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Master of Arts (M.A.)




California Schools have experienced an unprecedented growth during the past several years. Enrollments in many school districts within the state have more than doubled since the end of World War II.

It took California ninety years to enroll its first million children in school in 1940. It took only thirteen years to enroll the second million in 1953. It will take only an estimated five years to enroll the third million by 1958.1 Practically every California school system, therefore, is faced with the continuing problem of providing more classrooms to house these new pupils. To provide funds for additional schools, boards of education must submit bond issues to the vote of the electorate. Passage of such bond issues in California requires a two-thirds favorable vote.

The purpose of this study was to determine what procedures have been followed by selected larger California school districts in planning and conducting school bond campaigns.





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