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Closing Irving College School discussed
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Overcrowding issues at Bobby Ray Elementary may lead to building a new school between McMinnville and Irving College.The new school would alleviate crowding at Bobby Ray and close Irving College, the school with the least enrollment. Irving College School is located approximately eight miles south of McMinnville off Highway 56 and has around 200 students in an average year.Director of Schools Bobby Cox told members of the county’s Education Committee, “In our strategic plan, we talked about Irving College and the gym out there and addressing it. We have had informal discussions, really nothing hard-core, about maybe trying to look at a building toward Irving College that may be closer to town, down the road, that we would maybe equal our numbers out a little more, even our elementary numbers out a little bit more.”Cox said, “Irving College’s building is old.