The Taylorville School District is looking at how to deal with declining enrollment at the elementary school level, and the district is looking at consolidating its three elementary schools into two. Three options were presented to the school board at December’s meeting, and each plan includes the third school without elementary students becoming the district’s alternative center.
Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says that one drawback is the loss of Stonington or Memorial School, the two schools that could lose elementary students in the three options being considered. But, he says that no facility will close completely.
Fuerstenau says consolidating would allow the district to better control class sizes and distribute staff.
The district has until March to decide where elementary students will go in 2018-2019. The next Taylorville School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville School District Administration Building.