50 years ago
June 18, 1964
TREADWELL — A nine-member citizens committee Wednesday night undertook the task of sampling public opinion to determine if residents of the Treadwell school district favor a state survey of the cost of consolidating with another school district or expanding teaching facilities at the local school.
The committee was appointed by the Treadwell Board of Education after two petitions, bearing 207 signatures, were presented at a previous meeting. One of the petitions asked that the board ask the state to make a survey of the cost of consolidating with another school system. The other petition was for improved facilities and curriculum at the Abraham L. Kellogg Central School in Treadwell.
At that time it was pointed out that the board could not request the state to make a cost survey on the strength of a petition but that a citizens committee would have to be appointed to determine if there is sufficient interest in the school district.
Mrs. Alton Cole was appointed chairman of the committee. Wednesday night the other members of the committee accepted their appointments. However, an objection was raised to Mrs. Cole’s appointment on the grounds that she is the wife of the School Board President Alton Cole.
After Board member Christian Klueg moved that the committee appointments be approved by the board, Mrs. Donald Thompson, also a member of the committee, said, “I don’t think Mrs. Cole should be on this committee because she is connected with the board. It doesn’t make our board look good.”