At its monthly meeting, the USD 329 board of education moved to close Maple Hill Elementary school, likely at the start of the 2023-24 school year.
The Charger is no longer the only student newspaper in USD 329. This week, the first issue of the MHES Charger went to print.
The USD 329 board made changes that will affect next year’s elementary students at its meeting Monday night. The board voted to change the variance line between Alma and Maple Hill Elementary schools to send McFarland students to Maple Hill. The vote went 4-2 with Jim Vapita, Jerom Hess, Tony Conrad and Kelly Oliver voting to change the line whereas Justin Frank, and Callie Meinhart voted against it. At the start of next school year, McFarland students will be included in the Maple Hill Elementary classes. The board hopes this will help even out the class sizes between the two schools.