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Mathews school officials consider closing Currie Elementary

VIENNA — School officials are discussing options with district buildings and properties, including eliminating one building as a cost-savings measure.

School Superintendent Russell McQuaide and members of the Mathews Board of Education are considering going from three school buildings to two and also possibly putting up for sale some land behind the school administration building off Cadwallader Sonk Road.

The district has Currie Elementary School in Fowler for kindergarten to second grades, Baker Elementary School in Vienna for grades third to sixth and Mathews High School in Vienna for grades seventh to 12th.

Being proposed is to use Baker for housing kindergarten to fifth and the high school for sixth to 12th, and closing Currie.

Officials said if Baker would become a kindergarten to fifth building and the high school a sixth to 12th building, work would need to be done to make improvements using permanent improvement levy funds.

Board member Michele Garman suggested a committee be formed to look over different options and to make sure the district’s needs are met.

Read more in Monday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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