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ERIC Number: ED541540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Educational Survey of Wheeling, West Virginia. Bulletin, 1921, No. 28
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
On December 17, 1920, the President of the board of school commissioners inquired concerning the possibility of having a survey of the public schools made under the direction of the United States Commissioner of Education. The conditions named were met by the board at a special meeting held on December 30, and an appropriation of $5,000 was made to cover the necessary expenses of the survey. The members of the survey commission were appointed by the Commissioner of Education, and the field work began on January 17. On March 10, the director of the survey made a report of the conclusions and recommendations at a special meeting of the board of school commissioners, and a digest of the report was given to the press for release on the morning of the 12th. The survey found some fundamental needs in Wheeling including: (1) Eliminate the subdistricts, except for attendance purposes; (2) Eliminate the local commissionerships, and have board members elected at large; (3) Provide a small board of men and women who will be beyond the reach of local, petty, personal, and political influences; (4) The board should delegate responsibility and authority to its chief executive, provide the necessary means, demand results, and then stand aside and let the superintendent and his organization get results; (5) The board should adopt impersonal ways of checking up results, efficiency, and economy; and (6) The board should take the community into its confidence fully, at all times, and keep the public informed as to policies, needs, and results. Contents of this bulletin include: (1) Organization and administration of the school system; (2) The legislative program; (3) Finances and accounting; (4) School buildings and grounds; (5) The building program; (6) The high schools; (7) The elementary schools; (8) Physical education, health supervision, and health teaching; (9) Home economics; (10) Manual training and vocational education; (11) Art education; and (12) Tangible results of the survey. (Contains 12 tables and 3 footnotes.) [A report of a survey of the public schools of the independent school district of Wheeling, West Virginia, made at the request of the Board of School Commissioners, under the direction of the United States Commissioner of Education. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States; West Virginia