Newton School Board Votes To Close Em...

Newton School Board Votes To Close Emerson Hough Elementary

There are 3 comments on the WHOtv story from Mar 23, 2010, titled Newton School Board Votes To Close Emerson Hough Elementary. In it, WHOtv reports that:

By the end of the year Newton will have one less elementary school. The Newton school board voted Monday night to close Emerson Hough Elementary School.

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Former Newtonian

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2010
Kinda funny that last night the vote was 3 to 1 to close Woodrow Wilson. So can they explain that? Along with the fact that Woodrow Wilson is the oldest and most worn down school in the district?
Fed up Newton resident

Pella, IA

#2 Mar 24, 2010
What is even more apalling is that the five men who voted to keep Woodrow Wilson open over Emerson Hough, which is a much nicer and larger school, we could not help notice that they all five live in the Woodrow Wilson area of town and three of the five have children who attend that school. Since they have personal ties to the school they should have hired an unbiased committee to make this decision, no my kids are losing the school that they love. The school board also held all of these meetings and held bus tours to look at the schools but in the end did not listen to anything that people commented on or questioned. What a travisty!!!
TONI

Indianola, IA

#3 Mar 26, 2010
The were wrong on closing Emerson Hough.It has more potential than Woodrow,besides Woodrow's classrooms are smaller and they don't have an art room.They need to reconcider their decision.

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