NORBONRE, Mo. — The Norborne School Board has made a proposition to its counterpart for the Hardin-Central School District to form a committee to discuss the possibility of combining the two districts in the future.

KMZU reached out to Mr. Troy Lentz, who is the Superintendent at the Norborne School District. He said the board is only asking the Hardin School District to have an open dialogue at this point.

Hardin-Central District officials could not be reached for a comment at the time of this article’s publication.

“What the [Norborne] board has asked the Hardin board is if they would be interested in partnering with us to form a committee to study the potential of consolidation. I would think that anything that big would take time and you would answer some questions. So at this point, our [Norborne’s] board would just like to ask their [Hardin-Central’s] board if they would work with us to study the issue.”

Lentz told KMZU News the board voted on April 10 to send the letter to the Hardin School Board to ask them to weigh in on the idea.

A conversation going deeper into the reasons, including a discussion of pros and cons about the plan, will be featured as the KMZU Newsmaker on Monday, May 1.

Be sure to tune in to 100.7 FM at about 7:25 a.m. on Monday, May 1 to catch Mr. Lentz’s conversation with KMZU’s Brian Lock.