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Ceremonial Meadowview Closing Set

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Meadowview School which opened in 1953, will close its doors forever this week. To mark the closing, approved by the Ann Arbor Board of Education last month, a group of mothers who have opposed the board's action will sponsor a closing ceremony 2 p.m. Friday at the three-grade facility, 4377 Textile Rd. Mrs. Shirley Ellicott is one of the mothers planning the informal ceremony. "We want to show our feelings of distress at the school's closing," the Pittsfield Township mother said. "We'd like to teil the world how we feel." She explained that "the handful of mothers" involved have invited former students and their parents to the closing. "It will be very low-key " Mrs. Ellicott said. "It will be a time to reminisce, and we will present momentos to the teachers." Presently, Meadowview's staff includes two fuil-time teachers and one half-time kindergarten teacher. In September, students who would have attended Meadowview will attend Carpenter School. The School board closed the school, on school administration recommendation, because "it is no longer economically feasible to continue to operate Meadowview as a separate facility."