On Monday night, October 29th, the Taylorville School Board held a public hearing at the Stonington Elementary cafeteria to discuss what the future of the building will be. Over the last several months, the idea of closing the Stonington building has been discussed by the board, and the discussion was opened up to the public Monday night. After roughly two hours of public comments and concerns, the school board voted unanimously to grant time for a task force to be formed to explore possible options to keep Stonington open. President of the School Board, Jim Andruch, says that the beginning of the meeting, there was a lot of emotion, but at the end of the day the board will do what the public wants.
Andruch guesses that it will take sometime around 2 months to put together the task force.
This was a special meeting held by the Taylorville School Board, they meet regularly on the second Monday of every month.