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Kansas Education Progress 1858-1967, Adel F. Throckmorton, June 1967
Prepared for W. C. Kamphchroeder, State Superintendent of Instruction
Published by the State Department of Public Instruction, Topeka, Kansas, June 1967
p. 110

Kinds of School Districts in 1963 and Number of Each
Kinds of District
Number Organized
Cities of the First Class
Cities of the Second Class
Common School, Elementary and High
Common School, Elementary Only
Common School, Grades 1-9
Common School, One Teacher
County Board of Education
Fort Leavenworth Special
Johnson County Special
Sedgwick County Special
Rural High School, Regular
Rural High School, Russell Plan
Rural High School, Grades 7-12

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"HOMELAND SCHOOLS", Cabins to Complexes
Compiled by Republic County Retired Teachers Association
Copyright 1976
(Copy available at the Republic County Historical Society and Museum; Belleville, KS)

p. 29 - Because of social change the common school districts became too small to operate successfully, either educationally or financially.  The Kansas Legislature passed measures to reorganize school districts.  This matter met with disfavor among many people, who felt the school was the center of their community life, and it would be destroyed by such action.  However, many districts did annex to larger neighboring districts and became a part of that community.  Many other districts protested by consolidating among themselves in order to meet minimum state requirements for a school.

By October 15, 1951 many schools that had not been holding school for three years or more were ordered disorganized by Senate Bill 4 Section No. 10 of the Kansas Legislature of 1951.

In 1963 the Kansas Legislature passed the Unification Law which was to be completed by June 30, 1965.

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