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Indiana's Smallest School To Merge With Larger School
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(NEW HARMONY)(AP) - One of Indiana's smallest school districts has chosen another district to merge with because it can't survive declining enrollment and state funding cuts.

New Harmony School Superintendent Fran Thoele said Tuesday his southwestern Indiana
district has chosen to merge with the North Posey Schools.

The decision won't be official until both school boards pass joint resolutions endorsing the merger. The boards plan to meet Jan. 19.

The New Harmony School Board voted 5-0 Dec. 8 to consolidate its single K-12 school with 137 students into another district. A decision last year by state lawmakers to promote consolidation by cutting education grants to small districts left New Harmony and some other Indiana in precarious financial shape.

New Harmony is about 20 miles west of Evansville.



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