Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision


It is appropriate at the beginning of this study on school-community relations in a small midwestern school district, that the school community be defined. Stoops defines the school community as the population the school serves. (16,460) Thus a rural population center of approximately four thousand people served by a single secondary school may be said to be a secondary school community. In a larger city school system which might include as many as a dozen or more secondary schools, each school vii 11 have its own school community made up of people it serves.


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright 1984 Jerry W. Wilks