Black Rock School Campus To Close At End Of School Year

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Lawrence County School Board voted to  close the Black Rock campus and consolidated the school at the end of the school  year.
According to school officials this is due to the decline in  enrollment, Black Rock and Walnut Ridge merged in an effort to keep the campus  open. At the time of the merge, the enrollment at Black Rock was around 340 and  had dropped to 261 students.
The board also advised there would be a reduction in employees  after the decision was made to transfer the students to the Walnut Ridge campus  but did not release any details on how many or  who.