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Bessemer School Board rejects consolidating with Ironwood

 

Tom Stankard / Daily Globe

DEANA JANCZAK, left, and Todd Johnson, center, both co-chairs of an advisory committee for Bessemer, advise Monday the Bessemer Area School Board of Trustees to not consolidate with the Ironwood Area School District. From left are: Janczak, Johnson and Kim Wright, trustee.

By TOM STANKARD

tstankard@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER — Following the recommendation of an advisory committee, the Bessemer Area School Board of Trustees voted Monday to reject consolidation with the Ironwood Area School District.

Standing in front of a large crowd, Todd Johnson, the committee’s co-chair, said Bessemer’s school district doesn’t need to consolidate “at this time.”

On Jan. 28, Ironwood Superintendent Tim Kolesar sent a letter to Bessemer proposing representatives from both districts meet to discuss the feasibility of consolidating.

During Monday’s meeting, Jo...



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