Supporters of Alamance Virtual School packed the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education’s meeting on Monday night.

The plan that the Alamance-Burlington School System’s superintendent unveiled last week to close a $3.2 million budget shortfall landed with a giant thud.

Faced with widespread backlash in the community, Superintendent Dain Butler apologized at Monday night’s Alamance-Burlington Board of Education meeting for sending the email Thursday that proposed closing the Alamance Virtual School at the end of the current school year.