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 - ------------, AUSTIN <>P) Efforts to estab-...
------------, AUSTIN <>P) Efforts to estab- I,sh at least four demonstration ho<»ls in the Lower Rio Grande Four Demonstration Schools For Valley Migratory Labor Families Discussed Valley for children of migratory workers were continued at a statewide conference Friday. The proposal is to set up the demonstration project at Robstown, McAllen, Weslaco, Raymondville and possibly Pharr-San Juan and institute a curriculum based on the needs of children w ho attend school only part of the year. If the schools are opened and prove feasible, an appeal probably will be made to the next legislature to finance the program out of rural air funds. Four Valley school superintendents who are cooperating in the demonstration plan met with the of State and Federal agencies interested in the education of the migratory children. The superintendents were W. V. Hutson, Robstown; Joe H. Wilson. Weslaco; J. C. Brandt, Raymondville, and D. W. Buckner. scry schools at farm labor camps. .. e ~ Ä , * 1 the U. S. Government supply..,« the buildings and equipment, $100 per month for each and the services of a nurse. State agencies, including homemaking experts under the Board for Vocational ed representatives of nearly a score unu u w. ouwner, aer me Boara lor vocational eci- 1 harr-San Juan-Alamo. John H. ucation, expressed willingness to Gregory of McAllen has partici- furnish a part of the teaching pated in earlier conferences but : staff. was not present Friday. State The Government-offered build- School Superintendent L A. ings, however, would continue to be used for pre-school children, with some additional use in the J field of adults and parental edu- I Woods presided. Although immediate attention is being given to school-age children, the agencies hope to extend the program to include adults and pre-school children. Informal agreement was reached between the U. S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies to operate former nur- cation. The projects for school-age children are to be started within the framework of existing public school facilities. The communities will meet the initial cost of additional teachers.

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  1. Valley Morning Star,
  2. 21 Sep 1946, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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