Fremont Community School District

Fremont Community School District was a school district headquartered in Fremont, Iowa. It operated a single K-8 school in that town, while, since around the 1990s, it sent its high school students to Eddyville–Blakesburg Community School District (EBCSD or E-B) schools.[1]

HistoryEdit

On July 1, 1991, the Fremont district absorbed a portion of the Hedrick Community School District, involuntarily dissolved by the State of Iowa on July 1, 1991,[2]

Around 1994, when the Eddyville and Blakesburg school districts were merging into the E-B district, officials from those two districts asked the officials of the Fremont district if they were interested in merging too. At that time Fremont did not join them, but by 2011 the new E-B district and Fremont were in discussions on whether to merge.[3] Fremont and E-B had been in a grade-sharing agreement since circa 1989.[4]

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, the merger was approved in a referendum, with the E-B district voters doing so on a 335–86 basis and the Fremont voters doing so on a 91–60 basis.[5] On July 1, 2012, E-B merged with the Fremont district to form the Eddyville–Blakesburg–Fremont Community School District.[2] As part of the merger plans, the pre-merger E-B and Fremont boards were to, for a period, continue to meet while a newly-selected combined EBF board was to already begin business.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fremont Community School District." Area Education Agency 15. May 10, 1997. Retrieved on January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Faybik, Lori (2011-03-12). "E-B, Fremont merger in talks". Ottumwa Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  4. ^ Faybik, Lori (2009-07-02). "Fremont continues to weigh school options". Ottumwa Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  5. ^ Faybik, Lori (2011-09-13). "Voters: Yes to E-B, Fremont merger". Ottumwa Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  6. ^ Faybik, Lori (2011-04-04). "E-B, Fremont merger talks continue". Ottumwa Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-17.