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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83

(3.) Property of Boards

(3.) Property of Boards.

Property acquired under repealed Acts or Ordinances to vest in Boards constituted by this Act.

25. All real and personal property immediately before the coming into operation of this Act vested in, belonging to, or under the control of the Education Board of any district constituted by any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed or otherwise, for educational purposes, shall, on the coming into operation of this Act, be vested in the Education Board of such district constituted under this Act, to be held by it for the purposes of this Act within such district.

Provision in respect of new districts.

Where a new district is constituted under this Act, all such property within or held in trust for educational purposes for such new district which was formerly vested in the Board of the original district shall, upon the thirty-first day of March next, vest in the Board of the new district.

Where the limits of a district as existing immediately before the coming into operation of this Act have been altered hereby, all such property within such altered limits shall, on the thirty, first day of March, vest in the Board of the district where such property is situate. Nothing in this section contained shall extend or apply to reserves for educational purposes which by or under any law or authority have been set apart as endowments for educational purposes in any district, but all such endowments shall in any of the eases hereinbefore provided for be dealt with in the manner provided by "The Education Reserves Act, 1877."

Moneys payable to former Boards to be paid to new Boards.

26. All persons who immediately before the coming into operation of this Act owe or are liable or compellable to pay any money to the Education Board of any district constituted under any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed, or to any other person on behalf of such Education Board, shall immediately on the coming into operation of this Act be deemed to owe and shall be liable and compellable to pay the same to the Education Board of such district constituted under this Act.
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27. All moneys which, by reason of any contract entered into

Debts due to or owing by former Boards to bo paid by or recovered from new Boards.

under the provisions of any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed at or immediately before the coming into operation of this Act, were due or owing by or recoverable from the Education Board of any district constituted under any Act repealed hereby, or by any other person on behalf of such Board, shall on the coming into operation of this Act be paid by or be recoverable from the Education Board of such district constituted under this Act.
28. All contracts, agreements, and securities before the coming

Contracts entered into under repealed Acts or Ordinances, by whom to be performed.

into operation of this Act entered into or made under any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed with or in favour of or by the Education Board of any district constituted by any such Act, or with or in favour of or by the Superintendent of the province formerly comprising such district, and which immediately before the coming into operation of this Act were in force, shall at the coming into operation of this Act take effect and be proceeded on and enforced as near as circumstances will admit in favour of by and against, and with reference to, the Board of such district constituted under this Act.
29. Where a new district has been constituted by this Act,

Provision for apportioning debts and liabilities between old and now Boards.

or where the limits of a district as existing immediately before the passing of this Act have been altered hereby, the Boards of the respective districts may agree what moneys, debts and liabilities, contracts and securities, or what proportions thereof, shall belong and attach to each such Board; and if they cannot so agree before the first day of May next, the Minister shall, upon the application of either of such Boards, make an inquiry into the circumstances, and make an award as to the several matters mentioned in this and the last two preceding sections.

Every award of the Minister made in respect of any one or more of such matters shall be final and conclusive on the several Boards interested therein.