H-C board votes 6-0 to formally end consolidation talks for now

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Consolidation talks between the Hardin-Central C-2 and Norborne R-VIII school districts will end — following months of discussion, the formation of an ad hoc committee, reams of research and finally, a vote by the H-C board of education.

Now, Hardin-Central Superintendent Trey Cavanah has a letter to write: On Monday night, the H-C board voted 6-0 during its monthly meeting to send Norborne a letter stating the two districts shouldn’t take any consolidation-related action for now.

However, per the motion by board member Brian Wheeler, the letter will state that “research and findings will be used for future discussions, if the need should arise.”

More than 40 minutes of discussion took place before the motion passed. The talk started with the findings of the ad hoc committee tasked with researching the feasibility of consolidating, as presented by Doug Carpenter, committee co-chairman.

The full story appears in the Friday, May 18, edition of The Richmond News.

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