(Corning) The Corning and Villisca School Boards will hold a joint meeting Wednesday night to iron out some of the details for a proposed whole-grade sharing agreement.
“Both boards have several different sharing agreements that they can look at and now it’s time to sit down and look at those agreements and come up with what we feel is best for our districts and move forward from there,” stated Villisca/Corning Superintendent Willie Stone.
"The biggest discussion will be the timeline. When are we looking at sharing and for how long,” said Stone. “Other items for discussion include the financial breakdowns, how the academics are going to be taught, what grades are where, and the location of athletic events, and things like that.”
Stone admits a sharing agreement doesn’t have to be next year, but sooner or later something will have to be done. “We are getting to the point where we have to start looking at some of our programs. We have cut everything else down and getting down to the bare bone already.”
Stone says financially one school can operate in the black on its ‘own for another five years; the other district could go 10-years by itself.
The meeting will be held at the Villisca gym at 7:00 p.m., tomorrow night.
December 13, 2011