Tolland — Schools

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      The history of education in Tolland presents no features of peculiar interest, and since the early records of the town are not in existence, many incidents connected with the progress of the schools of Tolland must remain unwritten. The scholastic advantages possessed by the inhabitants have been naturally limited in their scope to the possession of common district schools, and this may indeed be told as well of the generality of towns in Western Massachusetts occupying the standard of population and wealth vouchsafed to Tolland. The town has, however, contributed many students to American colleges, and of these mention could be made of not a few who have graduated with conspicuous honors.
      Eight school districts, in 1879, contributed to make schools easy of access to all, while for the support thereof the town was called upon to dispense but the nominal sum of $275 for the year.

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