the organization of Scott county, Miss Lulu Boling was appointed deputy
by the superintendent of Finney county, and authorized to work for the
interest of the schools of Scott county. At the organization of the
county, she was appointed superintendent of public instruction.
Superintendent Boling and her successor, E. E. Hubbell, organized 36
school districts, most of which have good substantial schoolhouses,
worth about $500 each. At first there was but one school district in
Scott county, and Miss Lulu Boling, taught the first school, a term of
three months. She was very ambitious. She rode all over the county on
horseback, to take the enumeration of the children of school age for
is a list of the county superintendents of Scott county, with their
terms of offices and salaries: Miss Lulu Boling, 1886-87, $300; E. E.
Hubbell, 1887, $400; Miss Lulu Boling, 1887-89, $600; D. D. Beck,
1889-'91, $450; O. D. Card, 1891, $450.
Beck introduced Welch's Classification Register, which also contains a
good course of study. He worked to classify the schools and furnish
them with definite work.
Card is working for a more perfect system of graduation and graduation
from the common schools.
Misses Ida and Estella Render received the first common-school diplomas
issued in Scott county.
at Scott City has a small library, consisting chiefly of encyclopedias,
histories, and scientific works.
following is a list of conductors and instructors: 1888 - Profressor
Fisk, conductor; 1889 - Professor Fisk, conductor, Mrs. Fisk,
instructor; 1890 - J. W. Williams, conductor, M. Hempy, instructor;
1891 - M. Hempy, conductor, Miss Ella T. McKernan, instructor; 1892 -
J. W. Dinsmore, conductor, E. W. Kelley, Mrs. Lappin, and O. D. Card,
1891, Superintendent Card organized the first reading circle; 25 per
cent, of the teachers of the county are enrolled, or 11 in all. The
reading circle meets once each month on the same day as the teachers'
association. The reading circle meets in the forenoon and the teachers
association in the afternoon. We follow the course of study, under the
direction of the county superintendent and one of our best teachers.