Rules for Teachers (1872) 1. Teachers each day will fill lamps and clean chimneys. 2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scittle of coal for the days session. 3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils. 4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting pur- poses, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly. 5. After ten hours in school, the teacher may spend the time reading the Bible or other good books. 6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed. 7, Every teacher should lay aside from his pay a goodly sum of his earn- ings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society. 8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty. 9. The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for 5 years will be given an increase of 25 cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.
How interesting. . . I couldn't help but be amused about being "shaved in a barber shop". . .