Aurelia Community School District

Aurelia Community School District was a school district headquartered in Aurelia, Iowa. It was mostly in Cherokee County, with a section in Buena Vista County.[1]

In 1989, it began a whole grade-sharing arrangement, in which one district sends certain grade levels to another district's schools, with the Alta Community School District. However this agreement ended in 1996, and the Iowa Association of School Boards stated that the previous arrangement and its outcome resulted in "some community members [being] offended".[2]

In 2010, Aurelia and Alta resumed sharing athletic teams.[3] A new grade-sharing arrangement with Alta began in 2011.[2] Both districts had their elementary schools, with Aurelia hosting the middle school and Alta hosting the high school.[3] The shared Alta–Aurelia superintendent, Lynn Evans, stated that only secondary classes were grade-shared as they were more expensive to teach than primary classes.[4]

In September 2017, an election on whether the districts should be merged was held. The merger was approved 178–55 in Aurelia and 257–8 in Alta.[3] On July 1, 2018, the Aurelia district merged with the Alta district into the Alta–Aurelia Community School District.[5]

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  1. ^ "Aurelia." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "From Whole Grade Sharing (Twice) to Reorganization: How Alta and Aurelia Board Leadership Came Together and Became Alta-Aurelia." Iowa Association of School Boards. Retrieved on July 31, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Alta-Aurelia Reorganization Approved". KKIA (Storm Lake Radio). 2017-09-13. Archived from the original on 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  4. ^ Hubert, Chip (2016-04-28). "Alta-Aurelia whole grade sharing vs consolidation". Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  5. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66 Archived 2019-02-09 at the Wayback Machine." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 29, 2018.

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