CHEROKEE, Kan. (AP) A school board in one of Kansas' smallest and poorest districts voted to close an elementary school after three of the board members resigned their positions.
The board of the Unified School District 247, which covers 326 square miles of rural Crawford and Cherokee counties, voted Wednesday night to close the school in McCune, which has 39 students in grades one, two and four. Students in kindergarten, third and fifth grades were bused this year to Weir and Cherokee because the class sizes were too small.
The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/18b7c3K ) the vote came after three board members resigned. One said he was moving out of the district's boundaries but the other two cited the decision to close the school in their resignations.