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Board elects to close its high school

DREW — The Drew School District Board of Trustees is cutting costs by housing students at only two schools for the 2010-2011 school year.

School board President John Thigpen said the district has to look at ways to cut costs.

The board voted last week to run only Hunter Middle School and A.W. James Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school year. Grades fifth and sixth will move to A.W. James and Hunter Middle will house eighth through twelfth. That means the Drew High School building will be closed.

Thigpen tells The Bolivar Commercial that the school system is still operating as if they have 1,200 students when they’re down to 650 students.

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