The Board of Education met on Monday, January 11, 2016 and passed a motion to authorize a study to close Central Elementary School as per G.S. 115C-72. The Board of Education directed Board Attorney Pat Smathers, Superintendent Anne Garrett, and Central Office personnel to conduct a study and report the findings. The following is the result of the study based in part upon preliminary information presented to the Finance Committee on January 11th. The study followed the guidelines for School Closing Procedures obtained from Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction, Financial and Business Services, Division of School Support, and School Planning Section.

Study to Consider Closing Central Elementary School

School Closing Procedures and Checklist

Questions and Responses from Public Hearing on January 27, 2016