The GFW school board will meet this (Monday) evening and there will be some big decisions discussed.  The board will consider closing a school site beginning with the 2020-2021 school year and a possible 2020 bond referendum special election.  Last November, GFW school district voters turned down a proposed $49,713,896 school bond referendum project which included the purchase of 50 acres  of land just northeast of Gibbon to build a new pre-K thru 12 school and also to decommission existing schools in Gibbon, Fairfax and Winthrop.  Reducing the district’s buildings from three to one would have saved the district $275,000 in various ways.  Superintendent Lonnie Seifert says the district has operated at a deficit for the last six years.  The board decided at a December work session to propose a school building to be closed, establish a public hearing date and then make a final decision.  The meeting will start at 6:30 this evening at the GFW Intermediate School Media Center in Fairfax.


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