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Identifier: countrylifecount01carn
Title: Country life and the country school: a study of the agencies of rural progress and of the social relationship of the school to the country community
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Carney, Mabel, 1885-
Subjects: Schools Rural schools Country life
Publisher: Chicago, Row, Peterson and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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Track Team, John Swaney School CONSOLIDATED COUNTRY SCHOOLS 161 are three of vital effect: i. The township is the unit of schoolorganization. The management of all township educationalinterests is in the hands of one man, the township schooldirector, who is elected by the people. This trustee employsteachers, buys sup-plies, directs theconstruction andimprovement o fbuildings, and per-forms all otherservices commonlyrendered by localboards of directors.This concentrationwill be readily seento lead to the unionof schools. 2. Thetownship trusteemay legally closeany school havingan average dailyattendance of fif-teen or fewer, andmust abandon andconsolidate allschools having anaverage daily at-tendance of notmore than twelve.In the year 1907,according to thestatement of Su-perintendent Cot-ton, this law re-

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U6DU>- THC CIRCLES IN ORDER OF SIZE SYMB0U2E AN C*PZNOmjRE OF $1,000%AND Ss.oca&t FORCONVEYANCE OF PUPILS. W Map of Indiana Showing the Extent ofConsolidation Indiana leads all other states in consolidation. Hereabout 600 consolidated schools have been estab-lished and about 20,000 school children are trans-ported daily 162 COUNTRY LIFE AND THE COUNTRY SCHOOL suited in the abandonment of about one thousand weak districtschools. 3. A law permitting the use of public funds for thetransportation of children, without which the system is prac-tically impossible, is also on the statutes. Consolidation is common in Indiana in eighty-two out of atotal of ninety-two counties. Among the counties that leadin this respect are Delaware, Montgomery, LaGrange, Tippe-canoe, Johnson, Hamilton, Wayne, Henry, Elkhart, Clinton,and Davies counties. The movement in Delaware Countybegan in 1898 and has steadily grown until over half the entirecounty is now consolidated. Fifty-nine schools have beenab

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