Date of Award

Spring 3-2009

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)



First Advisor

Dr. Terry Reid

Second Advisor

Dr. Dennis Cooper

Third Advisor

Dr. Howard Neeley


This study was completed to determine if there was a relationship between successful school bond issues and successful athletic teams. Data were obtained from 53 school districts in central and southwest Missouri that had attempted to pass a bond issue within the past five years. Superintendents in those districts were asked to respond to a survey regarding the success of their recent bond issues and the success of their football and basketball teams the year of the bond issue and the year preceding. The perceptions of the superintendent’s in regard to community support and the effect of athletics on successful bond issues were also questioned.


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