Fayette Co. School Board votes Monday night on closing four schools

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Video: Fayette Co. School Board votes Monday night on closing four schools

  • Fayette County's Brooks Elementary School
  • Fayette County's Tyrone Elementary School
  • School closure public hearings message at Fayette County Middle School
    

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- For weeks, Fayette County parents have pleaded with the school board not to close four schools to help close a budget shortfall of $15 million.

The board votes Monday at 7 p.m. It's a day some Fayette County residents hoped would never come.

All four schools on the chopping block -- Brooks Elementary, Fayette Middle, Fayetteville Intermediary and Tyrone Elementary -- are community schools, and some believe closing the schools could bring down property values and force businesses to close.

The school system sees the schools as a way to help cut nearly $4 million out of the budget deficit.

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