Date of Award
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.
Wilks, Jerry W., "Public relations in a small school district: The principal's role." (1984). Student Work. 2707.