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February 26, 2021
Birmingham Board of Education Votes to Close 16 Schools
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Birmingham Board of Education voted Tuesday night to close 16 schools over the next three years.

Board member Virginia Volker was the lone dissenting voice in the 8-1 vote.

The state Department of Education had given the board a March 1st deadline to close schools and reduce its annual operating costs of 250 million dollars to avoid state takeover.

Acting superintendent Barbara Allen presented a reworked version of a plan by suspended superintendent Stan Mims at a public meeting Thursday.

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