Closing Schools? Question is on the table for Greene County school leaders

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GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Tuesday night, members of the Greene County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting to discuss possibly closing two elementary schools that have the lowest attendance in the district.

Leaders will discuss and possibly vote to close Glenwood PK-8 and West Pines K-8. According to a study done by Cooperative Strategies, a group that looks at financial and demographic planning for schools, Glenwood and West Pines have the fewest students enrolled. In 2018-2019, Glenwood had 177 students enrolled. West Pines had 149 students.

The study shows this would be the first step in moving the district to a PK-5 and 6-8 configuration for schools by the 2020-2021 school year.

News Channel 11’s Jackie DeFusco is following this story and will have more details starting at 5 o’clock on News Channel 11. 

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