TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Meadows Elementary School in Terre Haute, Ind. will be consolidated following a conference held Monday night by the Vigo County Faculty Corporation.
The vote to consolidate Meadows handed 5 to 2 for the duration of the VCSC assembly Monday. The faculty will be repurposed into a learning lab.
About the past couple of weeks, the board received community opinions throughout listening classes, for the duration of which a amount of moms and dads asked the board to keep Meadows open.
But VCSC Superintendent Dr. Rob Haworth said Monday this is what the university corporation desires and that the board has sympathy for the households and staff.
“If any person was closing my elementary university in my southern Indiana city, I would be down there advocating for additional details,” Haworth stated. “Tell me this, convey to me this, why are we performing that. And that’s exactly how they have been responding. They ended up seeking to help you save that school. So, I’m extremely quite much appreciative of their efforts.”
Consolidation programs had been very first presented to the VCSC school board in December of 2020. Meadows, currently the smallest college in VCSC with about 200 college students, is also just one of the area’s oldest. College officials stated the closing is currently being finished to lessen shelling out simply because of declining enrollment throughout the company.
However, numerous mom and dad are nevertheless upset with the board’s selection to adhere to the administration’s suggestion.
“Pretty pissed off. You know it feels like besides for two board members, the relaxation of the board came in with their minds designed up and they were being likely to rubber-stamp the administration advice without query,” mother or father Angela Tanner stated. “It seems like their priorities are seriously skewed.”
VCSC interim spokesperson Katelynn Liebermann stated Meadows students will stay at the faculty until the finish of the faculty 12 months. Next calendar year, they can go to Lost Creek, Benjamin Franklin, Devaney or Davis Park elementary schools.
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