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S-C leader backs 4-way school merge

Thursday, January 9, 2003

District stands to lose a high school

A regional academy system could arrive at the doorstep of Sac County schools within the decade, an approach a local superintendent says could be the most beneficial route for his and other local districts to take to improve academic quality for students in the future.

Schaller-Crestland superintendent Gerald Scott said the possibility of a whole-grade sharing system with districts such as Odebolt-Arthur, Sac City, Wall Lake View Auburn or Galva-Holstein may be a remedy for shrinking enrollments and difficult financial times rural school districts are facing today.

While Schaller/Early would no longer have a high school under the proposal, the regional academy concept could improve the quality and number of course offerings and provide financial stability for the schools, Scott said.

Pick up your copy of the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune to receive all the facts of school merger.

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