Council approves city funding for school consolidation study

Ellie Seiferth, an incoming sixth grade student at Faith Baptist Academy School, served as the Mayor for the Day on Monday. Ellie got to talk to various department heads, tour city buildings, ride in both a fire truck and police car, and help run the meeting.
“Ellie is one very sharp young lady. She had a ton of good questions,” said Mayor Herb Roach.
“My favorite part was when I got to ride inside the fire truck and the police car. When we were in the police car, right in front of us was a hit and run,” Ellie said.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The City Council approved a motion proposed by Mayor Herb Roach to spend up to $7,500 towards the cost of a study to determine the viability of school consolidation in O’Fallon.

When asked to clarify the scope of the project, Roach detailed what he believes the study would look at.

“I have been told the study will look at a number of things, which would include consolidation of all of the districts, even including Shiloh. Also it will look at the possibility of just elementary districts and, if not with the Shiloh district, with just Central and District 90. What the final is I’m not sure, and I do know they have an estimate on the cost of [the study] to be $15,000,” Roach said.

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