The room was packed this evening as concerned parents listened intently as the Christian County Board of Education discussed the school district's attendance zones, which will be one of the factors behind the board's decision in deciding whether or not to rebuild or close down schools.
After reviewing data provided by Davis Demographics on several possible scenarios, the board decided to once again ask Davis Demographics to research another potential option, but this time with Lacy Elementary School remaining open.
Board Chairman Barry Cornelius explains more details about the latest option board members will consider.
In other business, the board decided to table taking action on cost saving opportunities and to restructure alternate education programs, which essentially impacts the district's ability to change the drop out age to 18 years old and would cause the district to miss out on a $10,000 state grant given to the first 55 school districts in the state to raise the drop out age.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill made the motion to bring back the topic of cost saving opportunities and the issue of approving alternate education programs to be discussed at a later date.
The next special called school board meeting is scheduled to take place May 2nd.