The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83
[28th May, 1878.]
[28th May, 1878.]
1. The head-teacher of each school shall keep a register of attendance in a form which shall be furnished by the Minister of Education; and all the teachers in the school shall assist in making up weekly and quarterly summaries of attendance.
2. The attendance of the scholars in each school shall be registered every morning and every afternoon at a convenient time within the school hours.
3. The average daily attendance shall be ascertained by dividing the total number of morning and afternoon attendances taken together by the total number of times (morning and afternoon reckoned separately) that the school has been opened during the period for which the computation is made. The school shall be held to be open if any child be present before the first half-hour of the school time has passed. But, in order that the capitation allowance may not be unduly affected by bad weather, epidemics, or any unusual occurrence, a second computation of average shall be made, by throwing out of account the mornings and the afternoons on which the attendance was less than one-half of the number of children then belonging to the school; and the payments to Boards under "The Education Act, 1877," shall be based upon the second computation.
4. The Chairman of every School Committee shall, as soon as possible after the end of each quarter, cause to be transmitted to the Education Board of the district a return exhibiting, in the form hereinafter prescribed, the state of the school roll and of the attendance for such quarter.
5. The Education Board of each district shall cause to be made and transmitted to the Secretary to the Department of Education, at as early a date as possible in each quarter, a summary statement of the attendance returns received from the Committees for the preceding quarter.
6. The form of quarterly return of attendance from each school shall be as follows:—