NewsEducationPreK-12 / November 19, 2013

Muncie Closes High School In Brief But Emotional Board Meeting

Kyle Stokes - StateImpact Indiana
Muncie Closes High School In Brief But Emotional Board Meeting

At an emotional meeting, the Muncie Community Schools board voted 4-1 to close one of the district’s two high schools in an effort to cut costs.

The move will make Muncie a one-high-school town for the first time in more than 50 years, reports Indiana Public Radio’s Stephanie Wiechmann:

Beginning next school year, all high school students will combine into the Central High School building and Southside [High School] will become a middle school for grades 6-8.

Muncie Community Schools Superintendent Tim Heller told the public that the Central High School building was the only building large enough to house all of grades 9-12 in the city.

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