The Greater Clark County School District is moving forward with a cost-reduction plan that includes shuttering two schools and reducing some bus routes.Board members voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve that plan that will force the closure of Corden Porter and Bridgepoint Elementary, both in Jeffersonville. Keith Freeman was the only lone vote.District leaders said the closure of those two schools will free up $1.3 million.Overall, the plan for the Greater Clark County School District is $5.5 million in cuts. Superintendent Mark Laughner has said the budgets will prevent staff members from being laid off.”We didn’t want to rip or cut people from their positions and we didn’t want to increase class sizes and I think we accomplished that goal,” said Laughner.The plan was first unveiled earlier this month. It also includes the reduction of 12 bus routes, while also having the district outsource maintenance and custodial work.When it comes to the two school closures, Bridgepoint will send roughly 200 of its students to Franklin Square and about 110 students to Riverside. Corden Porter’s programs would be moved to Jeffersonville High School.Changes go into effect July 1. Click this link for a breakdown of the plan.

The Greater Clark County School District is moving forward with a cost-reduction plan that includes shuttering two schools and reducing some bus routes.

Board members voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve that plan that will force the closure of Corden Porter and Bridgepoint Elementary, both in Jeffersonville.

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Keith Freeman was the only lone vote.

District leaders said the closure of those two schools will free up $1.3 million.

Overall, the plan for the Greater Clark County School District is $5.5 million in cuts. Superintendent Mark Laughner has said the budgets will prevent staff members from being laid off.

“We didn’t want to rip or cut people from their positions and we didn’t want to increase class sizes and I think we accomplished that goal,” said Laughner.

The plan was first unveiled earlier this month. It also includes the reduction of 12 bus routes, while also having the district outsource maintenance and custodial work.

When it comes to the two school closures, Bridgepoint will send roughly 200 of its students to Franklin Square and about 110 students to Riverside. Corden Porter’s programs would be moved to Jeffersonville High School.

Changes go into effect July 1. Click this link for a breakdown of the plan.

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