MADISON, IN (WAVE) - The Madison Consolidated School Board met Tuesday evening to decide the fate of Anderson Elementary and Dupont Elementary Schools.
In a 4 to 1 vote, the board decided to close both the schools at the end of this school year. The board also approved a reduction in staff.
"There is not one of us who wants to make this decision this evening," School Board Vice President Todd Bass said during the meeting.
Despite that message, the board of five had to make a decision to save to save an estimated $1.5 million.
District leaders now must decide how to integrate the students at those two elementary schools into the district's other three elementary schools before the next school year.