Noxubee schools see savings in closure

MACON — One year ago, the Noxubee County School Board voted to close Reed Elementary School in Shuqualak.

WCBI-TV reports that at the time officials hoped the closing would save the school district about $500,000 a year.

In a recent report from school district finance officer Terry Stennis, that number appears to be on target.

Stennis says for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, savings have already topped $400,000.

Reed is now being used as an alternative school, and that means alternative students no longer have to be sent to the Starkville School District.

Reed is also hosting alternative students from Kemper County. That results in an extra $60,000 a year for the district.

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