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Glastonbury school to learn fate tonight

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Glastonbury's Board of Education could vote to close Eastbury Elementary School due to declining enrollment. (WFSB photo) Glastonbury's Board of Education could vote to close Eastbury Elementary School due to declining enrollment. (WFSB photo)
GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) -

After weeks of speculation, parents and students at a Glastonbury elementary school are expected to learn its future Monday night.

The town's Board of Education is set to make a decision that could shutter the Eastbury Elementary School after the 2016-2017 academic year.

Parents said they expected a decision last week. However, the board pushed it until Monday night. It called a special meeting to make the decision.

The district said it has been reevaluating a 2014 decision to close one or two schools if enrollment fell below 2,000 students among the six elementary schools.

While that hasn't happened, the superintendent said enrollment leveled off.

If the school closes, roughly 260 students at Eastbury will be reassigned between two of the five remaining elementary schools.

Parents said they appreciate the effort to keep a routine for their children; however, they said there has to be another way.

School officials said there are actually a few options on the table.

The board could vote to close the school in 2017, keep it open or close it at a later date down the line.

Its meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

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