Minutes 1936 to 1941

WOODNORTH (MB) Consolidated SCHOOL #1533 BOARD MINUTES 1936 to 1941

A transcription of the Minutes is below, followed by scans of the original pages of the Minute Books for anyone wishing to review them.

1936

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held at Mrs Niven January 23, 1936

  • M/S Mrs Niven/GA Mooney that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that our Tax Levy (sp?) be $3,890 dollars for the year 1936 as per Tax Sheet. Carried
  • M/S DD Cameron/GA Mooney that we pass By-law No. 11 to borrow to the extent of $1,200 at the Canadian Bank of Commerce Virden, Manitoba.

[signed] Donald Munro, Chairman

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held at Mrs Niven’s April 6, 1936

  • M/S Mrs Niven/Geo Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S GA Mooney/Geo Stevenson that the following accounts be paid: Vans $100; Dexter $25; B.A.E. Elevator coal account $150; Christies $25; DDC $20; Wood $5. Carried
  • M/S Mrs Niven/DD Cameron that we renew $200 dollar note and borrow $200 to cover current expenses.

[signed] Donald Munro, Chairman

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held at Mrs Niven’s June 16, 1936

  • M/S  GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S Geo Stevenson/DD Cameron that we engage Miss Della Shoemaker as teacher of the Junior Room at a salary of $450 (four hundred and fifty ).
  • M/S  GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that we accept the resignation of Miss McNevin and Miss Hanley as teachers. Carried
  • M/S Mrs Niven/Geo Stevenson that we have a School & Community Picnic at the close of School.

[signed] Donald Munro, Chairman

Minutes of Trustees Meeting held at Mrs Niven’s July 2, 1936

  • M/S Stevenson/Mooney that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that we advertise for male teacher as Principal at a salary of $700 per annum, for Grades 8, 9, 10, 11.M/S Mooney/Niven that we ask the Department of Education for a Special Grant. Carried
  • Note on side margin “Tenders close Monday 13” [perhaps this refers to a motion on previous page or to the applications for Principal]

[signed] Donald Munro, Chairman

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held at Mrs Niven’s July 13, 1936

  • M/S   GA Mooney/Geo Stevenson that Minutes of last Meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S Mooney/Niven that we accept Frederick A. Hodgson as first choice for Principal & Arthur Neilson as second choice.
  • M/S Stevenson/Niven that we appoint JP Richardson as Trustees’ Auditor.

[signed] Donald Munro, Chairman

Minutes of First Trustee Meeting held August 5, 1936

  • M/S GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that Minutes of previous meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S  JP Richardson/GA Mooney that D. Munro be Chairman for 1936/37. Carried
  • M/S JP Richardson/Geo Stevenson that GA Mooney be Secretary Treasurer for 1936/37 at a salary of fifty dollars per year.
  • M/S GA Mooney/Mrs Niven that retiring Secretary be given a bonus of ten dollars.
  • M/SMrs Niven/JP Richardson that Chairman and Secretary Treasurer sign all Cheques and Banking Business.
  • M/S JP Richardson/G Stevenson that Secretary be authorized to have repairs done  to school furnace and check up circulating system and also have chimney cleaned.
  • M/S G. Stevenson/ Mrs Niven that School open on August 24, 1936.
  • M/S JP Richardson/Mrs Niven that Secretary advertise for tenders for care taking and cleaning of school, cleaning to include sweeping walks, washing and polishing desks, scrubbing & oiling all floors, cleaning of basement and cutting weeds and cleaning up play ground, also fixing up outside closets. Caretaker to be responsible for fires at all times. Tenders to close on August 10th.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman and JP Richardson, Acting Secretary

Woodnorth August 14, 1936

Minutes of Trustee meeting held at the home of Mrs Niven Friday evening, 8:30 pm

  • Present: D Munro, G Stevenson, Mrs Niven, & JP Richardson
  • M/S Stevenson/Niven that in the absence of Mr GA Mooney the Secretary, JP Richardson be Secretary of meeting. Carried
  • M/S   Niven/Stevenson  that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Stevenson/Niven that P. Johnson’s tender for care taking be accepted, the amount being $120 for the school year and agreeing to fill all duties. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that we ask P. Johnson to close up the Old School building and make it secure from boys getting in, extra charge for this to be paid. Carried
  • Moved by Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held at Mrs Niven’s Friday August 28, 1936 at 8:30

  • Present: D Munro, Mrs Niven, G Stevenson, JP Richardson, GA Mooney
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Niven that the following accounts be paid: Penny & Eley P Winkler $15, Higginbotham 75 cents, DD Cameron $20, P Johnson $10, Christies and any other accounts in opinion of Secretary should be paid.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that Mrs Niven & Secretary Treasurer be a visiting Committee for first term of year. Carried
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that we purchase 10 – 15 cord of wood ( green poles) from H Sargent @ $2.50. Delivered as soon as possible. Carried
  • Stevenson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held in School October 14, 1936

  • Present: D Munro, Stevenson, Richardson, Mrs Niven, G Mooney.
  • M/S   Niven/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that we accept J.G.Cochrane’s tender of $5 for sawing and piling 10 loads of wood in the basement. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/ Niven that we accept H.Sargent’s tender for NorthWest Van Route at $2.00 per day, providing the Secretary thinks his horses are fit and he has feed. Carried
  • M/S  Stevenson/Richardson that we accept N. Mooney tender of North Van Route at $1.25 per day. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Niven that the seats and desks in the high school room be fastened to floor as requested by Mr Hodgkinson.
  • M/S Richardson/Niven that the Chairman and Secretary get the supply of coal for the coming year. Carried
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee meeting held in School November 16, 1936

  • Present: Richardson, Stevenson, Munro and Mooney.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Mooney that the Grade VII be transferred to the Primary Room after the New Year, as suggested by Mr Beveridge. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that the school books be re-audited for 1935/36 as there is a certainty of some mistake in the last Audit.
  • M/S  Richardson/Mooney that the Secretary Treasurer write the Great West Life regarding school debentures, assuring them that no further payment will be made to the holders of the other debentures until they have received a pro-rato payment. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that Secretary be empowered to pay any small bills outstanding.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that the Secretary be instructed to post notices for the calling of a ratepayers meeting for the purpose of appointing a trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mrs Niven. Meeting to be called November 26. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson that we order half a car (16 ton) of Newcastle Coal immediately, providing the B.A. will do so with old account unpaid at present. Carried
  • Richardson moved to adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee meeting held in School Nov 18, 1936

  • Present: Richardson, Stevenson, Munro, & Mooney.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted . Carried
  • JP Richardson reported that the books had been audited correctly.
  • The Secretary reported having received a letter from the Municipality asking for a representation to attend a meeting of the School Boards at Reston on Friday November 20th at 2 o’clock.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that the Secretary and Chairman attend the meeting at Reston and any of the rest of the Board that are able to go. Carried
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held in Store December 21, 1936

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that the Secretary consult the Municipality re order to J.G. Cochrane on van account , assigning money over to Mrs Frame, before signing same. Carried
  • M/S Stevenson/Cameron that school re-open on Monday January 4, 1937. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Cameron that Secretary write holders of debentures stating we are unable to make any payment either on Interest or Principal at this time. Carried
  • Richardson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

1937

Trustee Meeting held in School January 20, 1937

Present: Munro, Richardson, Cameron, Mooney

  • M/S   Richardson/Cameron  that Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S   Richardson/Mooney that Secretary write Mrs D Smith of Nanton a letter of condolence in the death of Mr Smith. [Transcriber’s note. The David and Elizabeth (Birkett) Smith family left Woodnorth in 1928, moving to Nanton, Alberta, where David died on January 19, 1937. He served on the Woodnorth School Board in the early 1920s.]
  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson  The By-law #12 for borrowing of money at Canadian Bank of Commerce at Virden, be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Mooney that levy for 1937 be completed and forwarded to Municipality. Carried
  • Richardson moves to adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

 

Trustee Meeting held in School February 18, 1937

  • Present: Donald Munro, George Stevenson, Donald Cameron, JP Richardson.
  • M/S  Cameron/Stevenson that the Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  that the Inspector’s Report be placed on file as satisfactory.
  • M/S  that Geo Stevenson be the delegate to Trustee Convention in Winnipeg and that D Cameron be alternate.
  • M/S  that the Secretary issue cheque for $20 to the delegate for expenses.
  • Moved by Richardson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

 

School Meeting held in School May 3, 1937

Present: Munro, Cameron, Stevenson, Richardson, Mooney.

  • M/S/  Cameron/Stevenson that Minutes of last Meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson that we ask Dept of Education for special grant to carry on the operation of school. Carried
  • M/S  Stevenson/Cameron that we ask parents if they wish children to attend Coronation celebration in Virden.
  • M/S  that we call for tenders for moving and fixing outside toilets and repairing the fence. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson that Secretary order posts and lumber for repairs. Carried
  • G. Stevenson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

School meeting held in School June 3, 1937

Present: Munro, Cameron, Richardson, Mooney.

  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that Ian Cameron’s tender for moving and repairing toilets and fences for $15 be accepted. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson  that this School Board accept Order-in-Council no.648/37, proposing reduction in taxes owing to schools by Pipestone Municipality. Carried
  • M/S  Mooney/Richadson that Ian Cameron be paid $2 for painting outside toilets. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that we ask Miss D Shoemaker to stay another term and that we offer her a raise of $5 a month in salary. And that she be asked to double her energy towards to discipline. Carried
  • M/S  that in view of the fact it is the unanimous decision of the Trustees that Mr. Hodgkinson is not satisfactory as a teacher in discipline , Community work and athletics that we make a change this next term. Carried
  • Cameron that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held at Mr G. Stevenson’s June 24, 1937

Present: Stevenson, Munro, Richardson, Cameron, Mooney

  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson  that the Secretary be instructed to look into the matter as to number of pupils for High School for next term and if possible apply for teacher for High School and that Secretary get in touch with Inspector in connection with same. That we pay a salary of $750 per year.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Cameron that we hold Annual School & Community Picnic on June 29th and school give donation of $10 towards same. That all Trustees act on executive in handling sports, etc. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that Secretary be instructed to pay salaries and other immediate accounts as far as money obtainable will go. Carried
  • Stevenson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held at home of G.Stevenson on July 13, 1937

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Cameron / Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that John Matthewson be appointed Trustee Auditor. Carried
  • Richardson/Stevenson  That Secretaty be instructed to advertise in Virden Advance for tenders for decorating and painting the interior and exterior of the school also repairing the ceiling of one room. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Richardson that we ask H. Sargent for 10 loads of wood to be delivered to school premises. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that Secretary and Chairman be a Committee to interview Mr White of Oak River, Mr White being a teacher who made personal application in 1936. In the event of not procuring Mr White the Committee then advertise for teacher. Carried
  • M/S  Cameron/Stevenson that the Secretary interview P. Johnson regarding care taking of the school for coming term but not do anything definite in engaging Mrs Johnson until next Board Meeting. Carried
  • The Secretary reported having received a special grant of $200 from Dept of Education.
  • M/S  Richardson / Cameron that the Secretary be instructed to purchase new flag for the school also get in touch with Municipal telephone regarding pole for flag.
  • The Secretary read application from Miss H.B. Herkes re High School teacher but the Board felt that Miss Herkes was not satisfactory.
  • Cameron that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

 

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held in School July 30, 1937

Present: JP Richardson, G Stevenson, D Munro, GA Mooney, D Cameron.

  • M/S  Stevenson/ Richardson that the Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S Mooney/Cameron  that this Board accept the application of Mr Chas W.H. Griggs of Griswold at a salary of $750.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that the Board accept the tender of Harmon & Walker of Virden for the cleaning & painting of school for sum of $160 providing he will also stain shingles for an additional sum of $60 or less.
  • M/S Cameron/Mooney  that the color scheme of school be done in same colours as before. The shingle stain to be green
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that school re-open on the 24th of August.
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that the transportation be discussed at the next Board Meeting and that Mr Jas. Cochrane be asked to be present.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Cameron that this Board feel Van Insurance should be carried and the Secretary be instructed to place same when contracts are let. Carried.
  • D. Cameron that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Munro, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustee meeting held in School August 4, 1937

  • All Trustees present including the new member Mr E Andrus. D Munro in the Chair.
  • M/S  Cameron/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Cameron that we accept the proposition of J.G. Cochrane for driving van for motor period of 1937/38 at the sum of $4 per day or $4.50 per day if necessary to make the trip on South route. That $1.50 be paid in cash and $2.50 on tax arrears or $2 in cash and $2.50 on tax arrears in either case and that the Board would ask Mr Cochrane to comply with regulations and make vehicle a little more comfortable. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that DD Cameron be appointed Chairman of the Board for the coming year. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Mooney that this Board extend a hearty vote of thanks and appreciation to Mr D Munro for his services on the Board.
  • M/S  Stevenso/Andrus that the Board re-engage Mr Johnson for the care taking of the school at $130 for the year with extra for cleaning toilets. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that GA Mooney be Secretary Treasurer for the coming year at a salary of $50 for the year. Carried
  • Walker & Harmon agreed to stain the roof of the school for $50 providing it can be done with 16 gallons of stain. Any over that will be paid for by the school.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that the Chairman and Secretary treasurer be empowered to sign all cheques and notes and do all business with Canadian Bank of Commerce Virden. Carried
  • Stevenson that do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held August 16, 1937

  • All Trustees present with DD Cameron in the Chair.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that the Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that we offer old school building to Canadian Farm Loan Board for the sum of $325 (three hundred and twenty-five dollars.). Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson  that we postpone staining of shingles on school until a later date. Carried
  • Andrus that we do now adjourn
  • [signed]  GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

October 4, 1937 Meeting held in School

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that Secretary order car load of Wildfire Coa, the school to take 20 ton and GA Mooney balance of car. Also Secretary pay outstanding coal account as soon as possible.
  • The Board having invited Mr Griggs to the meeting asked him to stress the discipline more, especially outside of school classes.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Richardson that Secretary get particulars of Transportation Insurance from Portage Mutual and compare rates with other company to be considered at next meeting. Carried
  • Stevenson/Andrus  that we advertise for vans for winter transportation on North Route, Northwest Route and South Route.
  • The Secretary instructed to renew insurance with the Portage Mutual.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

October 18, 1937 Meeting held in School

  • Trustees present: EE Andrus, JP Richardson, DD Cameron, GA Mooney.
  • M/S  Andrus/Richardson that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • The correspondence were read and a letter from Mrs Gardiner was discussed re discipline in school.
  • The Secretary reported having purchased set of sleighs at auction sale for $23. The Board approved of this transaction.
  • M/S  Richardson/Mooney that we accept W. Prouten’s tender for South Route at $1.60 per day and that he start immediately. Carried
  • Richardson/Andrus  that L. Lowdon ($2.30) and H. Sargent ($2.75) having tendered for North West Van Route that the tender be given to both parties at $2.50 per day. Lowdon to drive till Xmas or first period and Sargent to drive for equal number of days. Also that North Route be given to Ken Cameron and George Kilford on the same plan at $2 per day, Cameron to drive for first period. Both having tendered by same route at same price.
  • Andrus that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

November 15, 1937  Minutes of meeting held in Hall

  • All Trustees present at meeting with DD Cameron in Chair.
  • Mr Beverage was present at the meeting through an invitation extended to him by the Board to discuss problems pertaining to the High School.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that we ask Council for money to carry on the school.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Mooney that we purchase a load of dry cut wood from H. Sargent at $3.50.
  • The question of efficiency in the high School re Mr Griggs was discussed with Mr Beveridge. It was pointed out the Board felt Mr Griggs had lost confidence of the pupils and that he did not know his work, particularly mathematics and science. Mr Beveridge promised to make a visit on Wednesday of this week and to keep in touch with Mr Griggs and assist him as much as possible. He did not advise a change at this time as teachers are scarce and we might be unable to procure a satisfactory teacher at this time.
  • Richardson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

November 30, 1937 Meeting held in Hardware Store.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus  that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • The matter of efficiency in High School was discussed from all angles.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Richardson that we give Mr Griggs notice that we will no longer require his services. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that in view of the Secretary going to Winnipeg this week that he be asked to go see Dept of Education as to whether they have a teacher which might suit our school. The question of salary left to discretion of Secretary Treasurer. Carried
  • Andrus that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

December 11, 1937 Meeting held in School.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Andrus/Stevenson  That Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • The Secretary report his interview with Mr C.K.Rogers. The Dept suggestion of opening 3rd room was thought by the Board to be the best procedure.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that we engage a new teacher at salary of $75 per month to teach Grade 9-11 and offerMr Griggs $50 per month to teach Gr 6-8. Leaving D. Shoemaker with Grades 1-6 [probably this should be “Grades 1-5”]. Thus having three room school.
  • M/S  that DD Cameron be appointed delegate to Trustees’ Convention and he be paid $20 as expenses.
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus that Secretary be paid $10 toward expense while in Winnipeg with arranging change in teaching staff.
  • Stevenson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

1938

Trustee Meeting held in School Jan 19, 1938

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Richardson that the Secretary be instructed to insure vans as soon as possible, preferably with P.L.P Insurance Co. Carried.
  • M/S  Richardsdon/Mooney the adoption of By-law No. 13 as drawn for 1938 and submit same to Council. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that the following accounts be approved. P. Johnson $13, Chas Griggs $69, D. Shoemaker $46, W Prouten $10, L Lowdon $10, R. Cruickshank $2, GA Mooney $10, Christies $10.25, D Cameron $20, Stewart re Sargent $3.50, W Prouten $50.
  • Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Meeting held in School Feb 24, 1938

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/ Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/ Stevenson that we approve of the policies placed on vans with Wawanesa Mutual covering three horse drawn vans and two automobile vans and that premium of $32 be paid. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus that Lowdon drive West van commencing Feb 28th for two weeks.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that in view of shortage of funds that all accounts be withheld for a week and Secretary ask Municipality for money. At that time all outstanding accounts be paid.
  • Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustees meeting held in School May 4, 1938

  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Stevenson/Richardson that all accounts paid by Secretary Treasurer since last meeting be approved. Carried
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that we approach Bank asking that the 1938 borrowing By-law be raised from $1,100 to $1,500. Carried
  • Mr Beverage having called at the school on May 3rd met a delegation of School Board after his visit and suggested that in view of the enrolment not being sufficient for a three room school that we carry on with two rooms in the coming term.
  • Mooney/Stevenson that we close the third room next term and continue with two rooms with 1 to 6 in lower room and 7-11 in senior room. Carried
  • Richardson/Stevenson that we offer Mr Bricker $850 for coming term and Miss D. Shoemaker $600 (1938/39). Carried
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustee meeting held in School May 30, 1938

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Richarson/Andrus that this school do not participate in Field Day but that we have school picnic as in former years. That we ask the teachers to prepare a program for the day.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson  that Secretary write Department asking for special grant to assist in financing the past term and assisting winding up outstanding accounts.
  • M/S Stevenson Mooney that we accept Mr Griggs resignation and the Secretary write a letter of appreciation for services rendered. Carried
  • Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of School Meeting held in Store July 11, 1938

  • Present: DD Cameron, G Stevenson, EE Andrus, JP Richardson.
  • M/S Andrus/ Stevenson that JP Richardson act as Secretary for this meeting. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that W.M.Stewart be appointed rate-payers auditor for the 1937/38 audit. Carried.
  • Stevenson motion to adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

1938/39

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held inSchool July 18, 1938

  • All Trustees present – Mr Stevenson and Mr Cameron being re-elected.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that the Chairman D Cameron and Secretary Treasurer be elected for another year. Carried
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Secretary Treasurer be paid $50 for salary for coming year.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that the Secretary be paid $5 to cover stamps and stationery for 1937/38.
  • M/S Stevenson.Andrus that the Chairman and Secretary be authorized to sign all cheques and necessary documents connected with the school business and do business with Canadian Bank of Commerce. Carried.
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus that we advertise for caretaker for the school. Carried.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson that we advertise for vans for motor period on Route North and South. Carried
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that we grant O.C. Bricker an advance through the Department of $50 as requested by him and by Department. Carried.
  • G Mooney motion to adjourn
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustees meeting held in School August 4, 1938

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that we accept Wm. Prouten’s tender for driving South van route for motor period for $1.60 per day. Carried.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that we accept the tender of Cameron Bros for North-West van route for motor period of 1938-40 at $3.25 per day. Lost
  • M/S  Mooney/Andrus  In view of the Board not being able to reach a decision on tenders as received namely Cameron Bros at $3.25 for two years or $3.50 for one year and J.G. Cochrane at $4.00 per day, that we re-advertise for tenders for this route. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that we accept tender of Thomas Dexter for cleaning and care-taking of school for term 1938/39 at $130.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Mooney that open school on August 29th.
  • Andrus that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Meeting held in Hardware Store August 9, 1938

  • All Trustees present except JP Richardson.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting being adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that we give J.G. Cochrane van on SW route at $3.25 per day with the proviso that he fix up the upholstering in the van and make seats more comfortable. Carried.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.

Meeting held in School August 31, 1938

  • Present: DD Cameron, EE Andrus, GA Mooney.
  • M/S  Mooney/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Andrus/Mooney that the following accounts be paid: Text Book Bureau $18.54; Johnson – 1937/38 care taking $30; Virden Hardware Account $1.95; Sargent Transportation $39; Forsythe re Walking $7.05; Proutens $125.60; Cochrane paid in cash $84, Balance applied on taxes.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held in Hardware September 26, 1938

  • Present: all Trustees except G Stevenson.
  • M/S Andrus/ Richardson that minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that all the Trustees make an effort to attend regional Trustees Convention at Brandon on October 4th and that expenses be allowed for the car.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus  that we endorse action of Secretary in paying order to Text Book Bureau for books for Mr Bricker and the amount $20.35 be deducted from his cheque this month. Carried.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that we furnish Municipality with desired information re statement of overdue liabilities of the School District. Carried.
  • M/S richardson/Andru that GA Mooney be paid in full for transportation owing since 1935 of $70 and also $50 for Secretary salary for 1937/38. Carried.
  • M/S Mooney/Andrus that teachers and caretaker salary be paid. Carried.
  • Andrus moves to adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Meeting held in Store November 8, 1938

  • Present: Cameron, Richardson, Mooney.
  • M/S  Richardson/Mooney that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that the following van routes tenders be accepted: 1. South Route to W Prouten at $1.60 per day. 2. NW route to Sargent & Shoemaker at $2.25 per day. Sargent to have 1st drive.  3. North route to K.Cameron & G. Kilford at $2.00 per day. Kilford to have 1st drive. Carried.
  • M/S Richardson/ Mooney that we issue B.A. cheque for coal account $202.20 being principal only, and in view of this being accepted we order 30 tons of (Briquets) coal at $9.80 per ton. 20 tons to be taken by school balance by GA Mooney, to be paid for by Jan 1st.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustees Meeting held in School December 21, 1938

  • Present: all Trustees.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Minutes of last meeting be adopted.
  • Secretary reported that Briquets had not been purchased as the feeling was after trying these – same would be rather expensive. Secretary report stove size Wildfire was purchased.
  • M/s  Richardson/Stevenson that we instruct Secretary to sign required papers as requested by Bank instructing Municipality to assign all school moneys to Bank. Also if the Bank in future dealings curtail the school’s activities that we appeal to the Municipality & Department of Education for a show down. Carried.
  • M/S Richardson/Mooney that cheques be issued to teachers & care taking and vans. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that a cheque for $10 further be issued to P Johnson as settlement in full for extra work with third room in last term. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson that Richardson be delegated Trustees’ Convention & we allow $20 for expenses. Carried.
  • Stevenson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

1939

Trustees meeting held in School January 17, 1939.

  • All trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus  that By-law No. 14 be passed authorizing the Chariman and Secretary to borrow from Canadian Bank of commerce up to $1200. Carried.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that we pass estimates as set forth in statement to Municipality, a copy of same to be kept on file. Carried.
  • The delegate to Trustees Convention gave a very thorough outline of the convention.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that Chairman & Secretary-Treasurer write the Department regarding the financial position of the district as suggested to Mr Richardson by Mr. CK Rogers.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson that Mr Cameron and Mr Richardson and school staff be a Committee to arrange a program fitting in observance of Educational Week. Carried.
  • Mooney that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustees meeting held in School March 3, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that Secretary write Department asking them to confirm any correspondence with Mrs Koch or Mr Somolinski regarding transportation.
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus  that the following accounts be paid: B.A. Coal account, Christies School Supplies, Teachers’ salary/month, Richardson Convention expenses, Hauling coal expense, Trans. Ins. Water.
  • Correspondence was read from Mr Lowdon re attitude of Mr Bricker. This matter was discussed with Mr Bricker and the Secretary instructed to write mr Lowdon that this matter will be taken care of.
  • Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustee meeting held in school April 19, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted.
  • M/S  Richardson/Stevenson that the Board meet with Mrs Koch and Mr Somolinski on Mon April 24th at 8pm re transportation on existing van route. Carried.
  • M/S  Richardson/Andrus that the Board accept the resignation of mr Bricker as submitted. Carried.
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus that the following accounts be paid: All 6 vans $30 each; Taylor $10.75; Store account $95; E.Shoemaker $3.75; Secretary Treasurer $25. Also teachers be paid at end of month less 2% T.R. and care-taking.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson that Mr Andrus and Mr Hill represent the School Board at the official Welcome of their Majesties at Brandon May 24th.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Trustees meeting held in School April 24, 1939.

  • All Trustees present except Mr Andrus.
  • M/S  Richardson/ Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • Mrs Koch and Mr Somolinski waited on the School Board re transportation of children to school.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson that in view of Mrs Koch being non-resident rate-payer and is at this time enjoying the privileges of existing van route, this Board agree that the van go mile farther west to meet Irene Koch in morning only. Carried.
  • Mrs Koch accepted proposition but did not feel the arrangement was satisfactory.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustees meeting held in School on May 17, 1939

  • All Trustees present
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • A letter was received from Mr Lockhart re principal, recommending a Mr Thom and Mr Bolton.
  • M/S  Andrus/Richardson that we advertise in Free Press for Principal for High School to teach Grades VII to XI at a salary of $900 plus sec. grant of $100. Also that we advertise for teacher for Grades I to VI for lower room, applications to be in by June 1st.
  • M/S  Stevenson/ Mooney that the school attend Elkhorn Field Day and Royal Visit. Also the School provide transportation for all in School District to attend.
  • Stevenson that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustees Meeting held at Mooney’s May 31, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • Meeting called to consider applications received for principalship. Secretary had not advertised for teacher for lower room as Miss Shoemaker’s resignation had not been received.
  • Three names were picked namely A Neilson, Mr Thom and Mr Graham. The Secretary phoned Mr Lockhart re these men and Mr Lockhart suggested Mr Graham was a very good man, but perhaps didn’t realize that he was taking a smaller school.
  • M/S Richardson/Andrus that Mr A Neilson now at McAuley be our first choice. Failing to obtain him the Secretary and Chairman interview Mr Graham of Ninette and Mr Thom of Somerset, personally. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that we pay Conroy $10 for transporting children to Elkhorn also gas for other cars as charged at store.
  • Stevenson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Meeting held in Hardware June 26, 1939

  • All present except Mr Andrus.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • The Secretary reported that Mr Neilson had been engaged and contract signed.
  • M/S Stevenson/Richardson that we engage Miss Anne Hall of Morden as teacher of Junior Room at salary of $600.
  • M/S Richardson/Mooney that Thomas Matthewson be Trustee Auditor. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson that we get 10 cords of wood from Sargent at $3 per cord.
  • M/S Richardson/Stevenson that Dexter be paid for extra work in school for fixing flag pole and painting and cleaning toilets. Amount to be arranged between the Secretary with Dexter. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Richardson that Secretary get in touch with Farm Women e School Picnic to be held on Friday afternoon. Also ask teachers to arrange program. School money for races. Carried.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer

1939/40 School Year

First meeting of Trustees held in School July 17, 1939.

  • All Trustees present including the newly elected trustees Mr C. Ritchie and GA Mooney.
  • M/S  Mooney/Ritchie  that JO Richardson be Chairman of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  Andrus/Stevenson that DD Cameron be Chairman of Board for coming year. Carried.
  • M/S  Cameron/Stevenson that GA Mooney be Secretary Treasurer for coming year.
  • Richardson that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee meeting held in School August 7, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Ritchie that the minutes of last meeting be adopted.
  • M/S  Andrus/Ritchie that the Board approve of accounts as paid on Transportation and fire extinguisher.
  • M/S  Ritchie/Mooney that we open School on August 29th.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Ritchie that the Secretary be instructed to advertise for tenders for cleaning and care taking of school. Cleaning to include washing down all walls and ceilings, scrubbing and oiling floors and polishing desks, cleaning basement and cleaning up school grounds.
  • M/S that we ask Tom Dexter to repair cistern and plaster walls.
  • Richie that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held in School August 11, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried.
  • Mr F. Allen waited on the Board asking that the van come for his boy who is now of age to attend school.
  • M/S  that we have van go west 1.5 miles from NW corner of Kilfords and that Allen boy walk half mile to meet van for motor period only. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Andrus that we advertise for tenders for van on North and South Routes, North route to start at Ritchie’s lane in morning via Stevenson, Strachan’s, west to within half mile of F. Allen’s via Lowdon’s, Gardner’s, Mooney’s to Woodnorth. South route from Prouten’s to Woodnorth. Carried.  Tenders close August 18th.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson that we accept tender of T. Dexter for cleaning and care taking of school at $150 for the year. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Ritchie that we pay Sargent $10 on wood.
  • Andrus that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Meeting held August 18, 1939

  • All Trustees present except G Stevenson.
  • M/S  Ritchie/Andrus that we adopt minutes of last meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  Andrus/Ritchie that we accept James Cochrane tender on North route at $3.65 per day for motor period. Carried
  • M/S Mooney/Ritchie that we offer E.Prouten $2.25 per day for South and go to SW corner of Sec 13/9/27 to meet John Lansing children (motor period). Carried
  • Ritchie that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Meeting held in School October 16, 1939

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Andrus/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that following accounts be paid: Portage Insurance $46.85; Transportation- Forsyth’s $38.25; Cochrane $26.50; Dexter $15; Teachers $160.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson  that we call for tenders for 3 Van Routes for non-motor period. Tenders to be in by Monday September 23rd.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that we purchase Manbury pump for toilets. Also sufficient chemicals.
  • Andrus that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

School Meeting held in Store. October 23, 1939

  • All Trustees present except EE Andrus.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Ritchie that we accept J. Sheppard tender for East Van Route from Lansing at $1 per day. That we accept Geo Kilford’s tender at $2.35 per day for West route from Allan’s  That we leave tender for North-West route open till tomorrow night as Sargent is only tender and Board feel his team is unable to stand full winter and we ask H. Shoemaker to share this route at $3 per day.
  • M/S  Mooney/Stevenson Prouten’s have moved within a mile of school that we discontinue route driven by Prouten. Bocleys [?Barclays] to drive selves at fifty cents a day also Lansing drive selves at fifty cents per day for motor period.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson the following accounts be paid when due: Prouten $72, Sargent $20, Teachers’ salaries, Care-taker.
  • Ritchie that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of meeting held in School December 5, 1939

  • All present except Charles Ritchie.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S Stevenson/Mooney that the school close on December 21st for Xmas holiday to re-open on January 3, 1940. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Andrus that school open at 9:30 commencing December 11th.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that GA Mooney be paid $15 for the van supplied by him to the school two years.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson that DD Cameron be delegate to Trustees Convention on Jan 9, 10, 11th. And that we allow $20 expenses.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Andrus that the Secretary pay all accounts outstanding as money is procurable.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

1940

Meeting held in Hardware January 3, 1940.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Minutes of last meeting be adopted. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that the school having received $400 from Municipality that we pay this on the debentures. This being equivalent to one-year interest. To be allocated as follows: Mrs S.M.Mooney $50, Geo Robertson $100, Great West Life $250. Carried.
  • GA Mooney motion to adjourn. Carried.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman

Trustee meeting held in School March 13, 1940.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Andrus/Ritchie that Minutes of last meeting be adopted.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that the Board approve of the estimates for levy as sent to Municipality by Secretary Treasurer.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Secretary pay outstanding accounts as far as finances will warrant. Carried.
  • M/S Mooney/Stevenson that we pay expenses of music for Music Festival. Carried.
  • Mr Cameron gave a report of Trustee Convention.
  • C Ritchie motion to adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held in School May 2, 1940

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Woodnorth School attend Field Day in Virden as a body on May 31st.
  • M/S Andrus/Mooney that we purchase piano from H. Finlay at $50 for the school. Carried.
  • It was arranged to close school Monday May 6th and teachers and children to attend Music Festival.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that we do not accept order of Canadian Bank of Commerce from Jas. G. Cochrane for all monies earned and to be earned. The Secretary to see Cochrane also Mr. Caw in connection with same as we feel monies to be earned should be retained for operation fo Van. Carried.
  • Andrus that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Meeting held in School on may 29, 1940.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that Chairman and Secretary Treasurer be a Committee to arrange for transportation to Virden Field Day. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that we ask Mr Neilson and Miss Hall to remain for another year at the same salary namely $1,000 and $600, respectively. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that the Secretary Treasurer be instructed to write the Department of Education for a special grant to pay teachers salaries of three months amounting to $480.
  • Mooney that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

School Board meeting held in School June 24, 1940.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Ritchie that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • The Secretary Treasurer reported that he had made request to Dept re special grant but had not yet received reply since sending in financial statement.
  • M/S Andrus/Ritchie that we ratify action taken by Secretary Treasurer in connection with request to Dept re special grant.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that we hold School Picnic on June 26th and Board pay for races up to $10.
  • M/S Mooney/Andrus that School close for this term on June 26th having 200 days in at that time.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Chariman & Secretary Treasurer arrange for finances and if possible borrow money from Bank and pay all outstanding accounts. Carried.
  • Ritchie that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of Meeting held in School July 9, 1940.

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Ritchie/Andrus that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S  Mooney/Ritchie that the Secretary write Hon Ivan Schultz a letter of appreciation for the consideration given this District by forwarding special grant of $280.
  • M/S Stevenson/Andrus that Thomas Matthewson be appointed Trustees’ Auditor for 1940. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that we authorize the Secretary to pay all outstanding accounts upon receipt of special grant from Department and that the School absorb note of J.G. Cochrane if satisfactory to Bank. Carried.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.

1940/41

Minutes of School Board held in School July 15, 1940 following Annual Meeting.

  • All Trustees present including new Trustee H. Finlay.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that DD Cameron be Chairman for coming year.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that GA Mooney be Secretary Treasurer for coming year at salary of $50.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that the Secretary Treasurer be allowed $5 for stamps and stationery for the past year.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that the Secretary Treasurer advertise for cleaning and care taking of School.
  • Finlay that we adjourn.
  • [signed] Donald Cameron, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer

Trustee Meeting held in School  August 5, 1940.

  • All Trustees present except G Stevenson.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • There were two tenders received for cleaning and care taking. – P Johnson for $140 and Mrs T. Dexter for $200.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that we engage P. Johnson as caretaker for coming term at $140 for the term, cleaning to be completed by August 20th.
  • Correspondence was received from Land Titles Office in Virden re School land and Memorial Park. As there had been no title issued for these properties the matter was taken up with the Land Titles Office by the Chairman and Secretary Treasurer. A lawyer was also consulted and permission received from the Dept for the School District to take title to all this property.
  • M/S Mooney/ Ritchie that this Board go on record as approving the actions of the School Boards in previous years in buying the School lands of two acres also in purchasing of 10.36 acres adjoining school land for Memorial Park. Also that the Secretary Treasurer instruct our lawyer M.J.Pritchard to proceed with acquiring title to this land in one parcel.
  • M/S Finlay/Mooney that we open School for Fall term on August 27th and Secretary Treasurer notify the teachers to that effect.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that the Secretary pay account owing Christies of $29.39. Carried.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.

School Board meeting held in School August 24, 1940

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • Correspondence was read from the Municipality re finance, urging the School Board to try and impress the ratepayers the necessity of paying a years taxes in order to keep the school s open.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that we engage James Cochrane for motor period at $3.45 per day. Carried.
  • Ritchie that we adjourn.

Board Meeting held in School November 19, 1940

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Mooney that tenders for winter vans be accepted as follows: Route 1 – G. Kilford at $2 per day; 2. W. Kilford at $3 per day.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that we adopt Minutes of last meeting. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that outstanding accounts be paid and James Cochrane be paid $100 on account.
  • Mr Neilson attended meeting and matter of discipline was discussed and conditions in lower room.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.

Board meeting held in School December 19, 1940

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Ritchie/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Mooney that whereas the property adjacent to Woodnorth School known as Woodnorth Memorial Park is now being used as playground in connection with the school that we ask District Registrar to issue title in name of School District.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that School close or Xmas holiday on December 20, 1940 and re-open Jan 6, 1941.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that the following accounts be paid.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer.

1941

Minutes of Meeting held in School January 18, 1941.

  • Present: Ritchie, Cameron, Finlay, Mooney.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.

Minutes of Meeting held in School April 10, 1941

  • All Trustees present except G Stevenson.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Finlay that we rent school residence to Municipality for $5 per month. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Mooney that the winter van drivers be paid in full. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Ritchie that the following amounts be paid on Debentures: Great West Life $200, G Robertson $100, S.M. Mooney $50. Carried
  • Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  Charles Ritchie, Chairman

Minutes of Meeting held at home of GA Mooney May 1, 1941

  • Present: C Ritchie, G Stevenson, H Finlay, GA Mooney. Inspector Brown was also present at the meeting.
  • Due to the sudden death of Mr DD Cameron, Chairman, who served long and faithfully so many years, it was necessary to appoint a Chairman to act till the end of the term.
  • M/S G Stevenson/H Finlay that Mr C. Ritchie be Chairman for balance of term.
  • Inspector Brown then reported on the condition of the school and staff. Mr Brown felt that due to lack of experience Miss Hall was incapable of handling a school of this size and suggested a change should be made. Mr Brown spoke very well of Mr Neilson, felt he was doing good work.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that we adopt Minutes of last meeting. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Mooney that the Board will carry on with four Trustees until the end of term.
  • The Secretary not having paid Debentures it was decided to leave this to end of term and see what funds are on hand. Carried
  • Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  Charles Ritchie, Chairman

Minutes of Meeting held in School May 19, 1941

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Mooney that we accept the resignation of Mr Neilson and Miss Hall. And the Secretary be instructed to advertise for teachers in Daily Free Press, 3 issues and one in Weekly. Carried
  • It was decided that the School attend Field Say at Virden this year on May 30th.
  • M/S  Finlay/Stevenson that we put up boards for eaves on school residences fo Mrs Burrill also Yale locks on both doors. And that we ask T. Dexter to do work. Carried.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that outstanding accounts be paid.
  • Finlay that we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  Charles Ritchie, Chairman

Minutes of  Meeting held June 18, 1941

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that the Board approve of the choice of Chairman and Secretary of Mr Earl Calverly as Principal at $1000 and Miss Kay Townsend a junior teacher at $650 on the June 12th.
  • M/S  Stevenson/Finlay that the Secretary be paid in full for salary balance of $25 & stamps & stationery $5 & long-distance phone calls. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that Mrs S.M. Mooney be paid $50 on account of debentures and arrangements be made at a later date for payment on other outstanding debentures. Carried.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that outstanding accounts be paid.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  Charles Ritchie, Chairman

Meeting held in School July 15, 1941

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S Finlay/Stevenson  Mr Calverley and Miss Townsend having not accepted that we engage Miss Kay Smith and Secretary & Chairman arrange through Mr Brown for a Principal.
  • M/S  GA Mooney/G Stevenson that $100 be paid George Robertson & $200 to Great West Life on account of debentures.
  • M/S Finlay/ Stevenson that JP Richardson be Trustees’ Auditor.
  • GA Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  Charles Ritchie, Chairman

1941/42

First Meeting of Board held in School July 21, 1941

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S Stevenson/Munro that Minutes of las meeting be adopted. Carried.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that H. Finlay be Chairman of the Board for the coming year. Carried
  • M/S Munro/Finlay that GA Mooney be Secretary Treasurer for coming year at salary of $50.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that the Secretary advertise for care taking and cleaning of school, tender to close August 1, 1941.
  • It was suggested the Secretary get prices on coal with a view of laying in winter supply early.
  • M/S  Munro/Mooney that School re-open for the Fall term on August 26, 1941.
  • M/S Ritchie/Munro that we advertise for tenders for van driver for motor period 1941/42. That we advertise for two routes, No.! Starting at Sargents via Mooneys to Woodnorth , No. 2 starting at F Allens’via Stevensons to Woodnorth. Tenders to close August 1, 1941.
  • Trustees took the Oath as required by the Public School Act.
  • GA Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  H. Finlay, Chairman

Minutes of meeting held in School October 23, 1941

  • All Trustees present.
  • M/S  Mooney/Ritchie that Minutes of last meeting be approved.
  • M/S Munro/Stevenson that we approve of and accept P. Johnson’s tender for care taking at $140 per year.
  • There being no tenders for driving summer vann Mr Cochrane agreed to continue with van at same price.
  • The teachers attended the meeting as general school matters were discussed. It was decided that the Chemistry equipment be moved into the teachers’ room. Also that the school buy $5 of War Saving Stamps for the teachers to sell to the children.
  • M/S Ritchie/Stevenson that we hire T. Dexter to decorate residence for Mrs Burrill.
  • M/S Ritchie/Munro that following accounts be paid: Coal $243.10, Salaries, Priestly for hauling coal $9.10, Cochrane sawing wood $2, Taylor Lumber for roads $2.05, Insurance $44.10.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,

Minutes of Meeting held at Finlay’s November 3, 1941

  • All Trustees present except G. Stevenson.
  • M/S Munro/Ritchie that we adopt Minutes of last meeting.
  • M/S Mooney/Ritchie that the Secretary write H. Sinkew requesting that he pay $10 per person for transportation of children during winter months.
  • M/S Ritchie/Munro that the following tenders be accepted for winter vans: Geo Kilford (Route 1) be asked to accept $2.50 instead of $2.75 as tendered. H Shoemaker (Route 2) at $3 per day.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  H. Finlay, Chairman

Minutes of Trustee Meeting held in School December 2, 1941

  • All Trustees present except G. Stevenson.
  • M/S Ritchie/Munro that Minutes of last meeting be adopted .
  • M/S Ritchie/Munro that we pay outstanding accounts including salaries, also James Cochrane for transportation to date and that $229.59 be paid Great West Life, $29.59 as final payment on 1934 debenture & $200 on account.
  • Mooney that we adjourn.
  • [signed] GA Mooney, Secretary-Treasurer,  H. Finlay, Chairman

 

December 2 continued & Dec 17, 1935 & Jan 23, 1936

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January 23 continued & April 6 and June 16, 1936

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June 16 continued & July 2, 1936

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July 13, 1936

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August 5, 1936

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August 5, 1936 continued

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August 14, 1936

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August 28, 1936

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October 14, 1936

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November 16, 1936

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Nov 16 continued and November 18, 1936.

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December 21, 1936 and January 20 1937.

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January 30 continued and February 18, 1937.

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May 3, 1937

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June 3, 1937

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June 24, 1937

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July 13, 1937

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July 13, 1937 continued

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July 30, 1937

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August 4, 1937

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August 4, 1937 continued

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August 16, 1937

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MINUTE BOOK #2

Inside front cover:

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For some reason the Minutes of the meetings of August 4, and 16, 1937 have been re-copied into the front of the new Minute book so they are repeated below. From page #6 through # ? the even numbered pages in the book were left blank, perhaps a choice made by the current Secretary Treasurer. It does make the Minutes easier to follow than in the first book which was not paged and where often not even one line was left blank between meetings.

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CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO TO THE NEXT SECTION OF THE MINUTES:

WOODNORTH (Manitoba) Consolidated SCHOOL #1533 BOARD MINUTES 1942 to 1947