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Panhandle To Meet With Pawnee And Morrisonville Regarding Consolidation

Wed, 25 May 2011 08:21:16 CDT
(Raymond)--During the Panhandle Board of Education meeting Monday night, a long discussion regarding the possible consolidation of the Panhandle, Pawnee, and Morrisonville School Districts took place. According to Panhandle Superintendent Connie Woods, the three Superintendents involved got together earlier in the day and wanted to set up a meeting with all three boards to further discuss the issue. Woods said, if agreed, the meeting would be held in June in Morrisonville. Panhandle Board of Education President Mike Meisner stated that alot of questions still need to be answered regarding the reorganization issue. He also added that comments he has heard from the community has went from one extreme to the other. The Panhandle Board of Education did approve to meet with the Pawnee and Morrisonville School Boards in June.

High School Roof

The Panhandle Board of Education also had another long discussion regarding the high school roof. Representatives from Termco presented their observation of the roof. According to the presentation, the roof is in need of repair and damage will worsen if something isn't done soon. The cost of the roof project is projected at 500 to 750 thousand dollars. The district is hoping to apply for an energy assistance grant to help pay for the project. Superintendent Connie Woods stated that bonds can not be sold until next year, pushing the project could until next summer. The Panhandle Board of Education approved to check with other roofing companies to compare costs. Further action is expected at the board's June meeting.

Football Co Op

The Panhandle Board of Education also approved to enter into a football co-op agreement with the Nokomis and Ramsey School Districts. The agreement is for two years.


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