News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 2, 2013

NESC Board votes to close Union HS, Dugger Elementary

Sue Loughlin
The Tribune-Star

FARMERSBURG — The Northeast Sullivan School Board voted 3 to 2 Monday to close Union Junior/Senior High School and Dugger Elementary, effective at the end of the current school year, and to move forward with a reorganization plan for the school district.

Hundreds of people attended Monday’s meeting at North Central High School in Farmersburg. The school district again had heightened security because of the emotion and volatility related to the controversial issue of school closings.

A recent feasibility study, presented by the board Nov. 11, called for a reorganization of the school district to include closing both Union HS and Dugger Elementary. Two elementaries would remain: Hymera and Farmersburg. Shelburn Elementary would be closed, and instead it would become a 6/7/8 middle school, serving the entire school district. North Central would serve as the district’s sole high school.