Sac City Unified school closure meetings set | Education
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Community meetings have been scheduled for parents of students who attend 11 Sacramento City Unified elementary schools proposed for closure.
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According to school district spokesman Gabe Ross, the schools on the chopping block currently have less than 50 percent student enrollment and are in neighborhoods not expected to see growth.
Ross said the district projects having 800 fewer students in 2013-14. Fewer students equates to less state funding. The district projects a $10 million to $12 million budget deficit without shuttering the schools.
Reducing the number of campuses will allow the district to focus maintenance and security resources on fewer school schools, Ross said.
Here is the schedule of meetings, all to start at 6 p.m.:
- Tahoe Elementary School, 3110 60th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 30
- Bret Harte Elementary School, 2751 9th Avenue, Monday, Feb. 4
- C.B. Wire Elementary School, 5100 El Paraiso Avenue, Monday, Feb. 4
- James Marshall Elementary School, 9525 Goethe Road, Tuesday, Feb. 5
- Susan B. Anthony Elementary School, 7864 Detroit Boulevard, Tuesday, Feb. 5
- Mark Hopkins Elementary School, 2221 Matson Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 6
- Fruit Ridge Elementary School, 4625 44th Street, Wednesday, Feb. 6:.
- Washington Elementary School, 520 18th Street, Wednesday, Feb. 13
- Maple Elementary School,3301 37th Avenue, Wednesday, Feb. 13
- Huntington Elementary School, 5921 26th Street, Tuesday, Feb. 19
- Joseph Bonnheim Elementary School, 7300 Marin Avenue, Tuesday, Feb. 19
The district school board will address the school closures at its Feb. 21, Ross said.