School: Unity High School - Possible Closing (1954)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Moore

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 02/18/1954

Petition to Keep Unity High

A direct appeal to the Marathon county board of supervisors to intervene to prevent the threatened closing of the Unity High School at the end of the present school year, was made by fourteen taxpayers of Unity who signed a petition and presented it to the board.

The petition cited that the Unity High School is said to have been the first established between Stevens Point and Ashland and which has been in existence since the 1880’s, is endangered "at least in part by the action of lack of action by the county school committee and the county school superintendent.

(The Marathon and Clark county school committees recently approved an order detaching part of the Unity district and its attachment to the Spencer district.)

The petition calls for the county board "to cause an immediate and impartial survey of the situation and to recommend or instigate whatever action is needed to continue the Unity High School."

The petition was referred to the board’s committee on education.

All school district reorganizations in Marathon county during the past year have been upon petition of the electors of the districts of the town boards or local school committees and no single order has been issued by such groups on their own initiative, W. E. Moore, Marathon county superintendent of schools, told the Marathon county board of supervisors at its session at the courthouse in Wausau.



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