News: Gilman #2 (Gilman - Cornell School Merger - 2009)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/21/2019
Originally published in the Star News, March 19, 2009
The Gilman School Board voted 6-1 Monday night at its regular meeting to end consolidation talks with the Cornell School District. The move ends eight months discussions by the two school boards. Gilman School Board President Jerry Sromek was the only no vote.
“What we have to get past is they do not want to close a building in the first five years and we (Gilman) would have to go to block scheduling to accommodate sharing some staff,” Sromek said of the issues holding up the talks.
Using an analogy cited often in the consolidation process, Sromek said small schools might be stuck later with a consolidation option they don’t like if they do not look into it now. “It’s like a high school dance. Do we want to wait until all the partners are gone?” Srmoek said.
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