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Tucson district plans to close up to 10 schools

TUCSON, Ariz. — The governing board at the largest school district in
Tucson has adopted guidelines that will direct administrators on how to choose
as many as 10 schools to close as a cost-cutting measure.

KVOA-TV reported Tuesday’s decision by the Tucson Unified
School District board came as parents attended the meeting dressed in their
kids’ school colors. They wanted to let board members know they didn’t want
their neighborhood schools closed.

The guidelines administrators are to use to pick the schools to close include
anticipated cost savings and academic success.

The board wants to decide the closures by late December. The
district faces a projected $17 million budget deficit next year.


Information from: KVOA-TV,


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