RPS board members vote to end school closure discussions

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — School Board members in Richmond voted to take school closure discussions off the table during a meeting Monday night.

The final vote was 6-3.

Schools that were previously on the chopping block included: Armstrong High School, John B. Cary Elementary, Overby-Sheppard Elementary, Swansboro Elementary and South Hampton Elementary.

Three alternative schools were also suggested to condense into one.

The budget has not been finalized, but the members of board feel there are other ways to make ends meet without having to close schools.Stay with 8News for updates on air and online, and click here for more coverage of Monday’s meeting. Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.

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