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144,   LAWS OF ONTARIO

school law in 1919 by the provision for the establishment of consolidated schools by agreement among different school sections and village school boards. Several of these schools have been established, and while the idea is still a comparatively new one, consolidated schools may already be said to have largely justiif ed the expectations of those who were instrumental in bringing about the change. The consolidated school gives to the rural districts the advantages of an urban public school. It reduces the expense and increases the efficiency of the school system, and makes generally for better conditions both for the teachers and scholars. Consolidated schools are managed by a board of trustees elected by ballot and consisting of five members, retiring in rotation so as to preserve some continuity of policy and administration. Consolidated schools are public schools and entitled to share in the provincial and county grants in the same manner as ordinary public schools. For the purpose of enabling pupils to attend these schools while living at a distance arrangements can be made for aid to be granted out of the provincial appropriation to


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