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Callahan, John, 1865-1956 / Wisconsin rural school survey : report of Finance Survey Committee
([1926])

Chapter II. Present educational opportunity,   pp. 4-9 PDF (1.3 MB)


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4                 WISCONSIN RURAL SCHOOL SURVEY
                             CHAPTER II
                  PRESENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
The Purpose of the Report
    This report sets forth the financial status of rural education in Bay-
field, Door, Portage, and Walworth counties in Wisconsin. It is a com-
panion report to that issued in October, 1925, entitled, "A Survey of
Rural
Schools in Wisconsin."
    The purpose of this report is to present the methods of financing rural
education in these representative counties, with the hope that the data set
forth will throw some light upon the problems relating to the reorganiza-
tion of rural education.
Number and Types of Schools
    In order to furnish a background for the financial data to follow,
there is presented in this first section the number of schools of the various
types in each county, together with the enrollment and attendance statis-
tics.
                            TABLE 1-1922-23
County           I  Rural
Hlsylwld --  --- -    73
Door           -----               47
Portage----                        118
Walworth --          ----           98
     Total -                      336
  State Graded
Ist Class 2nd Class
7              6
3        13
3              2
2              4
15        25
High Schools
7                    l
7
17             ---
                Table 1 presents the number and types of schools for each
county.
            These schools called rural are one teacher schools in the open
country.
            State graded schools of the second class are two room rural schools
which
            comply with certain state standards relating to school buildings,
equip-
            ment, course of study, and legal qualifications of the teachers
employed.
            State graded schools of the first class are schools of three
or more rooms     I
i           which offer one or two years of high school work with standards
relating       j
to school buildings, equipment, course of study, and legal qualifications
the teachers employed set by statute or state regulation.
    The high schools are usually grades and high school in the same bui
ing. Union free high schools are maintained by some large districts c(
ering an area of not less than 36 square miles and not more than 72 squi
miles. Such a high school district is superimposed upon several comm
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