Fayette County's Brooks Elementary School
Fayette County's Tyrone Elementary School
School closure public hearings message at Fayette County Middle School
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- For weeks, Fayette County parents have pleaded with the school board not to close four schools to help close a budget shortfall of $15 million.
The board votes Monday at 7 p.m. It's a day some Fayette County residents hoped would never come.
All four schools on the chopping block -- Brooks Elementary, Fayette Middle, Fayetteville Intermediary and Tyrone Elementary -- are community schools, and some believe closing the schools could bring down property values and force businesses to close.
The school system sees the schools as a way to help cut nearly $4 million out of the budget deficit.