Two public hearings have been scheduled to address the possible closing of a Bibb County public school.
During a Board of Education meeting Dec. 14, Superintendent Curtis Jones recommended closing Brookdale Elementary and building a new Riley Elementary. The recommendation is part of the district's five-year facilities plan, which is required by the Georgia Department of Education.
Board of Education members will vote to approve one of three facility plan options during their Jan. 18 board meeting. The other two options include closing Riley Elementary or closing L.H. Williams Elementary, but Jones is supporting Brookdale's closure.
The public hearings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at Brookdale, at 3600 Brookdale Ave. in Macon, and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Board of Education central offices at 484 Mulberry St. in Macon, prior to the regularly scheduled board meeting. The second hearing was previously scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at Central High School but was rescheduled because of a lack of quorum.