Facility consolidation plan draws opposition in Ohio district

Sept. 16, 2009
Opponents of Madison-Plains district proposal say K-12 campus would mean long bus rides for students from Mount Sterling

From The Columbus Dispatch: A ballot proposal that seeks to unite students in the Madison-Plains (Ohio) district in one building has divided the community. Some residents in the Madison County village of Mount Sterling are unhappy with the site the district chose for a proposed 186,000-square-foot K-12 building. A $24.9 million bond issue for the project will appear on the November ballot. The plan is to close the district's three elementary schools and combine the district's 1,400 students into one new building. That would mean a 17-mile bus ride for children living in Mount Sterling.

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