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Elementary Education Act 1900

This Act amended previous Elementary Education Acts in relation to expenses and attendance byelaws.

The printed version of this Act does not have a preliminary page setting out the contents, so I have created it here. The page number in this section (i) is therefore arbitrary.

The text of the Elementary Education Act 1900 was prepared by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 9 June 2019.


Elementary Education Act 1900

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Elementary Education Act 1900

CHAPTER 53


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


1 Calculation of average attendance
2 Power of guardians to contribute to expenses of public elementary school
3 Expenses of blind and deaf children
4 Expenses of children in industrial schools
5 Accounts relating to joint industrial schools
6 Byelaws for compulsory attendance
7 Amendment of 39 & 40 Vict. c. 79 as to standard of attendances
8 Repeal
9 Short title

Schedule - Enactments repealed





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VICTORIA

Elementary Education Act 1900

1900 CHAPTER 53

An Act to amend the Elementary Education Acts 1870 to 1893. [8th August 1900.]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Calculation of average attendance

For the purpose of the fee grant under the Elementary Education Act 1891 (54 & 55 Vict. c. 56), average attendance shall be calculated in accordance with the minutes of the Board of Education in force for the time being in respect to public elementary schools.

2 Power of guardians to contribute to expenses of public elementary school

The board of guardians of any poor law union may contribute towards such of the expenses of providing, enlarging, or maintaining, any public elementary school as are certified by the Board of Education to have been incurred wholly or partly in respect of scholars taught at the school, who are either resident in a workhouse or in an institution to which they have been sent by the guardians from a workhouse, or boarded out by the guardians.

3 Expenses of blind and deaf children

A parish in which there is a school board shall be exempt from contributing to the expenses incurred by any district council acting as a school authority under the Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act 1893 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 42), and where the school authority are an urban district council their expenses as such authority shall be paid out of a fund to be raised in the area for which they are the school authority, in the same manner as the fund out of which their general expenses are payable is raised in the urban district.

4 Expenses of children in industrial schools

(1) Where a child is committed to a certified industrial school, at the instance of a school board or other local authority within the meaning or the Elementary Education Acts 1870 to 1893, the authority may pay the expenses of and incidental to the conveyance of the child to and from the school, and the sending of the child out on licence or bringing back the child on the expiration or revocation of a licence.

(2) Where any such local authority have contributed to the support of a child in an industrial school they may contribute to the ultimate disposal of the child.


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5 Accounts relating to joint industrial schools

Where two or more school boards combine for the establishment of a joint industrial school under a joint body of managers, the enactments relating to the audit of school board accounts shall apply as if the joint body of managers were a school board.

6 Byelaws for compulsory attendance

(1) In section seventy-four of the Elementary Education Act 1870, and in section four of the Elementary Education Act 1880 (which relate to byelaws for the attendance of children at school), fourteen years shall be substituted for thirteen years.

(2) The maximum penalty for the breach of a byelaw requiring the attendance of a child at an elementary school, or of an attendance order made under the Elementary Education Act 1876, shall be twenty shillings, and accordingly twenty shillings shall be substituted for five shillings in section seventy-four of the Elementary Education Act 1870 (33 & 34 Vict. c. 75), and in section twelve of the Elementary Education Act 1876.

(3) The said section seventy-four shall have effect as if the sanction therein referred to were the sanction of the Board of Education instead of the sanction of Her Majesty in Council.

7 Amendment of 39 & 40 Vict. c. 79 as to standard of attendances

In paragraph two of the First Schedule to the Elementary Education Act 1876 (which relates to the standard of previous due attendance at a certified efficient school), three hundred and fifty shall be substituted for two hundred and fifty.

8 Repeal

The Acts mentioned in the schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that schedule.

9 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Elementary Education Act 1900, and may be cited with the Elementary Education Acts 1870 to 1893.

SCHEDULE

Section 8

ENACTMENTS REPEALED

Session and Chapter.Short Title.Extent of Repeal
54 & 55 Vict. c. 56The Elementary Education Act 1891.Section ten, from "and the expression" to the end of the section.
56 & 57 Vict. c. 42.The Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act 1893.Section four, from "and until" to the end of the section.
Section five, from "or where the school authority" to "value of each parish."