The Christina School Board asked Governor John Carney to give the district until 2019 to reduce five Wilmington school down to two.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that the board voted 5-to-2 to push back the 2018 deadline.
The two dissenting votes were board president George Evans and Vice President Fred Polaski.
Polaski said if the board does not push the reduction it will fail to act.
But board member Elizabeth Paige said she believed that the governor would take the district’s concerns into account in moving so quickly.
Consolidation is a key measure to a draft memorandum between the governor the Department of Education and the school district.
A final vote on the draft resolution is set for December 12th.