South Washington Co. School Board votes to close Newport Elementary

Board members in the South Washington County School District have decided to close an area elementary school.

Thursday night, the board voted six to one to close Newport Elementary School.

The school will be converted into an early education center.

Their decision is part of a 10-year facility plan to deal with rising enrollment and changing boundaries. CLICK HERE to view the facility plan, and CLICK HERE to view the meeting agenda.

You can watch the full school board meeting by CLICKING HERE.