Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Meredith J. McVicker, Ph.D.


An Analysis of the Physical School Plants and Building Needs of School Districts 11 , 16 and 77. It would seem self evident that this study should first be clarified as to why it is being made and secondly I what are the problems involved in such a study. Early in period of research it became apparent that the problem was greater than had been anticipated. At first 1 major interest was centered in doing work concerned with the physical plants of all the schools within the districts in question. It soon became evident that building and rehabilitation of present school structures posed many unforseen problems. One of the greater of these problems deals with facing current school needs within a single district when said district school census is too small to economically advance an educational program comparable to other areas. The above reference concerns not only the physical school plant of a district but also that of a unified school to better fulfill the educational requirements so necessary to fit today's children into their proper place in society. The object in doing this study is to record a running account of the action taken by the people of this area to solve their school problems and, in so doing, the author will conclude by presenting his views on how these problems can be solved in an efficient, more satisfactory manner.