The North Loup Scotia Board of Education held a special meeting at the North Loup Community Center to present information about future plans for NLS.
Over 60 people showed up to the special meeting to hear a presentation given by NLS Superintendent Jim Duval explaining the concerns for the future of NLS. Student population has decreased significantly in the past decade. Buildings are in disrepair with costs exceeding the million dollar mark to repair or build new. Due to the low number of students enrolled, state aid has drastically dwindled and will continue to do so. People were allowed to speak during the public forum and several chose to do so with questions about the possibilities and scenario list which included keeping the school as, cooping sports, repairing the buildings, building new, creating a new larger school district or reducing programs in the elementary and high school. Duval did his best to answer the forum and made it clear to the public that questions could and should be asked or submitted to he and the school board members for evaluation and consideration. Another special meeting will be held on December 10, 2012 at the regular board meeting at 7:30pm in Scotia.