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Tazewell School Board considering consolidating two elementary schools

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TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) -

The Tazewell County School Board held a meeting Tuesday night, announcing the decision to consolidate Springville and Raven Elementary Schools.

The decision comes following the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors announcement they will be cutting funding from the School Board, to help balance next year's fiscal budget. 

Marsha Spease, a parent of three Tazewell County students, attended the School Board meeting. "I felt sorry for the School Board having to make very hard decisions for our area," Spease said. "You feel sorry for the teachers, the parents, the students, because those schools are possibly going to be consolidated."

Spease said although she understands the challenge the Board is facing, she feels there could be a better option. 

"I know with the budget crunch in Tazewell County, the school board unfortunately has to make some tough decisions. But none of us want to see the schools close. We all have friends and family that have children in those schools."

There will be a public meeting to discuss the proposal on Monday, June 25th at Tazewell Middle School. 
 

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