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MACON, Miss. (WCBI) –After nearly 50 years of educating students, a Noxubee County school will be graduating its final class.

Board members at Central Academy voted unanimously this week to close at the end of the school year.

The private school has seen dwindling enrollment over the past few years.

There are reportedly fewer than 10 students in this year’s graduating class, and projections for next school year were too low to keep the doors open.

School board president Wayne Outz says it was a tough call, but the only one they could make.

” We just had to come to grips with some things, and it’s very difficult; a lot of prayer and a lot of tears. Our student enrollment is down, and you just have to have so many to stay going.”

Central Academy opened in 1968. The last day of class will be Friday May 19th.

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