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Schools need to answer 'what if?' questions
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The New Glarus Board of Education has agreed to submit a joint application with Belleville and Monticello for a School District Consolidation Feasibility Study Grant of up to $10,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.The purpose of the grant is simply to see if the districts' underlying facts and figures point to any benefits in pursuing future talks. Any discussion of school district consolidation is a sensitive topic, but the board has an obligation to taxpayers to look at the facts and perhaps answer questions that have been raised over the years. When these "what if?"