Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jon Beachy Fontana Mayor

The possibility of the elementary school closing in Fontana is creating friction and causing emotions to run high between the USD 362 Board of Education and area residents.
A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Fontana elementary to determine whether the elementary school should remain open or whether it should close permanently. 
“Unfortunately,” Fontana Mayor Jon Beachy said, “what we have is a school board that is bound and determined – even though the public had an overwhelming vote of ‘no’ about closing the Fontana school – to choose to go against the public opinion and close the school here in Fontana. 
“It’s kind of put us all in a bind to the point where we’re kind of at our wit’s end as to what to do,” he said, adding that he believes Fontana is not being represented in the school board.
“Addressing the closing of Fontana isn’t only about Fontana,” Superintendent Chris Kleidosty said. “It’s also about the rest of the school district.” Click for article By Charity Keitel Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012