Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Exeter-Milligan School Board approves consolidation with Friend


It’s been 24 years since the last consolidation vote in the Exeter-Milligan school district and Monday evening in Milligan the school board took another historic vote.

In a 15 minute meeting, just minutes after the Friend school board approved the consolidation 6-0 the Exeter-Milligan board gave it’s stamp of approval.

Nearly 30 individuals attended the meeting but no one chose to comment on the vote or anything else.

The board opened with the consensus agenda before Superintendent Paul Sheffield gave a brief review of the petition to consolidate that would be submitted to the state committee. 

There were no discussion items so the board moved right into action items.  Board president Adam Erdkamp read the motion and asked if board members had any comments.  When no one spoke up Erdkamp did, “I appreciate all the work the board has done.  It’s been a long process.”

The board voted 6-0 for the petition to consolidate.

The board tabled the agreement on the Milligan site purchase and the contract with DLR for the elementary remodel citing a need for the building and grounds committee to meet.

The board approved non-certified contracts, and a contract for a fifth grade teacher, Jarod Belden, a York University student who will graduate this spring.

The board set the next meeting for May 15.




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