Last full class day arrives for small SW Indiana school

DUGGER, Ind. (AP) — The last full day of classes has come for a small southwestern Indiana high school.

The Northeast Sullivan School Board voted in December to close its two schools in the town of Dugger — Union Junior-Senior High School and Dugger Elementary — in a budget-cutting move. The high school with about 170 students has its final classes Friday. Graduation for seniors will be held Saturday.

Principal Shane Reese tells WTHI-TV the school staff has tried to make the final school year as normal as possible.

The town of fewer than 1,000 people is about 30 miles south of Terre Haute.

The school district’s four other schools will remain open. They include North Central Junior-Senior High School near Farmersburg, which has about 500 students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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