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Tallapoosa Co. mulls school closure

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The Tallapoosa County courthouse is packed with parents discussing the possible closure of a local school. The Tallapoosa County courthouse is packed with parents discussing the possible closure of a local school.
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DADEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The public forum underway in Tallapoosa County is packed. Citizens and school leaders are discussing the future of Edward Bell High School.

Approximately 180 students attend the school in Camp Hill, but with economic conditions taking a toll on the Tallapoosa County School System, and many other systems around the state, the system is scrambling to figure out how they'll make budget for 2011.

The system is suffering a shortfall of some $3 million and one solution to ease the financial crunch appears to be closure of the campus.

The school teaches students from K-12. Most would be sent to Dadeville to continue their education.

The superintendent called the forum to order at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville around 5:30pm. A work session is scheduled for the end of the month, and the board will meet at the first of April to make a final decision.

WSFA 12 News reporter Melissa McKinney is at the meeting and will have a full report on WSFA 12 News at 10:00pm.

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