New Castle News

October 29, 2012

New Castle school board schedules special meeting

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A special meeting of the New Castle school board has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A legal advertisement for the meeting identifies the session for “general purposes” with no other explanation.

However, the session follows a contentious meeting last week where a 5-4 majority on the board voted to halt the Lockley school consolidation project, which was intended to expand the existing Lockley Elementary School and close the other elementaries in the district.

Also at that meeting, Superintendent George Gabriel, upset over the move, submitted his letter of resignation effective Jan. 31. The same 5-4 majority voted to accept the resignation.