Vallonia District 4

District No. 4

Taken in part from 
The History of the School Districts of 
Decatur County, Kansas
1940
compiled and completed
by Katie B. Cornell, July

On October 4, 1879, school district number 4 was formed. The first school meeting was held November 3, 1879, and the permanent organization perfected at that time.  

The school was named "Vallonia".  

The first school was a three months term held in a dugout in 1880.  This was a subscription school.  The teacher boarding around with the patrons of the district and being paid a small amount of cash.

In 1884 a sod school house was built.  The school consisted of 60 pupils and 1 teacher.  This building was a little better equipped, having benches for seats and a teachers desk.  No definite school book was used.

In 1888 there was a need for a new school house and a one room frame building was built.  The school still continued to be a large one and fully appreciated their new building which was free of the worry of snakes and other insects.

 

1921 Standard Atlas of Decatur County Kansas

Copyrighted 1921 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co

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