School Inspection

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As I’ve never had the pleasure of conducting a modern review of a school, I can only assume that the process is much more detailed now.  We have standardized tests to examine student achievement, teams of custodians to monitor school cleanliness, and multitudes of systems (e.g., electrical, plumbing, HVAC) to maintain.

In 1895, the inspector visited a school in North Marysburgh and determined: the floors were a little dirty, the school needed a map, and the closets needed attention.  The rest was satisfactory.

The cost for a map was $3.75.

It’s difficult to believe that a school inspection was that easy (and a large wall map was that inexpensive).

Community Exhibits Display

Recently, the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives was given the opportunity to put up a display in the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Our display was part of the Community Exhibits Program, which allows Ontario organizations to showcase some highlights of their organizations.  Our display used some educational artefacts and illustrated who we are as an organization.  Our Member of Provincial Parliament will be notified of our display and some professional photographs will be taken.

If you are near Queen’s Park between now and late November, stop by and take a look at our interesting display!

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