European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 28 1968, Page 15

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 28, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 16 the stars and stripes 1968 us Desea enters 23rd year schools with unique problems answers till Idica of a club is for children of i a. Military men dates Back to the Early Frontier Days when Lien. Vii infield Scott saw the need and provided class rooms on his isolated Western army jests. It s doubtful however that he Ever envisioned any thing us Complex As the present system of overseas schools for dependent children. In fact As recently as1945 when the first schools for . Youngsters opened amid rubble of War weary Europe few would have guessed that someday the overseas educational sys tem would rank 20th largest among . Systems would cover an area approximately seven times larger than the ., would educate yearly about 117,000children from elementary to High school age in 224 schools and would employ More than 5.000 , in its 23rd year. Us Desea . Dependent schools european area has More than proven itself. The curriculum matches and often tops that of the schools Buck Home. The teachers according to or. Joseph a. Mason director Are the Cream of and when it comes to the latest in educational methods Ami school supplies us Desea works to stayin front. All this despite the fact hut the overseas system faces problems that would never come up i stateside schools. It must contend with a continually fluctuating student body the opening and closing of schools according to the needs of the military Mission the importing of books and supplies from across the Atlantic and of course budget fact that us Desea manages to surmount All these difficulties and offer an excellent education to dependent youngsters can be credited to it s imaginative leaders. Or. Joseph a. Mason director us Desea stories by Mary Neth editor modern l eng supt. Evans has to tackle super size school problems what Are my problems Money people and things that s All says Harold Evans superintendent of us Desea s largest school District which stretches from Norway South through Germany. When school opens sept. 3, Evans will have things Well in hand but when one hears of the problems he has had to tackle one wonders just How. Mis 7. J schools Range from big ones like that at Frankfurt Germany to Small ones which have More grades than teachers. This year is headaches have included setting up a new school from scratch near Dusseldorf discovering that one Large elementary school has come up with 270 More pupils than expected and having to prepare principals to be ready to take former private kindergartens under their wings. No i be really never Felt like going out and shooting myself says Evans but i d have to admit that in this Job one has to Roll with the punches. In the states opening a new school i something that s Long prepared for. And pondered Over. Here we do it re used toil. In the states if your budget comes upshot during the school year you can float a Bond. Here the budget is set the Mone you be got is All you la As to unexpected and Downs of enrolment brought on by a shifting military population such As he faces just now Evans knows than i. It. He just gets Busy. With school Oprin jul he must somehow find 1l ers and get hold of . It s too late to from the i what will he do to borrow sonic t District do Somr Fain \ textbooks a Iii not As Bik i prob Lem. It s Nerch a matter of redistribution throughout lie system la null s. Who chooses the to Bonk it s a Complex Mann Una lots of checks and balances. Firm t. Adders Al together in committees Ami make suggestions. Then these i Simms Are sent to District committees. Email to in advisory Council then to the directorate. Tile Book titles finally deemed Best air put into a Catalon for Onlynn the iut according to Carl b him i son. And ate director curriculum planning the Hook Bill this year ran million pin$2.53 million for other supplies and equip ment. Next year with i her prices a greater complexity of school materials offered for example my books now con with color and overlays this budget will jump to $59 have to of us changing times and thai Dix a Cost notes Evans. Big stink in logistics it was t exactly the cat s meow t a photo by Methle Hunter in less than a week school v. Ii Start for thousands of us Desea kids. What do you do when you get a Hunch of gallon Drums filled with Ery dead formaldehyde injected cats if Yon Are member of the k Man is Deska logistics division you just hold your nose and take it in your stride / we d ordered Tats for the school s biology lasses and expected hem to come in individual containers said Everett Maxwell manager. Hut that s not the was it happened. We had to go out and but Glass jars and repack them ourselves. You d be surprised Hov Mai cats fit in be although the cat crisis was fairly Mil que the logistics divisions used to handling some pretty Odd i " the More than items a sol h the overseas schools include eur. From the Kitchen sink Loi Home non pics classes to preserved slav the life history of a Mise. Slid musical instruments my Piet Eso her a shipment from us i Al s a "ul20 weeks to Ticac h a school note i Well. We order in Lei Rimai i l"1 plenty of time.". Maxwell said in the Civ. In Al been with the s Stem a m � malic Rise in quallo i"1" hschim.,1 supplies. I Loul l ii Ili. Available in the Qiliu and. Hil a our kids Don t act

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