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Consolidation discussions continue in Starkville

(Susan Parker)
(Susan Parker)
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Updated: 10/02/2013 2:17 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- July, 2015 marks a new beginning for Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools.

That's when the districts will be combined.

Those working to make the transition a smooth one include members of the Parents for Public School Starkville.

Representatives have some ideas and are open to new ones as they reveal how far they've come to the public.

The plan as revealed during the Greater Starkville Partnership breakfast may include the building of a new school for at least two grades.

There was and continues to be some concern about bringing in Oktibbeha County High School which is under state control, but all involved are determined to make it work.

"We want to capitalize on the fact that we have the resources here with Mississippi State and others that are heavily involved in education to put together a plan that works for us," Jeremiah Dumas said.

The group of optimistic about the elementary schools in Oktibbeha because both are considered to be successful.
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