100-year-old school in Hampden County could soon close

A public forum will be held on November 28th

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – A meeting at Powder Mill School in Southwick discussed the possibility of closing down a 100-year-old school in Granville.

Superintendent Jennifer Willard told 22News Granville Village Elementary School currently has 79 students enrolled for grades K through 6.

A panel is considering what it will cost to keep the school open, and what the savings would be if the school were to close.

Willard said, “I think people are just wanting to make sure we are using tax payer dollars efficiently and looking to make sure we meet the needs of all the students in our district.”

A public forum will be held on November 28th. A decision will be made after the final report is presented to the school committee on December 20th.

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