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Waverly Elementary School to close at end of school year

Waverly Elementary School Principal Steve Taylor, left, speaks with businessman Fred Clark prior to the start of Wednesday's closure vote for Waverly Elementary. (Photo by Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Board of Education has voted to close Waverly Elementary School at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The Wood County Board of Education voted 4-1 Wednesday at Jefferson Elementary Center to approve the closure and consolidation of Waverly Elementary. Waverly will be combined with Williamstown Elementary School when the new Williamstown-Waverly Elementary School opens in the fall of 2020.

Board member Debbie Hendershot was the lone vote against the closure.

For more information, read Thursday’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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