Allison Ware

..Institutes

Institutes During the school year 1911-12 two institutes were held in the Fifth Supervision District, one at Las Vegas and the other at Tonopah. Funds for defraying expenses of these institutes were granted by the different counties within this supervision district. For the Tonopah meeting, for the teachers of Nye and Esmeralda Counties, Esmeralda gave 850 and Tonopah $100; for the institute at Las Vegas, for the teachers of Clark and Lincoln Counties, Lincoln donated $.50 and Clark $100. Each of the four counties granted a donation in full of request made for help. The State also shared the expense, thus making it possible to engage a live-wire conductor for each of the meetings. The state department engaged for the Tonopah institute Allison Ware, president of the Chico Normal School, California; and for the Las Vegas institute, David R. Jones of the San Francisco Normal. The Superintendent of Public Instruction was present at each of the meetings, giving the teachers the opportunity and pleasure of meeting the leader of the educational system of the State. The attendance was very good at both places. The number attending at Tonopah was 60; at Las Vegas, 56. Both institutes were inspirations for better work, and requests have already been received for an institute in Lincoln County, for that county and Clark.  …”

Reference Data:

Biennal Report, by Nevada Department of Education, 1899, page 54


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