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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
MINISTER OF EDUCATION:
C. R. Mitchell, Esq., B.A., B.C.L., M.P.P
DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION:
D. S. MacKenzie, Esq.
W. W. Gould, Chief Clerk.
S. R. Tompkins, A. Scoffield, M. M. O'Brien, N. Charlton, W. J. Bernie-Browne,
Miss M. L. Grant, Miss E. Christie, Mrs. E. Menzies,
Miss L. C. Mackenzie, Miss O. Touchbourne.
E. W. Coffin, B.A., Ph.D., Principal. W. G. Carpenter, B.A. J. E. Loucks," B.A.
DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION
HON. C. R. MITCHELL, Esq., B.A., B.C.L., M.P.P.,
Minister of Education.
SIR, I have the honour to submit herewith the sixth annual report of the Department of Education for the Province of Alberta, including statistics and special reports for the year 1911.
The expansion to which attention was called in our last report has been maintained throughout the past year. New school districts organized during 1911 numbered 283 as against 251 in 1910 and 180 in 1909. These by no means account for the great increase in the number of school rooms occupied or in the number of teachers employed. Thus we find that while the number of school districts receiving grants for the year increased by 197 the number of rooms with respect to which grants were paid increased by 292. This would indicate that the graded schools of the province found it necessary during the year to add approximately 100 teachers to their teaching staffs.
School organization for the year affords a very good indication that development has been very general throughout the province. This may be seen by examining the list of new districts which appears among the statistics. It is estimated that over 4,500 square miles were brought under the educational system of the province during the year.
The amount of debentures authorized for school buildings and equipment during 1911 was $1,524,707, as against $1,027,892 in 1910, and $978,550 in 1909.
It may be interesting to compare the figures of 1911 and those of 1906 with respect to a few items as an indication of the progress that has been made during the past five years:
The revenue required for the maintenance of a school is derived chiefly from two sources, government grants and local taxation. In rural districts the taxes are based upon acreage, the maximum being 10 cents per acre. The school grants are statutory, and in order to indicate clearly the basis upon which these grants are paid I beg to quote from The School Grants Ordinance as follows: