MILAN -- School board member Don Gurney was a member of the first Edison High School graduating class (1969) since the 1967 merger between the Berlin and Milan districts.
On Monday, Gurney's vote helped another merger become official. A unanimous board vote paved the way for Berlin-Milan Local Schools to become the Edison Local School District effective July 1, pending state approval.
The district's name change is part of a district reconfiguration announced by Superintendent David Snook at last Monday's state of the district address. The board unanimously voted to approve the reconfiguration as well Monday. The former Milan Elementary School is now Edison Elementary, housing pre-kindergarten through third grade. Berlin-Milan Middle School becomes Edison Middle School, housing grades four through eight. There is no change at Edison High School.
Snook said the move would necessitate cost-cutting measures and personnel changes.
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