Clarion-Goldfield, Dows consolidation vote set

2013-08-31T23:25:00Z Clarion-Goldfield, Dows consolidation vote set Mason City Globe Gazette
August 31, 2013 11:25 pm

CLARION — Residents in the Clarion-Goldfield and Dows school districts will vote Sept. 10 whether to consolidate the two districts.

The two districts have been whole-grade sharing for nine years, said Bob Olson, superintendent for both districts. This year Dows sent students in grades fourth through 12th to Clarion and kept grades pre-kindergarten through third grade.

Should the reorganization vote pass, all students would attend school in Clarion, Olson said. The gymnasium would then be used for practices.

“We’re looking for individuals wanting to use the rest of the building to justify it being there,” Olson said.

Olson said the School Board has indicated that it would hold onto the building for two years and consider tearing it down if no other user can be found for it.

“We don’t want it to be an eyesore and target of vandalism,” Olson said. “We would keep just what we need, which would probably by the gymnasium and multipurpose room.”

The reorganization vote must get 50 percent plus one in each district to move forward, Olson said.

— By Laura Bird

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