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Board signs off on closings

Board signs off on closings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus is closing five of its schools at the end of the school year.

The district’s board of education unanimously approved the closings Tuesday night to cut costs.

The buildings include Brookhaven High School, Monroe Middle School and three elementary schools, one of which will reopen at a different location.

Students will be redistributed to other school buildings.

Superintendent Dan Good told the board that closing the schools would save $10 million toward the goal of $50 million in budget cuts for the next school year. Good warned that major staff reductions are coming, too.

The five buildings to close will be added to 40 or so that have been shuttered in the past decade.

The state’s largest school district has been hit by declining enrollment, less state money and a data-scrubbing scandal.

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