ERIC Number: ED024499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Analysis of County School Districts in Arkansas.
Budd, Karol B.; Charlton, J.L.
The 1948, Arkansas School District Reorganization Act was passed in an effort to reduce the 1589 small school districts to a smaller number. Those districts not consolidated would form county districts. As of the 1967-68 school year, 26 of these county districts remained. The purpose of this study was to provide information drawing attention to the situation existing in these districts. In an effort to initiate improvement of schools in these areas, the study examined the districts in terms of rurality, settlement patterns, spatial accessibility, financial resources and expenditures, quality of school operation, and school performance in terms of the extent to which school-age population enroll in and continue through high school. Comparisons were drawn between the county districts and existing independent school districts within the same county. Since the county districts were small, many of the problems encountered were similar to those experienced by small independent school districts. It was concluded that although consolidation of county with independent districts would not solve all problems of county districts, advantages of student and community participation would outweigh the disadvantages. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas