MONROE - A middle school in Monroe is being shut down for a year while crews work to remove asbestos in the building.

The Applegarth Middle School, on Applegarth Road, will be shut down in June 2011.

At a board of education meeting Wednesday, parents spoke out about plans to keep kids in the school while work begins on asbestos remediation. But after two hours, the board voted 8 to 1 to shut it down.