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|Monmouth-Roseville to Further Investigate Consolidation
|The Monmouth-Roseville School Board says they're simply doing one of the things they okayed being done when they voted on a budget deficit reduction plan last month that will result in two elementary schools closing.
The District-238 Board Tuesday night voted to send letters to the other school districts that touch the boundaries of Monmouth-Roseville, essentially asking about their interest in pursuing consolidation. That would include the United School District, which has resisted such efforts in the past.
Monmouth-Roseville board vice president Lynn Shimmin says this is what they told residents and voters they'd be doing now, and now is the time to find out if further consolidation can be done.
"For five years, since we've been a consolidated district, we've talked and talked county school, or 'they don't want us,'" Shimmin said. "I guess...it's part of what we voted on. We need to find out what the other side says."
In addition to United, the other school districts that touch Monmouth-Roseville include West Central, West Prairie, Avon, Bushnell-Prairie City, and Abingdon. Avon, Abingdon, and B-PC are involved in their own reorganization study. Monmouth-Roseville initially turned down a chance to talk with Avon in late-2008.
The District-238 board Tuesday night tabled moving forward with pursuing a one-percent county-wide sales tax increase that would benefit certain school district funds, after it can hear a full presentation on the matter.
United recently heard a similar presentation, but likely won't take any action until next month.
|04 14 10 by Newsroom
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