HC Deb 20 July 1882 vol 272 cc1076-7

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether his attention has been called to a new form of Agreement, which the School Board of Rosskeen, in the county of Ross, is compelling its teachers to sign, under pain of dismissal; and, if so, if he could state whether that Agreement prescribes, as part of the payment of teachers, such fees as they themselves may collect, the Board being, under no circumstances, liable to make good arrears of fees not collected by teachers; whether such contract is in conflict with the provisions of section fifty-three of the Education (Scotland) Act; whether the Agreement proposes to enforce on the teacher's collecting, as part of his emoluments, "such fire-money and other extras as the Board may authorise;" and, whether it is legal to impose such charges or compel the teacher to collect them?


Yes, Sir; my attention has been called to the form of agreement adopted by the School Board of Rosskeen, and I find it opposed in certain particulars to the Education Act and to the regulations of the Scotch Education Department. I have communicated with the School Board on the subject.