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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83

(3.) Penalties in certain cases

(3.) Penalties in certain cases.

Penalty for non-compliance with order of Justices.

93. In case any parent or guardian, after having been ordered as aforesaid by any two Justices of the Peace to send any child to a public school, neglects to obey such order, or, having obeyed the same for a time, without sufficient cause ceases to do so, such parent or guardian shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings, and the same proceedings may be taken week by week in the case of failure by such parent to comply with the order aforesaid.

In any information or complaint under this Act, whether for recovery of penalties or for orders to send children to school, the allegation that a child is between the ages of seven and thirteen years shall be deemed sufficient primâ facie evidence of the fact until the contrary is proved, and in every case the father and mother or guardian of any child may be witnesses.

Proceedings to be taken under "Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

94. All proceedings for orders to send children to school and for recovery of penalties under this Act may be had and taken in the manner prescribed by "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."
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95. The parts of this Act from section eighty-nine to section

Compulsory clauses, when shall be enforced.

ninety-three, both inclusive, shall only come into force in any school district upon the vote of a majority of the Committee of such district.
96. Any person who shall wilfully disturb any school, or who

Penalty for wilful dis-turbance of school.

shall upbraid, insult, or abuse any teacher in the presence or hearing of the pupils assembled in school, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings.