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Crossville,IL school to close at the end of the school year

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It was standing room only in the meeting on Tuesday night. It was standing room only in the meeting on Tuesday night.

The Carmi-White County School Board voted to close the Crossville Attendance Center at the end of this school year.

The plan is to move Crossville's 200, or so, 4th and 5th graders to the middle school, and the middle schoolers to the high school.

But the futures of Crossville's teachers and staff are very much still up in the air.

It was standing room only for the meeting on Tuesday night.

The board outlined its plan, then took a vote. A unanimous decision to close Crossville which has held the 4th and 5th graders since 1992.

Superintendent Brad Lee told the packed room, the move will save the district $250,000 to $300,000 a year.

Parents and staff agreed that the district had no choice with the state's failure to pay its bills and fund the county's schools.

"It's a heartbreak you know, but there's a lot of busting and a lot of money. It's going to be different," said Ron Harrington, who attended Crossville.

"I don't really think I can tell you. What I'd really like to tell you, can't be on TV," concerned parent David Hunsinger said.

The school board says the state still owes them more than a half million dollars.

Crossville will close at the end of this school year.

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