After 85 years, the oldest school in Radioville and the surrounding area has closed.

Radioville First Elementary School officially announced this morning that the cost of repairs to the building after the recent storm outweight those of building a completely new building.

School board member Willy Return said plans for the new building

“We hated to wait till the last minute, but we were trying to leave the doors open. We tried so hard, but it just didn’t work out,” Return said. “To have a school you have to have teachers and students, but also tuition.”