Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Roy F. Ruebel

Second Committee Member

J. Wesley Crum

Third Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw


This study examines the effects of school reorganization in Upper Kittitas County on school costs, program, and construction. It determines the effect consolidation had on the attitudes of school district patrons, and whether pre-consolidation promises had been kept. This study determines that costs have risen, pupil-teacher ratios have improved, curriculum offerings have expanded, and new school building has occurred. The study finds little change in the attitude of school patrons, and determines some promises were kept, but many were not.