachers prefer, may be given to the Cura- tor, or deposited in his box in the Post Office,* as it is his duty in such cases, to see that the articles needed are pur- chased and promptly delivered. * Box 336.