Mar 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm
The grand forks air force base school board will hold a public meeting April third to discuss the shuttering of one of two base schools come fall. The board is looking at merging Eielson into twining as a cost savings move in light of declining student enrollment on the base. The latest headcount suggests 342 students are attending classes on the g-f-a-f-b. the student population peaked in 1995 at one-thousand-574. The district is not only seeing fewer students but declining federal impact aid. It’s estimated the consolidation would save over 588-thousand dollars. the meeting two weeks from today (thurs) will take place at three-30 p-m at the twining school. The board is expected to decide the fate of the merger at an april 15th meeting.
KNOX / Doug Barrett