The Jackson County School System isn’t planning to close one of its schools due to budget cuts, according to one official.
Board of education chairperson Kathy Wilbanks said Friday that the school system has no plans to close one of its facilities — as has been proposed as a cost-cutting measure for some other districts in Georgia, such as DeKalb and Hall counties.
Rumors recently started that Benton Elementary School — which has the fewest enrolled students among Pre-K-5 schools in the district — would be closed.
Wilbanks said that’s definitely rumor and even if the district wanted to close BES, there’s no room at South Jackson and East Jackson elementary schools to handle the additional students.
There has been no discussion to close a school and there are no plans to shut a school in the near future, she added.