Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Donald W. Smitley


The purpose of this field study was to evaluate the physical facilities of the Clinton school district and determine the adequacy of those facilities for the next five years. The procedures followed in the study included the writer working as a member of a board of education appointed facilities committee.

Some of the specific areas of concentration for the writer included collection and interpretation of data for the purpose of describing conditions and making projections of need. The major sources of data used in this study included school district enrollment and financial records, articles from professional journals, records of live births from the off ice of the County Clerk in both Logan and McLean County, and area population information secured from the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Data derived from these sources were used to develop a Cohort Survival Table for the Clinton school district. This Cohort Survival Table was helpful in projecting enrollment for the next five years. The conclusions reached as a result of this study were:

  1. The six attendance centers presently used by the district are structurally sound and with adequate maintenance should remain so for several years.
  2. Based on present revenue, the district could afford to build a modest addition ($250,000) without an increase in local taxes.
  3. Based on present and projected enrollment, there is no urgent need for additional facilities.
  4. Annual reviews of local enrollment should be updated to insure as much accuracy as possible in determining the possible need for additional space.