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Possible school closing long way off
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Some students, parents, teachers and staff at Irving College School are upset their school may be closed in the coming years.Director of Schools Bobby Cox recently informed members of the county’s Education Committee closing the school could be in the school system’s long-range strategic plan. However, Cox wants the public to know the possibility of closing the school is far-reaching.“In our long-range plans for 2014-2016, the long-range goal says a new school at Irving College is in the study phase,” said Cox. “All we have done as a board is look at discussion of needing a new gym at Irving College and estimate the cost of the new gym versus what we would see as a replacement building which would eliminate overcrowding at some schools.“The building at Irving College is older and the gymnasium is smaller and older than some other elementary schools in the county.