In October of 1905 there was a Fairfax Dispute brought against the Town Of Fairfax by H. H. Blake who lived where Jeff & Johanna Blake live now. When BFA first started, the scholars used to have to walk to the main road which would have been Route 104. The school they are talking about where there would be a fire was located at the intersection of Route 104 and 104a.
F. H. Dewart, of St. Albans, County Examiner of teachers, has appointed a hearing at the town clerk's office here at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, October 16, 1905 on the appeal of H. H. Blake and others from the school accommodations afforded by the Fairfax directors.
FAIRFAX SCHOOL DISPUTE
Parents want school barge to Visit Every Scholar's House
(Special to The Messenger.)
Fairfax, Oct. 17, 1905 - F. H. Dewart, county examiminer of teachers, held a meeting at the town clerk's office yesterday on an appeal of H. H. Blake and others who claim that they are not given an equal advantage with others on transportation.
The school directors run a barge from North Falrfax, gathering up all the scholars and carrying them to the Bellows Free Academy, and require the scholars on the cross roads to come to the main road and meet the barge. Mr. Blake's children and the children on that road have just the same distance to go that they would have if the school was run in district No. 11, and the scholars on the other roads in question have about one-half mile less. During cold weather directors arrange to have a fire in the school-house so that if the children get there before the barge they can go in and keep warm. The protestants are not satisfied, but insist on having the barge go to every door and take the scholars in.
Mr. Dewart heard both sides of the question, and is to render hls decision later.
PUPILS NEED NOT WALK
Fairfax School Directors Must Furnish Additional Transportation
(Special to The Messenger)
Fairfax, Oct. 19, 1905 - F. H. Dewart, county examiner of teachers, who held a meeting at the town clerk's office in this place Monday on an appeal of H. H. Blake and others who claim that they are not given an equal advantage with others on transportation, has given his decision, upholding the petition for additional transportaton. Mr. Dewart's decision is:
"In the petition of H. H. Blake and others vs. the Falrfax school directors I find that the children of the petitioners are entitled to additional transportation, to give all pupils of the town equal advantages so far as practicable."
The directors run a barge from North Fairfax, and the pupils are required to walk to the main road to meet this barge. The children of the protestants are required to walk the same distance as if a school were maintainted in District No.11. The directors had planned to have a fire in the school-house winter mornings to afford a comfortable place for the pupils to wait. On the appeal of H. H. Blake and others from the present transportation facilities the decision of Mr. Dewart has been rendered for their relief.[/b]