The Allamakee district voted unanimously to close Waterville Elementary at its board meeting in December, reports the Waukon Standard. A crowd at the meeting hoping to save the school left in sadness.
As soon as the notice of “consideration” was made, the Waterville school was toast. The only recent time that an elementary was saved was Crescent, and a repeat was not in the works.
Based on enrollment statistics in another article, the two elementary schools in Waukon have taken heavy losses in the past 20 years. The projected combined K-6 enrollment next school year of 375 isn’t that much bigger than what one school held in 1997.