Offer De Hirsch School to City
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Offer De Hirsch School to City

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non-Jewish students have never exceeded twenty per cent., adding that 10,000 Jewish boys have been prepared for crafts during the school’s existence.

Under the terms of the offer, the Board of Education will be permitted to make any alteration needed and to remove any furnishings or equipment not required for instructional purposes. The building with its present equipment is estimated to be worth $400,000.


In return the Board would be expected to pay taxes on the property, supply light and heat and, in the event the building is destroyed by fire, to restore it or provide another structure to serve the same purpose and operate under the same name.

The Board is also asked to use its “best efforts to continue in employment the present custodial staff and, as substitute teachers, the present teaching staff of the school, if and when they have qualified under the Board’s regulations.”


As a final condition the Board is requested to appoint an advisory board {SPAN}##r{/SPAN} the school which will include representatives of the Baron de Hirsch Fund.

In recommending that the lease be accepted on these terms, the resolution of the Board of Superintendents said:

“Our industrial high schools are seriously congested, and with no immediate likelihood of relief through new buildings we are fortunate in having offered to us the use of this school at a nominal rental.”

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