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sary number of printed forms required by this act, and the town and municipal clerks shall carefully keep such forms, so that the same may be promptly available when required."


An Act to amend Chapter 52, Revised Statutes 1900, "The Education Act."

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D., 1909.)

to section 55.

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Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly as follows:

Section added 1. Chapter 52 of the Revised Statutes, 1900, is amended by adding thereto, after section 55, the following section:

Section 59

repealed, and

(55A) Every public school building shall be available, free of charge, for the purposes of the local technical schools and schools for miners and engineers, provided that such use of public school buildings shall not interfere with the carrying on of schools under the provisions of the act hereby amended..

2. Section 59 of said chapter is repealed and the other substitu- following substituted therefor:-


59. The secretary of trustees shall give a bond to His Majesty with two sureties, subject to the approval of the inspector, in a sufficient sum for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and such bond shall be lodged with the inspector, who may at any time require a new bond, or a bond in a larger sum in the place of the bond as lodged. Such bond may be in the form in the fifth schedule or to the


like effect, and unless sooner terminated by the sureties or either of them according to law, it shall not be necessary to give any new bond, annually or otherwise, unless required by the inspector, so long as the secretary is re-elected to office.


3. Section 91 of the said act is amended by adding Section 91 thereto the words, "and shall on request file a copy thereof with the inspector.

(2) of section

4. Subsection (2) of section 16 of chapter 52 of the Sub-section Revised Statutes, 1900, "The Education Act" as sub-18 amended. stituted by chapter 8 of the acts of 1906, is amended by striking out the word "alteration" in the second line of said sub-section.

5. Every male person between the ages of twenty-Section added one and sixty, resident within the school section of Marble Mountain, in the county of Inverness, between the first day of April and the thirty-first day of December, in any year, and who has not paid and is not liable for a poll tax in such year, in any other school section in the Province, shall pay each year, when so resident, a poll tax of two dollars for the support of the schools of said section.


Province of Nova Scotia.

Know all men by these presents, that we (name of secretary) as principal, and (names of sureties) as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord Edward VII by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, etc., in the sum of .... ... dollars of lawful money of Canada, to be paid to our said Lord, the King, his heirs and successors, for the true payment whereof we bind ourselves, and each of us, by himself, for the whole and every part thereof, and the heirs, executors and administrators of us and each of us, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this... of... . .. in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and.... Whereas the


..has been duly ap

pointed to be secretary to the board of trustees for section No...

.in the district of....

Now the condition of this obligation is such, that if the said (name of secretary) do and shall, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, during his continuance in the said office, well and faithfully perform all such acts and duties as do or may hereafter appertain to the said office by virtue of any law of this Province, and shall in all respects conform to and observe all such rules, orders and regulations as now are or may be from time to time established for or in respect of the said office; and if on ceasing to hold the said office, he shall forthwith, on demand, hand over to the trustees of the said school section or to his successor in office, on the order of the trustees, all books, papers, moneys, accounts and other property in his possession by virtue of his said office of secretary, then said obligation to be void; otherwise to be and continue in full force and virtue.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 52, Revised Statutes, 1900, "The Education Act" and Acts in

amendment thereof.

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)

SECTION 1. Section 99 repealed; another substituetd.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:


1. Section 99 of chapter 52, Revised Statutes, 1900, Section 99 and all acts in amendment of said section, are hereby other substi repealed and the following substituted therefor:

99. (1) In any school section in which, up to the first day of July, the ratepayers neglect or refuse to make adequate provision for the maintenance of a school (including the necessary equipment and repairs to a school house or the provision of a temporary school room) during the following school year, the trustees of the school section shall name the sum of money which they deem sufficient therefor, or which may be necessary to supplement an inadequate sum already voted by the ratepayers, and such sum shall be submitted to the district board of school commissioners or to the committee of the said board appointed under section thirteen of "The Education Act, and be subject to their approval.

If the said board

or committee thereof approves the said sum and orders it to be collected, the said trustees shall promptly levy and collect the sum so approved in the same manner as if it had been voted for school purposes at a regular school meeting called for the purpose.

(2) If the trustees of any section neglect or refuse to apply to the board of commissioners or its committee under the authority of the foregoing clause, or if they neglect or refuse to provide a school in case necessary funds have been voted by the ratepayers or approved by the district commissioners or its committee, or if up to the first day of July no annual meeting of the section has been held, or if no trustees have been elected, it shall be the duty of said board or its said committee, as soon after the first day of August as convenient, when notified by the inspector of the conditions in any such school section, to appoint one or more persons interested in maintaining a school in said section as a new board of trustees for the remainder of the then current school year, and the trustee or trustees so appointed shall have all the powers of trustees elected by the rate papers; and the duties and powers of the trustees, if any, elected by the ratepayers, shall thereby be suspended during said period.


(3) The said trustee or trustees so appointed shall forthwith name the sum of money which is deemed sufficient for the support of the school for the remainder of the year (sufficient money has not been already voted) and submit their estimate to the board or its committee for its approval, and if approved and ordered to be collected by the said board or its committee, the said sum so approved shall be collected by the said new trustee or trustees in the same manner as if it had been voted for school purposes, at a regular school meeting.

Provided, however, that if the district board or its committee is unable to secure a suitable trustee or trustees, they shall notify the inspector of that fact, in which case the inspector shall have all the powers of trustees for the said period as provided in this section, and shall forthwith estimate and name the sum of money which he deems sufficient for the maintenance of the school for the remainder of the year, and shall submit his estimate to the said board or its committee for its approval as above provided for, which approval, if given, shall be communicated to the inspector by the said board or its committee in writing.

(4) The inspector shall certify the said sum to the municipal clerk who shall levy the said sum so fixed on the section in the same manner as if voted for school purposes at a regular school meeting called for the purpose, and shall prepare a collector's roll for the collection of the same. The regular municipal collectors shall collect such rates and taxes in the same manner and with the same remedies and for the same remuneration as in the case of other rates and taxes, and shall return the same to the municipal treasurer.

(5) The amount so collected shall be paid on the order of the inspector to meet the necessary expenses for the support of the school in the said section.

(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed to relieve trustees from the penalty imposed by section 39 of this chapter.

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