The West Shore school board has told its administration to move forward on plans to close a middle school.

At a study session on Thursday, the school board identified Lemoyne Middle School as the one they'd like the administration to consider for closure this fall.

Nothing is finalized yet, said district spokesman Ryan Argot.

But if action is taken on a closure, it would not be until at least April as logistics are decided and a 90-day period since a Jan. 16 public hearing has lapsed.

Argot said district projections show closing Lemoyne would save West Shore about $1.15 million.

New Cumberland Middle School had also been considered for closure. Students from York County attend Crossroads, Allen and New Cumberland middle schools, Argot said. Allen Middle School is in Camp Hill, Crossroads Middle School is in Lewisberry, and New Cumberland Middle School is in New Cumberland.

If Lemoyne closes, New Cumberland would absorb most of the students, with a small number of students going to Allen Middle School.

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