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REPORT

OF THE

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

The following summary, in connection with the accompanying tables, exhibits in a condensed form, the most important facts connected with the administration of the public school system of the State, for the fiscal and school year ending in the City of Baltimore, December 31, 1898, and in the counties, July 31, 1899.

The several items are compared with the corresponding items for 1897 in the City of Baltimore, and for 1898 in the counties :

Number of schools in Baltimore city .........

the counties...........

199

2,304

2,503

96,312 133,020

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Total.................. ...................................

Being an increase in 1899 of................38 Number of different pupils, city ...............

counties.................. Total..

..................... Being a decrease in 1899 of..............6,671 Highest number enrolled in one term, city .........

" counties... Total......

Being a decrease in 1899 of.............. 4,020
Average number in daily attendance, city...........

counties....
Total.
Being a decrease in 1899 of..............1,854

67,890 128,206

Total................................... .................

198,096

54,683

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132,685

1,915
3,212

Number of teachers, city ......

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" counties...............
Total..
Being an increase in 1899 of ............... 140

5,127

Number of months schools were open, city.........

counties...

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Average for the State .....
Being an increase in 1899 of ...... Y month

Receipts from all sources, city .............. ..............$1,684,135 87

counties..................... 1,592,047 02 Total...........

$3,276,182 89 Being an increase in 1899 of... $240,476 03

Amount paid for teachers' salaries, city...............$1,124,538 06

counties......... 9,465,549 57 Total .............

$2,071,087 63 Being an increase in 1899 of...$104,130 23

Amount paid for building, repairing and furnishing school houses, city .....

............. $248,122 49 Amount paid for building, repairing and furnishing school houses, counties....

........ 176,725 87

$424,848:36

Total.
Being an increase in 1899 of...$108,997 10

Amount paid for books and stationery, city ......... $82,653 11

o counties... 64,651 41

$147,304 52

Total............... ................................
Being an increase in 1899 of ......$6,078 13

Amount paid for rent, fuel and other incidentals,

city ...... .....
Amount paid for rent, fuel and other incidentals,
counties ....

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Total..........
Being a decrease in 1899 of ......$13,927 46

$83,359 61
82,779 32

$166,138 93

Total expenses for public school purposes, city...$1,557,456 30

counties.. 1,592,047 02 Total..........

$3,149,503 32 Being an increase in 1899 of.....$97,176 46

Excluding the City of Baltimore, the county schools show the following results: Number of schools.

2304 Increase in 1899......

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Number of teachers (including assistants), men

white, 727; colored, 213; total............. Women-white, 1,905; colored, 367; total............

Total...........

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Average number of months schools were open...8.8
Amount receive from State school tax (white

schools) free school fund and academic dona-
tions...........

Increase in 1899....... ............$43,415 58 Amount received from State school tax appropriated to colored schools....

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Amount received from county tax ....................... $696,622 67

Increase in 1899.....

$49,729 72

Amount paid for teachers' salaries............

Increase in 1899 ......

$946,549 57

$72,354 23

Amount paid for building, repairing and furnish-
ing school houses............................................ $176,725 87

Increase in 1899...............

$73,547 47

Amount paid for books and stationery ...............

Decrease in 1899......

$64,651 41

$3,863 41

Amount paid for supervision and office expenses.. $45,145 62

Increase in 1899...........

$1,208 39

Amount paid for incidental expenses, including rent and fuel.....................................................

Increase in 1899 ......

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Amount paid for interest.

Decrease in 1899......

$6,023 22

$2,843 42

Amount paid for miscellaneous expenses............

Increase in 1899 ......

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Amount of indebtedness paid.............................. $134,424 37

Decrease in 1899......

$77,413 21

Total expenses for public school purposes in the counties .....................

............... $1,592,047 02 Increase in 1899 ......

$40,958 71

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