School Board To Discuss Closing Carver/Century K-8

May 15, 2008


The Escambia County School board is expected to discuss the closure and consolidation of Carver/Century K-8 School at a budget workshop scheduled today.

Superintendent Jim Paul is expected to present his proposal to close Carver/Century as part of his budget reduction plan, according to Associate Superintendent Ronnie Arnold.

“The superintendent was asked by the board to bring back scenarios to achieve consolidation for the 2008-2009 school year,” Arnold told “We are simply starting a discussion, looking at the logistics, the pro and cons, we are not voting to close the school at this meeting.”

Arnold said any vote to close and consolidate Carver/Century would be a “two meeting process to take any action.” He said that the closure would have to be discussed at two advertised meetings — most likely the June and July regular school board meetings — before a vote could be taken.

“Really, this meeting is just a starting point in the discussions; there is no master plan. This is just a workshop,” he said. “I want to let people know that there will be plenty of opportunities to be heard at meetings and public hearings.”

The meeting is taking place at 11:30 in Room 160 of the J.E. Hall Center at 30 East Texar Drive in Pensacola. was the first media to break the Carver/Century closure proposal story Wednesday afternoon, and we will have complete coverage today. Click any story title below to read more of today’s coverage:


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