State Education Board Votes 8-3 To Take Over Holyoke Schools

Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meeting in Fitchburg, a majority of the board voted to support a state takeover of Holyoke’s school district. The official vote was eight in support, three opposed.

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