Asheville City BoE votes to close Asheville Primary School

Press release from Asheville City Schools:

During the Dec. 13 Regular Meeting, important updates were made concerning our school community.

In a 4 -1 vote, the Asheville City Board of Education accepted the Asheville Primary School Study.  And, in a 3-2 vote, the Board voted to close the school beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

This means that all students that currently attend Asheville Primary School will have the opportunity to attend another ACS elementary school starting next school year.  The four Preschool classrooms currently housed on the Asheville Primary School campus will also be relocated.

Asheville Primary School families will have the chance to select another ACS elementary school before open enrollment begins for the district in February.  As much as possible, current Asheville Primary School students will receive their first choice school selection.  Additional information about this process will come from Tanya Presha, Academic and Program Support Coordinator, who is over enrollment.

What makes Asheville City Schools great, isn’t a building.  It’s the staff, teachers and what we’re able to offer our students.  Regardless of which elementary school your family selects, I’m confident your child will receive a warm welcome in a loving, supportive, academically-rich environment.  We’re fortunate that all our elementary schools offer art, music, physical education, enrichment opportunities and outstanding student support staff.

The Board also announced that all staff members of Asheville Primary are maintaining their employment within Asheville City Schools.

Please know that extra staff will be on the Asheville Primary School campus today, Tuesday, Dec. 14, to support our students and staff as they are processing tonight’s decision.

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