Johnny Moss

Leaders of Selma's shrinking school system have decided to shut down two schools in the west Alabama city.

WAKA-TV reports Cedar Park Elementary School and Byrd First Class Learning Center will close after the school year ends.

The president of the Selma City School Board, Johnny Moss, says other schools could also be closed in coming years.

Selma currently operates a dozen schools with capacity for about 8,000 students, but its current enrollment is around 3,000. Moss says the city needs to "right-size" its school system.

The superintendent of Selma’s city school system has been placed on administrative leave for reportedly violating her contract.

The Selma Times-Journal reports Angela Mangum was suspended earlier this week after failing to notify Selma’s school board she was pursuing other employment opportunities.