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Podcast Recalls School Consolidation
Podcast Recalls 1968-1969 School Consolidation
Posted on 09/09/2019
In a special episode of the IRSD Spotlight podcast, we look back at the contentious issue of school consolidation and the formation of the Indian River School District in 1969.

In Part 1, we review the history of consolidation and the merging of five small school districts 50 years ago. In Part 2, we speak with two people who were students at the time of consolidation and ask about its impact on their schools. In Part 3, we pay tribute to the man who was considered “The Father of the Indian River School District.” In Part 4, we discuss consolidation’s impact on high school athletics. In Part 5, we analyze the impact of consolidation during the past 50 years and look ahead to the future. 

Special guests Jim Hudson, Jackie Wilson and Everett Toomey discuss the far-reaching impacts of school consolidation and their time as students, teachers and administrators in the Indian River School District.

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