Watertown School Board to consider “partner school concept” at tonight’s meeting

May 8, 2023

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown School Board meets tonight, and on the agenda is more discussion about possibly closing one of the district’s five elementary schools.

Roosevelt has been targeted for possible closure under a “partner school concept” that, if approved, would have kids in Pre-K through first grade attending McKinley and Mellette, and students in grades two thru four attending Lincoln and Jefferson beginning in the fall of 2024.

Tonight’s school board agenda calls for consideration of the partner schools concept.

The prospect of closing an elementary school in Watertown is being driven primarily by declining enrollment.