The Central A&M School Board voted to shut down Bond Elementary School in Assumption at their December board meeting, and today the district is taking the next step in the process. The district is releasing a request for proposals to renovate Central A&M Middle School in Assumption to move the Pre-K through 2nd grade students to the middle school.
Central A&M School District Superintendent Dr. DeAnn Heck says the closure will save the district over $1 million in renovations that would need to be made to the school, plus an additional $300,000 each year in maintenance costs.
Heck says the closure has been made possible because of declining enrollment and unused classrooms available at the middle school.
Heck says because of the renovations needed to be done before the closure, the district expects Bond Elementary to be open through the 2018-19 school year.