The Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education voted on Thursday night to close Seaton Elementary School at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
The unanimous decision was made in adherence to a Board of Education resolution passed in March 2011 that directed the administration to close the facility if certain enrollment benchmarks were not met by February 2012.
The Board also directed Superintendent Matt Wandrie to recommend a second elementary closure as part of a comprehensive district restructuring program to be presented to the Board on February 16, 2012.
Wandrie said the Board’s decision was difficult but necessary as part of a long-term structural vision for the future of Lapeer Community Schools.
“Change is never easy, especially when the change affects students and their families,” Wandrie said. “As tough as transitions can be, we must do our part to keep Lapeer Community Schools on a track that is sustainable moving forward.”
For more information on the LCS strategic planning process, visit LapeerSchools.org and click “Transitions for Tomorrow.”