A three-district school consolidation issue drew together parents in the Bushnell-Prairie City School District who had a number of concerns about it. They worked hard to ultimately defeat the measure that would have merged the district with Avon and Abingdon. But the effort led them to see the district's strengths and challenges.
The Just Vote No Committee did not just fade away after the April election. Instead, the group decided to provide support for the district. The group changed its name to B-PC Best.
The “Just Vote No” committee formed earlier this year in the Bushnell-Prairie City School District. It was composed of parents opposed to a three-district school consolidation measure on the March ballot that included the district. The measure went down to defeat in two of the three districts.
Committee members said the campaign had a positive impact because it focused more attention on the needs in the B-PC district, particularly in the area of the curriculum.
B-PC Superintendent David Messersmith says the members are becoming more involved with the school district.