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Many Of Crowd Of 140 Express Opposition To Full-year School

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A crowd of atfout 140 persons who were "more clearly in opposition to the (year-'round school) plan" than previous groups attended the third of four public informational hearings on the subject of year'round schooling last night. Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. gave tliis appraisal of the general tenor of the meeting, held in the Wines School Auditorium. The attendance at last night's meeting was by far the largest of the three sessions, with opposition to the plan stressing the need to consider human values in education instead of only economie ones. When the 12-month plan was categorized as perhaps a strategy for inducing school district residents to pass future bonding issues, the superintendent replied that more than 18 school districts in Michigan are genuinely investigating year-'round schooling at the present time- not only Ann Arbor. I A local organization which is I distributing leaflets on behalfl of year-'round schooling alsol ihinks the plan has merit, Wes-I terman told the questioner. Atlanta Still Operates I Full-Year Schools I Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. has announced that eight Atlanta (Ga.) school districts have not completely dropped the ! four-quarter year-around school plan as had been previously stated. The Atlanta students will attend the normal fall, winter and spring quarters. Attendance . during the summer quarter will bf optiorial, on a fee basis. Fourth Hearing To Be On Monday The fourth public informational hearing on the subject of year-'round schooling in Ann Arbor will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the Little Theater of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. said today. The additional hearing is being scheduled because of a number of complaints from school district residents that they received the letter announcing the previous public sessions too [ate to attend. Westerman also commented that between 3,000 and 4,000 district taxpayers who are not parents of public school children will receive their survey postcards in the mail tomorrow or Monday. The postcards ask parental opinión on the 12-month school idea, proposed several weeks ago by Trustee William C. Godfrey.