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Windsor Locks The amounts expended for relief purposes by months, for the year ended June 30, 1924, are as follows: July, 1923
$709.00 January, 1924...... $ 933.64 August, 701.57 February,
921.64 September, 741.99 March,
1006.76 October, 952.39 April,
851.43 November, 760.08 May,
1109.44 December, 877.47 June,
811.77 The 40 towns in which the 102 persons who received relief had a legal residence are as follows: Bolton
New Canaan Bridgeport
New Haven Bristol
New London Brooklyn
Putnam East Hartford
Windsor New Britain
Connecticut began home teaching work for the blind in September, 1921, with two teachers. It was found that two persons could not adequately cover the field and the 1923 General Assembly authorized the Board to increase the number to five, one of whom was to act as supervisor and do some teaching. There were six applicants for the three positions which were thus created and it was decided to hold competitive examinations and to make the appointments upon the basis of these. It is interesting to note that the applicant who received the highest rating was a graduate of the Connecticut School for the Blind, and that she was competing against graduates of the Ohio School for the Blind and Perkins Institution. The appointees were Miss Lorraine N. Berger of Bridgeport, Miss Frances E. Shields of New Haven, and Miss Ethel M. Stevens of New Haven.
One of the home teachers, Miss Stevens, was obliged to resign May 1, 1924, owing to illness, and Miss Corinne Delesderniers of Meriden, was secured as substitute.
The appended tables tell in a formal manner something of what has been accomplished. They do not acquaint one with the missionary spirit in which the teachers are carrying on the work. We believe that this is largely responsible for the . marked success of the effort, and it is a satisfaction that our ideals for home teaching are high and that we are striving to attain them.
What the friendship and kindly encouragement of the home teachers mean to some of our people who are distressed by physical pain and mental apprehension is expressed in these words by a woman who is in great trouble:
“The only bright thing in my life at present is the visits which Miss S- makes me. They are full of love, encouragement and kindness, and she always leaves me a pleasant thought to work on for the next week. She is the only one who comes to me often."
For the year ended June 30, 1923, there were but two home teachers and the work was not conducted under the district system. The daily reports in tabular form were started January 1, 1923, and the totals for the period from that date to June 30, 1923, are:
Number of calls
1145 Hours in preparation
122 Hours in travel
12526 Letters written Hours in investigation.... 115
520 704 842 322
The figures showing the number of towns in which the home teachers did teaching for the year ended June 30, 1923, and the total number of pupils for that year, are:
Total number of towns
The sixty-two towns in which the home teachers did work investigating, calling or teaching for the year ended June 30, 1923, are:
Vernon Wallingford Washington Waterbury Waterford Watertown West Hartford West Haven Westport Wethersfield Wilton Winchester Windham Windsor
The following tables show the larger part of the work for the year ended June 30, 1924, in tabular form:
October 1, 1923 to June 30, 1924 Number of calls
783 Hours in preparation Number of lessons.
484 Hours in teaching Telephone calls
131 Hours in travel Miles travelled
7696 Letters written
639 628 664 407
October 1, 1923 to June 30, 1924 Number of calls
793 Hours in preparation Number of lessons.
520 Hours in teaching Telephone calls
166 Hours in travel Miles travelled
9882 Letters written
251 742 754 288
July 9, 1923 to August 31, 1923 Number of calls ...
109 Hours in preparation Number of lessons
53 Hours in teaching Telephone calls
23 Hours in travel Miles travelled
1774 Letters written
26 133 149 20
In addition to the above a partial record of further work done in various parts of the state from July 1, 1923 to June 30, 1924, is as follows:
Number of calls ..... 1033 Miles travelled ...
33 Hours in teaching Telephone calls
79 Hours in travel Hours of investigation 484
The grand totals of the above for the year ended June 30, 1924, are:
Number of calls ..
4019 Hours in preparation....
729 Hours in travel
42439 Letters written Hours of investigation 484
The tables for the year ended June 30, 1924, showing by districts the number of pupils in the various towns are:
Towns worked in (the numbers indicate the number of pupils in each town): Avon 1 New Hartford
1 East Hampton 1 Plymouth
1 Enfield 1 Portland
1 Essex ...
3 Torrington Hartford
23 West Hartford Harwinton 1 Wethersfield
6 Windsor New Britain
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Total number of towns, 20; total number of pupils, 63.
Total number of towns, 15; total number of pupils, 40.
(Miss Stevens* in charge.) Towns worked in: Hamden
1 Wallingford Meriden
1 Watertown New Haven
16 West Haven Shelton
Total number of towns, 10; total number of pupils, 35.
* Resigned May 1, 1924, and Miss Delesderniers was appointed as substitute.