Category Archives: Schools

Feb 21

Last chance to see old Wyoming school building

The Midland school district, based in Wyoming, is having a garage sale and tours of its 1914 school, which has been replaced after passage of a bond issue. According to the school’s website, the garage sale is Saturday from 9 AM … Continue reading

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Feb 13

Two consolidations passed last week

Two stateline school reorganizations that were essentially pro forma votes were approved last Tuesday. Both will take effect in fall 2019. North Winneshiek and Decorah approved consolidation (Radio Iowa), or more accurately, North Winneshiek finished the endgame it planned out when … Continue reading

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Feb 09

Enrollment data shows more of the same

The 2017-18 public school certified enrollment tables are on the Iowa Department of Education’s website, but currently only accessible via magic. Fortunately, in this case, I have a magician’s touch. There are no big surprises, but a few small ones, likely … Continue reading

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Feb 05

Hampton-Dumont, CAL finalize sharing

Last month, CAL officially agreed to send grades 7-12 to Hampton-Dumont, the Hampton Chronicle reported in multiple articles. (One of the articles was by Greg Forbes, who was laid off from the Sioux City Journal a while back and was named … Continue reading

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Feb 02

Old Cherokee, Lansing schools on ‘Endangered’ list

April 17, 2015: The Stone Schoolhouse in Lansing was in use from 1863 to 1973. Preservation Iowa’s list of “Most Endangered Properties” includes two old school buildings. First, as found in the tipoff for this blog post (Sioux City Journal), … Continue reading

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Jan 18

Disharmony with Harmony-Van Buren merger

Some residents of the Harmony school district don’t want to be a part of a consolidation with Van Buren, according to this article from the Burlington Hawk Eye. In November, the AEA denied all requests to shift land from one district … Continue reading

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Jan 16

Seymour tornado recovery moving steadily

Seymour students displaced by a March tornado that severely damaged the school may be back in the school building in a few weeks, Iowa Public Radio reported at the beginning of the month. Elementary students are already back, which is … Continue reading

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Jan 12

Original Dunkerton school to be replaced

May 14, 2010: The Dunkerton school was a short distance from anything in town when it was built in 1921, but development has moved southward since. Photo slightly out of focus from old camera. The oldest part of the Dunkerton … Continue reading

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Jan 10

HMS will close Hartley Elementary

After three bond referendums failed — two making a majority but missing a supermajority by a handful of votes — the HMS school district intends to close the district’s oldest building in 2019, KIWA Radio reports. That would be Hartley … Continue reading

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Jan 04

Original Riverside (Oakland) school complex sold

After a delayed opening of an all-new Riverside school complex on the outskirts of Oakland (the south US 6/59 junction), the property in the city was left empty. At the end of December, the Council Bluffs Nonpareil reported that the school … Continue reading

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