However, there is one school that will remain shut permanently, and some parents are still learning to cope with the situation.
School halls will soon be filled with students ready to get back to the books, while some will remain empty.
"A lot of emotions going through, sad," said Elaine Salazar, a Tye resident.
Tye Elementary is now closed for good after school board members decided to merge it with Merkel.
Robin wright wishes she'd known about that decision before purchasing her house just blocks away from the school.
"Its very inconvenient," she said.
Wright likes that she can see the campus right from her home.
A view she considered crucial to keep close watch of her grandson-who depends on frequent medication.
"That's a heartbreak when its really a big piece of why you went to a certain place," said Wright.
Now she'll have to watch him as he hops on a bus to go to a school twenty miles away.
"I think once they get here they'll find out there's really not any big difference," said Merkel Independent Schol District superintendent Bill Hood.
Administrators way they've been working all year to ensure the merge goes smoothly.
"Many of the personnel from Tye are over here and I think those kids from Tye will see a lot of familiar faces," said Hood.
Parents agree its sad to see a local icon close- but they're trying to remain positive.
"Teachers are going to be overwhelmed, but I think its going to be exciting and its going to be a god year," said Salazar.
Even kids are sad to say goodbye.
"I love it at Tye, I wanted to graduate from there really bad," said former Tye Elementary student Hunter Dosser.
They'll now be graduating from Merkel, while their old Alma Mater just blocks away remains untouched- preserving decades worth of memories.
Hood says the merge should save the district about $1 million annually.
About 16 teacher positions were cut as an outcome of the merge, however several of the teachers from Tye will head over to Merkel.