Closing and Consolidating Schools Might Be Happening

Campbell CountyClosing and consolidating schools has been talked about in Campbell County for many years, yet the board of Supervisors have remained divided until perhaps today. Campbell County’s middle and high schools were built between 35 and 80 years ago and each one needs upgrades. The school board voted in 2013 to consolidate all four of its middle and high schools into two new campuses, costing 170 million dollars while renovating would cost 223 million dollars over 30 years. Supervisor J.D. Puckett worries closing the existing schools will erase the identity of small communities. Supervisors will discuss and take action during their regular meeting at 4pm today.

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