The overall building consolidation is part of a growing emphasis by the district to stay economically stable. Doan has said the district’s long-range plan is to consolidate from six buildings to three.
Board member Carol Ruffner, who lives in the Edgewood area, found it difficult Monday to fight back tears while the subject was discussed.
"It isn’t what is best for our kids,” said Ruffner. “Financially, it is a necessity.”
In other news, the board:
• Approved a change to school calendar for students to attend school on Casimir Pulaski Day. Students traditionally have that day, which falls on the first Monday of March, off. The move would move up the final day students attend school to May 30. With all seven of the district’s emergency days used, any additional days will be taken as Act of God days, said Doan.
• Set high school graduation for Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m.