GFW Board Proposes to Close Fairfax School

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(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.

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