Monday, November 20, 2006

Don't Like School Closings? Start Your Own District

That's how they handled it Up North, hey... for a 100-student high school.

To the people of Gresham, the school in their small, northeastern Wisconsin community is more than just a place for learning. It is the common thread of their daily life.

So when talk on the Shawano-Gresham School Board turned once again to closing the village's high school program and busing the students to Shawano, residents organized an effort to stop it.

They accomplished that this month when the communities of Gresham, Red Spring, Herman and Richmond voted to secede and form the Gresham School District.

Sure, it'll cost a bit--but hey! the State of Wisconsin will pay more than 60% of the costs, so who cares?

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