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Sullivan Co. school board won't vote on North-South merger for at least 6 months

Rick Wagner • Apr 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — A Sullivan County school board vote on a plan to merge North and South high schools and close both middle schools in the South zone is at least six months away, school system officials announced Monday night.

But two Colonial Heights women let the board know they opposed any plan that would result in the closure of Colonial Heights Middle, including a recent proposal by North zone resident Chance Minnick that would mimic changes made in the North zone across the county.

“I can assure you our group in Colonial Heights is not interested in that,” South zone mother Tina Bowery told the Board of Education during public comment at its regular April meeting. “We believe there is no reason to close any school.”

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