Woodbury Votes To Keep Elementary School Open

06/28/11 12:04PM By Melody Bodette

(Host) Voters in Woodbury last night rejected a measure that would have closed the town's elementary school.

In a 129-to-63 vote, the town said "no" to a proposal to close the school and send the kindergarten through sixth grade students elsewhere.

School board member Dan Brush says he's pleased the school will stay open:

(Brush) "I think it would really be a tragic loss if we didn't have a school here in town. It's a real shared experience by everybody and we're working hard to provide the best experience we can for our kids."

(Host) Like many small schools, Woodbury enrollment has declined. Thirty-four (34) students are expected to attend the school this fall, down from just over 40 this school year.

Voters also turned down a measure that would have withdrawn the town from Hazen Union School district and allowed students to choose the high school they wanted to attend.

Tags

education cities
comments powered by Disqus
Supported By
Become an Underwriter | Find an Underwiter