“The Southfield Public Schools Board of Education voted last night to combine Southfield High School and Southfield/Lathrup High School and close Brace Lederle K-8 School and Adler Elementary School effective fall 2016. The board’s decision was based on declining enrollment, which is a problem that is not unique to Southfield. This action ensures that the school district has the adequate resources to continue to give Southfield students the educational opportunities that they deserve.

“I have full confidence that Superintendent Lynda Wood and the board of education will continue to operate a successful school district that meets the needs of its students, and that Southfield will remain a premier place to live, work and raise a family.”