By Katie Wilson
FAIRMONT — People in the North Marion area want to keep their community schools.
That was the message Superintendent of Schools Tom Deadrick said he heard loud and clear from the small group of people gathered at a community forum Monday.
The forums are being held in each attendance area so residents have three opportunities to express their views on the Marion County Board of Education’s plan to address facilities’ needs over the next 10 years.
Every 10 years, the board of education updates its Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP). That’s the guiding document when it comes to repairing and replacing schools and the order in which that happens. The plan is currently up for review and a large committee
has been looking at the schools and trying to determine how Marion County can get the most bang for its buck when it comes to having nice schools.