The School District Boundary Appeal Board (SDBAB) denied the dissolution of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District (PEASD) Thursday evening, January 9. In doing so, PEASD will be expected to continue operating for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. The dissolution process began after PEASD failed to pass an operating referendum in April 2019 and after the PEASD School Board took action first to consider dissolving and a second time to order dissolution. After the second vote, the SDBAB was charged with making the final decision.
The SDBAB began meeting in November 2019 to decide the fate of PEASD and was required to make their decision by January 15, 2020. Of the seven SDBAB members, six voted to deny the dissolution.
Casey Judd, WUSD School Board President, said, “I hope that the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District can find a way to do what is in the best interest of their students. Schools are a cornerstone of any community, and every school district should have the resources and community support to provide a quality education.”
For Wisconsin State Journal article, “Palmyra-Eagle School District survives, but possibility of massive budget cuts loom,” click here.
For Daily Jefferson County Union article, “Board denies dissolving Palmyra-Eagle Area School District,” click here.