Budget might affect decision on Janesville school closure
Before the Janesville School Board tackles the issue of a possible school closing, it wants to hear from the public. School Board President Bill Sodemann says he's trying to figure out the lesser of two evils: closing a school or cutting more teachers. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday night at Kennedy Elementary School from 6:00 to 7:00. Kyle Geissler reports.
JANESVILLE A decision on whether to close a Janesville elementary school might depend on how school board members measure the costs and benefits of closing a school.
School Board President Bill Sodemann says he's trying to decide which is worse: closing a school or cutting teachers.
A citizen committee recently recommended the school board not close any schools.
Sodemann says if you look at the numbers, Janesville has more capacity than it needs.
The school board is holding a public hearing Thursday night from 6:00 to 7:00 at Kennedy Elementary School.