From 1911 through the 1930s, several pieces of school legislation were passed which included provisions dealing with compulsory attendance, teacher training and wages, and length of the school year. Teacher salaries were generally low during this period. The average yearly salary for all teachers in the state was $1,390 in the mid-1920s. In 1930, the average yearly cost of educating each student in Indiana County was $55.82.
Louise Gilchriese Walsh, History and
Organization of Education in Pennsylvania
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: R.S. Grosse Print Shop, 1930), 259-283.
"Pennsylvania Public School Catechism." Pennsylvania School Journal 74 (October, 1925): 84.
Clarence D. Stephenson, Indiana County, 175th Anniversary History,
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: Hallidin Publishing, Company, 1989), 523.
Photo: courtesy Helen
Piscevich Morgan collection