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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1948. Department of School Administration.


Copyright 1948, the author. Used by permission.


There is much thought being given to the idea that consolidation of schools in Nebraska may be a partial answer to the problem of financial and economic hardships that have been experienced by the small school during the past few years.

The writer has been teaching in, and serving as administrator of, an Article XXIV school in Nebraska for the past seven years and has, therefore, had an opportunity to see the possibilities and pitfalls that may occur in such schools.

The purpose of this study is (1) to picture as clearly as possible, the present status of Article XXIV schools in Nebraska and (2) to analyze the assembled information in an effort to arrive at helpful conclusions and recommendations regarding a desirable future status for these schools.

Some of the recommendations of this investigation are:

1) Each school district will have to study their own needs as to further consolidation and reorganization.

2) The state legislators should continue to study the need for reorganization of Nebraska schooldistricts.

3) Further successful consolidation will require improved roads for the bus routes and an adequate number of safely constructed buses for the transportation of pupils.

Advisor:Frank E. Sorenson