Columbus asks 'where will BRAC kids go to school?'

In less than a year, local schools in Georgia's Chattahoochee Valley will have to make room for nearly 6,000 additional students.

That’s how many are expected to come to schools in Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Harris and Russell counties and Phenix City after the U.S. Army relocates the Armor School from Fort Knox, Ky., to Fort Benning through its Base Realignment and Closure program.

While the new students will be spread out depending on the system — some are expecting more than 4,000, while other are preparing for a couple of hundred — the question for leaders in each district is the same: Where will they go?

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