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School Board votes to close Range Elementary

By Laura Halm
Published On: Apr 19 2013 05:03:56 PM CDT
RANGE ELEMENTARY
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

An elementary school in Carter County will be closing their doors for good by the end of this school year.

School board members voted Thursday night to close Range Elementary.

It's a cost saving measure to help balance the Carter County School System's budget.

A total of 94 students will start the 2013-2014 school year at nearby Central Elementary. "It's our goal to not only absorb the teachers, keep them with a job. But also look to do everything possible to make sure that we have a place for our aids and para-professionals," said Director of Schools Kevin Ward.

Equipment and modular classrooms will be moved to other schools in the county based on the need.