Indiana district votes to close six school buildings

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Gary School Board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to close six school buildings.

The recommendation has been revised several times prior to the board vote. The board approved closing Webster, Brunswick and Watson Elementary schools, along with the Lincoln Achievement Center — which houses some special needs students — Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School and Lew Wallace STEM Academy.

The buildings that will remain open are West Side Leadership Academy, Wirt-Emerson VPA Center, Banneker Achievement Center, Frankie McCullough Academy for Girls, Glen Park Academy for Excellence in Learning, Beveridge Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Marquette Elementary, Daniel Hale Williams Elementary, the Gary Area Career Center, the Deep River Center and the New Tech High School, which is now housed at the Career Center and is likely to move to West Side.

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