School closing economics

Okaloosa County has announced it is closing in 2008 Ocean City Elementary because its enrollment has fallen below 600 students.

As reported in the Daily News:
It takes about 600 students for an elementary school to be economically viable, officials explained.

Escambia County has over a dozen schools with less than 600 students. It’s time we look at consolidating more schools.

Read Daily News article: Parents question closing of school