Fonds - Nanaimo Board of School Trustees fonds

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Nanaimo Board of School Trustees fonds

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  • 1893-1925 (Creation)
    Nanaimo (B.C.). Board of School Trustees

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9 cm of textual records

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In 1884, the provincial government created four City School Districts including the Nanaimo School District. The City Council was responsible for the regulation of School Board elections, and assisted in the management of its finances, including the annual audit. Other City records document the work of the School Board: Council minutes, City Clerk's correspondence, bylaws, assessment rolls, sinking fund accounts, and the audited financial statements. In 1946, recommendations of the Cameron Report were implemented in the Public Schools Amendment Act, and School District No.68 (Nanaimo) was created.

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The records are in the legal custody of the City of Nanaimo because Samuel Gough, City Clerk, was Secretary of the School Board from 1893 until his death in 1925. In 1992, the records were transferred to the Nanaimo Community Archives.

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Fonds consists of records which document the functions and activities of the School Trustees. The fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Letterbooks; 2) Correspondence and 3) Cashbook.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-63

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