County Leaders Discuss Rumors of Elementary School Closing

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va -- County leaders say Craigsville Elementary School in the western part of Augusta County will not close.

Leaders say there are not any plans to even close the school. County leaders recently reviewed school plans from 2010 that mentioned the school could close.

Superintendent Chuck Bishop said that review rekindled the confusion. He said the wound from those discussions never healed for some people in Craigsville.

One supervisor said they are even talking about shifting students to the Craigsville area. One idea is to add sixth and seventh grades to Craigsville Elementary.

“If we eventually have two more grades in Craigsville Elementary, well then they're really up there very well in population and would certainly not be on the table ever again, or in the foreseeable future,” said Augusta County Supervisor Tracy Pyles.

The focus for officials is where to put nearly 100 students after Ladd Elementary closes at the end of this year. It will not be a consolidation of schools, but a redistricting of boundaries.


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