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Yancey panel seeks oversight role
The Daily Progress Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 p.m.
On Aug. 23, the first day of school this year, Esmont felt like a ghost town.
 
For resident Peggy Scott, and many others in the community, they had grown accustomed to seeing yellow school buses and children getting dropped off and picked up at Yancey Elementary School around this time of year.
 
But the Albemarle County School Board voted 5-2 to close it at the end of the last school year, in a move that for many in Esmont seemed abrupt and sudden.
 
The vote created a rift between the community and the School Board and eroded many residents’ trust in the board, Scott said.

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