It was a close vote following a heated debate yesterday as the West Seneca school board voted to permanently close one of the district's elementary schools.

According to the West Seneca Sun, the school board voted 4-3 to close Winchester Elementary.

The post explains Winchester's existing students, staff and faculty will be moving to 675 Potters Road for the 2021-2022 school year.

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As well, The Sun says the district will move fifth-graders from East Middle School to Clinton Elementary and Northwood Elementary. The future plan for Winchester is to lease out all or part of the building.

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