School will close. The Bedford County School Board made the decision hours ago. And instead of closing Moneta Elementary, it will get significant repairs. The votes come after a weeks-long debate with the community about keeping both schools open. WDBJ7's Nadia Singh was at tonight's meeting. She talked with board members and parents about the next steps for the school district. Chris, The board voted 4- to-3 to close Body Camp Elementary School. a state efficiency report said that smaller schools don't operate efficiently and should be absorbed by those that do. But regardless, the board says this was not an easy decision. "It wasn' something we wanted to do in terms of upsetting these communities." Gary Hostutler and the rest of the board went back and forth Thursday trying to decide what's best for the school district and the county. They decided to close Body Camp Elementary School, upsetting parents, regardless of where their children go to school. "I'm sad. There' nothing i can do about it but it's heartbreaking." "My children go t Moneta so i know we'll all come together as a community but it's still upsetting" "i don't think the should close any school because both schools are good with the kids, both schools are good with the community. Something's got to be done but it's all about money." 90 million dollars to be exact, that's the amount of state funding decided upon in the county's reversion agreement. The board says it was either make cuts or possibly lose that money. "That was m biggest concern. That's' why we needed to move quickly," make th decision on the Moneta septic issue ." "And then it was matter of kind of moving on the Body Camp situation " Board member Jason Johnson motioned to delay the voting on closures but was outnumbered . Still, he says having Body Camp opened for another year is better than an immediate closing. "i understand tha with the efficiency report, we had to close two schools." "This obviously a very disappointing decision that the board made tonight." "But you're right delaying the closing for a year i think will be good in the sense that it gives the communities the chance to come together." "We thought tha would be very disruptive for the school system and for those parents. It gives us a little more time, time to do it right and I'm not just concerned about the students but for the 36 employees there." Those employees could be absorbed by others schools. The state's efficiency report recommended the closing of two smaller schools stating higher operating costs and as the board prepares to close another one, the community worries about its legacy. "You know, i wen there, my husband went there, our parents went there and like Mr. Johnson said in there, it's our heart of the community." Bedford Primary and Thaxton Elementary school are the next two schools under review. One of which is expected to close in the next year. Live in Bedford County, Nadia Singh, wdbj7.