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Title:The School Library Supervisor in the Consolidated School District
Author(s):Nickel, Mildred L.
Subject(s):School libraries
Abstract:The expression "community unit" is not well known; in Illinois it is used to designate a school district in which consolidation has taken place, with one board of education and one administrator for all twelve grades. In the school year 1944-45 there were 11,955 individual school districts in Illinois, each with its own board of education. Included in this number were 9, 680 one-teacher elementary schools. Today there are 2,349 school districts, or 9, 606 less than there were ten years ago. Of this number 327 are community unit districts. The original law permitting the formation of a community unit district was enacted in 1947. It provided that an election be called at which time the voters would decide whether or not they wanted such a district. A petition for the election must be signed by 200 or more legal voters of the district; a maximum tax rate not to exceed $1. 50 for educational purposes and 25 i for building purposes was to be established; the territory for the new district must be compact and contiguous, must have at least 2000 inhabitants, and must have an assessed valuation of six million dollars or more. Individual school buildings are known as "attendance centers. " These must be provided for grades one through twelve, and free transportation must be provided for all pupils living over one and one-half miles from a school center.
Issue Date:1954
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 21-32.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-13

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