Rules For Teachers

Rules for teachers 1879

 1. teachers each day will fill lamps, clear chimneys before beginning work

2. each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the days session

3.Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the children

4. Men teachers may take one evening a week for courting purposes or two evenings to attend church regularly

5. After 10 hours in school you may spend the remaining time reading the bible or other good books

 6. women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed

7. every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society

8. any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool and public halls or gets shaved in barbers shop, will give reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty

Rules for Women Teachers 1915

1. you will not marry during the term of contract

2. you will not keep company with men

 3. you must be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am unless attending a school function

4. you may not loiter downtown in icecream parlours

5. you may not travel outside of the city limits without permission of the chairman of the board

6. you may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother

7. you may not smoke cigarettes

8. you may not dress in bright colours

9. you may under no circumstance dye your hair

10. you must wear at least two petticoats and your dresses must not be any shorter than two inches above the ankles

11. to keep the school room clean you must sweep the floor at least once daily, scrub the floor with hot soapy water at least once a week, clean the blackboard once a day and start the fire at 7am so that the room is warm when the children arrive.

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I still abide by all of these!

Of course you do Mrs L!

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