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|Feasibility Study Involving Abingdon Schools Due This Month
|Three school districts involved in a possible reorganization plan should find out the results of a feasibility study in a couple of weeks.
Avon School District Superintendent Dan Oakley in the fall of 2008 invited the Abingdon, Bushnell-Prairie City, Spoon River Valley and Monmouth-Roseville school districts to participate in reorganization talks with his district. Low enrollment in the Avon district prompted the superintendent to extend the invitations. Monmouth-Roseville and Spoon River Valley later dropped out.
The Abingdon School Board last August unanimously voted to proceed with the feasibility study. Superintendent Dr. Tami Roskamp told the board during Wednesday night's monthly meeting that the findings of the study that's headed up by Dr. Bill Phillips are expected to be released the week of January 25th.
"Dates will be disclosed when the feasibility study will come out," Roskamp said. "Right now, the three superintendents are looking at having a group meeting at one of the sites. So, all three school boards will be there. Since we haven't gotten the feasibility study to preview or anything, (I think we will have the meeting) that week."
Roskamp says she's been asked to provide a couple more numbers to add to the report before it's wrapped up.
Two Avon district school board members who spoke to the District 217 Board last August said Avon High School's enrollment had fallen below 70 students.
A similar feasibility study was conducted in 2003 that officials expected to be referenced for the current study.
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