REMISSION OF SCHOOL FEES.
[To ma EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.")
SIE,—It seems to be taken for granted that by the repeal of the 25th Clause of the Education Act of 1870, in addition to the 'enactment of the 14th Clause of the new Act, the remitting of school fees is entirely transferred in rural districts from the School Board to the Guardians. But I shall be glad if you or any of your readers can explain why, if it was necessary, for this 'object, to repeal the 25th Clause of the Act of 1870, it was not also considered necessary, for the same object, to repeal the 17th Clause of that Act, which provides that "the School Board may from time to time, for a renewable period not exceeding six months, remit the whole or any part of the fee in the case of any child, when they are of opinion that the parent of such child is nimble from poverty to pay the same." The 25th Clause of the Ant of 1870 was merely a repetition of the 17th Clause, with the addition that "no such payment shall be made or refused on the condition of the child attending any public elementary school other than such as may be selected by the parent."—I am, Sir, &e.,
A SCHOOL-BOARD CHAIRMAN.