Board votes unanimously to close Freetown Elem. in S. Ind.


Posted on March 16, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 16 at 9:52 PM

Financial hits just keep coming for schools in Kentuckiana!

The only elementary school in an Indiana town will be closing its doors.

The decision was made late Tuesday night.

Freetown Elementary, a four star school in Jackson County, is the 5th school to announce its closure in a week.

The school cites budget problems for close.

By unanimous vote the Brownstown Central Community School Board closed Freetown Elementary School. Despite parents and teachers' pleas against it, the superintendent says it's something that had to happen.

About 80 people showed up to the Brownstown Central Community School Board meeting waiting to see if the school board would vote yes to option 1.

The option would close a four star school Freetown Elementary.
Two other people asked the board to consider other solutions to closing the projected $1 million budget shortfall.

Diane Gilliam also said she had a message for Governor Daniels, do something to protect four star schools from closing.

She said in her opinion, schools that meet and exceed expectation should be exempt from budget cuts.

The superintendent and board members also warned the people there to expect more budgets in the future.