Valley Community School District

Valley Community School District was a school district headquartered in Elgin, Iowa.[1] The district was located in sections of Fayette and Clayton counties, and served Elgin, Clermont, and Wadena.[2]



The Valley district and the North Fayette Community School District began a grade-sharing arrangement, in which students of one school district attend another district's schools, in fall 2013.[3] The two districts together had one middle school and one high school.[4]

The merger vote for North Fayette and Valley was scheduled for Tuesday February 7, 2017.[4] The North Fayette district residents voted in favor of the merger on a 504–17, or 97% in favor, while the Valley residents voted in favor on a 326-30 basis, or 92% in favor.[5] On July 1, 2018, it merged into the North Fayette district to form the North Fayette Valley Community School District.[6]


The former Clermont Public School

Clermont previously had a school building, Clermont Public School, built circa 1913, which closed in 1990. Now named the Larrabee Building, it houses administrative offices of the city government and a library. Jason Clayworth and Charles Litchfield of the Des Moines Register described it as "richly decorated in marble".[7]


  1. ^ Home. Valley Community School District. January 25, 2002. Retrieved on July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Valley." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Wind, Andrew (2018-07-01). "North Fayette Valley school district merger takes effect Sunday". Waterloo Courier. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ a b Fickau, Ethan (2017-02-02). "Staff and students weigh in on North Fayette Valley district merge". KCRG. Retrieved 2018-07-29. But the two districts are still separate and now a vote next week will determine if they will formally merge or not.[...]The vote will take place on Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.
  5. ^ "Voters approve N. Fayette-Valley merger, offer mixed results on school bonds". KCRG. 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  6. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Clayworth, Jason; Litchfield, Charles (2015-03-21). "Make or break: Vacant schools test Iowa". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2018-09-15.