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City Document. — JVo. 3. 
REGULATIONS 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



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ROXBURY: 

L. B. & O. E. WESTON, PRINTERS, GUILD ROW. 

1860. 



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In School Committee, January 4, 1860. 

Messrs. Olmstead, Williams, and Seavee, were appointed a Commit- 
tee to prepare and report to this Board, Rules and Regulations for their 
government the present year. 

January 18. 

The Committee on Rules and Regulations submitted the Report of said 
Committee, which was read, amended, and adopted ; whereupon it was 

Ordeeed, That 1000 copies of the Rules and Regulations, accompanied 
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 Committee. 

JOSHUA. SEAYER, Secretary. 



REaXJL^TIONS 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE OE EOXBUEY. 



CHAPTEE 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 
School; a Committee on Primary School Teachers, and on 
Books, each consisting 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 mem- 
bers. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Pri- 
mary 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 ; and, acting in concert 
with the Local Committee, to appoint a teacher from those 



4 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

examined and approved, to fill a vacancy in any Primary 
School, to be confirmed within three months by the Board, 
on recommendation of the Local Committee; also to keep 
a list of all approved applicants, for the use of Local Com- 
mittees 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 ap- 
proval, 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 
Finance, to confer with any committee of the Board of 
Aldermen and Common Council on the subject of appro- 
priations for the Public Schools. 

Sect. 6. Stated quarterly meetings of the Board shall 
be held on the Wednesday after the third Monday in Feb- 
ruary — on the first Wednesday in June — on the Wednes- 
day after the last Monday in July — and on the Wednes- 
day before 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. 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 5 

CHAPTER II. 

Rights and Duties of the Chairman. 

Sect. 1. The Cliairman sliall 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 ail 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 
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, 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. 3. 

Sect. T. 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. 

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. 



CHAPTEE 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 ; 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 ; notify the 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 7 

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 j)er- 
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 indefi- 
nitely ; which several motions shall have precedence in the 
order in which they stand. 

Sect. 5. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if 



8 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

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 a reconsideration. In case the mo- 
tion be made at the same meeting, it shall be competent 
for a majority of the members present to pass a vote of 
reconsideration J but if it be made at a subsequent meet- 
ing, the subject shall not be reconsidered unless a majority 
of all the members of the Board vote therefor. No more 
than one motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall 
be permitted. 

Sect. 7. Every member 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, vyithout leave of the Board ; and no 
member shall speak longer than ten minutes at any one 
time upon any question under consideration, unless by 
special permission of the Board to continue his remarks. 

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 Eegulations 
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. 



CHAPTEK V. 

Duties of Local Committees. 

Sect. 1. The Local Committees shall visit their re- 
spective schools at least once a month, and oftcner if 
convenient. 

Sect. 2. The Local Committees shall give their advice 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 9 

to tlie 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 teachers 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 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 School, it shall be the duty of the Local 
Committee to give immediate notice thereof to the Com- 
mittee on Primary School Teachers, and with their 
cooperation fill such vacancy. 

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, 



10 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

relative to their schools, or the convenience of the instruct- 
ors, 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. 

Sect. 9. No teacher or other person in the employ of 
the School Committee, shall purchase anything at the ex- 
pense 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. 



iiEaxji.A.Tioisrs 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



CHAPTER I. 

Teachers. 



Sect. 1. All tlie 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 fact, and state the deficiency reported. 
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. 3. The morning exercises of all the schools shall 
be commenced by reading from the Holy Scriptures ; and 
it is recommended that the same be followed by the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Sect. 4. The teachers shall open the school rooms of 
their respective schools, for the reception of scholars; at 



12 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

least ten minutes before the time prescribed for commenc- 
ing 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 
■well as profitable ; — they shall maintain firm, prudent and 
vigilant discipline ] and shall govern by persuasive and 
gentle measures as far as practicable. They shall never 
resort to corporal punishment, until other means of influ- 
encing the pupils shall have failed; and when deemed 
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 also exercise a 
general inspection over their scholars, as well out of, as 
within 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 sliall 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 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 13 

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- 
ble by the Local Committee and teachers. A list of the 
topics shall be open to the inspection of the examining 
committee. 

Sect. 9. Li 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 exercises 
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 constmction of sentences. In the 
first division of the Washington and Dearborn schools 
there shall also be regular exercises in declamation. 

Sect. 10. In the Grammar Schools for Girls, no lessons 
shall be assigned expressly for study out of the regular 
school hours; and in all the schools, except the High 
School, the programme of daily study shall be arranged, 
and the time apportioned, as far as possible, so that the 
lessons assigned may be prepared in school, and not re- 
main for study out of school. Of the pupils in the High 
School, a moderate amount of study out of school may be 
required. 

Sect. 11. 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- 



14 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

meanor, as openly and implicitly as the nature of the case 
may require, and shall have given evidences of reformation, 
shall, with the previous consent of said committee, be re- 
instated in the privileges of the school. 

Sect. 12. 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 j also to 
attend to the ventilation and temperature of the school 
rooms, and to the cleanliness and comfort of the pupils. 

Sect. 13. No subscription or contribution, for any pur- 
pose whatever, shall be allowed by the teachers, in any 
public school. 

Sect. 14. Any teacher may, by permission 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 de- 
signated, and the name of the school thus visited shall be 
entered in the teacher's register, with the date of the visit. 

Sect. 15. 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 Com- 
mittee on Primary School teachers. 

Sect. 16. 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. 17. The teachers are required to make vocal 
music one of the exercises of the school. 

Sect. 18. Teachers shall entertain no proposals from 
agents and venders of any kind, during school hours. 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 15 

Sect. 19. The principal of each of the Grammar Schools 
shall submit, at the close of the Summer term, an annual 
report in writing, giving his or her view of the state, 
progress and wants of each division of the school during 
the year. 



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 
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 his parent, or a 
physician, that he has been vaccinated, or otherwise secured 
against the contagion of the small-pos. 

Sect. 3. Children of the age of eight years and upwards, 
who may pass a satisfactory examination in the reading 
books used in the Primary Schools, in spelling words se- 
lected 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 



16 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

shall be made by the principal or assistant teachers 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 Schools except at 
those times. Provided, however that, the Local Commit- 
tees shall have discretionary power to admit pupils, pos- 
sessing the necessary qualifications, at other times than 
those mentioned. Pupils changing residence, 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. 

The examination 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 literary qualifications, from the principal of the 
school which they last attended, and shall pass a satisfac- 
tory examination in the following studies, viz. : Spelling, 
Reading, Writing, 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 therefrom except on ac- 
count of sickness or other urgent reason j and no request 
for absence shall be deemed valid, unless it be a wriiten 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 17 

one from parent or guardian. Every pupil entering after 
the time prescribed for the commencement of school, shall 
be marked tardy; and whenever any pupil shall absent 
himself or herself for two weeks in succession, such pupil 
shall be considered no lono-er a member of the school. 



CHAPTER III. 
Periods of Instruction. 

Sect. 1. There shall be four Terms in the year. The 
first shall commence the Monday after the third Monday 
in February.* 

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

The third shall commence the first Monday in Septem- 
ber.:}: 

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 after- 
noon, except the Girls' High School, which shall commence 
at nine in the morning, and close at two in the afternoon. 
Scholars may, however, be detained for delinquencies a 
reasonable time after the regular school hours. 

Sect. 3. There shall be the following Vacations : 

1. One week commencing on the third Monday in Feb- 
ruary. § 

* Feb. 27th. f June 4th. % Sept. 3d. ^ Feb. 20th. 
3 



18 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

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

3. Six weeks next preceding the first Monday in Sep- 
tember.f 

4. One week, commencing on the Monday before Thanks- 
giving Day. 

Sect. 4. The following holidays shall be granted alike 
to all the schools : — Every Wednesday and Saturday af- 
ternoon; 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 lY. 

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 teach- 
ers, according to the provisions of the Statute. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to obtain accurate informa- 
tion of the condition of each school, and at the next quar- 
terly meeting to make a report to the Board, in writing, 

* May 28tli. f July 23a. 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 19 

of their examination and its results, of the condition of the 
school houses, and of any occurrences affecting the stand- 
ing 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 
Primary schools in the city, and report upon the same, at 
the next quarterly meeting of the Board. 

Sect. 3. All reports of the examinations of the several 
schools shall be duly filed according to their date, and shall 
not be taken therefrom except by permission of the Board. 



CHAPTER Y. 

Books and Studies. 

Sect. 1. The Exercises, Studies and Text-Books au- 
thorized in the Primary Schools, shall be the following : 

FIRST YEAR. 

1. Charts, and Sargent's Primer; 

2. Enunciating the elementary sounds of letters and 

words ; 

3. Oral Instruction; 

4. Exercises on the Slate ; 

5. Singing. 

SECOND YEAR. 

1. Sargent's First Reader, (Sargent's Second Reader;) 

2. Spelling, from the Reader and Swan's Primary Spelling 

Book ; 

3. Enunciating the elementary sounds of letters and 

words ; 

4. Marks of Punctuation ; 



20 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

5. Arithmetical cards ; 

6. Eeading and "Writing Arabic numbers ; 

7. Exercises on the Slate ; 

8. Oral Instruction; 

9. Singing. 

THIRD YEAR. 

1. Sargent's Second Reader, (Hillard's Fourth Reader;) 

2. Spelling, from the Reader and Swan's Primary Spelling 

Book; 

3. Enunciating the elementary sounds of letters and 

words ; 

4. Leach and Swan's Primary School Arithmetic ; 

5. Geography, taught orally, (Cornell's Primary;) 

6. Oral Instruction; 

7. Writing words in script-hand, and other exercises on 

the Slate ; 

8. Singing. 

Sect. 2. The studies pursued, and the Text-Books 
authorized, in the Grammar Schools, shall be the follow- 
ing: 

FIRST YEAR. 

1. Reading — Hillard's Fourth Reader; 

2. Spelling — The Reader, and Worcester's Speller; 

3. Mental Arithmetic — Colburn's First Lessons ; 

4. Geography — Cornell's Primary; 

5. Penmanship. 

SECOND YEAR. 

1. Reading — Sargent's Third Reader; 

2. Spelling — Continued; 

3. Defining — Worcester's and Webster's Dictionaries ;* 

* Worcester's Dictionary to be the standard in Orthography in all the 
schools. 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 21 

4. Mental Arithmetic — Continued ; 

5. Written Arithmetic — Leach and Swan's ; 

6. Geography — Cornell's Primary, and Grammar School ; 

7. Penmanship — {Drawing by the Girls — Barthole- 

mew's system.) 

THIRD YEAR. 

1. Readi?ig — Sargent's Third and Fourth Readers ; 

2. Spelling and Definifig — Continued ; 

3. Geography — Cornell's Grammar School; 

4. Mental and Written Arithmetic — Continued j 

5. Grammar — Tower's Elements of; 

6. Penmanship, Map-Drawings {Drawing — Continued.) 

FOURTH YEAR. 

1. Reading — Sargent's Fourth Reader; 

2. Spelling and Defining — Continued ; 

3. Geography — Continued ; 

4. Mental and Written Arithmetic — Continued ; 

5. Grainmar — Continued; 

6. Composition — Tower's Grammar of; 

7. History — Quackenbos's United States ; 

8. Penmanship, Map-Drawing, [Drawing — Continued ;) 

FIFTH YEAR. 

1. Reading — Sargent's Fifth Reader; 

2. Spelling and Defining — Continued ; 

3. Geography — Continued ; 

4. Mental and Written Arithmetic — Continued ; 

5. Grammar — Butler's ; 

6. Coinposition — Continued ; 

7. History — Continued; 

8. Penmanship, Map-Drawing, [Drawing — Continued ;) 



22 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

9. Book-Keeping — Hannaford and Payson's, (by the 
Boys;) 
10. Declamation — (by the Boys ;) 

Sect. 3. The studies pursued, and the Text-Books 
authorized, in the High School for Girls, shall be the fol- 
lowing : 

FIKST YEAR. 

First and Second Terms. 

1. Arithmetic — Creenleaf's Higher,- 

2. History — Worcester's ; 

3. Physiology — Comings's Class Book of; 

4. Reading — Hillard's First Class Reader ; 

5. Spelling and Defining — Worcester's and Webster's 

Dictionaries ; 

6. English Grammar — Butler's; 

7. Composition and Rhetoric — Quackenbos's ; 

8. Linear Drawing — Bartholemew's System; 

9. Penmanship — Dunton's System. 

Third and Fourth Terms. 

1. Arithmetic — Continued; 

2. History — Continued; 

3. Bota7iy — Wood's; 

4. Reading, Spelling ^' Defining, Composition, Analysis ; 

5. Penmanship, and Linear Drawing. 

SECOND YEAE. 

First and Second Terms. 

1. Algebra — Sher win's; 

2. Latin — Andrews' Latin Lessons ; 

3. Physical Geography — Fitch's Outlines of; 

4. Natural Philosophy — Tate's (larger) ; 

5. English Literature and Biography — Cleavland's Com- 

pendium ; 



SCHOOL EBGULATIONS. 23 

6. Composition mid Rhetoric — QuackeDbos's ; 

7. Perspective Drawing — Bartholemew's System. 

Third and Fourth Terms. 

1. Algebra — Continued; 

2. Latin — Nepos, or Cgesar; 

3. French — G-engembre's Practical French Instructor, and 

Le Grand-Pere ; 

4. Chemistry — Stockhardt's ,* 

5. English Literature and Biography — Continued; 

6. Composition and Rhetoric — Continued; 

7. Perspective Drawing — Continued. 

THIRD YEAR. 

First and Secotid Terms. 

1. Geometry — Davies' Legendre ; 

2. Latin — Virgil (Bowen's Ed.); 

3. French — Le Grand-Pere ; Conversations sur Le Grand 

Pere ; 

4. Astronomy — Olmstead's ; 

5. Composition atid Rhetoric — Continued ; 

6. English Literature and Biography — Continued ; 

7. Drawing from Nature. 

Third and Fourth Terms. 

1. Latin — ^Virgil — Continued ; 

2. French — Le Grand-Pere, Collot's Dialogues, Collot's 

Anecdotes ; 

3. Intellectual Philosophy — Wayland's ; 

4. Moral Philosophy — Wayland's ; 

5. English Literature and Biography — Continued; 

6. Composition and Rhetoric — Continued; 

7. Drawing from, Nature. 

[Note. — Any parent or guardian desiring a change made in the 
course of studies, in reference to the pupils under his or her charge, ia 
requested to confer with the Local Committee and Teacher.] 



24 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

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. 



CHAPTER YI. 

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 
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 constitu- 
tion is founded ; and it shall be the duty of such instruct- 
ors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and 
capacities 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, 1860. 



ELECTED AT LAEGE. 

GEORGE PUTNAM, Highland, near Cedar Street. 
WILLIAM A. CRAFTS, Washington, near Francis Street. 
EDWIN RAY, Warren, near Walnut Street. 

ELECTED BY WARDS. 

Ward 1. — Horatio G. Morse, 65 Zeigler Street; 

Franklin Williams, Short, cor. Union Street. 
" 2. — Joshua Seaver, Cabot St., cor. Sumner PI. ; 

Ira Allen, Cabot, cor. Sudbury Street. 
« 3.— Timothy R. Nute, 163 Dudley Street; 

John D. McGill, Washington, near Francis St. 
" 4. — John W. Olmstead, Centre, cor. Cedar St. ; 

Jeremiah Plympton, 7 Hawthorn Street. 
" 5. — Sylvester Bliss, 2 Dana Place; 

William S. King, Vine, cor. Eustis Street. 
Horatio G. Morse, Chairman. Joshua Seaver, /Secretary. 



SUB-COMMITTEES. 



Regulations. — Messrs. Olmstead, Williams, Seaver. 

Finance. — Messrs. Seaver, King, Crafts. 

Music and Drawing. — Messrs. Nute, Allen, Williams. 

Books. — Messrs. Morse {ex. off.), Putnam, Crafts, Olm- 
stead, Bliss. 

Examination of Primary School Teachers. — Messrs. 
Morse {ex. off.), Ray, Olmstead, Allen, Plympton. 
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CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND LOCAL COMMITTEES. 
[Each School for both Sexes. — Salary of each Teacher $300.] 



Teachebs. 


Location. 


Committees. 


No. 1. Sarah T. Jennison. 


Yeoman Street. 


Morse. 


2. Eliza Brown. 


a a 


u 


3. Sarah 0. Babcoek. 


a li 


ii 


4. Sarah H. Hosmer. 


it a 


a 


5. Margaret E. Davis. 


Eustis Street. . 


Williams. 


6. Mary F. Neal. 


Sumner Street. 


a 


7. Emma C. Wales. 


Eustis Street. 


a 


8. Mary L. Walker. 


Sumner Street. 


a 


9. Ann M. Backup. 


Vernon Street. 


Bliss. 


10. Susannah L. Durant. . 


a (( 


a 


11. Kate P. Mayall. . 


(C (( 


(( 


12. Eliza D. Cole. 


(C (( 


(( 


13. Sophia L. Stone. 


Sudbury Street. 


Allen. 


14. Sarah E. Field . 


(( a 


(C 


15. Cornelia J. Bills. 


a a 


a 


16. Mary C. Williams. . 


a a 


li 


17. Sarah J. Davis. . 


Avon Place. 


McGill. 


18. Clara M. Adams. 


" " 


tc 


19. Sarah W. Holbrook. . 


Mill Dam. . . 


Allen. 


20. Elizabeth Waldock. . 


Francis Street. 


Crafts. 


21. Caroline N. Heath. 


Heath Street. . 


Putnam. 


22. Mary A. Waldock. 


Smith Street. . 


Nute. 


23. Anna M. Eaton. . 


(( u 


(( 


24. Caroline Y. Rice. 


Heath Place. 


Seaver. 


25. Mary H. Hicks. . 


a a 


11 


26. Sarah C. Duncklee. 


cc a 


11 


27. Asenath Nichols. 


(I u 


ii 


28. Emily W. Fillebrown. . 


Orange Street. . 


11 


29. Martha H. Horn. 


(( it 


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30. Henrietta M. Wood. . 


Centre Street. . 


Olmstead. 


31. Mary A. Morse. . 


a li 


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32. Maria L. J. Perry. 


Edinboro' Street. 


Plympton. 


33. Matilda M. Hutchins. . 


a . a 


(( 


34. Almira B. Russell. 


Munroe Street. 


Ray. 


35. Frances N. Brooks. 


Winthrop Street. 


11 


36. Maria L. Young. 


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<f 


37. Anne E. Boynton. 


Elm Street. 


King. 


38. H. B. Scainmell. . 


a a 


(( 



NAMES OF MEMBERS OF TPIE SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 

SINCE THE ADOPTION OF THE CITY CHARTER IN 1846. 



At Large. 

George Putnam, 1846, 48, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60. 

Cyrus H. Fay, 1846, 48. 

*Samuel H. Walley, Jr., 1846, 48. 

George R. Russell,' 1847. 

Thomas F. Caldicott, 1847. 

George W. Bond, 1847. 

John Wayland, 1849, 50, 51. 

William E,. Alger, 1849, 50, 56. 

William Hague, 1849, 50. 

Theodore Dunn, 1851. 

Thomas D. Anderson, 1851. 

Horatio G. Morse, 1852, 53, 54. 

William H. Ryder, 1852, 53, 54, 57, 58. 

William A. Crafts, 1852, 53, 54, 59, 60. 

Bradford K. Peirce, 1855. 

Joseph H. Streeter, 1855. 

John S. Flint, 1855. 

Julius S. Shailer, 1856, 57, 58. 

Arial I. Cummings, 1859. 

Edwin Ray, 1860. 

Ward 1. 
Allen Putnam, 1846. 
Henry B. Wheelwright, 1846, 47. 

Horatio G. Morse, 1847, 48, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60. 
William R. Alger, 1848, 52. 
Bradford K. Peirce, 1849, 50, 51, 52. 
John Jones, 1853, 54. 
Joseph Bugbee, 1853, 54. 
Henry W. Farley, 1855, 56, 57. 
Franklin Williams, 1858, 59, 60. 

Ward 2. 
Thomas F. Caldicott, 1846. 

Joshua Seaver, 1846, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 67, 58, 59, 60. 
Alfred Williams, 1847, 48. 
Ira Allen, 1849, 50, 51, 52, 56, 67, 58, 59, 60. 
Arial I. Cummings, 1853. 
Charles Marsh, 1854, 65. 

* The junior dropped in 1850. 



30 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 3. 

Ward 3. 

Charles K. Dillaway, 1846, 47. 

Francis Hillard, 1846, 48, 49. 

Theodore Otis, 1847. 

Julius S. Shailer, 1848, 50, 51, 62, 53, 54. 

William Gaston, 1849, 50, 51. 

Timothy R. Nute, 1852, 57, 58, 59, 60. 

Joseph H. Streeter, 1853, 54. 

William H. Ryder, 1855, 

Benjamin Mann, 1855. 

Arial I Cummings, 1856, 57, 58. 

William. A. Crafts, 1856. 

Richard Garvev, 1859. 

John D. McGill, 1860. 

Ward 4. 

Benjamin E. Cotting, 1846, 47, 49. 

David Green, 1846, 47, 48. 

Henry Eartlett, 1848. 

Henry W. Fuller, 1849, 50, 51. 

John S. Flint, 1850, 51, 52. 

John Wayland, 1852, 53, 54, 55. 

Theodore Otis, 1853. 

*John W. Olmstead, 1854, 56, 58, 59, 60. 

James Waldock, 1855, 56. 

Joseph N. Brewer, 1857, 58, 59. 

Jonathan P. Robinson, 1857. 

Jeremiah Plympton, 1860. 

Ward 5. 

Augustus C. Thompson, 1846, 

Daniel Leach, 1846, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 64, 55. 

Samuel Walker, 1847, 56. 

John H. Purkett, 1848. 

Charles F. Foster, 1849, 50, 51, 52. 

Bradford K. Peirce, 1853, 54. 

Edwin Ray, 1855, 57, 58, 59. 

Theodore Otis, 1856. 

Alfred P. Putnam, 1857, 

Robert P. Anderson, 1858, 59. 

Sylvester Bliss, 1860. 

William S. King, 1860. 

jWakd 6. 

George W. Bond, 1846. 

Edward Turner, 1846, 

Edmund F, Slafter, 1847, 48, 49, 50, 51. . 

Dan, S. Smalley, 1847. 

George Faulkner, 1848. 

Edward D, Boit, 1849, 50, 51. 

* Resigned in 1856, and Joseph N. Brewer elected. 

t Wards 6, 7 and 8, with parts of AVards 4 and 5, were set ofT and incorporated, by Act 
of the Legislature, May 24, 1851, under the name of the Town of "West Eoxbury. 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS. 31 

Ward 7. 



John O. Choules, 1846, 47. 
Joseph H. Allen, 1846. 
Theodore Dunn, 1847, 48,49. 50. 
Grindell Reynolds, 1848, 49, 50, 51. 
Stephen M. Allen, 1851. 



Ward 8. 



Theodore Parker, 1846. 
George R. Russell, 1846. 
Dexter Clapp, 1847, 48, 50, 51. 
Matthews W, Green, 1847. 
Abijah W. Draper, 1848, 49. 
Joseph H. Billings, 1849. 
Cornelius Cowing, 1850, 51. 



Chairmen. 

Charles K. Dillaway, 1846, 47. 
George Putnam, 1848, 
Daniel Leach, 1849, 50, 51. 
Julius S. Shailer, 1852, 53. 
John Wayland, 1854. 
Bradford K. Peirce, 1855. 
*Williana H. Ryder, 1856, 57, 58. 
Horatio G. Morse, 1859, 60. 

Secretaries. 

Joshua Seaver, 1846, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60. 
Arial I. Cummings, 1856, 57. 



* Resigned in 1858, and Horatio G. Morse elected Chairman ad interim. 



CuEATOR OF School Buildings, 

Residence, Washington Place, first house on the right. 



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 or- 
ders, if the Teachers prefer, may be given to the Curator, 
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.