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Taylor Haggerty

Richland-Bean Blossom School Board Votes To Close Stinesville Elementary

The school will close at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

The school will close at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Richland-Bean Blossom school board voted Monday night to close Stinesville Elementary school at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year as part of a larger facilities improvement proposal.

Community members gathered in the parking lot before the meeting started for public comment and an open vigil. Some brought handmade signs and posters asking board members to delay the vote and to “think of the kids.”

Parents, teachers and students spoke out during the meeting’s 30-minute public comment period.

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