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Report suggests closing 3 Garrett County schools

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 1:03pm  ET

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) -- A consultant is suggesting that three elementary schools in Garrett County be closed to cut costs.

The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/HVEubj ) reported Wednesday on a school consolidation study done by Facility Engineering Associates of Fairfax, Va.

A company representative says closing three of the county's eight elementary schools is the most extreme option for reducing costs. But he says even that option wouldn't be enough to close a $2.2 million budget gap.

An architect says some of the remaining elementary schools would have to be modified to handle more students.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html


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