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Catalog Number 2002.282.43
Object Name Minutes
Scope & Content Contains the records of the School District, for the years, 1854-1869, including any votes from the Town Meeting that would affect the school, list of voters within district, documents recording the swearing in of clerks and any business relating to the running of the school house within their district. Teachers hired and those who resigned also included.

In 1854 discussion continued regarding the need for an enlarged schoolhouse but because of lack of funds, the project was voted down.

This discussion continued into the division between Danvers and South Danvers. And with the division between the towns, the necessity of reorganizing the school districts caused the change in the numbering system. School District 12 became School District 3. Its boundaries were laid out and were almost the same as District 12, in north Peabody.

Because of the new town, a new school committee was organized as well. Once more, the need for a new schoolhouse became the central discussion. The recommendation, that the schoolhouse be 75 feet long, 35 feet wide and two stories was recognized as a desperate necessity but once again, voted down.

At last in 1857, the committee looked into the project again, scoping out the cost and what would be needed. After voting for the project, and selling the old schoolhouse, a new one was completed in 1858 for a cost of $9774.02.
Access Conditions Restricted to use in Sutton Room or Research Room.
Physical characteristics Book
Creator Peabody School Committee, District 12
Title School District Twelve and School District Three Records
Level of description Item
Copyrights All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects School District Twelve--Peabody (Mass.).
School District Three--Peabody (Mass.).
Parent ObjectID 2014.67.6