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School Board Votes to Close Milford Middle School

Posted: Updated: Feb 12, 2013 07:28 AM EST
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MILFORD, Del. - The Milford School Board has voted unanimously to close what may be Delaware's oldest operating schoolhouse.

Administrators had warned that Milford Middle School's building is too run down to continue operating next fall.

After the vote, Superintendent of Schools Phyllis Kohel said that students in sixth through eighth grades will attend Milford Central Academy beginning next year. Grades nine through 12 will attend Milford High School.

The middle school was built during The Great Depression in 1929. A committee of residents, business leaders and school employees considered different options for the school, but the group ultimately concluded the costs of renovating it were too high.

The school district may have to add a modular classroom at the Central Academy to make room for extra students.

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