Board votes to close 3 Farmington schools

Posted at 10:17 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 05:04:50-04

The Farmington Public School Board of Education voted Tuesday to close three schools, including Harrison High School.

We're told all three buildings will still be used, but for different purposes.

Harrison High School will close as a campus in the spring of 2019. The current 10th graders will be the last class to graduate at the school.

All of the other grade levels will then be moved to two other high schools in the district.

It will be a gradual closing, but parents and teachers are not happy.

"We're the most diverse school, we speak 16 languages at Harrison--and I really feel that it's a genuine school, best facilities, athletic facilities," said John Herrington, the school's varsity football coach. 

Citing decreased enrollment, he has supported repurposing Harrison High and two other middle schools. We're told Dunckle Middle School will be used for a new STEAM academy for K-8 and the current Highmeadow Campus will be used for preschool and early childhood care.