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and in direct line with the Declaration of Policy, promulgated
April 17, 1917. In this connection I will further invite your attention to sections 246 and 247 of existing school rules. These requirements as to at tendance of Indian children in public schools must be complied with in all cases where Indian children have reasonable access thereto and where such children may be received without valid objection from the public school authorities, whether or not upon payment or tuition. As to Indian children not under Federal supervision, you should exercise your influence and give your assistance whenever opportunity offords toward the reception of such children by the State public schools. An acknowledgement of this circular and the amendments should be made at this time, but I wish a full report on or before October 30, advising me just what steps you have taken, are taking, and the effect of these new rules on the enrollment of pupils in your school, as well as the results secured in getting parents and pupils to contribute toward the expense of the pupils' education and support. CATO SELLS, Commissioner.