The Pony Express

School board gathers as new team forms

School board elect Liz Weisberg had signs  placed all over the district and won 16.6 percent of the votes.

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 20, 2018

The history of the school board has been a bumpy one and there has been conflict within the board and with families. "I think we've struggled the last three years since the decision to close schools, to work together as a board and move forward together. There's been some division and it seems lik...

Boundary changes enforced due to potential school closings

All around district 834 signs displaying “Save Our Schools” are placed in yards and down streets. Community members are also showing support by tying a red ribbon on a tree or their vehicle. “Our community is weary from fighting for what we believe in and it is clear to us that after weeks and the too little two late 'Q' and 'A' sessions with Withrow and Marine this week it is clear that there doesn't seem to be an interest in listening much less acknowledging our perspectives,

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

February 14, 2017

The familiar topic of Marine, Withrow and Oak Park closing in 2017 has been of discussion for over almost a year, and with new boundaries being enforced, there has been recent controversy. The 834 District School Board approved a Contingency Boundary Plan on Nov. 10, 2016, that changes boundaries for each town in the 834 ...

B.O.L.D. proposal: vote ‘yes’

B.O.L.D. proposal: vote 'yes'

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016

For the past couple of months, families and community members have been extremely concerned with Superintendent Pontrelli’s “B.O.L.D.” proposal to close three schools: Marine, Withrow and Oak Park Elementary schools. After sifting through all of the facts and information that has been brough...

Community speaks out against B.O.L.D movement

Community speaks out against B.O.L.D movement

Grace Donner, Photographer

February 22, 2016

The Stillwater school district proposed to close three elementary schools as a plan to even out capacity through all the schools and to save money on Dec. 17, 2015. The district's proposal to close Marine, Withrow and Oak Park Elementary schools has been stirring up concern in many communities. Stop Bold Cold ...

School Board postpones BOLD vote

The BOLD proposal was first introduced Dec. 17 discussing the closure of Marine, Withrow and Oak Park Elementary schools. The decision was delayed until March 3 after request by Superintendent Pontrelli.

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016

In an unexpected move, Stillwater School District Superintendent Denise Pontrelli asked the Stillwater school board on Feb. 11 to postpone its vote on the closing of three District 834 elementary schools until March 3. Voting on the decision to close Withrow, Marine and Oak Park Elementary was expect...

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