During recent years, enrollments in most South Dakota elementary schools have declined at a very rapid rate. The prevailing type of rural school district organization in most counties has proved rather ineffective in coping with dwindling enrollments and with the consequent high costs per pupil. This study was made possible through the cooperation of the State and Federal work Projects Administration and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The project is officially designated as W.P.A. Project No. 665-74-3-143. The authors gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of Miss Margaret Toomey, the Union County Superintendent of Schools, from whose office most of the data used in this study was secured; and of high school superintendents who supplied lists of their tuition students.
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Kumlien, W. F.; Scandrette, C.; and Hatch, Raymond, "The Problem of Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools of Union County" (1941). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 24.