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Northeast Schools Decide Not To Decide ..... Yet

The Northeast School Corporation Board held a meeting last night at Hymera Elementary School and on the agenda was the future of the Union-Dugger High School.

The problems are the same as in many other places, money.

There are only 172 students attending a school with a capacity of nearly 400.

Some parents are offering to try to help the board come up with ideas to keep the school open.

Some of those ideas include having volunteers do many of the tasks such as maintenance and coaching.

As many non-for-profit groups will tell you, talking about volunteers and getting volunteers are two very different things.

The bottom line is, no matter how badly the parents want the school to stay open the only real solution is to greatly increase enrollment or severely cut costs.

It’s not clear if the budget can be cut enough.

At last night’s meeting the board decided not to decide.

They will revisit the issue at their next meeting on November 25th.