The Newbury Centralized School



was an important part of Newbury in
1930. This was an important year for the community because it was the
first year of the Centralized School. The school had a rough start but in
the end it came out as a superb school. The school building itself was a
quality building, which was built at a fair price. Besides this factor was
the school’s excellent curriculum. The curriculum offered the students a
very varied schedule for their time. In addition to the student’s varied
schedule, they could participate in sports and extra curricular activities.
However, activities for the students were not the only activities held at
the school. Activities and meetings that were for the community ...

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at $85,000.
This calculation was reached by an architect, whose name was Walter A.
Rabold, was hired by the Board of Education to draw up plans and reach an
estimate (Bottger Newbury’s One Room Schools) . This price was beyond
what the community was willing to pay for it. They were unwilling to pay
as proof shown by a vote which the Board held in May of 1925 for the
community. The people of the township were notified of the vote by an ad
that was placed by the Board in The Geauga Republican Record. After the ad
had been in the paper for a while, the vote was held. It was held on two
different issues. The issues were the centralization of all of the one
room school houses [Newbury had about nine in all] and the bond issue.
The issue of centralization was passed.
However, the bond issue was unsuccessful and failed. After being
unsuccessful with the vote, the Board decided to lower the bond issue to
$75,000 and hold a revote. On this vote, the community passed both ...

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these two science rooms were the boys
lavatories and locker room. A boiler room was also located on the first
floor (The Illuminating Company 14). On the second floor, there were
mostly classrooms. In fact, there was three of them on the second floor.
Besides the classrooms, there were two lavatories, one at each end of the
hall (The Illuminating Company 15). In addition to these rooms was a room
that consisted of both an office and a library. The library was very small
and did not have very many books, there was not even a librarian.
Similarly, the office was small also. The office was for the
superintendent. The superintendent was the only staff member to have his
own ...

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