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2017

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Fort Hays State University

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Consolidation And Reform: Middle School Considerations -The Case Of The Lebanon R-Iii School District In Lebanon, Missouri, Janci R. Mills Jan 2017

Consolidation And Reform: Middle School Considerations -The Case Of The Lebanon R-Iii School District In Lebanon, Missouri, Janci R. Mills

Master's Theses

This case study examined the implementation of a new public middle school following intra-district consolidation in rural Missouri. Lebanon R-III saw the intradistrict consolidation of a sixth grade building, and a seventh/eighth grade building, creating a middle school. This initiative prepared students, faculty and staff to experience a middle school aiming to improve the learning experience for students in grades six through eight. The implementation of consolidation, school reform initiatives, and the current school status were discussed in this case study. Data was collected and examined regarding the perceptions of teachers about the effectiveness of implementation strategies used in ...