Superior school district considers consolidating for 2024
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The school district of Superior is considering to consolidate their elementary schools to help with budgeting concerns in 2024. During a school board meeting on Feb. 6th, a recent school capacity study was reviewed, since it was completed in 2022.
The data results of the study showed Superior’s school district has been underutilizing their elementary schools, at a 71% capacity. This led to a discussion about the school district having the capability of educating their elementary student population with five elementary schools instead of six.
Superior’s school district will experience budget shortfalls due to lack of federal funding. The district feels that consolidating their elementary schools may be their best financial option. However, no decision will be made until the Fall of 2024.
In the meantime, a School Consolidation Advisory Committee is being created to help analyze the situation. The advisory committee will review data, and make a recommendation to the school board this spring about whether or not school consolidation is needed. If you are a parent or an elementary teacher, the school district is looking members to be part of the School Consolidation Advisory Committee. Here is a link to join https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb6dcTo6pPlGR_xEw5pEcauUDMaSmNXz6BxfbxWZHPay-KXQ/viewform.
For the video of the school board discussing the issue you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rRAMLhJY-4&list=PLVf4RkGyKdb_yphDPeWM3Ufinf3ea1Jx9&index=1.
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