Ogden School District to hold 5 more town halls to discuss closures

Sunday , March 11, 2018 - 12:20 PM

OGDEN — The Ogden School District will host five additional town halls this week for the communities that could be affected if other elementary schools in the district close. 

Jer Bates, Ogden School District spokesman, confirmed in a text message Saturday morning the school district will host town halls at T.O. Smith, James Madison, Horace Mann and Bonneville elementary schools next week.

These schools could potentially receive additional enrollment if other elementary schools close. 

The school district already hosted five town halls last week. The school district used the town halls to share with parents and community members the potential short- and long-term plans for Taylor Canyon, Wasatch, Gramercy, Hillcrest and Polk elementary schools and receive feedback from them.

> Ogden School District schedules 5 town halls this week about school closures

OSD Superintendent Rich Nye said he would like the school board to reach a decision on school closures by the March 15 school board meeting.

Almost every board member has shown support to close schools this year. School board president Jeff Heiner has been the only board member who has been vocal against voting to close schools by the end of the semester.

“The board is taking a really transparent approach to just share as much information as we possibly can,” Heiner said. 

The following town hall dates were provided by the school district:

Contact education reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán at smartinezbeltran@standard.net or 801-625-4274. Follow him on Twitter @SergioMarBel and like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/STANDARDEXSergio.

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