ERIC Number: ED111111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-21
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A Reorganized Elementary School Structure to Accommodate Declining Enrollment.
Piatt, Robert S.
Declining enrollments in the seven elementary schools in the district caused a decrease in the number of classrooms per building and an unequal distribution of pupils with class sizes ranging from 13 to 32 students per classroom. Smaller classes and fewer teachers restricted the grouping of pupils for multilevel reading and mathematics instruction. The reorganization of the elementary schools into primary buildings and intermediate buildings was intended to equalize class loads, facilitate multilevel instruction, and provide better utilization of staff and other resources. Buildings were classified as primary for grades 1-3 and as intermediate for grades 4-6. With minimal additional busing, children were able to continue to attend the schools within their own communities. Parents, teachers, and administrators evaluated the effectiveness of the reorganized schools in terms of prestated objectives. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania