C-W dissolution passes

The future of the Corwith school building is still uncertain as city and school officials will work together to determine its fate in the future. The school will close its doors at the end of the present academic year and the district will dissolve effective June 30, 2015.

            Voters in the Corwith-Wesley Community School District voted last week in favor of a measure that will dissolve the district effective in the 2015-2016 year.

            The final count approved the dissolution 101 votes to 78.

            Superintedent Jon Hueser said that while the vote ensures the district will dissolve after June 30, 2015, work on the final details of the dissolution are still in the process.

            "There is still work to be done," he said. "This vote gives us the go ahead to keep up with the process.

            Final details are still being worked out with the Iowa Department of Education.

            With the approval of the dissolution, 87 percent of the district's land will go to the LuVerne Community School District, with small going to the Algona Community Schools, some to West Hancock Community Schools and a small portion of the district in Wright County will go to the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows School District.

            Effective for the 2015-2016 academic year, students in the Corwith Wesley district will attend Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in the LuVerne Schools with junior high and high school students going to Algona though a whole-grade sharing agreement with LuVerne. Presently, the shared Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne schools are sharing all athletics with Algona for the 2014-2015 year. The CWL High School still offers extra curricular activities such as band, choir, drama, FFA and speech. 

Read the complete story in the Sept. 17 Leader.