Supt. Haynes offers new option to consolidation

Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014


This model outlines the three options Superintendent Ike Haynes has given the county regarding consolidation of schools.

After receiving spirited feedback regarding the Board of Education meeting last week, Superintendent Ike Haynes has recently put another solution on the table.

“A decline in enrollment (1500 total county students-down 1000 students since 1999), aging facilities, constant need to repair and patch buildings that have outlived their useful life have all led us to a crossroad,” said Haynes.

“Consolidation is not a new concept.  It has been debated and discussed for many years.  “I am trying to provide leadership for my community and I am trying to find solutions for this county,” said Haynes.

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In addition to the two standing consolidation options, Haynes has added an option that allows both schools to remain separate under the stipulations outlined below in the chart.