Students enjoy the small classes, and if it closes, they'd have to go to Mansfield.
"I don't want my son there. I like the education he's getting. It's not Pelican's fault there's a deficit," parents Quintessa Perry said.
The deficit comes from drawbacks in shale drilling.
Financially and economically, the districts superintendent, Dr. Cade Brumley, argues Pelican is not adding up. He says while small classes can be positive, students aren't meeting learning requirements to compete in a global economy. He feels it's preventing learning from having children of mixed grade levels in the same class room and doesn't like to see extra curricular activites restricted.