SAN ANTONIO - In a close and controversial vote a struggling school district voted to shut down three campuses.

It’s a move many in the South San Independent School District community tried to fight.

South San ISD schools will go from 16 to 13 schools with an elementary, middle and alternative school being closed down.

The board voted four to three in favor of a plan to consolidate the students at Athens Elementary School with Carillo and Price Elementary Schools.

The students at Kazen Middle School are going to now go to Zamora and Dwight middle schools.

The board also decided to close its only alternative school.

That will cut South San ISD down to one high school, three middle schools and nine elementary schools serving less than 10,000 students.

The closures will reportedly save money and address drops in enrollment.