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Cherry And Dimmick Merger Takes Another Turn

Posted by wlpo on November 21, 2013

Getting the students of Cherry Grade School into the classrooms of Dimmick Grade School has turned out to be tougher than what was first proposed.

Cherry School officials originally wanted to annex their district into the Dimmick School District but those plans were stalled by a lack of support from other Bureau County school districts.

The Cherry School Board is taking a different approach.  According to The Newstribune school board Wednesday night approved a two-year agreement with Dimmick that will allow Cherry students to attend Dimmick for 290 thousand dollars next school year.

They’re putting a referendum on the March 18 ballot asking voters if they want to deactivate the school for the next two years.

Cherry Superintendent James Boyle says if the referendum fails the district would “be broke” and forced to dissolve and the students would likely end up at Ladd Grade School.

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