Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. William T. Utley


The public schools in all our states are largely the product of the efforts of the citizens of local communities working under grants of privileges and authority from state legislatures. Under such a system of development, a wide variety of experiments with different plans of school district organization have been undertaken throughout the Nation. One thing is perfectly clear, school organization in our country has never been static. Scarcely anyone believes that there is any one kind of local school administrative unit that is clearly superior to all other kinds under varying conditions. School districts have continually been changing in the past; there is imperative need for additional reforms today, and other needed changes may be expected in the future as circumstances change and new conditions arise.


Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Graduate School of the University of Omaha. Copyright William J. Nystrom, 1953

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