Sachem school board votes to close 3 schools

The district will close Tecumseh and Gatelot elementary schools along with Sequoya Middle School.

Sachem school board voted Wednesday to close Tecumseh and Gatelot Elementary Schools, Sequoya Middle School.

Sachem school board voted Wednesday to close Tecumseh and Gatelot Elementary Schools, Sequoya Middle School. (12/17/15)

SACHEM - The school board in the Sachem School District has voted to close three of its schools. 

As News 12 has reported, six schools were on the chopping block in one of Long Island's largest school districts due to declining enrollment.

At a school board meeting last night, the board announced that it selected a school closing plan.

The district will close Tecumseh and Gatelot elementary schools along with Sequoya Middle School. 

The school board wanted to close three of its 18 campuses to help plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole. The plan will require redistricting.

The school board says the number of teachers and other staff members who will lose their jobs as a result of the school closings will not be known until September. 

News 12 reached out to Sachem Superintendent James Nolan for comment, but calls have not been returned. The school board will take final action on the school closing plan next month.

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