Future Of SF Schools Unknown
by Ashley Kringen, Reporter
November 26, 2012 5:04 PM
On Monday night, the Sioux Falls school board will discuss the fate of the three oldest elementary schools in the city, Longfellow, Jefferson and Mark Twain.
This will be the third meeting the Sioux Falls School District has held regarding the three central elementary schools.
The School District's Superintendent, Pam Homan, has proposed to consolidate Longfellow, Jefferson and Mark Twain due to aging buildings and declines in enrollment.
Superintedent Homan has hoped to close Longfellow and Jefferson and build a larger school where Mark Twain stands now.
The consolidation proposal is due to aging buildings, declines in enrollment and to save the district money.
Some parents, such as David Andersen, have showed their concerns for this proposal through a petition drive to encourage people to vote against the consolidation.
The petition has 328 supporters as of right now and is shooting for 500.
People can view the budget breakdowns detailing all of the upgrades and rebuilding costs for these schools on the district's website, just visit www.sf.k12.sd.us/
The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, KDLT News will have the outcome of the meeting at 10p.m.