Additionally, evidence continues to build demonstrating the advantages of small schools in attaining higher levels of student achievement.
Larger schools, in contrast, have been shown to increase transportation costs, raise dropout rates, lower student involvement in extra-curricular activities, and harm rural communities’ sense of place.
The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older.
The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
We are one of only a handful of SCDs in North Dakota which is classified as an urban county, meaning there is a greater population living in cities and towns versus living in a rural setting.
The SCD offers assistance with windbreaks, education programs, participates in the EPA 319 water quality program for the Turtle River Watershed Program, and works with partnering agencies involved in local conservation of our natural resources.
Our natural resources are not only limited, but many of them can also be easily damaged or destroyed.
Conservation is concerned not only with the resources we need today, by also the resources for the future.
34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.As the county superintendent, Johnson does not rule on the annexation request, but prepares information for a hearing on the request by a county committee.Her responsibilities include researching the value of each tract of land included within the petition, work that could continue into next week, given the number of property owners involved.Despite this, the prevailing notion of streamlining school districts and reducing expenditures through consolidation remains strong.The links listed below provide a glimpse of the extant research on school consolidation as well as providing some ideas for areas in need of more study.