- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Two small central Montana towns about 10 miles apart are looking at consolidating their schools.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (gftrib.com/2llT96T) the Hobson and Moore school boards are working on a plan that would call for elementary students to attend classes in Moore while middle and high school students would attend classes in Hobson.

Hobson has 220 residents while Moore has 191. The towns, along U.S. Highway 87 west of Lewistown, have about 100 students each.

Hobson school board chairman Dan Thomas says the merger would provide better educational opportunities for students.

Hobson’s interim superintendent, Clay Dunlap, said a vote would likely take place during the 2017-18 school year and if approved, the consolidation would take effect beginning with the 2018-19 school year.



Hobson, Moore and Judith Gap already have a cooperative for sports teams.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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