Reorganization of County’s Schools Studied
No Consolidations Yet Recommended
The important school district reorganization committee of Marshall County approved a propsed
budget, announced local advisory committees, and completed final plans for a couty-wide family
census at a meeting in the county superintendent’s office last Wednesday, Jan. 27.
The advisory group consists of Plymouth School Superintendent Frank McLane; Bremen
superintendent Edward Secor; and Deane E. Walker, former State Superintendent of Public
Local dvisory groups were announced, with each of the nine school corporations in Marshall
county naming a committee consisting of six people.
Six From Union Township
Serving on the Union township advisory group are:
Mrs Peter DeTroy, PTA President; Eugene G.Benedict, trustee; R. J. Ives, princpal; and
Mrs. Glenn Overmyer and Harry Edgington.
A family census, one of the key steps in the reorganization program and the initial step in
obtaining the basic data, will be conducted thoroughout the county starting Feb. 18. All
census information must be in the county superintendent’s office by March 1.
A joint meeting of the county committee and the local advisory groups will be held in the
Marshal Circuit Court Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., at which time the local committees will
be instructed on census procedure. The local groups, in turn, will then procure census-taker
volunteers and instruct them preparatory to the census.
No mergers Underway
It was also emphasized by the committee that the reorganization program in Marshall County
is still in the fact-gathering stage and no consideration has been given to any proposed school
mergers or consolidations as yet.
Any talk concerning the county committee’s proposals or ideas for new school districts and
consolidations is purely speculative and completely void of fact, the committee stated.
Feb 3 1960 - Citizen