ERIC Number: ED089896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Pawnee-Divernon Educational Feasibility Study.
Myers, Dean L., Ed.; And Others
The feasibility study concerns itself with the possible school district reorganization for the Pawnee and Divernon School Districts. Citizens' committees, boards of education, administration, and teachers provided consultant information about their schools. The evaluation committees, comprised of citizens from the Pawnee and Divernon School districts, provided most of the information included in the 7 chapters of this report. This report covers: (1) a historical background of the communities and school districts; (2) curriculum; (3) building facilities; (4) pupil services; (5) financial status; (6) population trends and school enrollent; and (7) staff. Most of the recommendations made by each committee reflect their own values, hopes, and expectations for their children and their schools--for instance, chapter 6 recommends that, on the basis of recent population and school enrollment trends, it would appear both feasible and desirable for the 2 districts to consolidate. The 25 conclusions include such things as: Divernon's future population is more difficult to predict; both high schools had very good holding power records; and the dropout rates were low. Recommendations favor consolidation for these reasons: (1) the number of Illinois public school districts has decreased every year since 1945; (2) the trend in Illinois is toward consolidation; and (3) small school districts frequently lack an economic and population base adequate to support an effective educational program. Data concerning the 2 high schools--such as course offerings, library facilities, equipment, salaries, and enrollment--are presented in tabular form. (FF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Consolidated Schools, Curriculum, Dropouts, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Feasibility Studies, High Schools, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Research, Resources, School District Reorganization, School Districts, Services, Small Schools, Teachers
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Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Pawnee Community School District, IL.; Divernon Community School District, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois