Sharing talks heating up among area schools, all concerned with enrollment.
By THOMAS KLETT
Interest in exploring school sharing ideas continues to heat up among the school districts in Buena Vista and neighboring counties.
The Galva-Holstein School Board last week approved a committee to explore possible teacher sharing in the future, while Laurens-Marathon, Albert City-Truesdale and Sioux Central are working on a common school year calendar toward a regional high school concept.
Most of the districts involved are not making concrete decisions regarding sharing possibilities, but rather are focusing on opening up dialogue in anticipation of future needs.
"At this point we're determining our needs and exploring if there are sharing possibilities," said the superintendent of the Galva-Holstein School District, Harold Post. He said the first area of discussion for Galva-Holstein would be possible teacher sharing.
"We're not opposed to sharing students, but we're not pushing hard for that," Post said.
He said Galva-Holstein has not had any problems finding teachers at this point, but noted that there is concern throughout that district and others.
"Science and math areas are going to be short areas, likewise with guidance openings," post said.
Read the rest of this article in the 12/19 Pilot Tribune.