School buildings to close in WinnerWINNER — Winner School District will close its middle school and two rural schools in July 2011 in an effort to save $324,538 for future budgets.
Declining enrollment is prompting the move. Compared to 1994-95 when Winner had 1,174 students, enrollment has dropped to 683 in 2009-10, Superintendent Mike Hanson said.
Winner will move fifth- and sixth-graders to the elementary school, while seventh and eighth-graders will shift to the high school for 2011-12.
By: Melanie Brandert, The Daily Republic