The immediate effects of consolidation on rural high school athletics in Lee County, Virginia
Smith, Larry Jackson
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The main element of the previous pages points to the immense problems that school consolidation places on athletic programs. This author seeks to help create a bond between academics and athletics within consolidating school divisions. Lee County, Virginia is an excellent example of the failure to plan efficiently for athletics during a school merger. This project serves as a reference tool for athletic directors involved with school mergers. Athletics are an important and viable force within a school system, producing a well-rounded student and community solidarity, and should be considered in the merger plans.