An independent school is independent in its finances and governance. Known as private schools, non-governmental funded, or non-state schools, they are not administered by local, state or national governments, they are not dependent upon national or local government to finance their financial endowment. They have a board of governors who are elected independently of government, have a system of governance that ensures their independent operation. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area, they may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students for tuition, rather than relying on taxation through public funding; some private schools are associated with a particular religion, such as Judaism, Roman Catholicism, or Lutheranism. For the past century one in 10 U.
S. families has chosen to enroll their children in private school. Independent schools may have a religious affiliation, but the precise usage of the term excludes parochial schools if there is a financial dependence upon, or governance subordinate to, outside organizations; these definitions apply to both primary and secondary education. In the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries including Australia and Canada, the use of the term is restricted to primary and secondary educational levels. Private education in North America covers the whole gamut of educational activity, ranging from pre-school to tertiary level institutions. Annual tuition fees at K-12 schools range from nothing at so called'tuition-free' schools to more than $45,000 at several New England preparatory schools; the secondary level includes schools offering years 7 through 12 and year 13. This category includes university-preparatory schools or "prep schools", boarding schools and day schools. Tuition at private secondary schools varies from school to school and depends on many factors, including the location of the school, the willingness of parents to pay, peer tuitions and the school's financial endowment.
High tuition, schools claim, is used to pay higher salaries for the best teachers and used to provide enriched learning environments, including a low student-to-teacher ratio, small class sizes and services, such as libraries, science laboratories and computers. Some private schools are boarding schools and many military academies are owned or operated as well. Religiously affiliated and denominational schools form a subcategory of private schools; some such schools teach religious education, together with the usual academic subjects to impress their particular faith's beliefs and traditions in the students who attend. Others use the denomination as more of a general label to describe on what the founders based their belief, while still maintaining a fine distinction between academics and religion, they include parochial schools, a term, used to denote Roman Catholic schools. Other religious groups represented in the K–12 private education sector include Protestants, Jews and the Orthodox Christians.
Many educational alternatives, such as independent schools, are privately financed. Private schools avoid some state regulations, although in the name of educational quality, most comply with regulations relating to the educational content of classes. Religious private schools simply add religious instruction to the courses provided by local public schools. Special assistance schools aim to improve the lives of their students by providing services tailored to specific needs of individual students; such schools include tutoring schools to assist the learning of handicapped children. In Australia, independent schools, sometimes referred to as private schools, are a sub-set of non-government schools that, for administration purposes, are not operated by a government authority and have a system of governance that ensures its independent operation; such schools are operated by an independently elected school council or board of governors and range broadly in the type of school-education provided and the socio-economics of the school community served.
Some independent schools are run by religious institutes. As of 2018, including independent schools run by Catholic religious institutes, of the 9,477 schools in Australia 1,140 schools are in the independent sector. In the same year, independent schools enrolled over 617,000 students, or 16 percent of the Australian student population. Independent schools in Australia make up nearly 16% of total enrolments, while Catholic schools, which have lower fees make up a sizeable proportion and are regarded as a school sector of their own within the broad category of independent schools. Enrolments in non-government schools have been growing at the expense of enrolments in government schools, which have seen their enrolment share reduce from 78.1 percent to 65 percent since 1970. Australian independent schools differ from those in th
McDonald Campground is located in the town of Sidney on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. McDonald Campground is 20 hectares of forested parkland and can be accessed from the Pat Bay Highway. McDonald Campground was managed by the province of British Columbia. Today McDonald Campground is a part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Tent pads are separated by Western red cedar and broadleaf maple trees; some sites are in others in the shade. There are municipal parks and community trails nearby to explore. McDonald Campground is in close proximity to the town of Sidney, to the city of Victoria and to the Swartz Bay and Sidney-Anacortes ferry terminals. Victoria Regional Transit provides service to-and-from the campground. There are 49 frontcountry campsites available. Campsites are suitable for tents, tent-trailers, truck-campers, motorhomes or recreational vehicles, but no electric hook-up is available. Amenities include pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Campsites at McDonald Campground are reservable.
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"Sheriff of Bullet Valley" is a 32-page Disney comics Western adventure/mystery story written and lettered by Carl Barks. It was first published by Dell in Four Color #199 with three one-page gag stories: "Sorry to be Safe", "Best Laid Plans", "The Genuine Article". "Sheriff of Bullet Valley" and the gag stories have been reprinted many times. Donald applies for a job as the Sheriff of Bullet Valley and his nephews plan on helping him despite how dangerous he tells them it is, they investigate the mysterious cattle theft from the Diamond Brand Ranch and find out that the thief is none other than Blacksnake McSquirt. It's a fight to the finish when Donald defeats Blacksnake. Thomas Andrae writes in Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book that Sheriff took its inspiration from the B western films of the period — Barks's favorite Hopalong Cassidy. Barks used details from the film in his comic book parody. In 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read Tony Isabella describes the tale as " masterful mix of action and comedy."The wanted poster on the last page of the story is Barks' self-caricature.
In a 1971 interview with Michael Barrier, he said, "That caricature originated in the old Disney studio days in the gag sheets that us guys used to draw of each other and circulate around. Some of the guys took to drawing me with this tremendous big schnoz, so I just copied that old caricature." List of Disney comics by Carl Barks Sheriff of Bullet Valley at INDUCKS Sheriff of Bullet Valley in Carl Barks guidebook