ERIC Number: ED027098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Analysis of County School Districts of Arkansas.
Budd, Karol Ruth Barron
A study was undertaken in 32 county school districts, located primarily in rural areas, to determine the influence of rurality, financial resources, quality of education, and school performance as measured by educational level attained, on the county school district problem in Arkansas. Both case study and statistical methods were employed in the analysis. It was found that expenditures per enumerate were approximately the same for county and independent districts, but county districts spent a greater percentage of funds on transportation and less for indebtedness. Recommendations of the study included: (1) dissolution of county districts and their annexation to trade center community districts; (2) enlargement of teacher salaries to attract better qualified teachers to rural districts; (3) provision of a minimum millage rate so that each district would be financed to the extent of its wealth; and (5) provision of adequate administrative personnel for rural school districts. (DA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Problems, Comparative Analysis, County School Districts, Demography, Financial Support, Masters Theses, Research, Rural Schools, Rural Urban Differences, School District Reorganization, School District Spending, School Districts, School Holding Power, School Personnel, Statistical Studies, Student Transportation, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection
Inter-library loan from University of Arkansas Library, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.
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Note: Masters thesis submitted to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.