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Sullivan Public Schools - 1927

Source of Photo and Information: The Republican Tribune School Edition -- 1927, provided to Sue Cooley by Glenn Thoming from the papers of his deceased mother, Cora Thoming, who was a teacher.

In 1927-28, the Sullivan Public Schools offered six years of elementary school, three years of junior high and three years of senior high. D. E. Matthews was Superintendent of Schools. Elementary Teachers were required to have two years of college and high school teachers were required to have  a college degree. Subjects offered in the high school included teacher training; commercial courses, including typewriting, stenography, and bookkeeping; vocational agriculture, including field crops and animal husbandry; home economics, including domestic science and domestic art; science; general science; general agriculture, physiology, hygiene, social science; vocations, civics, world history, American history, American problems, English (four units), including composition and rhetoric; English and American literature, mathematics, general mathematics, plane geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry, high school arithmetic, Latin, public speaking and physical training. The faculty consisted of sixteen teachers.

The building in the photograph was the new elementary school that was expected to be completed about September 1, 1927.

Tuition was $27.00 per year and room and board could be found locally for about $5 a week. There were seven churches in Sullivan and the streets were paved and graveled. They had electricity, water and sewer.

This page was last updated Tuesday February 21, 2012 .

  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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