The Natchitoches Parish School Board voted 6:5 to close Cloutierville Elementary. Board members Willis, Graham, Danzy, Metoyer and Harris voted against closing the school.
Several residents from the Cloutierville community appealed to the board to keep the school open, to no avail.
Danzy motioned to look into keeping the school open as a virtual learning center. Metoyer called this idea “a sham to pacify parents.” “Once you close the school it won’t be reopened,” he said.
The motion however, was passed unanimously.
“Next year we’re gonna be right back in this same boat,” said Metoyer. “Which school will we be looking at closing then?”