School Closing

SELMA, Ala. (AP) – Leaders of Selma’s shrinking school system have decided to shut down two schools in the west Alabama city.

WAKA-TV reports that Cedar Park Elementary School and Byrd First Class Learning Center will close after the school year ends.

The president of the city school board, Johnny Moss, says other schools could be closed in coming years.

Selma operates a dozen schools with capacity for about 8,000 students, but its current enrollment is around 3,000. Moss says the city needs to “right-size” its school system.

School leaders have been discussing options to reduce the number of schools in the city for months. The city’s population has been falling for decades to its current estimated size of about 18,300 people.


Information from: WAKA-TV,

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