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Columbus City Schools recommending closure of 7 buildings

Columbus City Schools recommending closure of 7 buildings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Failure of the Columbus City Schools levey and bond issues last November means the district has to cut $50 million for the 2015 fiscal year.

"At the same time we are reducing expenditures, we have been completing an assessment of our enrollment and all of our school facilities and administrative spaces," CCS spokesman Jeff Warner said in a statement.

Today, Columbus City Schools has a total enrollment of approximately 51,000 students at 114 school buildings.

A panel created to look at ways to consolidate buildings has come up with a list of buildings to be closed at the end of the school year. The list includes:

  • Brookhaven High School
  • Independence High School
  • Monroe Middle School
  • Arlington Park Elementary School
  • Fifth Avenue International K-6
  • Maybury Elementary School
  • Siebert Elementary School

Warner insists that these are just recommendations at this time. The district plans to hold community meetings to get input from the public before any final recommendations are presented to the Board of Education. That will happen on March 4.

 

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