Two Long Island schools to close due to declining enrollment

Friday, November 1, 2013

Two of Half Hollow Hills' seven elementary schools will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment districtwide—a cost-cutting move that drew both anger and sadness from parents Tuesday.

The school board voted unanimously Monday night to shutter the Chestnut Hill and Forest Park schools in Dix Hills, officials said.

Board members followed last month's recommendation by the district's facilities committee to close two elementaries: Vanderbilt or Forest Park; and Chestnut Hill or Signal Hill, according to board president James Ptucha.

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