Department of Rural Sociology
The problem has evolved out of existing school district conditions. All six types of districts were patterned after those of thickly populated states, but they were not adapted to the less humid and sparsely populated Great Plains region. To fully appreciate this condition it is essential to understand the association of the annual average rainfall of the area, with that of the prevailing type of farming or ranching, the average-sized farm, and the number of persons per square mile.
rural school consolidation, community school districts
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Kumlien, W. F., "Community School Districts in the Making" (1950). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 404.