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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Two Jordan elementary schools will be forced to close their doors after this school year.
Last night, the school board voted six-to-one in favor to close Cottonwood Heights and Mountview elementary schools.
Declining enrollments in Jordan's northeast area forced the issue, as costs for keeping every school open have become too high.
As of October, Cottonwood Heights was operating at a 43-percent capacity with 280 students, while Mountview was a 59-percent with 377 students.
A special committee originally had been asked to close one school. But after further review, the panel had voted in favor of closing two schools.
The district hopes by tackling the issue now, they can avoid any further decisions like this in the next 10 years.
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