Vote on Cosmos School 27 Feb 12

A final vote is expected to be made tonight on whether nearly 60 elementary students will go to school in Cosmos or Atwater next year.

For at least the last two years the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board has been analyzing the financial and educational effects of not using the ACGC South Elementary building in Cosmos for its K-4 grade students and instead busing them to Atwater.

The West Central Tribune reports the board will meet at 6 p.m. in the performing arts auditorium at the high school/ middle school.

There will be a presentation detailing the data followed by time for public comment.

The agenda includes a proposed motion that all ACGC K-4 students attend classes in Atwater starting next fall.

There are currently 66 students in Cosmos but that’s expected to drop below 60 next year, according to Superintendent Sherri Broderius.

There are currently 220 students in Atwater.

Broderius said she’s not making a recommendation on the issue and has no idea how the board will vote on the motion.