Indiana town losing elementary, high schools

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Northeast Sullivan School Board voted 3-2 Monday night to close its two schools in Dugger, Dugger Elementary and Union Junior-Senior High School, which has 172 students. The district’s four other schools will remain open, including North Central Junior-Senior High School, which is near Farmersburg and has about 500 students.

Several hundred people attended Monday’s meeting in North Central’s gym, including opponents of the school closures. Some of them shouted angry comments at board members before the voting finished, The Tribune-Star and the Sullivan Daily Times reported.

Greg Ellis, of the group Save UHS, said he was distraught over the decision to close the two schools in Dugger, his hometown, which has about 900 residents and is about 30 miles south of Terre Haute. He said the group might sue.

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