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Page 27 text:
Seated in their customary positions at the Board of Education table are
ileft to rightl Claude Snarey, secretary, Herbert E. Nelson, vice-president,
Dr. Ralph D. Rabinovitch, L. Joseph Crafton, president, A. Ward McCain,
Robert O. Dodge, and Erwin S. Brown. At the far right is James B. Terrill,
treasurer and Comptroller.
Board devotes talent and time to educational progress.
Following the March, l958, election, in which voters indicated their
favor of changing the system to a Third Class district, Livonia's Public
Schools began the current school year with a seven-member board
instead of the five-member board which had managed the affairs of
the district since its formation.
Comprising this group, which annually devotes hundreds of hours to the
cause of education in spite of the heavy responsibilities of their regular
full-time positions, are L. Joseph Crofton, president, Herbert E. Nelson,
vice president, Claude Snarey, secretary, A. Ward McCain, trustee,
Erwin S. Brown, trustee, Robert O. Dodge, trustee, and Dr. Ralph
Rabinovitch, trustee. The latter three were new to the Board this year,
Mr. McCain has had eleven years previous experience with the Livonia
Facing the problems compounded by rapidly increasing school enroll-
ments and the necessity of expanding school facilities, increased oper-
ating costs and falling revenues from State sources, the Board of
Education has initiated the construction of four new elementary schools
and three additions during the past year. lt has also provided for
future buildings by purchasing numerous sites for elementary and
secondary schools in rapidly developing areas, where land costs are
Organized into five committees, the Board has held countless special
meetings and conferences in addition to regular meetings. These com-
mittees were formed to study: lll community programs and special
services, T21 finance, l3l buildings and sites, Ml instruction, and i5l ioint
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City Council and Board of Education matters.
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Board of Education trustees Robert O. Dodge, Erwin S. Brown,
A. Ward McCain and Dr. Ralph D. Rcbinovitch study the model of
the Section 36 elementary school now under construction,
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Admunustrators provude ettectuve, fruendly leadershup
Mr Benton Yates Superuntendent of the Luvonua school dustruct
has been our chuef admunustrator sunce appountment by the
Board of Educatuon un July 1955 He was prevuously Busuness
Admunustrator from Aprul 1954 untul becommg superuntendent
Before comung to Luvonua Mr Yates served for three years as
assustant superuntendent and busmess manager of the Lakevuew
Consoludated School Dustruct Battle Creek Muchugan Prevuous
to that he was superuntendent of the Holt Publuc Schools from
1947 51 and the Harbor Sprungs Publuc Schools from 1945 47
ln addutuon he has spent three years as a hugh school pruncupal
and eught years as a teacher un Muchugan schools
Mr Yates receuved hus AB un educatnon and hus MA un educa
tuonal admunustratuon from the Unuversuty of Muchugan and he
has completed hus course work for a Doctor of Educatuon
degree at Muchugan State Unuversuty
He has been actuve un the Muchugan Assocuatuon of School
Admunustrators sunce 1945 and us former chaurman of the
Muchugan Holdung Power Curruculum Study Commuttee A former
member of the Muchugan Curruculum Commuttee on Exceptuonal
Chuldren Mr Yates us now chaurman of the Specual Educatuon
Commuttee of the Wayne County Superuntendents Assocuatuon
He us a member of Phu Delta Kappa honorary educatuonal
ln hus Iumuted tume for relaxatuon Mr Yates enloys golf and
musuc He us marrued and has two sons
Superuntendent of Schools
R H UPTON
Three assustant superuntendents and Mr Yates and the Board
of Educatuon un the day to day admunustratuon of Luvonuas
educatuonal program and such allued concerns as buuldungs and
grounds mauntenance equupment and supplues hurung and
supervusuon of teachung and non teachung personnel and
finance Mr Harold C Wells who has been wuth the Luvonua
Publuc Schools sunce September 1955 assusts the superun
tendent on matters concerned wuth the admunustratuon of the
school dustruct and wuth recommendatuons to the Board of
Educatuon and staff on polucues and admunustratuve regulatuons
Mr Cecul H Alford who served as pruncupal of Bentley Hugh
School 1950 58 thus year became assustant superuntendent un
charge of School Plant Plannung and Research He us con
cerned wuth matters relatung to school sutes estumatung future
enrollments and buuldung needs studyung the need for a com
munuty college and plannung new hugh schools gunuor hugh
schools and elementary schools New to the staff thus year has
been Mr R H Upton who assumed the post of Assustant
Superuntendent for Busuness Admunustratuon last September He
supervuses the personnel and opqratuon of such areas as pur
chasung budget unsurance use of buuldungs bus transportatuon
custodual servuces mauntenance of buuldungs and grounds and
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Mrs. Dolores Hoheisel, secretary to the principals, really
was this busy. After ten years behind the big office desk,
Mrs. Hoheisel transferred to the Board of Education
office soon after the tlrst of the year to resume her secre-
tarial duties with Mr. Alford.
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Full-time oHice staff includes also Mrs. Helga Nuquist,
bookkeeper, and Miss Mariorie Robinson, secretory and
clerk. The titles are not as comprehensive as the many
duties performed by these two ladies.
Hub of our universe is the office.
Bentley's Grand Central Station is its office, where arrivals
and departures are as frequent as in the New York station,
even if they are for different reasons. Here are located the
assistant principals, the secretaries, the bookkeeping and
record departments. Here files are kept, mail boxes are
filled, emptied, and refilled, the P-A is supervised. Here
students come to report their woes and occasional ioys. No
bigger than a minute, this office is nevertheless the scene of
incredible quantities of work as normal daily routine.
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is one ofthe many
office activities for
which Miss Robinson
among her other Co-
op duties, keeps busy
-especially as exam
time nears-on the
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