School: Granton - School Enlargement (18 May 1917)
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 05/18/1917
A special school meeting has been called for Thursday evening, May 24th, 1917, at the Granton schoolhouse for the purpose of discussing the problem of building an addition to the schoolhouse and voting on the question whether or not we are to have a high school in the future.
The pupils now enrolled in the school number 160, and the rooms are crowded to such an extent that the Industrial Commission has given the school board orders to discontinue all grades beyond the 9th or create sufficient additional room for their accommodation. Under these circumstances there is no other course for the district to pursue than to enlarge the school building. In regard to creating a high school department, we note that the sentiment is strongly in favor of a high school. Probably no other village in the county is more favorably situated than Granton to support a first class high school. With an ever increasing number of graduates from this and surrounding school and with a noticeable desire of the coming generation for higher education, Granton must sooner or later give this matter serious thought. The people of this community believe in being progressive in all ways, and we cannot afford to take a back seat in school matters.
© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.