The immediate effects of consolidation on rural high school athletics in Lee County, Virginia
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.