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Carroll County meeting will unveil options in review of school facilities

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at its headquarters in Westminster in a session that will release options — including possible closures of schools — related to a Comprehensive Facilities Study that began last spring.

The Oct. 10 session will begin at 5 p.m., in the Board of Education offices, 125 N. Court St.., Westminster.

The facilities study came out of public budget discussions with the Board of County Commissioners, questioning whether the school system should study its inventory of schools in the face of declining populations. Some commissioners called for a look at whether any school might be closed or consolidated as a means of reducing operating and capital costs.

At the Oct. 10 meeting, school staff will present various options that have been under review. CCPS Superintendent Stephen Guthrie has said that following the presentation, the system will conduct a survey to gather public input on the options, and in January, there will be a joint work session between the Board of Education and the Board of County Commissioners to discuss the issues.

After that, a report will be presented for public review. For more details on the study process, go to

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