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Fri November 22, 2013
Christian County Board Votes to Close Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools
Christian County Schools will close two elementary schools in its district. The school board voted 3-to-2 last night to shutter Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools in 2015.
Communications Director Heather Lancaster said the board’s decision was difficult but was based on a needs-to-costs evaluation conducted by the school district’s facilities planning committee.
“It all goes back to the facilities plan that Christian County Public Schools has in place that was created over the past year," said Lancaster. "When you look at that plan, it lists what schools are transitional, which schools can and can not be closed and it is based upon unmet needs and so Holiday and Lacy being on the list as transitional were voted to be closed.”
Lancaster said when the schools close, the 315 students at Lacy and 570 students at Holiday will be moved to other schools in the district.
The staff at the closed schools will also be consolidated into neighboring schools to accommodate for the influx of students.
Lancaster said the timetable for the closings is pending on completion of the 47 thousand square-foot addition to Pembroke Elementary. The addition project is expected to begin construction in May of next year and be finished in time for the 2015-2016 school year.