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AFO]R WARD VV[
Laurens County, along with the rest of the state, has
made wonderful progress in education during the
past decade, and her educational workers must still
plan for future development if we are to maintain our
standard of citizenship.
SOME FACTS ABOUT LAURENS COUNTY
White population of the county, 1920 . . 20,415
Assessed valuation of property, 1920 $10,596,866
Per capita wealth according to population . 248.98
Number of white schools operating 66
Number of white children enrolled, 1921 . 5,838
Number of teachers employed 187
Number of white illiterates 805
Under the compulsory school law the enrollment in the county for 1919-20 increased 1,041.
The cotton mills of the county contributed, in addition to their taxes, $13,000
for the session 1921.
WHAT LAURENS COUNTY IS DOING WHAT NEEDS TO B
FOR HER CHILDREN
FO E HLRNPrevail upon members of the GeraAsmbyt
Amount spent in 1921 on public sthools $250,308.52 appropriate sufficient funds to
Amount spent in 1911 on public schools 64,721.05 months term.
Per capita expenditure for each child, 1921 39.87
Average salary for teachers, 1921 . 782.94 Make every effort to get every
Average number of pupils per teacher 30
Since 1911 the people of Laurens county have voted
upon themselves an increase in special taxes of Insist on every child attending s
$85,000. Every district in Laurens county has voted
a special school tax except one, which has support See that every white illiterate is
from private sources. write.
By first helping themselves, the people of the coun
ty have increased their assistance through state aid
since 1911 in the approximate amount of $50,000 an- first grade certificates.
Two vocational agricultural teachers are employed Let your representatives know
who have enrolled 76 pupils. to pay a tax for education. They
Four trade and industrial schools operating in 1921 want them to do.
enrolled 78 pupils.
One home economics class is taught, enrolling 16 ATTEND THE EDUCATIONAL
The schools of the county have an average term of RENS ON JULY 29TH, AND T
143 days. YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT ONAGST8H
SPEAK WELL OF YOUR SCHOOL AND SUPPORT YOUR RSTE
(This space contributed by a public spirited citizen of the county.
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