Chandler Middle School may close

Posted by Terry Alexander

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond School board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to close Chandler Middle School.

City school administrators are considering closing the historic northside school because it has not met federal academic standards for the past seven years.

Shutting down the school could also save hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A public hearing on the issue is Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on the 17 floor of City Hall.

School board leaders say the community's voice matters in this decision.

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