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PUBLIC DOCUMENT NO. 35

ANNUAL REPORTS

OF THE

Board of Education of the Blind

TO

THE GOVERNOR

FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDED JUNE 30

1924

PRINTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTE

HARTFORD
PUBLISHED BY THE STATE

PUBLICATION

APPROVED BY

THE BOARD OF CONTROL

The S. Z. Field Co., Printers.

New Haven, Conn.

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BLIND

MEMBERS

CHARLES A. TEMPLETON, GOVERNOR, WATERBURY.
GEORGE W. WHEELER, CHIEF JUSTICE, BRIDGEPORT.
EDWARD M. DAY, HARTFORD.
MRS. T. BELKNAP BEACH, WEST HARTFORD.
MISS MARIAN FEUCHTWANGER, New Haven.

GENERAL STAFF STETSON K, RYAN, SECRETARY. RAYMOND E. REASOR, SUPERVISING HOME TEACHER. HAZEL B. JONES, REGISTRAR. GENEVIEVE M. BURBY, STENOGRAPHER, IVIE M. MEAD, HOME TEACHER. HERMAN M. IMMELN, HOME TEACHER. Resigned Sept. 1,

1922. LORRAINE N. BERGER, HOME TEACHER. FRANCES E. SHIELDS, HOME TEACHER. Resigned June 30,

1924. ETHEL M. STEVEYS, HOME TEACHER. Resigned May 15,

1924. CORINNE DELESDERNIERS, HOME TEACHER.

OFFICE OF THE BOARD,
Rooy 62, State CAPITOL,
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.

Office of the Board of Education of the Blind,

Room 62, State Capitol, Hartford, Conn.

To His Excellency, Charles A. Templeton, Governor:

SIR:-In compliance with the statutes, we have the honor to submit herewith the annual reports of the Board for the two years ended June 30, 1924.

Respectfully submitted,

CHARLES A. TEMPLETON,

GEORGE W. WHEELER,

EDWARD M. DAY,

Vary V. BEACH,

MARIAN FEUCHTWANGER,

BI-ENNIAL REPORT

OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BLIND

For the two years ended June 30, 1924.

In the bi-ennial period which is now under review—July 1, 1922 to June 30, 1924—there has been recorded a growth in the work of the Board of Education of the Blind that is without parallel in its more than thirty years of service. A decade since the Board was employing one worker, was serving sixty-five blind persons, and was using an appropriation of $47,000. There are now eight workers, whose contact in some form of service is with more than 400 blind people, while the appropriation is $131,100. The increase for the present bi-ennium over the one for 1921-1922 is one-half in the number of workers, one-third in the number of blind persons served, and one-sixth in the amount of the appropriation.

These figures indicate in a perfunctory way that the work of the Board is increasing, but statistics cannot tell satisfactorily of service rendered. We hope it has been evident that there has been an earnest desire upon the part of this organization to do the work is such a manner that those who do not see have felt that here was a place where they could find a sympathetic hearing and could obtain friendly assistance and advice if their cause was just and reasonable. We believe that this is a principle which should find ready acceptance by workers for the blind and which, if adhered to, will often obviate those unfortunate clashes between groups of the blind and certain forms of the organized work, which serve no good ends and which tend to bring the blind as a class into disrepute.

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