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Mallard, Iowa school to remain open

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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