Viola Elementary School to close in Suffern Central School District

The Suffern Central School District has voted to close Viola Elementary School.
Officials cite declining enrollment in the decision, asserting that consolidating to four elementary schools will yield financial benefits.
However, the vote was met with mixed reactions. Some parents expressed concerns about inadequate bus transportation and apprehension that students will now face longer commutes to their new school.
District officials emphasize that this decision aims to provide an equitable education experience for all students. Additionally, they plan to rent Viola Elementary's building once it is closed.