Woden–Crystal Lake Community School District

Woden–Crystal Lake Community School District (W-CL) was a school district headquartered in Crystal Lake, Iowa.[1] It served Crystal Lake and Woden.

History edit

Circa 1992 the Woden–Crystal Lake district began sharing administrative services and employees with the Forest City Community School District.[2]

For much of its history, the Titonka Consolidated School District sent its students to the Woden–Crystal Lake–Titonka High School for senior high school,[3] while Titonka operated the joint junior high school, and both districts had their respective elementary schools, with Woden–Crystal Lake's elementary being in Woden. As a result of the agreement, schools were branded "Woden–Crystal Lake–Titonka Community School District" even though the two districts remained legally separate.[4] In 2011, Woden–Crystal Lake shifted its grade-sharing to the Forest City district, while Titonka switched its grade-sharing to the Algona district. Therefore, Woden–Crystal closed Woden–Crystal Lake–Titonka High School.[5] As a result, preschool through first grade remained at the Crystal City school while other grade levels were sent to Forest City.[6]

The leaderships of the Woden–Crystal Lake and Forest City districts prepared for an election which would merge the districts into one. 270 W-CL residents submitted a petition instead asking for the district to be dissolved and broken into pieces given to multiple surrounding districts.[2] Using a petition asking for a consolidation, Area Education Agency 267 approved the vote, with a preliminary election date of September 11, 2012.[7] On July 1, 2013, the Woden–Crystal Lake district consolidated into the Forest City district.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Contact." Woden–Crystal Lake Community School District. March 5, 2012. Retrieved on July 22, 2018. "120 5th Street East, [...] Crystal Lake, Iowa 50432"
  2. ^ a b Yost, Rae (2012-02-01). "Woden-Crystal Lake patrons petition to dissolve school district". Globe Gazette. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ "About Our Schools." Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8. April 4, 2005. Retrieved on July 22, 2018. "High School students to Woden–Crystal Lake Community School".
  4. ^ "Home." Woden–Crystal Lake-Titonka Community School District (joint website of the Woden–Crystal Lake and Titonka districts). February 20, 2002. Retrieved on July 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Nelson, Emilie (2011-05-25). "Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka has final graduation". Forest City Summit. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  6. ^ Nicklay, Deb (2012-03-31). "Woden-Crystal Lake, Forest City to hold hearing about reorganization". Globe Gazette. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  7. ^ Yost, Rae (2012-04-04). "Public vote OK'd on Forest City, W-CL reorganization". Globe Gazette. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  8. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.

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