As I’ve never had the pleasure of conducting a modern review of a school, I can only assume that the process is much more detailed now. We have standardized tests to examine student achievement, teams of custodians to monitor school cleanliness, and multitudes of systems (e.g., electrical, plumbing, HVAC) to maintain.
In 1895, the inspector visited a school in North Marysburgh and determined: the floors were a little dirty, the school needed a map, and the closets needed attention. The rest was satisfactory.
The cost for a map was $3.75.
It’s difficult to believe that a school inspection was that easy (and a large wall map was that inexpensive).