Master's Theses

Document Type


Date of Award

Summer 1940

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Economics, Finance, & Accounting


Dr. Robert T. McGrath


The problem of this thesis is indicated in the title, "Real Property Assessment Variations in Dickinson County Kansas and Their effect on School Finance.” This problem will be considered under two major phases: (1) a critical analysis of the 1938 assessment of all rural real property in Dickinson County, Kansas to determine what irregularities exist and what the cause for these irregularities appear to be, and (2) to ascertain the effect of these inequalities upon the financing of the public schools of the county. The schools in the two second class cities of the county will not be included in the study for little or none of the rural real property is included within these districts. The purpose of the study is to endeavor to formulate a plan for a more equitable means of assessment and to determine the probable benefit to be gained by the schools of the county through such a plan.


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