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Baltimore school board votes to close 4 schools

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 07:05:07-05

The Baltimore school board voted to close four schools Tuesday night.

Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises recommended five school closures during the annual 2017-2017 school portfolio review in November.

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Northwestern High School, Samuel F.B Morse Elementary School and Baltimore IT Academy will all close in the summer of 2017.

Grove Park Elementary/Middle School is scheduled to close the summer of 2018.

Renaissance Academy was also recommended for closure. The board decided to defer the vote until January 24, 2017, while exploring options to relocate the school.

At the Dec. 13 meeting, the board was also informed of the CEO's decision to relocate Furley Elementary School to the Thurgood Marshall building beginning in summer 2017. The move is temporary so that repairs can be made to the school's own building.

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