A Status Report from the Superintendent 
 

The educational spirit in Gallatin county has been a slow, but steady growth.  An improvement in the methods of teaching is visible from year to year.  Our school houses are in fairly good condition, and teachers are zealous in the discharge of their duties.  The pupil attendance is not so large as it should be, but much good work is being done. 

 The trustee system hangs as a clog on the  schools of the state, and should be changed.  One trustee, in my judgment, would give more efficient service than three.  And, if the county superintendent is, in a large degree, responsible for the success of the schools of this county, it seems to me that he should have some voice the selection of the teachers 


from the Legislative document number 5.  The Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky, for the Two years beginning July 1, 1899 and ending June 30, 1901, H. V. McChesney, Superintendent of Public Instruction.