School board gives final approval to Granard MS closing


CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Plans to close a middle school in Cherokee County are moving forward.

School board members gave final approval Monday night to shutter Granard Middle School.

Cherokee County School District Interim Superintendent Donald Andrews has said closing the school will save the district millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.

Almost 580 students are currently enrolled at Granard Middle School, according to its website. 

The transition is expected to take place this fall or before the 2020-2021 school year. 

Students will be split between Gaffney and Ewing Middle Schools. 

Parents will have the chance to ask questions about the transition at three meetings. 

The Granard Middle School Parent Forum is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. It will be held in the auditorium.

Other meetings:

  • Ewing Middle School Parent Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the cafeteria 
  • Gaffney Middle School Parent Forum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the gym

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