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School consolidation talks continue between Districts #9 and #249 in Iroquois County

Declining enrollment, aging buildings and shortage of teachers finds many school districts looking for answers. In Iroquois County --- The C-I District #249 and Community School District #9 in Watseka will find voters deciding if consolidation will form a new district. A referendum question is on the ballot April 2nd. Both districts’ voters would need to approve the referenda for it to pass. If OK’d, the new district would start up July 1.

An informational meeting Wednesday evening again attracted citizens from both communities to learn the facts. Several good questions and comments were directed toward a better future for children and maybe a better learning environment.

District #249 will host an informational meeting March 21st.

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