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Half of Knox schools to close at end of school year

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Half of the Fort Knox Community Schools will close at the end of the school year, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School will close, according to a news release from DoDEA. The schools are closing due to the decrease in student enrollment that is occurring because of the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

The schools that will remain open on post are VanVoorhis Elementary School, which will house preschool through fifth grade; MacDonald Intermediate School, which will house first through fifth grades; Scott Middle School and Fort Knox High School, according to the news release.

About 100 employees will be affected by the decision, according to the news release.

See Wednesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.