Page County School Debate Continues

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

In June, Supervisors turned down a 40 million dollar request by the school board for two new high schools. Little has happened since then, until last week, when two a surfaced from both sides. The School Board wants supervisors to make some kind of funding committment. Supervisors say they're still waiting on some revisions to the plan they turned down in June. In other words, they want to help, but they need a new plan. "Our school board is looking at other options for construction," says Page County Superintendent Dr. Randy Thomas. "I don't know whether that will be a consolidated school or one school now and another school later on." Supervisors say they look forward to working together with school officials for a solution that best serves county kids. Does that mean they're open to funding the new schools? The school board hopes so. "I think it's come to the point that regardless of what we do, we have to do something," says Thomas. At this point, the school board and supervisors have not set up a time to meet on this issue. Stay tuned to TV-3 for the latest on this ongoing debate.

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