This cool diagram of the Eatonville campus was drawn by Fred Chamberlin for Superintendent B. W. Lyon back around 1915. There are a number amenities you won’t find today, like a barn, cow pen, pig pen, garden, orchard and poultry plant. (Eatonville had an outstanding Ag department.)
In July 1916, the Dispatch ran the school budget for the coming year. This state-of-the-art school had an annual budget ($21,873) equaling less than one teacher’s salary today.
$ 420 — Expense of of General Control
$14,535 — Expense of Instruction
$ 2,243 — Expense of operating School plant
$ 1,965 — Expense for maintenance
$ 1,160 — Expense for auxiliary agencies
$ 800 — Payment of outstanding warrants and warrant interest
$ 500 — Equipment for new new building and grounds
$ 250 — Equipment for old buildings and grounds.
Photo provided by Pat Van Eaton.
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