Newcastle Nebraska Closes School

Newcastle Nebraska Closes School

Despite some emotional testimony, the Hartington-Newcastle School Board voted 5-1 recently to close the Newcastle elementary school.

Over three dozen Newcastle area parents attended the meeting, many of whom spoke to the board about their thoughts and ideas.

Hartington School Superintendent A.J. Johnson says the decision did not come lightly…

Johnson says discussions on the future of the Newcastle school have been discussed amongst the school board for several years now…

In addition to the declining enrollment, Johnson says both teachers in Newcastle have recently resigned or retired.