Voters in East Alton, Wood River and Hartford may be looking at the issue of consolidation for three local school districts in April. A proposal for the consolidation of Wood-River Hartford School District 15, East Alton School District 13 and East Alton-Wood River High School into one Community Unit School District was submitted to the Madison County Regional Superintendent’s Office earlier this year and the issue could be headed to the ballot pending the formal review of a hearing later this week.

A public forum on the issue will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Madison County Administration Building Board Room in Edwardsville. The results of that forum will be sent to the Illinois Board of Education for review. If a measure is placed on the ballot in April, it would have to receive a majority vote from each district represented.

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