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Teacher Contracts

High Standards Were Set

 Almost from the beginning, teachers were set apart from the rest of the community. They were placed under

very rigid rules even away from the classroom. A teacher’s character had to be above reproach which

 included conforming to a strict dress code and maintaining proper moral conduct in public.


There was a clause included in the teacher contract that forbade them from attending dances, playing cards or attending

more than one entertainment event a week.


In addition, teachers actually had a curfew of 10:00 P.M., which meant they could not be seen in an

automobile after that time. It was believed that if they stayed out too late, their teaching skills would suffer.


In 1917, a salary for a teacher holding a state certificate was $60 a month.   At that time, the school

term was for eight months.






At the time of this contract, Flossye Durrance was teaching at Pinedale School














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creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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