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ERIC Number: ED328398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
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What Do Superintendents Say Are the Most Critical Problems Facing the 100% Rural School Districts of S.C.?
Rosborough, E. Marie
This paper reports on a 1989 survey administered to superintendents of the 24 South Carolina school districts considered to be 100% rural. The purpose of the survey was to identify the most critical problems or concerns facing rural school districts in the 1990s. The superintendents were asked to rate 28 different items as being a critical problem or concern, somewhat of a problem or concern, or not a problem or concern. The survey was completed by 19, or 79 percent, of the administrators. Most superintendents rated most items either somewhat of a problem or critical problem or concern. The most critical problems or concerns were: (1) low funding for capital improvements; (2) increasing costs of fringe benefits; (3) increasing demands of federal and state programs; (4) funding; and (5) high costs of maintenance of facilities; and (6) recruitment of minority teachers. When asked if the problems could be solved, 68 percent of the superintendents answered in the affirmative. The survey indicated that most superintendents agreed that increased state-level funding and support for education has to be part of the solution if significant improvements are going to be realized by South Carolina's 100% rural school districts. (ALL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina