This page represents preliminary research as of 2/22/2016. We anticipate it will be significantly enhanced by the end of the Summer, 2016.
Under the tenure of Oscar Emerick a major effort was done to eliminate one-room school houses by consolidating student populations into larger schools. The reason was to enable instructors to spend an entire day teaching a single grade rather than trying to instruct all seven grades in a single day.
Researchers May find the following items interesting:
- Document: January 3, 1940 Essay on consolidation of white schools. Location: Box labeled Assorted Old Records from Union Street Building.
- Folder: 1924 rebuke of Richmond effort to reduce the number of high schools. Location: Box labeled Misc. School Records1925-1955 – Recovered from Union Street.
- Folder: Info on elementary school consolidation, 1935. Location: Box Labeled Union Street Text Books
- Document: March 20, 1945. By County Wide League with recommendations on the consolidation of “colored” schools, as well as recommendations on staff and equipment. Consolidation 1945