The Taylorville School Board is considering a series of proposals for consolidating three elementary schools in the district into two schools for K through forth grade students, with the third school housing an alternative learning center. Although no decision has been made as of yet, the district is considering the change, largely due to reduced enrollment.
Taylorville Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning show to discuss the proposed changes, saying the district wants to give students the best educational opportunities they can while maintaining an efficient operation.
Fuerstenau stressed that no decision has been made as of yet, and welcomed parents and citizens to share their opinions and concerns about the plans with district officials, to help in the decision making process.
Option 1 would include sending all Kindergarten and first grade students to Memorial School while 2nd through 4th grades would go to North Elementary. Stonington Elementary would then house the district’s alternative center only.
Option 2 would still include Stonington only hosting the alternative center, while North would have Kindergarten through 2nd grade students and Memorial would have 3rd and 4th grade.
Option 3 would also have North educating Kindergarten through 2nd grade, but 3rd and 4th graders would go to Stonington, and Memorial would hold the district’s alternative center only.