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Scribner-Snyder schools considering merger, or consolidation

Posted: 2:15 PM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 15:15:33-04
Scribner-Snyder schools considering merger, or consolidation

SCRIBNER, Neb. (KTV) — The Scribner-Synder school district, located in Northern Dodge County, is pursuing consolidating or merging with another school due to dwindling attendance numbers.

The school board voted 4-2 Monday night to begin discussions with nearby districts including Logan View, West Point-Beemer and North Bend Central. SSPS already co-ops some of their sports with Logan View.

School board members that favored a possible merger, said they're concerned the district is losing students every year and that they don't believe the district can offer classes and activities that other, larger, districts can bring. Many students in Sribner-Snyder district boundaries have also opted out of the district for junior high and high school, hurting attendance numbers.

Students, parents and town residents spoke up in the meeting against furthering discussions, saying bigger doesn't always mean better, and that smaller class sizes has been beneficial to all students that attend.

The district has also hired an attorney and will now reach out to neighboring districts. It can still decide to not merge or consolidate at all.

The Scribner and Snyder schools districts initially merged with each other in 1987.