ERIC Number: ED104602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Feasibility Study -- 1966.
Hubbard, Ben C., Comp.; And Others
By virtue of a Title III Elementary and Secondary Education Act grant, the feasibility of consolidating 7 Illinois high schools was studied. Areas of consideration were geographic characteristics, high school and elementary curriculum, and cost considerations relative to high school and elementary school buildings, curriculum, transportation, bonding power, and potential population changes. A tentative time schedule was devised to establish guidelines for economical implementation. Findings indicated that: the 377 square miles of the proposed district would be relatively compact; the present curriculum offerings of the 7 high schools could be doubled and additional courses easily generated; the shared services of specialists, audiovisual personnel, librarians, and even regular teachers could improve existing elementary schools; operational and personnel costs would be less for a consolidated school offering the same services provided by the 7 established schools; transportation costs would increase, but only slightly; and population changes would not be significant. It was concluded that the need for a consolidated high school was "obvious" as it would make quality high school education within the realm of economic reason and would markedly improve the elementary program as well. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.
Authoring Institution: Olympia Community Unit District 16, Minier, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III