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2. And I, the said
for myself say that I am worth property situate in the
Yukon Territory to the value of five hundred dollars over
and above what will pay all my just debts and over and
above all sums for which I am liable as surety and the ex-
emptions allowed by law.
The above named
and severally made

the foregoing declaration at

in the Yukon Territory
this day of A.D.

19
Before me.

A commissioner for taking aflSdavits. No. 81 of 1901.



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CHAPTER 66.



An Ordinance raspecting Schools.



SHORT TITLE.



Short title.



!• This Ordinance may be cited as " The School Ordinance,'*
No. 27 of 1902, 8. 1.



INTERPRETATION.



Interpretation 2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise re-
quires ;

1. ** Department" means the Department of Education.

2. *' Municipality " includes the City of Dawson and any
place incorporated under the Towns* Ordinance.

3. "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of
Schools.

4. ** Board " means Board of School Trustees. No. 21 of
1902, s. 2.



"Depart-
ment."
" Munici-
pality.*'

"Superin-
tendent."

"Board."



COUNCIL OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.



Council of

Public

Instruction.



Quorum.



Annual
meeting.



8. The members of the Council of the Yukon Territory
and two persons, one of whom shall be a Protestant and
one a Roman Catholic, appointed by the Commissioner of
the Yukon Territory in Council for the term of two years,
shall constitute a Council of Public Instruction ; and one
of the said Council of the Yukon Territory, to be nominated
by the Commissioner, shall be Chairman of the said Council
of Public Instruction. The appointed members shall be
entitled to rote. No. 27 of 1902, s. 8.

4. A majority of the Council of Public Instruction or of
any sub- committee thereof appointed for that purpose,
shall constitute a quorum of the Council of Public Instruc-
tion. No. 27 of 1902, s. 4.

5. An annual meeting of the Council shall be held in
the month of July at such time and place as the Commis-
sioner appoints ;

(2.) Additional meetings of the Council may be called
at any time by the Commissioner or at the request of
any two members. No. 27 of 1902, s. 6.



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6. All fT^eneral regulations respecting the inspection of Powers of
schools, the examination, licensing and grading of teachers, ^^^"^'^^
courses of study, teachers* institutes and text and reference
books shall before being adopted or amended be referred to
the Council for its discussion and report. No. 27 of 1902, s. 6.

•y. The Council shall consider such matters as may be General
referred to it as hereinbefore provided or by the Commis- i*^®**-
sioner, and may also consider any question concerning the
educational system of the Territory as to it seems fit, and
shall report thereon to the Commissioner in Council. No.
27 of 1902, s. 7.

^« The Council may also select, adopt and prescribe series To preacribe
of text books to be used in the schools of the Territory, as texU)ook8.
well as the courses and standards of instruction for schools.

(2.) Suspend or cancel for cause the certificate of qualifi-
cation of any teacher.

(2.) Determine all cases of appeal arising from the decis-
ions of trusteeR and make such orders thereon as may be
required. No. 27 of 1902, s. 8.

POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.

9. The Commissioner may appoint a Superintendent of Commiasioner
Schools for the Yukon Territory, who shall ez officio be supSm"^
Secretary of the Council of Public Instruction. No. 27 of indent of
1902, s. 9 "'"^^-

10. It shall be lawful for the Commissioner from time to Powers of

time : commissioner.

1 . To establish schools in any part of the Territory not
within a school district, as he considers necessary.

2. On application of the trustees of any school district to
grant such moneys as he considers necessary to pay the
salary of the teacher in such school district, and the cost
of erecting a school-house.

3. To grant such sum as he thinks proper to aid in the
establishment and maintenance of a school in any part of
the Territory not being a school district.

4. To appoint two or more examiners, at such remuner-
ation as he thinks proper, who, together with the superin-
tendent of schools, shall constitute a board of examiners,
to examine teachers and grant certificates of qualification.
Such certificates shall be of two classes, viz. : First class
certificates and Second class certificates.

6. To grant interim certificates of qualification for one
year to teachers having first or second class certificates of
the North-west Territories or any province of Canada, and
on the report of the Superintendent of Schools, to make
such certificates permanent.



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Duties of
superin-
tendent of
schools.



6. To appoint an official trustee to conduct the affairs
of any district ; and any such official trustee shall have
all the powers and authorities conferred by this Ordinance
on a board and its officers ; and shall be remunerated out of
the funds of the district or otherwise as the Commissioner
decides, and upon the appointment of any such official
trustee the board of any district for which he is appointed
shall cease to hold office as such.

7. To appoint some person to inquire into and report
upon the conditions existing in any portion of the Terrri-
tory that has not been erected into a school district, and
subject to the provisions of this Ordinance in that behalf
to take such action thereon as to him seems expedient ;
and such person shall receive such remuneration as the
Commissioner determines.

8. To make any provision not inconsistent with this
Ordinance that may be necessary to meet exigencies occur-
ing under its operation : and generally from time to time
to make and enforce all such general rules orders and regu-
lations as are necessary for the purpose of giving full effect
to all or any of the provisions of this Ordinance.

9. To direct the Department of Education to perform
any of the duties conferred upon him by this Ordinance.
No. 29 of 1902, s 9.

DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

!!• It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Schools:

1. To visit all schools established under this Ordinance
and inquire into and report to the Commissioner and to the
Council of Public Instruction upon the progress and atten-
dance of the pupils, the discipline and management of
schools, the system of education pursued, the mode of keep-
ing school registers, the condition of school buildings and
premises, and generally the compliance with the provis-
ions of this Ordinance and all such other matters as by
the Commissioner is deemed expedient or advisable in the
public interests:

2. Subject to the approval of the Commissioner to make
and establish rules and regulations for the conduct of
schools, to prescribe the duties of teachers and their classi-
fication not inconsistent with the provisions of this,Ordi-
nance.

8. To perform the duties of a board of trustees in respect
to all schools heretofore established or which are hereafter
established under this Ordinance which are not within the
limits of an established school district ;

4. To make annually for the information of the Yukon
Council a report of the actual state of the public schools
throughout the Territory, showing the number of pupils
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attendance, the amount of moneys expended in connection
with each school, the number of official visits made to
each school, the salaries of teachers, the number of qualified
teachers, their standing and sex, together with any other
information that he may possess respecting the educational
state and wants and advantages of each school and district
in the Territory, and such statements and suggestions for
improving the schools and school laws, and promoting
education generally, as he deems useful and expedient ;
which report shall be laid before the Yukon Council
immediately after the opening of the next succeeding
session thereof ;

6. To prepare suitable forms and give such instructions as
he considers necessary and proper for making all reports
and conducting all proceedings under this Ordinance.

6. With due diligence, after any complaint has been
made to him respecting the mode of conducting any elec-
tion of trustees (as hereinafter provided for) to investigate
such complaint, and report the facts to the Commissioner ;

Y. To close schools when the average attendance falls
below seven.

8. To perform such other duties as are assigned to him by
the Commissioner or by the Council of Public Instruction.

No. 21 of 1902, s. 11.



SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

!?• The Commisioner may by proclamation establish the Commissioner
City of Dawson and every town incorporated under the ™J^^^*^^'***
Towns Ordinance or which is hereafter incorporated un- districts.
der said Ordinance or any other part of the Territory where
a school has been established, a school district under this
Ordinance ; and on the petition of three ratepayers in an
area of not more than five square miles containing not less
than four ratepayers and twelve children between the ages
of 5 and 16 inclusive, and upon verification of these facts
by solemn declaration the Commissioner shall erect such
area into a school district under this Ordinance. No. 27 of
1902, s. 12.

13. As soon as the City of Dawson is erected into a school Dawson to
district it shall elect from amongst the ratepayers of the ti^te^^.^
city entitled to vote at an election for mayor and aldermen,
five trustees who shall hold office until the first Monday
of January next following the date of their election or until
their successors are elected. No. 27 of 1902, s. 13.

14« The persons qualified to vote at the election of trus- who may
tees for the Dawson school district shall be those persons ^^*®-
whose names appear on the last revised voters' list of 9aid
city, and who are entitled to vote at an election for mayor
and Alderman in said city. No. 27 of 1902, s. 14.



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Subsequent
elections.



Separate
ballot papers.



First election 15. The first election of school trustees for the city of
in awson. Dawson shall be held by a returning officer to be appointed
by the Commissioner, and the nomination and election of
said trustees shall be conducted in the same manner as the
nomination and election of a mayor and alderman under
the Dawson City Charter. No. 27 of 1902, s. 15.

16. The nomination and election of trustees for the
Dawson school district after the first election shall be held
at the same time and place, and by the same returning
officer or officers, and be conducted m the same manner as
the nomination and election of a mayor and aldermen for
said city, and the provisions of the Dawson City Charter
respecting the time for opening and closing of the poll, the
mode of voting, corrupt or improper practices, vacancies
and declaration of office shall mutatis mutandis apply to the
electionof school trustees. No. 27 of 1902, s. 16.

17. A separate set of ballot papers shall be prepared by
the returning officer, containing the names of the candidates
nominated for school trustees in the same form as those
used for mayor and aldermen except in the substitution of
the words " School Trustee of the Dawson School District "
for " Council of the City of Dawson " and " School Trustees "
for •' Mayor or Aldermen " on said ballot paper. No. 27 of
1902,8 17.

Oath of voter. \H. In case any objection is made to the right of any
person to vote at an electionof trustees in any public school
district, the returning officer may require the person whose
right to vote is objected to to make the following oath or
affirmation :

** I, do solemnly swear or affirm that I am

a bona fide ratepayer of (give name of district in full) and
a duly qualified voter in said district, and have paid all
taxes due by me to the said school district ; that I am of
the full age of twenty-one years ; that I have not before
voted at this election ; and that I have not received any
reward either directly or indirectly nor have I any hope of
receiving any reward for voting at this time and place. So
help me God." No. 27 of 1902, s. 18.



First election
in all other
districts.



Who may
vote.



to. As soon as any other part of the Territory is erected
into a school district it shall elect from amongst those per-
sons who would be entitled to vote for an overseer under
the Towns Ordinance, three trustees, who shall hold office
until the first Wednesday in September next following the
date of their election, or until their successors are elected.
No. 27 of 1902, s. 19.

20, The persons qualified to vote at the election of trus-
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district shall be those persons in said district who would
bo entitled to vote for an overseer under the Towns Ordin-
ance if said district was incorporated as a town under said
Ordinance No. 21 of 1902, s. 20.

21. The nomination and election of trustees for any Subsequent
school district other than the Dawson school district shall e'^**^"^-
take place on the first Wednesday of September in each
year, and the nomination and election of said trustees shall
be conducted in the same manner as the nomination and
election of an overseer under the Towns Ordinance. If said
school district is within the limits of a town said nomination
and election shall be hel^at the same time and place and
before the same returning officer as the nomination and
election of the overseer of said town, but if said district is
not within the limits of a town, the Commissioner shall
appoint a returning officer for said nomination and election,
and fix the polling places, and the provisions of the Towns
Ordinance respecting the time for opening and closing of
the poll, the mode of voting, vacancies and declaration of
office shall mutatis mutandis apply to the election of school
trustees. No. 27 of 1902, s. 21.



DECLARATION OF OFFICE.

22. Every trustee shall before the first meeting of the Trusty
board is held make the following declaration before a justice dLTamtion.
of the peace or commissioner for taking affidavits :

1, do hereby accept the office of trustee to

which I have been elected (name of school district in full)
and 1 will to the best of my ability honestly and faithfully
discharge the duties devolving on me as such trustee.

Dated this. . . .day of. . . .19 . No. 21 of 1902, s. 22.

ORGANIZATION OF BOARD.

28, Upon the erection of a district one of the trustees First meeting
elected shall be notified of the erection of the district by the of boar^-
Commissioner and he shall thereupon within ten days after
the receipt of such notice call a meeting of the board in the
manner provided in this Ordinance for calling such meet-
ings for the purpose of choosing one of its number as chair-
man and appointing a secretary and treasurer or secretary-
treasurer and transacting such other business as is neces-
sary. No. 27 of 1902, s. 28.

SEPARATE SCHOOLS.

24, The minority of the ratepayers of any school district, Separate-
whether Protestant or Roman Catholic, may petition the »c*»oois.
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Commissioner to establish a separate school district therein,
and in such case the ratepayers of such Protestant or Ro-
man Catholic separate school district shall be liable only
for assessments of such rates as they impose upon themselves
in respect thereof. No. 21 of 1902, s. 24.

To be erected 25. The petition for the erection of a separate school
on petition, district shall be signed by three resident ratepayers of the

religious faith indicated in the name of the proposed district.

The petition shall set forth :

1. The religious faith of the petitioners ;

2. The proposed name (stating whether Protestant or
Roman Catholic) of the district ; •

3. The proposed limits, definite location and approxi-
mate area ;

4. The total number of ratepayers and of children be-
tween the ages oi five years and sixteen years inclusive, of
the religious faith (Protestant or Roman Catholic) of the
petitioners residing within the limits of the proposed dis-
trict ;

6. The total assessed value of the real and personal pro-
perty according to the last revised assessment roll of the dis-
trict;

and such petition shall be accompanied with a solemn dec-
laration of one of the petitioners verifying the facts set forth
in their petition. No. 21 of 1902, s. 26.

Commissioner 26. If the Commissioner is satisfied that said district con*

tarnation ^^^^^ :

orCetnJT ^^^ 1- Twelve children of the religious faith (Protestant or

^if^ ^^ Roman Catholic) of the petitioners ;

particulars. 2. Four pcrsous actually residing therein who on the
erection of the district would be liable to assessment ;
he shall by proclamation order the erection of such parties
into a school district. No. 21 of 1902, s. 26.

Number of SW. The number of trustees, their term of office and the

^p^ic*"^^ manner of their nomination and election shall be the same
school as for the public school district within which said separate

districts. g^j^^^j district is situated. No. 27 of 1902, s. 21.

Who may 28. The persous qualified to vote for the election of trus-



vote.



tees of a separate school district shall be the qualified voters
in the district of the same religious faith (Protestant or
Roman Catholic) as the petitioners. No. 27 of 1902, s. 28.

Oath of voter. 20. In casc any objection is made to the right of any
person to vote at an election of trustees in any separate
school district, the returning officer may require the person
whose right of voting is objected to to make the following
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"I do solemnly swear or affirm that I am

« bona fide ratepayer of (give name of district in full) and
a duly qualified voter in said district and have paid all
taxes due by me to the said school district ; that I am a
(give religious denomination, either Protestant or Roman
Catholic) and a supporter of said separate school ; that T am
of the full age of twenty-one years ; that I have not before
voted at this election ; and that I have not received any re-
ward either directly or indirectly nor have I any hope of re-
■ceiving any reward for voting at this time and place. So
help me God." No. 27, of 1902, s. 29.

BO. After the establishment of a separate school district Board to
under the provisions of this Ordinance such separate school ^^^^^
district and the board thereof shall possess and exercise all public school
rights, powers, privileges and be subject to the same liabili- ^*^*"^*-
ties and method of government as is herein provided in re-
spect to public school districts ;

(2.) Any person who is legally assessed for a public school
shall not be liable to assessment for any separate school
established therein. No. 27 of 1902, s. 80.



ANNUAL SCHOOL MBETINO.

31. An annual meeting of the ratepayers of every school Annual
district other than the Dawson school district shall be held ™*^^^n«^-
in the school house or some other suitable place within the
district, not later than the first Tuesday of September in
each year, commencing at the hour of eight o'clock in the
evening. No. 27 of 1902, s. 31.

32« The meeting shall be called by the board which shall Notice to
at least eight days before the day for which the meeting is ^ »'^^"-
called post public notices giving the day, place and hour of
the meeting ; and such notices shall be posted up in five
conspicuous places within the district, one of which shall
be the post office and if there be no such post office, a sixth
notice shall be posted up in the post office nearest thereto.
No. 27 of 1902, s. 32.

38. At the time hereinbefore provided for the commence- Officers of
ment of the meeting the chairman of the board shall take ^^"fng.
the chair and call the meeting to order and the secretary of
the board or some one appointed by the chairman shall
record the minutes of the meeting, and perform such other
duties as may be required of him by this Ordinance ;

(2.) In the absence of the chairman the ratepayers present
shall forthwith elect one of their number to preside. No.
57of 1902, 8. 38.

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Chairman to 34. The chairman shall not vote on any qnestion whether
S^tii^l^ote. tlie same is to be declared by a show of hands or a poll, but

in case of a tie, he shall give a casting vote. No. 27 of 1902,

s. 84.



Drder of
business.



Secretary to
read minutes
and
Rtateinents.



Teachers
statement.



Tni8t4*e8
statement.



35. The business of the annual meeting may be con-
ducted in the following order :

1. Beading and approving minutes of the last annual
meeting ;

2. Receiving and considering the statements prepared
by the teacher, trustees, treasurer, collector and auditor ;

8. Receiving and considering the report of the Superin-
tendent of Schools ;

4. Miscellaneous business. No. 21 of 1902, s. 35.



36. The chairman upon taking his place shall imme-
diately call upon the secretary to read the following state-
ments and reports, which shall be considered and disposed
of by the meeting :

1. A statement of the teacher signed by him giving the
following particulars :

(a.) The number of days on which school w^as kept open
during each term succeeding the last annual meeting ;

(6.) The total number of children attending school during
that period specifyinff the number of males and females ;

(c.) The number of children of school age residing in the
district who did not attend school during the year ;

(rf.) The average daily attendance for each term and for the
year ;

{e.) The classification of pupils and the number of pupils
in each standard or class :

(/.) The subjects taught in the school and the number of
children studying each ;

iff,) The number of scholars suspended or expelled for
misbehaviour or other causes ;

(A.) The date upon which the public examination of the
school was held and the number of visitors present.

2. A statement prepared by the trustees showing :
(a.) The names of the trustees ;

(b.) The oflftcers of the district appointed by the trustees,
and their salaries ;

(c) Vacancies created in the board during the jrear,
iving the causes thereof with an account of the elections
eld to fill such vacancies and the results thereof;

(d.) The engaffements entered into during the year by
the board as well as an account of those entailed upon them
by their predecessors ;

{e.) The number of regular and special meetings of the
board held during the year together with a statement
showing the number of meetings attended by each mem-
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(/.) The nninber of visits made by each member of the
board to the school while it was in operation.

3. The treasurer's statement for the fiscal year ending Treasurers
the 30th day of June preceding the annual meeting, in *'***^™^"*-
which shall be set forth :

(a.) The amounts of money received by the district from
each source of revenue including government grants
whether paid directly to the teachers or not ;

(b,) The amount of money paid out by the district with
particulars of payment ;

(c.) The amount of money due to the district from all
sources with the particulars ,*

{d.) The amount of money due by the district and the
terms and times of payment ;

4. A statement prepared by the collector of taxes and statement
signed by him giving the following particulars : Cf tax^*^^

(a.) The total assessed value of all property as shown by
the last revised assessment roll ;

(b.) The rate of the school tax ;

(c) The total amount of taxes levied during the year ;

(d.) The current taxes collected during the year ;

(e.) The arrears of taxes collected during the year;

(/) The total arrears of taxes which are due together
with a statement of the amount owing by each ratepayer.

5. The Auditor's report ; ^"^it^"



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