Thursday, July 1, 2010

School News 1897

The St. Charles School Board met on 13 Feb 1897. Present were L. A. Keller, A. Gassen, Jas. Baudouin, T. J. Sellers, H. L. Youngs. Absent were A. E. Picard, T. T. Baudouin and P. M. Keller.

Mr. H. L. Youngs was elected president pro-tem. A communication from T. T. Baudouin was held over until next meeting. Reports were received from the committee on the examination of the tax collectors and the parish treasurer's books and the committee on teachers.

The president was authorized to appoint a committee for the purpose of building a schoolhouse in the 2nd Ward for white students on the land donated by Mrs. J. B. Martin. The school will be 35 feet long by 25 feet wide and 11 feet clear from the floor to ceiling. It shall be built of a good substantial lumber and shall be built on brick pillars and the total cost shall not exceed $500. Mr. J. Baudouin, Gassen and Keller were appointed to make all necessary arrangements.

Mr. A. E. Picard was appointed to look into the possibility of obtaining a deed to the Trinity School property.

Bills approved for payment were for postage and stationery, $1.50; express for school registers, 35 cents; freight on heater, 25 cents; Hansell Brothers for school registers, $17; repairs for Boutte School, $1.25; and a heater for Madisonville School, $5.10.

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