LINESVILLE – The Conneaut School Board decided to consolidate by a vote of 6-3 tonight at a special school board meeting at Linesville High School’s auditorium.
Hundreds of local residents, teachers and students packed the auditorium, with some voicing their opinions during the public participation portion of the meeting.
The board was presented with three options, with the first not getting a second motion and the second failing 7-2. The second motion would have kept the schools intact but reduced the schedule to four school days a week.
The details of the new athletic program are still to be worked out in May. All three schools will compete under one banner and increase in class in almost every sport. The biggest impact will be in football. Conneaut will be a Class AAA football team in Region 1 over the next two years. Region 1 is a Class A region.
– Tom Reisenweber