ERIC Number: ED542369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1936
Reference Count: 0
Reorganization of School Units. Bulletin, 1935, No. 15
Cook, Katherine M., Comp.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This bulletin reports the findings of a conference of school officials called by the U.S. Commissioner of Education, Dr. J. W. Studebaker, in the Office of Education, June 17, 18, and 19, 1935. Attending this conference, and contributing to the sections of this bulletin were: Howard A. Dawson, J. Cayce Morrison, Edgar L. Morphet, D. H. Sutton, Timon Covert, Eugene S. Lawler, H. F. Alves, J. Y. Shambach, R. C. Williams, and W. H. Gaumnitz. During the year there have been insistent demands on the Office of Education for information, advisory service, and other types of assistance from school officials seeking solutions to problems in school finance and administration, especially in areas of low density, aggravated as they have been during the past 5 years by depression conditions. As is well known, not only have schools suffered serious curtailments in length of school terms, instructional programs, supervision, and the like, but in many areas their very existence has been threatened. Four major topics of allied questions formed the basis of the program. These topics are as follows: (1) Satisfactory Local School Units Principles Involved and Procedures Desirable in Securing Such Units; (2) The Relationship between Satisfactory Local Administrative Units and School Financing; (3) Procedures and Techniques Involved in Reorganization Studies; and (4) Legislation Designed to Achieve Best Results in Reorganization of School Administrative Units. Appended are: (1) Legal Principals and Examples of Legislative Practice; and (2) Survey Findings regarding School Administrative Units. A bibliography is included. (Contains 61 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Conferences (Gatherings), Economic Factors, School Districts, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Surveys, School Administration, Administrative Organization
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)