Brown County Schools are asking for help from taxpayers after facing declining enrollment and escalating operating expenses.
The Brown County school board voted Thursday to consolidate its fifth and sixth grade students into one intermediate school.
The district has seen enrollment decline by about 200 students in the past five years.
The Brown County School Corporation is receiving less money from the state because of a decline in enrollment.
The new federal guidelines call for more fruits and vegetables in school meals, and require schools only offer fat-free or low-fat milk.