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Va. Supreme Court upholds decision to close Clifton Elementary School in Fairfax Co.

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CLIFTON, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Fairfax County School Board to close an elementary school.

The court on Friday rejected an appeal from parents of the county's decision to close Clifton Elementary School. The board voted in July to close the school, citing renovation, declining enrollment, safety issues and the poor quality of well water used in the building.

In December, a Fairfax circuit court judge also ruled in favor of the school board's decision.

Clifton Elementary School will close on June 21. Parents of students at the school are advised to check boundary maps for their new school assignments.

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