Concerned residents gather in Dugger to discuss charter school

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DUGGER, Ind. (WTHI) – Dugger residents will gather at 5:30 p.m. to talk about a new school in their town after the Northeast Sullivan School Corporation board voted to close the current Union-Dugger High School

Concerned community members proposed the idea of a charter school to replace it. Dugger parents will get a chance to share their feelings on whether they plan on backing a charter school. They also are getting a chance to hear from the board members.

The goal is to open a new charter school by this coming August called Dugger Union Community School Corporation.

The meeting is a chance for the school board of the future school to hear from parents to see they will receive the support they need to make this school happen.

“The board wants to know is their support from the community. Is this school going to be supported by parents, the town…,” said Steve Hall, athletic director for future charter school. “I think the message is hey we’ve been here for 94 years and we plan on staying here for another 94 years.”

Hall also said the board has completed a 200-plus page report. After this final stage they plan to submit that report to the Indiana Charter Board.

News 10’s Matt Gregory will be at the meeting and will have reaction from parents and from school officials tonight on News 10 Nightwatch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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