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THE DROP-OUT Page 11 PROBLEM IN SALT LAKE CITY children in 1969. A_ aged 3-4 years from disadvantaged homes. Training is similar to that at the Matheson Center and includes parent involvement as teacher aides. There is free lunch, bus service, no charge. Pupil Personnel Services For the purpose of heightening holding power...reducing dropout rate...all school districts in Utah have established Pupil Personnel evaluation - showed | disappointing Services. In 7 school districts these results. However, in Utah, an include social workers, counselors, evaluati on by the Ogden City psychologists, and nurses. Schools revealed that on the nine In the Salt Lake District, for the factors measured, Headstart 1968-69 School Year, there were children scored better than their 16 social workers with nine of these control counterparts. A composite serving the elementary schools; 43 comparison of total ratings, showed counselors, with one serving half a statistical significance at the .001 time at the elementary level; 5 level in favor of Headstart children. psychologists, with 2 serving That Ogden children scored better elementary children. than those in the national It appears that in Salt Lake measurement, is attributed to the schools, social workers and fact that, in Utah, WHeadstart is psychologists are focusing administered by school personnel, somewhat on problems in the whereas this may not be true in the elementary levels, while counselors nation generally. 3 are concentrating in the secondary In Salt Lake, the WHeadstart schools. In terms of money outlay, Center is located at the Matheson much more is being spent for School where 240 children aged 4-5 counselors than for social workers years receive pre-school and and psychologists, a_ situation socialization training on a % day controlled to a large degree by basis. These children must qualify State law. Apparantly symptomatic as disadvantaged. They come behavior.in the secondary levels is SO os program Education acute, effort and money was teachers proving in Salt most Lake helpful and 3 for troubled children who are in the C CLERICAL 3 : (1 TECHNICAL Te rn C1 COMMERCIAL CD SECRETARIAL = [1 BOOKKEEPING 0 SALES [ACCOUNTANTS CO ARCHITECTS 7 _ CU NURSING range of 75-90...the so O MEDICAL = LC. LABORERS C1 ENGINEERS CIELECTRONICS COTECHNICIANS DIAL Innovations in the Salt Lake School District A wide spectrum of innovative programs designed to more nearly attain the objective of individual instruction have been introduced. Some of these are: Modular scheduling at East High; pod-type teaching with differentiated staff at several elementary schools; teacher internes at certain elementary and secondary schools; teacher aides at some elementary and junior high schools; and the Unified Systems Approach to Individual Learning in process of development. , Community Action Programs (CAP) | Of the many programs funded under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1966, one of the most comprehensive relative to the needs of the poor is the Community Action Program (CAP). In Salt Lake there are 3 CAP centers with 8 sub-programs: Neighborhood Centers, Voluntary Grandparents, Legal Services, Head start, Voluntary Improvement Program (VIP), Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC), and a Tutoring Program. The three Salt Lake CAP centers are: Central City, 615 South 300 East; Satellite Center, 586 South 200 West; Northwest Center, 776 West 100 North Redwood. in Service to At Garfield School, pupils aged 5-15 years are admitted upon Salt Lake-School District referral. The center presently has 4-5 classes in outstanding Behavioral in the March Modification, which is of $100 per month. These will appear = : C1 SERVICE STATIONS = [fF ef E | 11, 1971 issue. Reprints of the entire 3 part series will be availiable March . CO HANDYMEN [1 HOUSEKEEPING series an ARNEE’S NMaAREKET 379 6. 400 @. a f riendly for friendly store 975 EAST 3300 SO-—— FREE PARKING ns ano 0,0, 0,tghatetetererereststatecererinerteteteeteteeeeeete® Seleeieeseatatatatetet ele ole’ elere! America (Part 3 of this | . 1 GARDENERS 486-9371 the usual referral channels. - Volunteers tuition Sats. C1 INDUSTRIAL = TRAINEES = CJ OFFICE upon as well as called near capacity. There is a BMTC school at 27 C St operating on a private basis so that pre-school children can be admitted. It has a capacity of 45-50 children with a current enrollment of 30, nine of whom pay a full 1 PBX C HOTEL CO RESTAURANT admitted parents (VISTA) This is a recently established This program offers free help in “slow-learners’” ...a sizable group program for seriously disturbed the academic area to all ages. found in most classrooms and of young children, many also mentally prime concern to most classroom retarded. Some come to the center Tutoring on a one-to-one basis or in groups in in process of teachers. Classes for the Trainable unable to talk, feed, dress, or toilet small Some are_ highly Organization. An under-achiever in Mentally Retarded, the Deaf, and themselves. the school situration can here the Blind, are not described in this aggressive, disruptive and friendless achieve at his own rate of progress; having made almost no academic report. progress in school. Methods are he can follow his special interests; highly innovative and are based on he can focus effort on _ special principle of positive difficulties. It is possible in this Continuous Progress Education the (CPE) reinforcement (immediate reward program to earn high school credit In Salt Lake for desired response)...a technique toward graduation. The VISTA centers are located at This was a five-district project, which promotes very rapid learning. Salt Lake High School, have been remarkable: the in which marked tendencies away Results Jefferson Elementary School, and from the graded school situation, After a stay of 8% months, many Jackson Elementary School. This is pupils have been returned to their is and much progress toward regular school; others formerly one of the few programs offering classed: as trainable have been help to junior high school dropouts. placed in educable.classes. In. Salt Lake there are two 1Q With Service Accentuated!”’ Hours: be by the in the Salt Lake BMTC units. OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE To Employer No Fee, To Applicant No Fee Unless Placed COUNSELING SERVICE 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also, All Day can application four other districts. However, CPE has been terminated and _ its progressive ideas and methods In complicance with the State incorporated into a _ Federally guidelines for the education of funded program entitled, Unified children in regular public-schools, System Approach to Individualized who have special problems, the Salt Learing (USAIL), which is now Lake District Department of Pupil developing a total instructional Services offers three programs: program for Kindergarten through 1) For the Educable Mentally 12th grade. Retarded (lQ range 55-75) the district has 9 EMR classes in Exemplary Reading Center elementary schools, 5 in junior high, 4 in senior high. Most of these The Salt Lake and Granite children attain skills which render School Districts have joined them partially or fully resources in the development of a self-supporting. Many obtain the reading center which offers services graduation diploma. There are few in‘ four programs: 1) Diagnostic dropouts from these classes. services for children with reading 2) For children with normal or disabilities; 2) A clinic where a superior intelligence (lO range 90 limited number of difficult cases or above) having emotional or are given special training in reading behavior problems, there are 13 skills; 3) Teacher training and free Learning Adjustment classes (LAC) reading materials to classroom in elementary schools, and 3 in teachers 4) In-service training junior high. These classes are small, including work-shops at various consisting of 6 or less pupils, most schools. of whom return to regular classes Salt Lake has a full quota of 25 after 2 years or less in LAC pupils, presently attending the training. clinic, who are admitted upon 3) For children having other school referral. The clinic is located types of problems such as difficulty at 2870 Connor St. Transportation with reading or math, but who have is provided by parents in car pools. normal vision and_ hearing, (lO This is a problem at Central City range 90 or above), there are which is currently under remedial or learing Disabilities consideration. classes in all elementary schools, Behavior Modification Training and in 4 junior high schools. There apparently is no program Centers (BMTC) national mainly from one-parent homes. The through Special The economic and social service is free and the children are consequences of the dropout required to enter kindergarten after problem have given rise to which they are no longer eligible innumerable programs in a genuine for Headstart membership. There is effort to find solutions. The gravity — a bus service for transportation to of the situation has spurred public and from the center. education administrators and Also in Salt Lake, there is a government officials at local, state Headstart Day-care center at and federal levels to take action. Central. City. This service accepts Welfare large degree, is generated. School District Part 11: Attempted Solutions To offset the cultural deprivation of children of poverty at the nursery school level, the Federal government, in cooperation with various State. agencies, established the Headstart program under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, transferred to the Department of Health, Education & children to by Mildred L. Hinckley Headstart by-passed over elementary levels individualized instruction were in where the dropout problem, to a evidence. Its teacher-training poo ple 15. .