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Lloyd Elementary School closes its doors

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - A sign in the hallway shows it's the last day of the countdown.

On Friday, staff, students and parents gathered for Lloyd Elementary's final end of the year celebration assembly.

Students are recognized for perfect attendance and other accomplishments during the school year. Now, with their work all done, the celebration includes things like an imaginary ride on a roller coaster.

With their school now scheduled to be torn down, the students and staff were allowed to write goodbye notes on the walls.

"And for a lot of the boys and girls, some of the notes reflect that this is their home, this is their family here and they're going to miss this buidling, both adults and children," said Principal Thomas Lenton.

Over the years, former students have come back to Lloyd as teachers and it's last principal was a student here in first and second grades.

"I had my beginning here as a student in thie particular building," Lenton said.

Long time school secretary Kathy Novak said news of closing and demolition brought many former students back for one last visit.

"We had some people here who were from the class of '55 come back to look at that building again," Novak said.

Parents say it's going to be an adjustment for the children.

"A little bit sad because this school has created such a great foundation for them, so they have mixed emotions about it," one parent said.

Ausntintown schools building program will mean 1,200 elementary students will move to new schools next year.

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