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More School Options for Gifford Students

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 11:20 AM CDT

GIFFORD -- PARENTS OF GIFFORD HIGH SCHOOLERS MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO WHICH HIGH SCHOOL THEIR KIDS CAN GO TO.

THE GIFFORD SCHOOL BOARD PLANS TO ADD AN 'ADVISORY REFERRENDUM' ON THE BALLOT THIS NOVEMBER...
ASKING WHAT THOSE LIVING IN GIFFORD THINK OF THE IDEA.
CURRENTLY, HIGH SCHOOLERS FROM GIFFORD GO TO RANTOUL HIGH SCHOOL...
THE REFERRENDUM WOULD ADD 'ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL' AS ANOTHER CHOICE.
OFFICIALS TELL US -- PARENTS FROM GIFFORD ARE LOOKING FOR OPTIONS.

"Y'know those are the reasons... one's bigger one's smaller. Get a little bit more attention in one direction and the other direction might offer a few more programs and a few more opportunities. So it would be nice to offer a choice for those parents to go one direction or the other."

IF VOTERS IN GIFFORD DECIDE TO VOTE "YES" FOR THE REFERRENDUM...
THE CHOICE OF EITHER SCHOOL WOULDN'T BE ON THE TABLE UNTIL THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR.
THE IDEA FOR THE REFERENDUM CAME FROM PARENTS ASKING THE SCHOOL BOARD WHETHER IT WAS POSSIBLE TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO A DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOL.

More School Options for Gifford Students


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