The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 54
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54 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
of January of the present year, all the youths of this vicinity, under
the rules that have been prescribed for him or which shall be in
the future; to read books and manuscript; to write, to calculate in
the first five principal rules of Arithmetic; to take care that they
receive some knowledge of the Grammar of the Language, likewise
of the Doctrine of our Holy Religion by means of the catechism
of Father Ripalda, and of the principles of good Morals and Man-
ners, and other social virtues.
10. He shall enjoy annually the salary of $500, to be paid at
the completion of each month, executing for this purpose partial
receipts in favor of the Illustrious Ayuntamiento, which shall
always be the immediate administrator of the funds destined and
collected for this object.
11. In consequence of the preceding article, the Teacher is
deprived of the power of exacting, even indirectly, from the pupils,
any kind of payment, remuneration, or contribution; (not even
that which is customary in other schools under the name of Fri-
days), unless their Parents desire to reward him spontaneously
with some gift, as a token of their gratitude.
12. He is prohibited also from selling seats, or other abuses of
this kind, which a corrupt custom has introduced into our schools.
For the first visit which must be paid to the school by the Illus-
trious Ayuntamiento the Teacher shall have formed a list of all the
pupils, expressing their names, ages, date of entrance, and the state
of instruction in which they then were, and a blank margin to the
right, in order to note the Progress and Retrogression, which may
be occurring, in accordance with the model which will be assigned
to him; likewise showing the copy-books and remaining documents
which may serve as evidence of the progress of the Children.
The Teacher shall be likewise prepared and in agreement with
the Curate of the place regarding the visits which the latter must
make to the School as Priest of this parish; agreeing also during
the time of Lent upon the days and the methods in which the chil-
dren must make their confessions, in order to fulfill their duties
annually with the Church.
Each four months the Teacher shall hold a public contest in the
School itself, announcing three days beforehand to all the vicinity
that 12 pupils (six from each Band) will compete, and in this
contest six individuals, who shall be invited in writing, shall serve
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903, periodical, 1903; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101028/m1/58/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.