School Board votes to close Range Elementary

POSTED: 6:03 PM Apr 19 2013

An elementary school in Carter County will be closing their doors for good by the end of this school year.

School board members voted Thursday night to close Range Elementary.

It's a cost saving measure to help balance the Carter County School System's budget.

A total of 94 students will start the 2013-2014 school year at nearby Central Elementary. "It's our goal to not only absorb the teachers, keep them with a job. But also look to do everything possible to make sure that we have a place for our aids and para-professionals," said Director of Schools Kevin Ward.

Equipment and modular classrooms will be moved to other schools in the county based on the need.