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Open house will display schools history


Decatur – A school that spans decades will soon close their doors.


Brush College Elementary School will ring their last bell this month. The official last day will be May 29th for report card pick up day. After that day the building will be cleared out and get ready for sale.


The school board voted unanimously to close the elementary school. Roughly one hundred seventy kids go there. They'll be sent to either Harris elementary or Hope Academy.


By closing the school, the district will save more than 450,000 dollars in operations, maintenance and staffing changes. However, no one will be losing their jobs in the transition, though some teachers are retiring.


Brush College will hold an open house for the community this Sunday, May 19th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for past students and staff to remember the history of the school. A slide show of the school history and the digging up of the time capsule will take place.


According to the Schools Districts website the school first opened as a one room school house in 1853. If you would like to learn more about the schools history you can visit

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