Charleston County School Board approves closure of five schools

NBC News 2 is reporting that the Charleston County School Board has approved the closure of five schools.

From our prior reporting: After much debate, The Charleston County School District has announced its intent to close five of its 80 schools — a move that will reclaim some 19% of its expected $28 million shortfall.

Included in that list of five were Fraser Elementary, Brentwood Middle, McClellanville Middle, Schroder Middle, and Charlestowne Academy.

We'll connect you with more details later.

Update January 27: The Post and Courier has a strong write-up about the latest details.