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ROTAN SCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRAM
Appuuatmn hould bn upu. ed to the School Board of Rotan Independant
qchool Dlstlut for then lo g tlmf. planmng, haxclxxolk and coupu-mon and fore
ght Ill making our scholl ploglam auch an outwtxndmg, suuev
When 'Vlr H P Rallsback lame to Rot xn m 1043 ax Superxntnndent thx
weed of tle whool wexe mam BLll1dlPg were madnquxtf md umqafc- Thv.
factw of thls condmon sure pxesented to the people of oul nuldx Advxntzge of
rmrmng mth the R1 tan Sahool were pxesented to the burloundmg, i0Il1Il1l1llltlQ
-Xftel the snhools survev was mule amd plan offuad Pleasant Valley Doxxell
Harmony Xxllght and Saxdlm Snhoolb con olxdated wlth Rotan lndxpendent School
D1 tuct M thxt time we hld a N3.lLl3tl0ll of 391 040 00000 Now the prexent
valuatxwn lx 3412314000 Tha 5lZ0 of the dlbtllct lI1LI68Std funn 86 sq llllltfi
to 280 Nquxra IDIIQN Rotan non hu modern Nchool bus-an and tl xnbportx zppxowu
mately 400 Ntudemts Itw emollment has 1ncxeaxed from 1:0 to 1150 dunng thi
ui yeax penod 0 repllcn ou: outmnded hl1lllilllgN t wxb nun an to xote
b0YldN1ll tha xmount o 422w8 20000 Thw ua uuw fully donc by pnople who
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were lnterested ln the betterment of their chlldren and the CIVIC lmprovement of
the communlty Thanks to those who had a part 1n the plomotlng of thus worth
whlle program W1tn thxs momey the follovung bulldmgs have been constructed
111 Modern and well equlpped shop bulldmg vxhlch accomodated approxlmately 40
students In shop bovs are permltted to gam experlence m cablnet makmg weldmg
and electrlcal equlpment aut rf echamcs and sheet metal L23 A modenn cafeterla
has been constructed YXlllCl'l accomodates 450 people 'lhe cafeterla lS llkewlse a
servlce to the commumty nd lS provlng to be a most xx 01 thwhlle part of the school
It serves as a place for banquets publ1c meetmgs etc
131 A modern pumaly bulldlllg' ctnslsts of 12 classrooms 0fflC6S and storage
rooms, modenn m every lespect A ve1y 1mpress1ve bu1ld1ng ceremony was held
at the prlmaly school and the bulldlng was dedlcatcd to Mxss Estelle Patterson
Inzer who was the fust teacher ln Rotan Schools and who rendered worthvwhlle
selvlces ln our schools for 38 vears
141 An elementary bulldlng has also been completed xxhlch has 12 modern
class looms, a large study hall offlces and storage space These bulldlngs are a
cred1t to Rotaun and should be adequate to serve Rotan for the next 25 to 40 years
153 Rotan also constxucted a modern football fxcld wlth a seatlng capaclty
of 2000 people To date Rotan has not lost a game on 1ts home fleld Rotan
football fleld vsas dedlcatcd duung the Balhnger Rotan game to the boys who lost
For many years the need fol a modeln gymnaslum was sees by foxeslghted
school people Thls dream has now become a reallty We have a modern gymna
slum and It 1s one of the best ln West Texas We can now have a well balanced
athletxc proglam that w1ll adequately serve the entlre school
ENRICHED CURRICULUM Durmg the physlcal development f Rotan
School Dlstrlct the need fox an enuched currlculum was dlSCOVeled We now have
approxlmately 40 credits of affllxatxon and a teachlng corps of 36 teachers most
of whom have then degrees and some have masters deglees Today courses are bemg
cffered m thc f1eld of vocatxonal aguculture suence homemakmg bookkeeplng typ
mg shorthand mathemat1cs drlver tralmng educatlon personalmty development,
and many others The completlon of the gyn naslum brlngs to a close a successful
bulldlng program whlch cost approxlmately S280 000 00 For the above achleve
ment the entue cltxzenry IS justly proud of our entlre bulldmg program whlch has
been an outstandmg success
The Student Cou'1c1l xuth Roy Calter as presldent and WHL F Rallsback as
sponsor has done an outstandlng work to enrlch school llfe of all Rotan students
They have raxsed funds to pay for tenms courts playground equlpment stage
curtams, 155500001 fxlm projector and they have made avallable numelous fxlms
avallable to students The Student Councll has done an excellent work and we
x Ish to express ou1 appzeclatlon to them fm thur accompllshments
JOHN PAUL YOUNG, Asslstant Edltor
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