Unit 2 Board Votes To Dissolve Bond-Fayette Region

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education approved a motion Monday night to voluntarily dissolve the Bond-Fayette Region in the Mid-State Education Cooperative.

Superintendent Wes Olson explained Christian County is getting out of Mid-State, so schools in the Macoupin-Montgomery and Bond-Fayette regions plan to reorganize. It will go from 16 to 13 school districts.

The resolution is part of the process to dissolve the regions, according to Olson.

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Superintendent Olson was asked the affect on the Unit 2 District and said he couldn’t answer specifically. “Just going from a 16 member co-op to a 13 member co-op will likely result in increased cost for the remaining members of the co-op,” he said. Olson said he, and other school districts, are exploring other co-op options. They are also looking into providing services on their own as a single entity.

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Superintendent Olson believes final decisions will be made about April.

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