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A portion of MACCRAY West is pictured in Maynard. The communities of Maynard and Raymond, where the district’s second elementary school is located, are concerned that the loss of the elementary schools in favor of a central elementary school at the high school in Clara City would harm their communities. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

School proposal divides MACCRAY


CLARA CITY — One longtime observer noted that the last time a crowd packed the high school cafeteria for a MACCRAY School Board meeting was back in the days when the board consisted of 18 members, six each from the original Clara City, Maynard and Raymond districts.

But pack it they did on Monday night, when the MACCRAY School Board voted 5-1 to put a $20 million bond issue to voters to build a central elementary school and fine arts building at the high school in Clara City.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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