(KNUJ) The Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop school board proposed to close the Fairfax school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
The proposal passed by a 3 – 2 vote with one board member not voting.
Action came on a motion and seconded by two Winthrop board members and a Gibbon board member.
The two Fairfax board members voted against the proposal.
Gibbon board member Kelsey Odegard did not vote on the measure.
A public hearing on the closure proposal has been set for 6:30 pm February 4th in the Gibbon gym.
The board is expected to make a final decision on the proposal after the hearing. Superintendent Lonnie Seifert said the district is about $550,000 in debt and needs to reduce costs over the next couple of years.