Everly, Iowa — Some steps have been made down the path of sending seventh-through-twelfth graders in the Clay Central-Everly School District to complete their education in other area districts in the fall.
The district’s board decided this spring to close the school in Everly, due to declining enrollment. Clay Central-Everly Superintendent Dennis McClain says agreements have been worked out with the Spencer and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school districts at this time.
McClain says they are also putting the finishing touches on agreements with the Sioux Central and Okoboji school districts for students who wish to attend there.
According to McClain, the idea would be to bus their students to a pickup point at which a bus from the other district would take them the rest of the way to school.
McClain tells us at this point they are pretty close to a final agreement with the other districts as well. He says they’re just working out details.
According to McClain, if students wish to attend another school with which Clay Central Everly does not have an agreement, the regular Iowa open enrollment process is available.
Elementary students in the district will continue to go to Clay Central-Everly Elementary School in Royal.