Elementary school in Cherokee County could soon close
CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. —
Marble Elementary School in Cherokee County could soon close it's doors.
Cherokee County Schools Superintendent Doctor Jeana Conley says the closing was proposed to help save money.
The Cherokee County School Board discussed the proposal Thursday night, deciding to hold a public meeting before making a final decision.
Superintendent Conley said in an online conversation "The budget cuts from the state and low enrollment mean we just don't have the funding to sustain any longer. The commissioners are already funding 22 teaching positions so we can keep as many schools open as possible. Our facilities are aging and we desperately need to spend local dollars repairing and maintaining buildings."
There will be a public hearing at Marble Springs Baptist Church on Tuesday May 16th, starting at 6 pm.