By The Hays Daily News

In a 5-1 vote, the Hays USD 489 Board of Education voted Monday night to repurpose Washington Elementary School.

The lone dissenting vote was cast by Greg Schwartz, who wanted to see something concrete about the transformation of the school and its students transferring to other schools in the district.

Board member Marty Patteron was absent.

A few people in the audience gave a final plea to maintain the school and not repurpose it as an Early Childhood Center.

For more, see Tuesday's HDN.