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Chloride district to merge with new unified district

Kingman Unified School District No.

20 does not officially begin operating until July 1.

But the district already has an infusion of new students that will add 250 children to the starting July 1, 2002.

Members of the KUSD Governing Board passed a resolution Tuesday night to admit Chloride School District No.

11 to the unified district.

The motion follows a similar one passed in late January by the Chloride board asking to join the KUSD.

The Chloride School District is comprised of one school – Mt.

Tipton - with about 250 students.

"Having a one-school district now is getting pretty hard to survive in," Jim Wayland, principal at Mt.

Tipton, said to the board.

"There are many things we can do with your help.

"This raises the standard and the bar and will make us more educationally sound, a lot sounder than we are now."

Discussion of putting a grade 9-12 curriculum at Mt.

Tipton School, presently a K-8 building, has excited students and parents in the community, Wayland said.

It would enable students to complete high school locally and avoid long bus rides or drives to Kingman High School, he said.

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