The East Alton Elementary School Board voted to oppose consolidation of the Wood River-Hartford Elementary, East Alton Elementary, and East Alton-Wood River High School Districts. The vote, at Tuesday's board meeting, was unanimous and made without comment. Voters will see the consolidation referendum on the November 8th ballot.
The Board's resolution stated the need for a "full and complete" professional study of the effects of consolidation on finances, budgets, tax rates, enrollments, and other issues. the opposition vote follows a vote by the Wood River-Hartford board opposing consolidation and a vote by the East Alton-Wood River High School board supporting combining the districts.