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Page 28 text:
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
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,
Page 29 text:
Hugh School administrators handle myriad tasks
DAVID D AMERMAN
Mr Amerman came to Bentley In 1950 He
taught social studies classes and served as
counselor in previous years He IS manned
and ls the father of three children
ln the absence of a new principal to replace
Mr Cecil H Alford who became assistant
superintendent this year after eight years as
Bentley s principal the two fold task of get
ting the school year oft to a smooth start and
keeping things running efficiently and pleas
antly thereafter was given to two veterans of
the Bentley faculty Mr David D Amerman
assistant principal who was made acting pnn
cupal and Mr Raymond E Olson assistant to
the prmcupal accomplished the assignment
very successfully With the cooperation of the
faculty and student body these admumstra
tors have worked with dedication to make the
present school year a rich and memorable one
for all persons connected with Bentley Hugh
School Their efforts have been rewarded with
the respect and admiration of students teach
ers parents other administrators mdeed of
all with whom they have dealt
RAYMOND E OLSON
Assistant to the Principal
A member of the Bentley taculty since 1955
Mr. Olson was employed as a chemistry
teacher before his appointment ta his cur-
rent administrative post.
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