The Education Authority (EA) has decided to close Balloughry Primary School in Northern Ireland, which serves some Donegal students, in August 2023. Students might attend elementary schools in Derry city instead, where they would have more educational and extracurricular opportunities. According to the EA, the school has only 44 students and three teachers, far below the 105 students required by the Department of Education for a rural primary school. Before making such a decision, however, a consultation must be held. Moreover, it has a shared education agreement with two other Irish schools. The EA is in charge of deciding the future of Northern Ireland’s education. This could include adding more classrooms to a school or closing a school that is no longer sustainable. The school’s fate to be kept or closed is decided by a future education minister. A final judgment is expected in January 2023.