ERIC Number: ED041681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
School District Reorganization: Can Small Schools Compete? A Position Paper.
Mack, David P.; Lederman, Alfred T.
The following position statements regarding school reorganization are discussed in chapter-by-chapter sequence within the paper: (1) It is the responsibility of all schools, regardless of size, to prepare students adequately to live full and productive lives in a rapidly changing world. (2) In New York State, school district reorganization, while encouraged by State Education Department policy, is still a matter of local option. (3) Small rural school districts, with their limited local tax base, depend on strong financial support from the State. In recent years, State support has been declining. (4) Reorganization means neither saving money nor increasing expenditures; however, reorganized districts receive important financial benefits from incentive and special building aid. (5) Schools must offer a broad range of courses to meet individual needs and offer students an opportunity to survey many areas of interest as well as concentrate in a few with special appeal. Reorganized school districts offer students a much wider variety of formal courses and cocurricular activities. (6) The well-trained teacher is the most important single element in any school district. Small schools have problems in getting, keeping, and using teachers. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western New York School Development Council, Olean.
Identifiers: Appalachia; New York