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James Staff - School District Reorganization

Jim Staff is a career educator who has worked a lifetime in rural Illinois school districts. He taught at Vandalia High School from 1952-1959, and became Fayette County Superintendent in 1958 when he was only 29 years old. In 1979 he became a Regional Superintendent when Bond and Effingham counties were added to his area. Over the years, he presided over multiple annexations, detachments and reorganizations, many of which he discusses during the interview.

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1940-1950s Reductions


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