Budget restraints put focus on low-enrollment elementary schools

Feb. 17, 2009
Loudoun County (Va.) district debates whether it make financial sense to keep small campuses open

Residents of Middleburg, Va., population 923, have launched a preemptive fight to save century-old Middleburg Elementary School, which serves students through fifth grade. The Loudoun County school has just 85 students. Officials in the quickly growing district are considering whether it makes sense to keep open Middleburg and three other small elementary schools in the western part of the county -- Aldie (115 students), Hillsboro (142) and Lincoln (147).

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