Board votes to shut middle school near Harrisburg

LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) — A middle school outside Harrisburg is closing as a cost-cutting move.

The West Shore School Board has unanimously voted to close Lemoyne Middle School.

A plan that has yet to be finalized would send the 78-year-old school’s 400 students out to three area schools.

Officials say the proposed plan will save the district $1.1 million. They say two teachers will be laid off and one will go from full time to part time.

The decision still has to go through a final vote. Many neighbors, students and parents said before Thursday’s vote that the closure will be bad for the students and the neighborhood.

As for the future of the building, board members have already discussed selling it. It will officially close July 1.

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