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School Rules


Rules for Students:

1. Respect your schoolmaster. Obey him and accept his punishments.

2. Do not call your classmates names or fight with them. Love and help each other.

3. Never make noises or disturb your neighbours at work.

4. Be silent during classes. Do not talk unless it is absolutely necessary.

5. Do not leave your seat without permission.

6. No more than one student at a time may go to the washroom.

7. At the end of class, wash your hands and face. Wash your feet if they are bare.

8. Bring firewood into the classroom for the stove whenever the teacher tells you.

9. Go quietly in and out of the classroom.

10. If the master calls your name after class, straighten the benches and tables. Sweep the room, dust, and leave everything tidy.

Rules for Teachers:

1. Teachers will fill the lamps and clean the chimney every day.

2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and scuttle of coal for the day's session.

3. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.

4. After ten hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.

5. Women teachers who marry or engage in improper conduct will be dismissed.

6. Every teacher should lay aside from each day's pay a goodly sum of his earnings. He should use his savings during retirement years so that he will not become a burden on society.

7. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, visits pool halls, or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop, will give good reasons for people to suspect his worth, intentions, and honesty.

8. The teacher who performs his labour faithfully without fault for five years will be given an increase of 25 cents per week in his pay.