Bond Elementary School in Assumption will be closing its doors for good. The Central A&M School Board voted to shut down the school at Monday night’s meeting. The plan is to move the Pre-K through 2nd grade students at Bond to a wing of the middle school in Assumption, similar to the setup of the Gregory wing that holds 3rd through 5th graders at Central A&M High School in Moweaqua.
Central A&M School District Superintendent Dr. DeAnn Heck says enrollment has declined significantly in the last 20 years.
Heck says the district will save $300,000 per year with the closure, along with over $1 million in renovations that would need to be done at the school.
Heck says the decision comes down to the future sustainability of the district.
Heck says the next step in the process is to send out a request for proposals for the renovations of the middle school. Because of the renovations needed at the middle school, she says the anticipated closing date of Bond Elementary School would be the summer of 2019.