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Pennsylvania district closes 2 elementary schools

The Millcreek Township (Pa.) school board has voted formally to close Ridgefield and Vernondale elementary schools. The Erie Times-News says closing the campuses will help bridge what started out as an $8.8 million budget gap for 2013-14. District administrators say the closure will save about $2 million per year in operational costs. Teachers have been reassigned to other schools.

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