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August 2000 Vol. XXIX No. 11
 
CALENDAR
Thursday, August 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
LHG Meeting, Carnegie Bldg.

HERITAGE GUILD HAPPENINGS
INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE: August 1-31, 2000 When the Guild announced its Museum Fund solicitation, one of the main reasons for the quest for funds for anew facility was the lack of storage space in the Carnegie building. While the storage space noted was primarily for documents, artifacts and photographs, there is also a severe shortage of space for shelving quantities of the Guild's publications. Therefore, we are reducing the prices on long-runs of older booklets and calendars to clear space for incoming new publications. The History Center hours during August will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Some of the older calendars make fine clip-art for student essays.
 
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Livermore Herald, May 18,1880
Our Over-Crowded School and What Shall We Do About It?
During the past few months the attendance in the two lower grades of our public school has been increasing in so material a degree that the question of what to do with the small battalion of juveniles, in excess of the present accommodations, has now become of paramount importance.

The average attendance in the whole school, last month, was 205 scholars, divided among the four rooms as follows: Grammar Department, 38; First Grade, 35; Seeond Grade, 50; Third Grade, 82. In the second and third grades, the number of scholars in attendance far exceeds the accommodations, fully twenty in the latter being without seats or desks.

Considering it as an accepted fact that this overcrowded condition of our schoolrooms is conducive to neither health nor learning, the mind naturally turns to inquiry as to the best manner of securing increased and sufficient accommodations. The entire upper story of our school edifice is as yet unfinished, the space being merely partitioned off, by studding, into a hallway and four rooms. An estimate of the cost of finishing, made recently, by two of our carpenters, is $450 per room, which with $250 for furniture, would make the total cost for one room, $700; or of finishing all four and furnishing one, $2050. We believe, however, that the work could be done for much less than that, and that $1700 or $1800 should cover the whole expense.

The school fund on hand at the present time, amounting to about $500, is necessary for and directed by law to be used exclusively for, the payment of teachers and the general maintenance of the school. There is, therefore, no other way to secure increased accommodations, either temporary or permanent, than by the levying of a special tax, for that purpose. The assessed value of the taxable property in Livermore School District is about $700,000. To raise the $700 necessary to finish and furnish one room, it would be necessary to levy a tax of ten cents on the hundred dollars; or, to raise the $2050 considered necessary

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to finish four rooms and furnish one, a tax of thirty cents on the hundred dollars. The cost of assessing and collecting, which is apportioned and added to each man's tax, would be about $100 in each instance. If the smaller sum be raised, an additional expense of $100, for assessing and collecting, must be borne by the taxpayers, when it beomes necessary to finish another room, and levy another tax. Should the larger sum be raised, it will undoubtedly be unnecessary to levy another tax, for many years to come, if ever.

 

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