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Catalog Number 2002.282.46
Object Name Report
Scope & Content Describes conditions of the Peabody Schools in 1929, the desperate need for renovations for the oldest schools, and recommendations.

These included having kindergarten for the youngest children, reducing the high school grades from five grades to four, and for the creation of a junior high school. They also charted out the numbers in each of the schools, along with possible ways of shifting students to reduce overcrowding.

The last page has an alternative plan to that of implementing a junior high school.

Superintendent's report on state of schools and challenges ahead. Also includes a brief blurb at end on recommendation for junior high school.

Report following conference on procedure for applying for federal aid for school projects. Auditor Report to the Peabody City Council on the Center School Project and includes budget, amount spent in previous years, expenses and balance as of date of report from Feb. 23, 1955.

Form 1955 to 1956 papers for the New Kiley Brothers Memroial School Construction that include typewritten description of the project to build the new Kiley Brothers Memorial School. Includes information regarding the old school building, the need for a new one and what the new construction will offer.

Also included is information about the hearing at the State House to allow the city a bond for an additional $75,000 for the construction and the House's resolve for the repayment of that bond.
Access Conditions Restricted to use in Sutton Room or Research area.
Physical characteristics manuscript
Creator Peabody High School
Title Payson Smith, Commissioner of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Recommendations to the City of Peabody School Committee
Copyrights All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects Peabody (Mass.)
Peabody (Mass.)--History
Peabody (Mass.)--Peabody School Department
Peabody (Mass.)--Schools
Peabody (Mass.)--Schools--History
Peabody (Mass.)--Schools--Peabody Junior High School
Parent ObjectID 2014.12.23
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