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Matthew Hedger
06/10/2014 9:28 AM

The Jackson City Council has voted to oppose Amador County Unified School District Board plans to consolidate school sites. Acting at the behest of community members who lobbied the city council during the last two meetings, including last night, the council unanimously voted to pass a resolution “Opposing any plan to eliminate or re-purpose any school within the City of Jackson.”

The resolution cites the negative economic and educational impacts the closing of school sites would have. Currently, the ACUSD board is considering a number of plans to consolidate school sites, including proposals that would eliminate Argonaut High school and move all junior high students to that campus. The ACUSD board meets again on Wednesday and is expected to discuss this, and the Ione City Council's similar condemnation of the prospect of losing schools in their still-growing city.

At Monday's meeting, the council discussed their budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and discussed reversing some cuts implemented previously. Jackson could get a new police office and another worker in the public works department. In other business, the council appointed three members of the public to the city's Sewer Rate Committee. Along with two council members, the SRC is charged with setting an increase in city sewer bills to pay for an expected $12 million in bonds the city is expected to issue to pay for its sewer plant upgrade.

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jack brotherton
06/10/2014 10:56 AM
Matthew, you may have noted it in an earlier article but, on May 20, 2014, the Ione City Council passed Resolution 1936..."requesting and demanding that the ACUSD...abandon any plan to close either Ione Elementary or Ione Junior High."
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