NewsEducationPreK-12 / November 19, 2013

Muncie Closes High School In Brief But Emotional Board Meeting

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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