The Brownstown and St. Elmo School Boards have taken the first step in looking at putting a possible consolidation between the districts to a vote in the March election. At their monthly meetings last night, each board approved five people from their districts to be a part of a Committee of Ten that will gather information and look to educate the community and get the public’s opinion on the issue of a possible consolidation between the two school districts. Each district is represented on the committee by two school board members, a teacher that lives in the district, a school support staff member that also lives in the district and also a member of the community. And now that the committee has been chosen, St. Elmo Superintendent Deb Philpot says they have several deadlines to meet if they want to put it to the voters on the March ballot.
And, as they begin their work and start to gather information and move through the process of getting it on the ballot, Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard says they ultimately want to get the facts out there and make sure that they do what is best for the education of the kids.
As the committee begins their work, there will be a lot of numbers and information to gather and look at across the board. And we will talk more about that tomorrow on Newscenter.