Thompson Community School District

Thompson Community School District was a school district serving Thompson, Iowa.

The independent school district of Thompson was incorporated in 1894. Thompson High School graduated its first class in 1900, and its last class in 1989. A horse drawn school bus was replaced by a motorized school bus in 1909.[1]

On July 1, 1989, Thompson entered into a whole grade-sharing arrangement with the Buffalo Center–Rake, Lakota and the Titonka school districts; earlier that year those districts, plus the neighboring Woden–Crystal Lake Community School District, held discussions about a comprehensive plan for their region. In 1992, the Buffalo Center–Rake and Lakota districts merged into the Buffalo Center–Rake–Lakota district. The whole grade-sharing relationship continued among Buffalo Center-Rake, Thompson, and Titonka, with the agreement to last for three years.[2]

While the successor district and Thompson attempted a merge, the Titonka district chose not to pursue a merger with them. In November, 1994, the residents of the Buffalo Center–Rake–Lakota school district and the Thompson school district voted on whether they should consolidate into a single district. Meanwhile, the Titonka school district began whole-grade sharing with Woden-Crystal Lake. The residents of the Thompson district voted down that merger. Despite the failure, the Buffalo Center–Rake–Lakota and Thompson districts continued grade-sharing for the 1995–1996 school year. In November 1995, the second merger referendum for Buffalo Center–Rake–Lakota and Thompson occurred;[2] this one succeeded. On July 1, 1996, it finally merged with Buffalo Center–Rake–Lakota, to become the North Iowa Community School District.[3]

References edit

  • Dreier, William H.; Ronald Pilgrim (1995-10-06). "100 Years of Change for Better Schools: A Short Report of Buffalo Township, Winnebago County, Iowa and Its Schools from 1895 to 1995" (PDF). Education Resources Information Center.

Notes edit

  1. ^ Centennial Book Committee (1992). A peek at the past ... Thompson, Iowa, 1892-1992. A good place to call home. pp. 34, 44.
  2. ^ a b Dreier and Pilgrim, p. 9.
  3. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-08-01.