School board votes 3-2 to to close 3 elementary schools in Muncie


MUNCIE, Ind. – The board of trustees for Muncie Community Schools has voted to close three elementary schools. The vote came down to 3-2 at a meeting Thursday night.

The closure of Mitchell, Storer and Sutton elementary schools is part of the district’s plan to slash a deficit as large as $18 million by next year. School officials estimate closing the schools will save about $3 million. All other elementary schools will remain open.

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