This Day in History: October 6th, 1911

This Day in History: October 6th, 1911

Principal Made Truant Officer

Prof. Roe Appointed by the Board of Education at Its Meeting Last Night to Look After Scholars–Contractor Mangin Gets Contract for Bells in School.

MILLTOWN, Oct. 6 – The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held at the school last evening with President Conrad Richter and Members Spencer Perry, Balthaser Christ, William Kuhlthau, Jr., H. S. DeHart, George Kuhlthau, George Heyl, and J. M. Brindle present. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.

The board voted to hear parents who attended the meeting, seeking to have their children excused from attending school. Several hearings were conducted and decisions were made.

Rules regarding the use of the telephone in the school were read and adopted. The custodian’s report showed a balance of $2,426.66 on October 5. Prof. Warren A. Roe reported that $37.50 had been collected for the tuition of out-of-town pupils.

Electrical Contractor Mangin, of New Brunswick, was awarded the contract for placing bells in the school following a vote. Prof. Roe was instructed to purchase book racks, which were needed in the school.

The proposition of holding an art exhibit was discussed, but no action was taken. The report of the local medical inspector was read and accepted.

Prof. Roe was appointed as truant officer, with the borough marshals serving as his assistants, who will be paid at the rate of 25 cents an hour while acting in that capacity.

The following bills were ordered paid: Milton Bradley Company.

Meeting Expenses and Adjournment

$26.12: Conrad Richter, $60; J. M. Brindle, $60; American Book Company, $7.36; J. J. Hammett Company, $2.20; Warren A. Roe, $6.25; Conrad Richter, 40c.

The meeting was then adjourned.

In other news, Mrs. Herrmann Fahrenholz, of Woonsocket, R.I., visited with borough friends yesterday.

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