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Marin County's One Room Schoolhouse
In a recession economy, where jobs are hard to come by, elementary school principal Sandy Doyle often handles as many as seven different jobs at once. Dr. Sandy Doyle says this about the school:
“I wear a lot of hats, when I have to be the nurse of the doctor, I’m a teacher, curriculum director, technology, decider, fixer plumber. I am also the principal here. My aide takes care of the throw up and I take care of the dead mice.”
Doyle’s school is a one-room schoolhouse. It’s, Lincoln Elementary and it's the oldest one still operating in California, one of three in rural Marin County. These schools are the assigned public schools for the ranching and farming families in the area. They’re more than schools for these families spread out across rural Marin, they're community hubs.
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