CCE School Board Votes To Discontinue 7th-12th Grade Education

Tue 3-12-2019

(Everly)-- The Clay Central-Everly school board voted Monday evening to discontinue the district's 7th-12th grade programs effective next school year.

Superintendent Dennis McClain said 34 open enrollment applications were received for K-12 students before the March 1st deadline, and that several teacher resignations were also approved by the board. He indicated 17 of those applying for open enrollment said they had made the decision to leave, five were undecided and eight others indicated their choice would be dependent upon action taken by the school board.

230 responses were received to a survey sent out. 34.8 percent favored sharing with Spencer; 30 percent with Okoboji, 24.3 percent with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and 10.9 percent with Sioux Central. 73.9 percent of those responding indicated they would pursue their interests regardless of the board's decision. Just over 58 percent incident their students would return to Clay Central-Everly for the upcoming school year.

Monday evening's vote stemmed from declining enrollment at CCE in recent years.