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|Title||Clay County Schools|
|Bulk Dates||(bulk dates, 1910-1970)|
|Quantity||2 linear ft.|
|Printed Material||Printed Materials are located in Box 1.|
|Location||Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota.|
The Clay County (SD) Public Schools were organized in 1866, and by 1879 there were fifty-four districts. Franklin Taylor was appointed as the first Superintendent. In 1877, Vermillion, SD established its own independent school district. Because they had fewer community resources and less financial support, rural schools could not keep up with the changes in curriculum. Consolidation was proposed to alleviate the problem.
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