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In front of a crowd of about 40 people gathered at Brandon School last Wednesday, Mark Westby, superintendent for both Brandon and Evansville School Districts, hosted an informational meeting and answered several questions about the proposed consolidation of the school districts. Residents in both districts will have the opportunity to vote "for" or "against" the consolidation during a special election on June 25. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)

To merge or not to merge

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On Tuesday, June 25, voters in the Brandon and Evansville school districts will be asked to decide if the two school districts should consolidate into one.


A special election ballot will ask whether a voter is "for" or "against" consolidating the districts. The ballot question must pass by a majority in both districts. If it passes in both districts, the merger would be effective July 1, 2013.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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