New Albany residents meet in effort to save 4 elementary schools

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Posted on March 7, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 8 at 8:36 AM

Residents unhappy about a proposed decision to shut down four New Albany/Floyd County elementary schools are looking for other options.

Sunday, they met to try to come up with ideas that they said the school coporation may not have considered.

They said the corporation's current solution to cut nearly $7 million from the budget will affect property values and educational experiences.

Kathy Ayres said, “so many people that grew up here had a pleasant experience as a child and when they began having children they wanted their children to have that same experience. So, they bought their homes deliberately to give that to their children and now that's being lost to them.”

A public hearing will be held Monday night at New Albany High School.

The school board will then vote on their budget reduction plan Wednesday.

 

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