There’s a “dirty” word going around the state when it comes to education issues – “consolidation.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the state Legislature is dealing with consolidation as well as different considerations for different school districts. (February 19, 2014, Page 4)
Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on the subject of education funding and one answer that’s been suggested often but not always taken: consolidation. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)
Coffeeville has been recommended as one of 18 school districts in the state to be consolidated, according to a report by the Colorado-based consulting firm Augenblick, Palaich and Associates Inc. which was released on Monday.
Should Coffeeville decide to consolidate, the firm recommended it merge with Water Valley; the two schools are just over 10 miles apart. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)