Edinburgh Plant Closure Will Not Have Major Impact On Schools

Superintendent Richard Arkanoff says the school district may lose some funding but the larger impact of the plant closure will be felt around the town.

Despite the upcoming closure of a large auto plant in Edinburgh, local schools don’t expect to lose more than a handful of students. The International Automotive Components plant in Edinburgh will be closing its doors early next year, leaving 400 employees jobless.

Edinburgh school superintendent Richard Arkanoff says that of the 865 students in the district, not many have parents who work at the plant. Arkanoff says that while the school district may lose some funding if families leave to find employment, the larger impact of the plant closure will be felt around town.

Arkanoff said that many employees of the plant commute from the surrounding area. The International Automotive plant is currently the largest employer in Edinburgh.

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