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Farsighted Administrators Guide the Schools AT THE HELM of Rock Island Sc hool District No. 41 are the elected School Board members. Standing: Fred Patton, Maxwell G. Larson, and Ted Arnold; Sitting: William Bell and Mrs. Carol Kimmel. The Rock Island Board of Education is made up of five citizens elected to make decisions concerning the problems of the school system. The school board, headed by AAr. William Bell, Is In charge of varied tasks which must be taken care of through the school year. These responsibilities Include acquiring property needed to establish new school buildings, hiring new personnel, deciding on policies concerning the school system, or¬ ganizing the curriculum and providing funds for the var¬ ious progressive educational functions. AArs. Kimmel and AAr. Patton serve on the salary committee, which is composed of administrative person¬ nel and representatives from the school board. One major accomplishment of this committee was the raising of the base pay for beginning teachers from $5,200 to $6,000. AArs. Kimmel and AAr. Bell were on the Governor ' s Task Force, a committee for investigation of requests for revisions in the education program of Illinois. 30
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