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ERIC Number: ED542222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Legal Status of the County Superintendent. Bulletin, 1932, No. 7
Newsom, N. William
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The educational literature dealing with school administration reveals much criticism of the office of the county superintendency and its personnel in many States. The allegations contained in the criticism are important. They are concerned with conditions and factors regarded as essential to the proper administration and supervision of education in rural communities. Since the position of county superintendent is created and governed by law, the criticisms relate principally to the laws affecting that position. The main purpose of this publication is to present the legal status of the county superintendent in those States which have such officials. This involves three problems: (1) To show the early development of the office of the county superintendency; (2) to ascertain and show trends in the legal prescriptions relative to the county superintendency in the different States over a period of years; and (3) to set up bases for the evaluation of the present legal status of the county superintendent. This study is limited to a study of constitutional and statutory provisions relating to the county superintendent in force at three different periods during the past 50 years, namely, 1880, 1905, and 1930. These dates are selected for the reason that they are regarded as sufficient to show reliable trends. The year 1880 was chosen because it was considered that it would show the prescriptions at a time sufficiently removed from the results of the Civil War as not to be affected greatly thereby. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) Early development; (2) Legal status of the county superintendent in the several States in 1880, 1905, and 1930; and (3) Qualifications, salaries, and method of selection of county superintendent in the several States in 1880, 1905, and 1930. Sources other than statutory authority are appended. Individual chapters contain tables and footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)