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Decatur School Board Discusses Annexation Wednesday

The board will hold a work session at 4:30 p.m. in the Westchester Center.

Decatur School Board Discusses Annexation Wednesday

Big changes in the Decatur anexation discussion.

The Decatur School Board meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (time changed from 5:30 p.m.) to talk about how annexation would affect the schools.

But there's a very strong chance annexation would not add as many students as first expected.

The conversation took a big turn Monday night when City Manager Peggy Merriss recommended the city only annex two of six areas under consideration.

Those commercial-heavy areas only include a few hundred residents, meaning the impact on the city school system would not be as great as expected.

The school system issued a report last month saying annexation would put great stress on the what is already the fastest-growing system in the state.

The school board meets Dec. 11 and will vote on a resolution to give the city commission. The commission is scheduled to decide Dec. 17 what course to take.

The school board work session will be held in the Westchester Center on Scott Boulevard.

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