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Clifton Elementary School Will Close June 30

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The Fairfax school board voted nearly a year ago to close Clifton, citing high renovation costs, declining enrollment, and the poor quality of the water in the school building.

Some parents appealed, but a circuit court judge upheld the decision in December and now the Virginia Supreme Court has done the same.

A celebration of the school's legacy is planned for June 17 from 5-7 p.m. It will feature student artwork and writing, among other memorabilia. The last day of school for Clifton students is June 21, and the school will officially close June 30.

The school system is advising parents to check boundary maps for their children's new school assignments.

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