School consolidation is a controversial topic in Valdosta. One group called Community Unification for Educational Excellence is leading the charge for it. Another called Friends of Valdosta City Schools is organizing against it.
A month ago, CUEE submitted petitions to put the issue to a referendum in November. City officials are still working to validate those petitions, and they're asking for patience.
They've got 50-days to finish that work. They say they're getting calls every day asking where the process stands.
They hope to announce the results by August 19th.
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