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"according to the wants of the districts.” Lowest sum $84 50. Vocal music in one school, in winter.

Ludlow. Money is divided according to the taxes paid. Lowest sum $20 71. Vocal music in two schools.

Monson. One hundred dollars are placed in the hands of the committee "to be distributed to the districts where there is the greatest pecuniary weakness, according to the discretion of the committee." The residue is divided among the districts according to the taxes they pay. Lowest sum $52 75. Vocal music in one school.

MONTGOMERY.—Money is divided according to the taxes paid. What is received from the State is divided equally among the districts. Lowest sum 312 91.

PALMER. Money raised by tax is divided among the districts according to the taxes paid. Income of funds and of the Surplus Revenue, equally among the districts. Lowest sum $51 48.

RUSSELL. Money raised by the town is divided among the districts according to the taxes paid.

SPRINGFIELD. The committee make an estimate annually of the sum needed by the several districts, for the support of their schools. This estimate is presented to the town, which appropriates the sum estimated. The division is made accordingly. Lowest sum $140. Vocal music in six schools.

TOLLAND. Money is divided according to the number of scholars in each district.

WALES. One quarter is divided equally among the districts, and three quarters according to the number of scholars.

WESTFIELD. Money is divided according to the number of scholars in each district. Lowest sum $13 20.

West SPRINGFIELD. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $10 15. Vocal music in a few female schools.

WILBRAHAM. One third is divided equally among the districts, one third according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age, and one third according to valuation. Lowest sum $77 29.

FRANKLIN.

ASHFIELD. One third is divided equally among the districts, and two thirds according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest 833 47.

BERSARDSTON. One half is divided equally among the districts, and ono ball according to the number of persons between 4 and 18 years of age. Lowest sum $63 50. Vocal music in some of the schools “in a small do. gree."

BUCILAND. Money is divided according to the number of persons between 4 and 21 years of age. Lowest sum 914 42.

CHARLEMONT. Money is divided according to the number of persons between 4 and 21 years of age. Lowest sum $20.

COLERAINE. One half is divided according to taxes paid, and one half according to the number of persons between 4 and 18 years of age.

Conway. Twenty-two twenty-ninths are divided according to the number of persons between 5 and 21 years of age; and seven twenty-ninths equally among the districts. Lowest sum $25. Vocal music in two schools.

DEERFIELD. One half is divided among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $33 25.

ERVING. Money raised by tax is given back to the districts. Money received from the State is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $12 56.

GILL. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $44.

GREENFIELD. Two twelfths of the money are placed in the hands of the selectmen and school committee, to be distributed according to the wants of the districts; ten twelfths are divided, one half according to the number of scholars, one half according to taxes paid. Lowest sum $67 78.

Hawley. “Partly by the scholar, partly by property, and allowance is made to small districts." Lowest sum $28 12.

Heath. Money is divided, one half on the scholar and one half on the taxable property, excepting in regard to one district which has the lowest sum, - $30.

LEVERETT. Money is divided, “one half on the scholar and one half on the property.” Lowest sum $19 06.

LEYDEN. Money is divided equally between the school districts,-$60 GO to each.

MONROE. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $15 42.

MONTAGUE. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $43 05.

New Salem. One third is divided equally among the districts; one third according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age; and one third according to the taxes paid. Lowest sum $48 26.

NORTHFIELD. One half is divided according to the taxes paid, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $28.

ORANGE. One third is divided according to the number of scholars, one third according to taxes, and one third equally among the districts. Lowest sum $34 62.

Rowe. Money raised by the town is equally divided among the districts according to the taxes paid. Money received from other sources, according to the number of scholars. Vocal music in three schools.

SHELBURNE. One third is divided according to the number of scholars ; one third equally among the districts, and one third according to taxes paid. Lowest sum $56 87.

SAUTESBURY. One third is divided equally among the districts, and two thirds according to taxes paid. Lowest sum $21 06.

SONDERLAND. Money is divided according to taxes paid, excepting fifty dollars, which are distributed among the smaller districts. Lowest sum $54.

WARWICK. The committee returned no answer.

Wendell. One third according to the number of scholars; one third equally among the districts, and one third according to taxes paid.

WHATELY. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $16. Vocal music in two schools.

BERKSHIRE.

Adams. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $8.

ALFORD. Each district receives what it paid in taxes. Lowest sum $5 60.

Becket. Each district receives what it paid in taxes. Interest of funds and of Surplus Revenue is divided equally among the districts. Vocal music in two schools.

CAESHIRE. Money is divided according to the number of scholars “under the age of 21.” Lowest sum $8 13.

CLARKSBURG. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum 333 94. Vocal music in one school.

Dalton. Each district receives what it paid in taxes. Lowest sum $41 50. Vocal music in one school.

EGREMONT. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $74 90.

Florida. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $12. Vocal music in one school.

GREAT BARRINGTON. Two hundred and fifty of the eleven hundred dollars raised by tax, together with the income from town and State funds, are divided equally among the districts. The remaining eight hundred and fifty dollars are divided among the districts “according to the aggregate attendance in each between the first of May and the first of March.” Lowest sum $19 28.

Hancock. No return from committee.

HinsDALE. One half is divided according to the taxes paid, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $52 68.

LANESBURO'. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $48 38.

LEE. Money is divided according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age, in the districts. Lowest sum $74.

Lexom. Two fifths are divided equally among the districts, and three fifths according to the number of scholars.

Mount WASHINGTON. No return from committee.

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New ASHFORD. Money is divided according to the number of persons between the ages of 4 and 16.

New MARLBOROUGH. Money raised by tax is divided “according to the valuation and the number of polls.” The interest from funds and from the Surplus Revenue, according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $40 96.

Otis. Money raised by tax is divided according to the amount each district has paid. Money received from the State, according to the number of persons between the ages of 4 and 16.

Peru. Money is divided among the districts according to the taxes paid. Lowest sum $32 02.

PITTSFIELD. “A mixed principle is adopted, having reference to property and number of scholars. One district receives but a little more than half the

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pays for schools; while another receives a sum equal to all its town and county taxes.” Lowest sum $62. Vocal music in almost all the schools during the summer, and in some of them in winter.

Richmond. Money is divided equally according to the number of scholars. Lowest suni $34 09.

SANDISFIELD. Money raised by tax is paid back to the districts. The town school fund is divided equally among the districts. Income from the State fund and Surplus Revenue, according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum $19 31. Vocal music in several schools, occasionally.

Savor. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars.

SHEFFIELD. Committee did not answer the question.

STOCKBRIDGE. One third is divided equally among the districts; and two thirds according to the number of scholars.

TYRINGHAM. Money raised by taxes is divided according to the amount each district has paid. Interest from Surplus Revenue and from local and State funds, according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $22 47. Vocal music in three schools.

Washington. Money is divided among the districts according to the amount paid by each. Lowest sum $26 14.

West STOCKBRIDGE. Coinmittee did not answer the question.

Williamstown. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $17 17.

Windsor. Money raised by tax is divided according to the tax paid by each district. Income from the school fund divided equally among the districts. Lowest sum $21 80.

NORFOLK.

BELLINGHAM. One third is divided among the districts; and two thirds according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $75. Vocal music in one school.

BRAINTREE. Money is divided according to the number of persons in each district between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum $98 05. Vocal music in two schools.

BROOKLINE. The committec did not answer the question.

Canton. Sixty dollars are first given to each district, and the residue is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $146 95.

COHASSET. Two hundred and fifty dollars are appropriated to the high school, and the residue,-eight hundred dollars,- is divided according to the number of scholars. Vocal music in one school.

DEDham. One half is divided according to the number of " children” in each district, and one half according to the tax paid by each. Lowest sum $187. Vocal music in three schools.

DORCHESTER. Committee did not answer the question. Vocal music in “ several of the schools.

DOVER. Money is divided equally among the districts. One hundred and twenty-two dollars to each.

FoXBOROUGH. Twenty-five dollars are first allowed to a district which has two schools; one half of the remainder is divided according to the nuinber of scholars; and the other half equally among the districts. Lowest sum $110. Vocal music in about half the schools.

FRANKLIN. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum $81 06.

MEDFIELD. Money is divided according to the number of families in each district. Lowest sum $137 10. Vocal music in one school.

Medway. One half is divided equally among the districts, one half acording to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $144 80.

Milton. The committee did not answer the question.

NEEDHAM. Money is paid back to the districts which is received from them in taxes. Lowest sum $143 06. Vocal music in five schools.

Quincy. One hundred dollars are first given to each district; the residue is divided according to the number of persons in each district between the ages of 4 and 16 years. Lowest sum $195. Vocal music in two schools.

RANDOLPH. One hundred dollars are first given to each district, and the residue is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $161.

Roxbury. Committee did not answer the question. A part of the schools are kept all the year. Vocal music in four schools.

SHARON. The town choose a committee to report a division of the money, “ according to the wants of the districts;" their report, if acccpted, continues to be the rule of division “ until the condition of the districts renders it necessary to have alterations, and then a committee is chosen again.” Lowest sum, $150. Vocal music in two schools.

STOUGHTON. Money is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $108 02.

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