Greeley-area schools may merge because of budget cuts |

Greeley-area schools may merge because of budget cuts

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Up to nine schools in the Greeley-Evans School District could be consolidated into three schools to save money in the face of state funding cuts.

A plan under consideration would merge two elementary schools into one, two middle schools into one and five alternative schools into one.

Wayne Eads, chief operations officer for the district, says merging the alternative schools would give more students access to a gymnasium, cafeteria, wireless Internet and a performing arts stage.

Eads says merging the middle schools could make more elective courses possible. He says the two elementary schools are candidates for merger because they’re the smallest elementaries in the district.

The district has about 19,000 students.

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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune,

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