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Wilson Residents will Seek to Dissolve USD 112 District following BOE’s Decision to Close Wilson Junior-Senior High School


WILSON, Kan. – Wilson area residents angered by a January vote by the Central Plains USD 112 Board of Education to close Wilson Junior-Senior High School plan to file a petition Tuesday morning to dissolve the district altogether.

A group of Wilson area patrons, represented by Topeka attorney Joshua Ney, will file a petition in Ellsworth County, where the district has its legal base. The petition seeks to place the question of dissolution before voters. If a majority of voters approve, the matter would then go to the Kansas State Board of Education.

Wilson was part of the original USD 328 that also included the communities of Bushton, Holyrood, and Lorraine when it was organized during the mid-1960s unification. USD 112 was formed in 2010 when it and then Claflin USD 354 merged.

The Central Plains school board is scheduled to meet Monday evening, with part of their agenda related to personnel at the Wilson building.