Thursday, September 23, 2010

From the School Board Minutes 4 Jan 1896

The board met except P.M. Kenner absent

Total receipts for last year $5375.95. Disbursements were $4445.41. Balance is $930.54.

Resolved: No male teachers be employed in any school as long as competent females can be employed.

Insurance against fire on Des Allemands School is $3.75 .

No results have been succeeded in getting a lot donated in Wards 2-3 and 3-3, so new try will be made in Wards 2-2 and 3-2.

School house of the following dimensions, 35' long and 25' wide and 12 feet from floor to ceiling shall  be built of good cypress lumber with the exception of floor and ceiling which may be of pine and shall be placed on brick pillars. Total cost not to exceed $500 each.

Mr. Jas. Iv. Frellsen agrees to pay $300 (3 years in advance) for lease for a discount (board approves if discount does not exceed 6%).

Sixteen public schools will open for 1897, 10 for white and 7 for black pupils for 5 months beginning February.

Prospective teachers should meet on 15 Jan 1896 at the courthouse to receive applications and examinations.

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