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County students to remain here

September 6, 2013

Webster County School District Superintendent Jack Treloar speaks to the Commission on Consolidated School District Structure at Thursday evening’s meeting. Webster County was one of several districts adjoining Oktibbeha County that was unable to take on students from the county. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure met Thursday evening and decided it best to keep Oktibbeha County’s children in Oktibbeha.

The seven-member commission met with representatives from school districts in the six counties that border Oktibbeha County to discuss the feasibility of those districts absorbing students that live close to them. However, the distance and other districts’ own struggles would create issues that make some prospects unworkable.

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