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ERIC Number: ED541537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A School Building Program for Athens, Georgia. Bulletin, 1921, No. 25
Fernandez, Alice Barrows
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Athens was the pioneer in bringing higher education to the youth of Georgia. Will it lead in reconstructing its public school plant so as to bring modern educational advantages to the children of the public schools? This question states the real significance of a school building program for Athens at the present time. This report describes what the present conditions are in the schools of Athens, Georgia; outlines a permanent building program which will take care of congestion and provide for growth over a period of at least 10 years; outlines in detail what part of this program can be carried out with the $323,000 bond issue; and shows that it is financially possible for Athens to carry out the permanent building program in the near future. Contents of this bulletin include: (1) Athens as educational center; (2) Athens developing into an industrial city; (3) Significance of a school-building program for Athens; (4) Contemplated bond issue inadequate for needs of schools; (5) Present conditions in the public schools; (6) Schools badly congested--439 more children than school seats; (7) No modern school facilities in the elementary schools; (8) The high schools; (9) Work and play as necessary as study; (10) The city school must provide opportunity for the work and play which the home can no longer provide; (11) The balanced-load plan versus the peak load; (12) The work-study-play, or balanced-load, plan; (13) Principle of multiple use makes modern educational facilities financially practicable; (14) Educational advantage of the plan--an enriched curriculum; (15) Flexibility of the program meets individual needs of children; (16) The school takes over the street time of the child; (17) Principles upon which the proposed building program has been worked out; (18) The importance of equipment; (19) Importance of fire-proof buildings; (20) Recommendations for a permanent building program for white schools; (21) Recommendations for a permanent building program for Negro schools; (22) Athens has the wealth to carry out the permanent building program proposed; (23) Recommendations for a building program planned on the basis of a bond issue of $323,000; (24) Athens behind other cities in school expenditures; and (25) Summary. Appended are: (1) The work-study-play plan in some cities; (2) Schedule showing capacity of complete school per class period, for school of 2,000 pupils; (3) Description of type building of which a diagram is submitted; (4) Enrollment in public schools, Athens Ga., 1913-14 to 1919-20; (5) Taxable wealth of Athens, Ga., 1920; and (6) Expenditures for all city departments, Athens, Ga., 1920. (Contains 3 tables, 3 exhibits and 7 charts.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Georgia