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Second Meeting Underway for Gadsden County Consolidation Proposal

Second Meeting Underway for Gadsden County Consolidation Proposal
Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 14:59:26-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Tonight, another school on the chopping block will get a chance to address the Gadsden County School Board and if it's anything like Monday's meeting in Gretna, we're expecting another big turnout with some very strong opinions.

We're here at St. John Elementary in Quincy. The superintendent has proposed this school and Gretna Elementary to close at the end of the school year.

Once again, the superintendent will explain why he's calling for change and how he plans to make it happen.

The school board has said repeatedly that nothing has been decided and these meetings are an opportunity to get the public's feedback.

Here at St. John, the proposal would move fourth and fifth graders to shanks middle school and grades pre-k through three to George Munroe Primary School.

For the most part, residents we've talked to said they're against closing some of these schools, but others say something has to change to improve the district and keep students from leaving.

The meeting starts in less than an hour. We'll have more coming up in your news at 11.