WEST BEND, Iowa (KTIV) - The closure of the Mallard school was up for discussion at Monday's West Bend-Mallard school board meeting.
While no decision was made to close school, board members did decide on parameters for future discussions.
Superintendent Amanda Schmidt said the board consider closure if: Certified school enrollment dropped below 320. The average K - 4 class size fell below an average of 20. If there is a drop in unspent funding of $100,000 or if unspent funding reaches $450,000. Open Enrollment outward is higher than open enrollment coming in. A drastic increase in facilities upkeep. Or if district expenses grow beyond their budget.
Schmidt says, for now, the board didn't feel it would be right to close the school.
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