Title page for ETD etd-021799-082322

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Melton, David Glenn
Author's Email Address dgmelton@hotmail.com
URN etd-021799-082322
Title A History of Manassas Park City Schools
Degree Doctor of Education
Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Carlton, Patrick W. Committee Co-Chair
Richards, Robert R. Committee Co-Chair
Earthman, Glen I. Committee Member
Salmon, Richard G. Committee Member
Upperman, James E. Committee Member
  • School History
  • Public Schools
Date of Defense 1998-11-20
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to document the history of the development of the Manassas Park City School system. This study utilized historical research methods to preserve information that would otherwise be lost.

This was a study of local school history. It looked at how and why the school division began and how it has changed over time. It provides an understanding of how the school division evolved into its present state. This study examined the political, social and economic history of Manassas Park City Schools and the forces which influenced and shaped the school division. The study concentrated on political leaders, the residents who lived and worked in the city, and the financial difficulties experienced by the school division.

This study relied on historical research methods to document the history of the school division. Data for the study came from both primary and secondary source materials. Sources included letters, notebooks, memoranda, official papers and documents, reports, official minutes, newspaper articles, letters to the editor and editorials, and pamphlets. A major source for the study was interviews of the key individuals who had first hand information worth preserving.

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