Residents sue over closure of Clifton ES
A group of Clifton area residents is suing the Fairfax County School Board for its decision to close Clifton Elementary school, one of the smallest and highest performing schools in the county.
The suit, filed Friday in Fairfax Circuit Court, alleges that the July 8 decision was arbitrary and capricious and that the School Board abused its discretion.
Board members said their vote to close the school was based on declining enrollment costs and high renovation costs. Parents disputed their projections and were seeking historic preservation funds to offset costs.
The soonest Clifton Elementary will close is after the coming school year, after the county reviews boundaries and enrollments in surrounding schools.
--Michael Alison Chandler
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