More than 1,200 Antigo School District surveys have come in as the school board looks at its school buildings.
The district has been mulling over what options to take, including the closing of schools. District Administrator Dr. Don Childs says the survey closing date was November 25. A firm hired to do the tabulation will present the results at a school board meeting set for Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Childs says a decision whether to proceed to a referendum next April is likely to be made at a December 22 meeting. He says the school board has already decided to keep a rural and city school presence....
"....so the grade ranges for all three options are four year old kindergarten through fourth grade in the elementary schools that remain open, fifth through eighth grade at the middle(school) and moving eighth grade to the high school. All of them technically do that..."
He says all the models do include closing some of the schools. Childs says the school board will need to identify the dollar amount they are seeking no later than January 26, if the board decides to go to an April referendum, for construction and school improvement purposes. Childs suspects there likely to have other public session should there be a referendum vote in April.