An area school district decides to close an elementary school, despite objections from parents.
It was a close vote Monday night and most of the crowd of about a 150 people wasn’t happy with the results. But the Rockwood Area School Board voted to close Kingwood Elementary.
Right now 80 students go to Kingwood Elementary in
But some parents in the crowd weren’t happy with that decision. They say parents at Rockwood Elementary are just jealous of the Kingwood school. The average class size at Kingwood is 15. The average size at Rockwood is 25. Rockwood parents say that’s not fair because Kingwood kids get more time and attention from their teachers.
Kingwood students will have to go to Rockwood Elementary next year. Parents say that would be about an hour away by bus. And some parents say that’s not going to happen. One man said he would either
School Board President Bob Saler Junior wants parents to reconsider. He says all the students are part of the
Saler says all of the Kingwood Elementary teachers will keep their jobs. And he’s going to try and work all of the support staff into open positions.