Despite the failure of the proposed consolidation of Abingdon, Avon and the Bushnell-Prairie City school districts, consolidation in some form is still on the table.
The “Just Vote No” committee in the B-PC district was the most vocal group opposed to the measure. They opposed including Abingdon because of the length of bus rides for students who would have gone to junior high school there. Many members support a consolidation with Avon.
Voters have not had a chance to decide on that option.
Supporters and opponents of a three-district consolidation proposal agree kids should have access to a broader curriculum.
The measure would combine the Avon, Abingdon and Bushnell-Prairie City districts into one.
Shannon Price opposes the consolidation. She loves the proposed curriculum for the new district. She says the B-PC district should investigate other options, including use of the Internet to provide those classes.
Voters in the Avon, Abingdon and Bushnell-Prairie City School Districts will decide March 20th whether the districts should consolidate.
The Committee of 10 supports consolidation. It will launch an informational campaign later this month
Committee Chair Jerry Arthur said, ”We're just interested in trying to provide enough information so that the public knows what they're voting on rather than just to say 'well, you know, we're not in favor of it because it's a change.”
The committee will send postcards to registered voters in the three districts.