The "paired schools" plan to save money through reorganization in the Alton School District is moving forward. The Alton School Board approved a contract this week with a moving company to begin moving teachers to their new schools once the school year is over.
The district's Director of Financial Services Chris Norman tells The Big Z that's one of many marks that are being met as moving time nears.
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The annual minimum estimated savings using the paired school plan would be $560,000 per year. Under the plan the schools would be paired as follows: Lewis and Clark with North, Gilson Brown with West, and Lovejoy and Eunice Smith with East. The new alignment will begin this fall.