TRIPP, S.D. -

School board members in the Tripp-Delmont district are focusing on an opt-out measure after results of a public survey showed residents want to keep the district.

Superintendent Gail Swenson says that the conversations come as a result of declining enrollment. She says total enrollment has decreased more than 20 percent over the past three years.

The survey results showed that the overwhelming majority of respondents believe an opt-out measure would benefit the district.

That measure means a local government has made the decision to opt out of state-imposed limits on increases in annual property tax revenue.

Board President Jeff Kramer says the group will continue working on consolidation plans because if the opt-out measure fails and the board doesn't have an alternative plan, the district would have to be dissolved.