WESTBROOK — Prides Corner School will close.
The Westbrook School Committee took a final vote Wednesday in favor of closing the elementary school for kindergarten through second grade.
The committee voted 6-1, with Jim Violette opposed.
Closing the school will allow the district to move forward with a plan to restructure all elementary grades next school year.
Now, there are two schools for kindergarten through second grade and two schools for third through fifth grades. Next year, there will be three schools for kindergarten through fourth grade, and fifth-graders will attend Westbrook Middle School.
Built in 1950, the school is in need of millions of dollars worth of repairs, including a new boiler and heating system. Besides avoiding those costs, the closure will save about $500,000 in salaries and maintenance.
Most teachers will move to other schools in the district.