In the following year of 1829 the Town of Homer sent a petition to the state capital of Albany, New York to divide the town. The main reasons for the secession of Homer was in fact that there was just to large of a population to conduct any governmental matters including elections. To many problems had occurred within the population such as the troubles of illegal voters, impossible to keep regular polls with this many people and with the town splitting into 2(East and West Homer) also helped seize the rivalries and jealousies between these two towns. With the spilt of East and West Homer had now created different school districts.
The district divide took effect on April 1, 1826 when District #1 was turned into districts #2 and #8. After the divide the log cabin schoolhouse was then moved from Houghton Hill to Roger Hurlburt's farm. On May 4, 1838 the red-school house was built upon this new founded farm land. The schoolhouse would be used for years to come and had an increase of students from 1863 when the schoolhouse in district #2 was discontinued. The district #2 schoolhouse would be re-erected in the fall of the year of 1886. In 1870 there was a total of 31 pupils attending the red-schoolhouse. 20 years later in 1890 the town of Homer declared that the district #8 red-school house was unfit so a new schoolhouse was built on the east side of the road just below the bridge(Harris, District #8). The first teacher of this new schoolhouse was named Mary Flagg Daniels. As the years went on the districts began to come together for the entertainment of the community. The teacher Annie Frisbie of district #8 had connected with districts #3 and #2 to create and plane these entertainments. As the year of 1890 came to an end the pupils who once attended district #8 now began to attend the Homer academy. The red-school house would still teach the kids of district #8 for a couple more years till the school was turned into a residential house with now all the children attending Homer academy.
By: Sully Badger, Brian Dillon, Jacob Travis, & Andrew Minichini