Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



In view of the enactment of school laws by the Fiftieth Legislature, the idea of larger administrative units has caused a revolution in school policies in Texas. The Gilmer-Aiken Committee appointed by the late Governor Jocter made recommendations that educators think there is a more complete, a more adequate, and a more economical method of tho administering school property and finance.

These new laws relative to consolidation have caused confusion because the school is tho community center around which the community revolves. Each family establishes residence as close to the school as possible for the convenience of its children.

Bio Forney school district is surrounded by six common school districts. Two of those districts are able to remain in operation, but due to their financial status and school population, those districts wore needed to bring the Forney school district up to its desired financial and enrollment needs. To get those two districts to annex to the Forney district was considered a problem of long-standing; but, when the trustees of these districts were approached, they consented to annexation and transferred all school property to the Forney school district.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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