Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 29, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1974
Page 5
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n 38,000 Dropped Out Of SchoolBetween'69,'73 By Debbie Dugan (Drake University Journalism Student I DES M01NES - Between 1969 and 1973. more than 38,000 Iowa school children dropped out of school. In the past two years alone, approximately 16.000 students have left the state's public school system. They're Iowa's "dropouts." For every 1.000 children who enter the'fifth grade, only 752 lor about 75 per cent) will graduate from high school, according to research conducted by the Special Needs Section at the Department of Public Instruction (DPIthere. Rather than refer to the dropout rate, the DPI figures Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Q Wednesday, May 29, 1974 3 point up a more positive aspect — termed the "holding power" of the schools. In this sense. Iowa ranks fifth nationally in its ability to retain students once they have completed the eighth grade. "Whenever dropout rales are considered, the inadequacy of the school's retention of kids is always pointed out." said Dan Kroloff. head of the Special Needs Section. "A look at variables like death, marriage and transfer are often ignored." However, students quit —Times Herald News Service Photc Class Rulers — Crowned king and queen of the 1974 Audubon High school senior class were Carol James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul James, and Alan Noelck, son of the Walter Noelcks. They were elected by the 123 senior class members, and honored at class night. EVERYBODY'S GOING LAST CALL . . .for all budget minded and fun loving people to take part in the big day in Carroll . . . ST. BONIFACE DAY WED., JUNE 5 CARROLL, IOWA There will be FREE Bratwuerstehen and Sauerkraut. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment and special low prices in the stores. Discount coupons for rides available at local merchants. school for other reasons, tot). For fiscal 1973. Iowa's average dropout rate was 2.56 per cent, although the rate of individual counties varies significantly. Woodbury County registered the highest rate at 5.86 per cent; that is.573 of the 9.771 students in kindergarten through 12th grade left school in 1973. Adair county recorded the lowest dropout rate — only 3 of their 912 school-age children quit — a rate of .32 per cent. Polk county had the largest number of dropouts — 1.372 of its total of 31.595enrollees. or 4.34 per cent. The reasons why students leave vary, according to Ray Morley. Special Needs consultant at the DPI here. "However, one of the main factors is that students don't like being 'hassled.' " he said, adding: "They want to choose their courses and teachers, or simply have a smoke or a Coke when they want. They want more freedom." Other reasons include: pregnancies, lack of adequate counseling, and often direct pressure to quit school from administrators and faculty. For students who quit the regular school system, the state is trying to provide educational alternatives. The Special Needs Section now funds 16 programs throughout Iowa which offer students other choices. Even the question of whether drbpouts are a genuine "problem" is still being debated. Vinc'e Scavo. spokesman for an alternative education facility, the Greater DCS Moines Education Center here. said. "I can definitely say we're moving toward vocational types of programs." He added. "This is not to prepare them only for jobs. We'd much rather train them to know some of their likes and dislikes, whether its through direct training or academics." The Des Moines program began in December, 1968. and currently accommodates 320 students. An increasing number ol educators are realizing "that we can't run our schools today the way we ran them 10 years ago — or even five years ago." Scavo said. "We hope that some of our concepts like flexible scheduling, the open campus and career involvement will spin off and become a part of the regular school system." The dropout rate statistics for Carroll area Iowa counties come from Iowa's fiscal 1973 droputsurvey: County. Total Drops. Enrollees. Dropout Rate. Audubon. 8.-1.057. .75 Calhoun. 21.1.998.1.05. Carroll. 26.1.542.1.68. Crawford. 23.2.317. .99. Greene. 12.1.393. .86. Guthrie.37.1.898.1.94. Sac. 25.1.834.1.36. BRENNY S MARKET WEST 3rd STREET - PRICES GOOD THRU TUESDAY. JUNE 4 U.S.D.A. Cook-Out STEAK BOSTON BUTT PORK ROAST Sliced "Bacon *. 49< Smoked Sausage... a 89< Ground Beef s ibs. Homemade Country Style Link Sausage ib Wilson Picnic Franks ..2 ib. Pk g . Wilton $139 Wilton Branschweiger ib. Baby Beef Liver «>• All Meat Sliced Bologna u>. , Washington Red Delicious Apples 12Pak $165 Pepsi Cola 12-01. can* •• Fresh Tomatoes ... i°- New California B Size < « 49 White Potatoes.. 10 tbs. ^ I Elberta Peaches *» o .Ib. Shurfre*h Soft Oleo Prize of Iowa TOC Butter.. ^. *•*" Totina Frozen Pizza »< oi. Start Beer " Pok Jestup Pure 7O^ Honey '* °« * ^ r$1 oo Food King Cut Green Beans iso*. s Kool Aid Reg. 1 0 for with coupon | Without Coupon 69* .Good only at Brenny's Market thru June 4 1 coupon per family HumptyDumpty Salmon....i-ib. Swans Down Reg. £ m QQ Cake Mix 3 for * I Sof tin—10 roll* ^ 1 AO Toilet Tissue * I U¥ Cheerios is oz. JCPenney 20% of four entire line of ready made draperies. Sale 5 22 to32 80 Reg. 6.53 to $41 They're all here—from antique satins to jacquards, prints and sheers in the finest fabrics. Choose from an exciting array of brilliant colors. We've even got open weave draperies that let the sunshine in. Whatever your taste, whatever your budget, you're sure to find what's right for your decor. Sale prices effective through Sunday. END OF THE MONTH CLEARANCE ••^'•'••""^••'•••••••• |— •••••"•^k. ^••i^B«i«^^^«^"^"""'"^ — ••••^"^^™ WOMEN'S SPORTSWEAR REDUCED JUNIOR SWEATERS Assorted styles and colors. Sizes S-M-L. Orig. $6 -$10 NOW 2" - 5" JUNIOR & MISSES BLOUSES Long and short sleeved in assorted prints. Orig. $6 -$8 NOW 3" - 5 66 MISSES VESTS I00°o polyester with button front. White, skyblue, ond orange. Broken sizes. NOW JUNIOR SKIRTS Assorted styles & colors in easy care fabrics. Sizes 5-15. Orig. $8 to $10 NOw5 66 -6 66 FADED DENIM JEAN JACKET Embroidered trim in western style. Sizes 8-14. Orig. $14 i 788 JUNIOR JEANS Flared leg of polyester & cotton blend. Size 5-15. Orig. $9 NOW 6 22 MISSES COORDINATES Slacks, tops, skirt coordinates in assorted styles & colors. Broken sizes. NOW 4" - 6" GIRLS' & INFANTS WEAR REDUCED GIRLS' DRESSES Assorted styles. Broken sizes. Orig. $4 to $12 NOW I 88 tO 8 88 REDUCED GIRLS' SPORTSWEAR Sweaters, fops, skirts Orig. 2.99 -5.50 NOW 1 88 - 3 88 REDUCED JACKETS & ALL WEATHER Pre-school & school ages in broken ' sizes. Orig. $6-,$13... . NOW 2 88 - 8 88 WOMEN'S DRESSES MEN'S And BOYS' WEAR Assorted styles & colors. Broken sizes. NOW 399 _ 1 5 99 COATS, HANDBAGS, & PIECE GOODS REDUCED WOMEN'S HANDBAGS Assorted styles & colors. Orig. $4 to $15 NOW 2" tO 1 0" REDUCED WOMEN'S SLEEPWEAR Assorted styles & colors. NOW 2" to 6" REDUCED WOMEN'S COATS & JACKETS Assorted styles & colors. N0 w 8" to 21" REDUCED PIECE GOODS Assorted fabrics. NOW 44< to 2" REDUCED SEERSUCKER SPORTCOATS Brown stripe double knit Broken sizes. Orig. 39.95 NOW 31 88 REDUCED MEN'S TURTLENECKS 1 00% nylon in dark colors. Short sleeved. . Broken sizes. Orig. 6.98 SPECIAL BUY MEN'S SPORT COATS Double Knit in assorted colors. Sizes 38-46. 2488 NOW 4 88 REDUCED MEN'S SPORTSHIRTS Assorted colors. 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