Across the nation, school systems are dealing with financial challenges and shifting enrollments.
One option available to school districts to help meet these challenges is school consolidation. Here in Putnam County, almost 7,000 students attend nine different elementary schools, three separate middle schools and four junior/senior high schools in four separate school districts. What is the potential educational and fiscal impact of school consolidation?
The Greencastle League of Women Voters is hosting a balanced discussion of this controversial subject. "Consolidation - Sizing Up Our Schools" is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Kiwanis Room of the Putnam County Library.
State Sen. Luke Kenley and Dan Clark, deputy director for the Indiana State Teacher's Association, will be present to share information at the session.
The public is invited to attend.