Birmingham schools

Mark Almond/malmond@al.com

The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

WBRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/10DrSJj) that 19 employees in the central office and 71 workers across the system will be laid off.

The schools that will be closed are Center Street Middle School; Councill K-5; Daniel Payne Middle School; Hemphill Pre-K-5; Lewis Elementary School; Norwood K-5; and North Roebuck Elementary School.