Proposed School Reorganization Plan is Approved
New Corporations Effective July 1
Frank McLane, County Superintendent of Schools, received word Saturday from Indianapolis
that the Marshall County Comprehensive School Reorganization plan containing five proposed
school corporation with alternates has been approved by the State Commission
The state hearing was held at Plymouth on Wednesday evening with nearly 250 persons
The five proposed corporations for Marshall County are:
1 – Bremen-Madison Community Schools
2 – Tri-Township United School Corporation composed of Bourbon and Tippecanoe Townships
Marshall county and Etna township of Kosciusko county
3 – Marston United School Corporation , including Argos community schools, Union township
Culver, Marshall county and Aubbeenaubee township Fulton county
4 – Plymouth Community School Corporation, including West township
5 – Polk Lincoln Untied School Corporation, including schools at Tyner and Teengarden
Marshall county and Walkerton, St. Joseph County.
The comprehensive plan for the addition of Oregon township in Starke county to the
Polk-Lincoln untie and North Bend township< Starke county to the Marston district,
should a release be granted these two school units to the jurisdiction of Marshall county..
The first would be by circulating petitions obtaining 55 percent of the registered voters
signatures in the district. The petition must be filed within 90 days of Feb. 3.
Second would be by requesting the circuit court judge to call a special election 60 days
after the approval by the state and third, by voting at the primary and general election.
The only way to refuse the plan for a unit, he stated, was to have a majority vote
against a consolidation at an election. .
McLane added that should a district vote against their proposed corporation the county
committee could resubmit the plan to the state commission or make a revised plan.
Should the merger of school district be approved the new corporation would become
effective on July 1.
Feb 7, 1962 Citizen