A citizen group has filed for a ballot issue concerning the possible consolidation of the Wakefield-Marenisco and Bessemer school districts.
According to the citizen group, over 150 petition signatures were collected from each community, but only 139 were needed from Bessemer and 113 from Wakefield-Marenisco.
The school boards stated that this consolidation was not sought by them, but instead the effort was started by a citizen group. The petitions have been filed at the Gogebic County Courthouse for verification.
If verified, the issue will appear on the August ballot.