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Board Policy 2570 - Closing of School Buildings


The Board of Education is committed to making the most economical and practical use of its physical resources in the implementation of its educational programs. The Board directs the Superintendent to periodically determine by systemic study the status of the current and projected use of all educational facilities and, with regard to the efficient utilization of space and the effective delivery of instruction, to reassign students accordingly or to close schools when necessary and practicable.

A proposal to close a school will be submitted to the Superintendent from the Department of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries, which will adhere to the administrative procedures for closing a school. The Superintendent, upon approval of the proposal, will submit the proposal to the Board of Education for approval to proceed with a public hearing.

Legal Reference: Code Of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.02.09.

About This Policy

Policy Adopted 7/12/84

Policy Amended 5/22/03

Policy Reviewed-No Revisions Required 11/9/04

Policy Reviewed-No Revisions Required 9/15/05

Updated April 29, 2010