Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on August 14, 1957 · Page 16
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 16

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 14, 1957
Page 16
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v. County Board Offers Schools More Service «y B. G. HALVERSON (County Supt. of Schools) In 1947 the 52nd General Assembly of Iowa passed the County School Administration Act which created the "County School System." The County School System was defined so as to embrace all the public schools 'Of the county, except independent and consolidated school districts that maintain fotir-year high schools. This system was placed under the direction of the County Board of Education. The 55th General Assembly in .1953, added to this group of school districts all community school districts formed under Chapter 275 of the Iowa Code. In the Act of 1947 the County Board was given many powers and duties none of which were meant to conflict with the powers and dutiies of the local Boards of Education but Which were designed to improve the educational program within the county. The Act also provided for the County Board of Education to extend their obligations to all school districts outside the County System provided that the board of the outlying district would indicate by board action their desire for services from the county office. Began Program in 1950 The Carroll County Board of Education launched into the program of extending services to the schools of the county by providing a County Elementary' Supervisor in 1950. This Supervisor was scheduled to work in the areas of in-service training for teachers and curriculum development on the elementary level. This was a bold step in view of the fact that, the idea was entirely new to the county and in only a beginning stage within the state. Many professional people as well as school boards and lay people were not sure that the need of such personnel existed. Today the program has developed xo the stage that the service could not be easily eliminated because of the great popular demand. In 1951 the Carroll County Board broadened the scope of service by joining with Calhoun and Greene counties in providing a special education supervisor and a speech therapist in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction. This program was sponsored by the Coon Rapids Board of Education, but all costs beyond the reimbursement from state sources were borne equally by the three eounty boards involved. In 1955 as a result of changes in the school law which permitted the County Board of Education to sponsor directly in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction, Special Education services, *he County Board of Education secured the full time services for Carroll County, the speech therapist who was also qualified as a special education supervisor. This plan adopted by the board has met with great approval since the services now available are more commensurate with the number of problems involved This program deals with those pu pils who have special problems in the areas of physical handicaps, visual handicaps, personality disturbances, mental retardation, educational retardation and speech. 4 Through a plan requiring close cooperation the work of one supervisor dovetails with the work of the other and in many instances problems are studied jointly. Class for Retarded In 1)956 the County Board took an additional step in developing the county office as an intermediate unit by establishing a class for educable mentally retarded children. An agreement was made with the local Carroll Independent School District whereby they would provide a room with school furniture properly lighted and heated in which the class could be conducted. The County Board is providing the teacher and the instructional supplies and in turn will requisition for and receive state aid from the Division of Special Education. The cooperation of the Carroll school administration and faculty has been tremendous. The class in its first year is being recognized as one of the better programs *in the statei Wte have received a great deal of assistance and cooperation from the \ Department of Special Education and the Society for Mentally Retarded Children. We have yet to hear a single com- plailnt from any lay people relative to the program or the expense involved in conducting the program. As a result of the experiences of the past, one must assume that the people of Carroll County are vitally interested in the education of their children and that they are wiling to pay the costs necessary to fmprove the entire educational program in the county. One must also assume that Carroll County citteens are willing to accept new ideas and trends and that- they plape confidence in their County Board of Education to the extent that they are willing to accept any recommendations which their board approves. Any additional step in broadening the services from this office of the County Superintendent aid be considered seriously, should be considered in the of the needs of the schools. A Look Into the Future 1 1 predict that we will ultimately havje four school districts in Carroll County, each having enrollments of from six to seven hundred pupils.. The County Board should provide services which they, need and which they cannot Time* Herald, Carroll, la. "|""Jf Wednesday, Aug, 14, 1957 | / economically provide for themselves. For one curriculum consultant a school should enroll at least 3,000 pupils. For one guidance director a school should enroll at least 1,200 pupils. i' . For one director of adult education an area'shouid have a school I population of 2,400 pupils. j For one nurse there should be a school population of 1,200 pupils. For one music supervisor there should be a school population of 1,000 pupils. For one' art supervisor there should be a school population of 1, pupils. For one teacher of mentally retarded pupils there should be a school population of 1,200 pupils. For one director of audio-visual aids there should be a school population of 2,500 pupils. For one teacher of trainable children there should be a school population of 1,200 pupils. From the above data we can see that there are many directions in which the County Board can extend services, since the local schools are not large enough to provide these services for themselves. Any further expansion must rest with the board. Rural Schools Disappearing Rural school supervision has been rapidly disappearing from the picture as a major responsibility of the office of County Superintendent and it seems highly possible that no rura 1 schools will be in existance in the relatively near future. This fact is not disturbing in view of the possibility that greater efforts can be directed to the new community school districts where more help is continually needed. During the past two years a library service h?.s been provided for the schools of the county and a large number of books have been loaned from this office. These books have been delivered directly to the schools for their use and have been picked up for return to this office. Because of the shortage of space in this office and because of the difficult job of carrying boxes of books to the second story of the courthouse, about 80 per cent of the books on hand will be checked out permanently to the four major schools in the county. The 20 per cent of the books left in the library I will be those copies which are! more closely related to special subject fields. The books in this office are provided through the County Library Fund. The library will continue to provide, on a loan basis, film-strips and film-strip machines for use during the shorter intervals of time when thesa materials are needed. The library will change somewhat in its makeup by a continual build up of professional materials to form a curriculum laboratory designed to help teachers improve their instruction in the classroom. Each year this office receives money from the county and the state for use in improving instruc tion. The curriculum laboratory can be built primarily from these funds. Reorganization School district reorganization seems to be an ever present responsibility. Although a new Glidden district was formed during the year, it is highly .possible that within a year or two, additional areas will be added. Considerable study is being made in the Coon Rapids area and in that area also certain territories might be added. Manning is at this writing in the throes of enlarging their district. Reorganization in the approximate central one-third of the county will not come at an early date Unless it is forced by legislative action. This is of course due to the fact that the remaining portion of the county is serviced ajmost entirely by parochial schools. Westside's Watermelon Day Scores Big Success (Times Herald New, Service) WESTSIDE - Westside Watermelon Day was a big success this year, with a full day of entertainment. A parade held at 1:30 p.m. resulted in the following prizes: Pets; first—"Rabbits For Sale," Mona and Monica , Rostermundt; second—"Duck For Thanksgiving" by Ricky McCoid; third —"Ringling Bros." by Mary Clare, Kathleen, Pat and Mike Malloy and Jim White. In the pony section the first prize went to "Approaches on the Move" by Joan and Michael Kracht, Michael Massman and Zoy Chanda, Steven and Lynn Kr&cht, "Peanuts" by Mickey McCoid, and third by Mary Adams. In the walking section, the first prize went to "Indian Girls" by Pam and Connie Kusel of Manning; second to "Hobos" by Beverly and Jimmy Stoffers, and third to "Witches" by Kathleen Doyle. In the bicycle and wagon division the first prize went to "Goto* to Watermelon Day" by Mark and Jan Bilsten; second to "Lady and the Tramp" by Scott and Jonl Bartlett, and third to "Queen for a Day" by Dennis and Debra Peters, Rides and concessions of various types furnished entertainment' for the remainder of the day, with a teen-age dance held in the evening in the Legion hall, The Teen-Age Dance Band of the Ar-We-Va school furnished music. Teen Afe ot Junior Miss BRAS The bra compliments your figure by deftly adding to your silhouette. 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