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The Floyd Co. School board met tonight to discuss possibly consolidating Allen Central and South Floyd High School.
Many on the board believe having a bigger school would allow more opportunities for the students. "When you have a small school you don't have a teacher for every subject. When you are a larger school you can afford to have a teacher for English, for Spanish so sometimes a larger school is beneficial" explains school board member Chandra Varia.
This is just in the preliminary stages. If passed by the board, they’ll have to decide on a location. Henry Webb said it would most likely be a central location since the schools are 20 miles apart from each other.
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday May 24th at May Valley Elementary at 6:00 PM.
This proposal also includes turning the South Floyd building into an elementary school and combining McDowell and Osborne Elementary Schools. Allen Central would become what officials are calling a technology building.