MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler says he's concerned that heated discussions about how to help the city's financially strapped school district could undermine efforts to bring in new businesses and residents.
Muncie schools have lost nearly 1,000 students in recent years, and school officials are holding public meetings to discuss the district's future. The Star Press reports proposals include consolidating middle or high schools.
Residents at the first forum overwhelmingly objected to combining the high schools. Many Southside High School parents warned that families would move outside the city rather than send their children to a combined high school. Others contended Muncie Central High School isn't safe.
Tyler says those contentions create a perception that residents of one area intensely dislike those living in other parts of the city.
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