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100 Legal Status of the School District


Iowa law authorizes the creation of a Common Schools System. As part of this Common Schools System, this school district is a school corporation created and organized under Iowa law. This school district is known as the East Union Community School District.


This school corporation is located in Union County, and its affairs are conducted by elected school officials, the East Union Community School District Board of Directors. This school corporation has exclusive jurisdiction over school matters in the territory of the school district.


*Historical Note:

The East Union Community School District was established by a vote of the people on April 27, 1959, to become effective July 1, 1959.


The District includes all of New Hope, Dodge, Union, Jones, and Sand Creek Townships and portions of Grant, Highland, and Pleasant Townships in Union County. Also included are parts of Jefferson and Tingley Townships of Ringgold; Madison Township of Clarke County; and Monroe and Walnut Townships of Madison County.


The area of the East Union School District in the counties of Union, Ringgold, Clarke and Madison totals 268.9 square miles. Within this area lie the incorporated towns of Afton, Arispe, Lorimor, Thayer and Shannon City, as well as the former villages of Barney and Talmage.






Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 274.1, .2, .6, .7; 278.1; 279.8..


Cross Reference: 200 Legal Status of the Board of Directors


Approved 10-21-02          Reviewed 8-20-07 10-16-12, 11-21-16, 7-22-19                Revised