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Closing of school does not appear to be necessary
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From Chuck Herbst, Black Hawk School Board MemberTo the editor:In October 2011, the Black Hawk administration and the Black Hawk School Board decided and voted to close the school in Gratiot. This decision was made due to a budget short fall of $350,000 to $400,000 and a failed referendum to raise the revenue limit, which would have raised taxes and essentially given the school board an open checkbook.There were several people who were upset with the closing of the school due to no meetings and no information on how it would work and how much it would cost. When the information was finally presented, the district stood to save $347,000 by closing the school.

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