Sumner Community School District

Sumner Community School District was a school district headquartered in Sumner, Iowa.



By 1998 the district was sharing two teachers with the Fredericksburg Community School District, and increasing features, including superintendents, became shared due to dropping enrollments that would have otherwise made the schools unable to meet Iowa accreditation standards.[1] The two districts began sharing superintendents in 2003,[2] and that year the districts also agreed to begin sharing schools as part of a whole grade-sharing arrangement.[1] Beginning in the 2004–2005 school year, the two began sharing secondary schools, with Sumner-Fredericksburg High School being established in Sumner and Sumner-Fredericksburg Middle School being established in Fredericksburg.[3]

A merger with the Fredericksburg CSD was approved by an election scheduled on Tuesday February 5, 2013,[4] by 728–25 in the Sumner district and 432–184 in the Fredericksburg district.[5] The merger into the Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District took effect on July 1, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ a b Nelson, Josh (2007-03-11). "School ties". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ Schmitz, Lisa (2003-07-17). "Joint superintendent will serve Fredericksburg and Sumner schools". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  3. ^ Heinselman, Karen (2004-09-20). "Sumner, Fredericksburg students adjust to sharing agreement". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. ^ Bushanam, Karen (2013-02-03). "Sumner-Fredericksburg school merger vote Tuesday". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. ^ Bushanam, Karen (2013-02-06). "Sumner-Fredericksburg school district merger approved". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ "District Reorganization History final." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 6, 2019.