The Springfield School Board approved roughly $6.6 million in
budget reductions Monday, including the closure of Capital College
Preparatory Academy, a middle school in its third year and one of the
district's top-performing schools.
The board voted
4-3 for the closure, which had been recommended by a board-appointed
community budget review committee that was created in May.
vote capped a nearly five-hour meeting during which the board discussed
and approved about 30 proposed budget reductions, including the
closures and consolidation of two elementary schools, Wanless and
Pleasant Hill. Overall, the board voted to eliminate more than 100