News: Dor-Abby & Colby H.S. Merger (23 Aug 1962)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 8/19/2015

Originally published in the Abbotford Tribune, August 23, 1962

Order Dor-Abby attached to Colby

The Dor-Abby School District was ordered dissolved and attached to the Colby School District in action taken by the joint county school committee of Clark and Marathon counties following a public hearing held at the Colby high school gymnasium Thursday evening, Aug. 16.

The committee also gave the residents of the two districts the choice of accepting or rejecting the action at a referendum.

A combined district would have a total enrollment of over 2,000 students with well over 600 in a four year high school.

Little testimony was given opposing a merger either now or in the future, but most agree that a consolidation rather than a dissolution of Dor-Abby would be the best method of joining the two districts.

The Dor-Abby district was formed a year ago by the consolidation of the Abbotsford, Dorchester, Pleasant Hill and Brady school districts, and the past year several other districts in the area had been attached to it by committee action.

The Colby High School district was organized the past year and is in its first year of operation. It had operated in the past as a union free high school district.



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