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School consolidation: Is it worth it?

Madison Mathews • Apr 2, 2012 at 6:54 AM

When discussions at a recent City/County Liaison Committee meeting turned to the subject of the consolidation of Johnson City and Washington County schools, Johnson City Superintendent of Schools Richard Bales was a little more than surprised.

“I know they are struggling to find answers to the deficit, just as Johnson City is, so this is just one more thing I guess they want to explore,” Bales said. “Although, I think it’s not worth exploration based on what we looked at last time when this became a possibility.”


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