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School bells rang in 1944

School is starting — in 1944!



Forty-eight rural schools and two consolidated districts maintaining only elementary schools opened on Monday, Aug. 28, 1944, in Daviess County, with an approximate enrollment of 800 students, according to E. C. McNitt, county school superintendent in a news article in the Gallatin North Missourian.

In most districts the salaries of the teachers had been increased somewhat. Supt. McNitt felt that Daviess County was

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