VOTERS APPROVE TWO SCHOOL DISTRICT MERGERS
(Mapleton) School districts patrons in four Western Iowa school districts voted to form two new school districts
The Maple Valley and Anthon-Oto school districts and Pocahontas Area and Pomeroy-Palmer school districts will consolidate on July 1, 2012.
School Officials at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto say there will be no school closures or staff layoffs that will occur for Maple Valley or Anthon-Oto.
The Pomeroy-Palmer school board already has approved cutting some jobs among non-teachers to address some of the districts financial problems.