Buena Vista schools dismiss for the summer; district's future uncertain

School's out for summer in Buena Vista Township and could be out forever.

â??If this is really about kids and they decide to give us some money, we'll open,â?? says Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, superintendent of Buena Vista schools. â??If they say no, then we won't open,â?? she adds.

â??If it were to open back up, Iâ??m sure I would be returning because I love my school,â?? says Tasia Hughes, a junior at Buena Vista High School.

The district's future is now at the mercy of state officials.

â??Itâ??s all uncertain now,â?? says Hunter-Harvill. â??I think I have a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C,â?? she adds.

The school board's plan for the Fall calling for all students in one building with just 8 teachers on staff.

Wanda Milton isnâ??t one of the chosen few.

â??It is what it is, if you can't do anything about it, ain't (sic) no sense in worrying about something you can't do nothing (sic) about it,â?? says Wanda Milton.

â??I believe a solution will be found and I truly believe these kids will be able to return to school on-time in September,â?? says parent Tahanni Douglas. â??I really believe that,â?? she adds.

Parents are holding out, hoping the state makes the best decision for students of all sizes.

â??Itâ??s just real sad,â?? says Hughes. â??I feel like they could've done more and a lot could've been done.â??

Buena Vista Township is no longer protected by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That means there's nothing standing in the way of the dissolution bill becoming law.