Board votes 5-4 to hold hearing on Dickey closing

MILL HALL – In a split 5-4 vote, the Keystone Central School Board on Monday night scheduled a hearing in early March on closing Dickey Elementary School to help make up a $7 million budget deficit for 2018-19.

The vote came after a handful of parents and concerned citizens mostly voiced opposition to closing Dickey and moving its about 300 kids to other elementary schools in the district.

Voting to hold the hearing were members Charles Rosamilia, Billie Jo Rupert, Debbie Smith, Boise Miller and Wayne Koch.

Voting no were Tracy Smith, Jennifer Rupert, Roger Elling and Eric Probert.

The hearing is set for the night of Monday, March 5.

See the full story from Monday night’s meeting in Tuesday’s Express.