Editor’s note: This could be one of the most under-reported stories now: open discussions about merging the cities’ two school districts. Lots of implications. Time for an open dialogue!
From the new Grass Valley school district agenda for May 8:
“Consideration/Approval To Determine A Process To Meet With NCSD
Upcoming County Consolidation Workshop on June 14th, 2012.
Here’s what I wrote yesterday:
From the April 24 board report of the Nevada City School District Board of Trustees:
“District consolidation: A meeting was held between Nevada City and Grass Valley School Districts regarding consolidation of these two districts. Moving forward a joint meeting between the two boards was discussed having Holly Hermansen facilitate so that both superintendents can participate. Interests, programs in each district, and options will be discussed.
“Once an agenda is set all school boards in the county will be sent the agenda in case they would like to attend though the discussion will be between Nevada City and Grass Valley. The meeting will be open and tentatively scheduled for late June. As with all meetings of NCSD board, minutes will be posted on the web site so that those unable to attend during the summer can review the discussion.”
A merger, if it occurs, would be several years down the road. But it shows the impact of declining enrollment and tax shortfalls on our county —a mounting problem, as I’ve written many times before.
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