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The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 30
Public ire grounds school closure
By Patrick M. Klemz
Ed. note: This article was changed on Feb. 21 to fix an error that occurred when it was uploaded to the internet.
A popular accelerated elementary school program will remain open for now, but with limited enrollment in the coming year. That was the temporary cost-saving action taken by the board of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District on Feb. 19 during a packed meeting at Laguna Middle School.
“I would be the first to admit and say that my recommendation is far from perfect,” Prater told an anxious and audibly emotional crowd.
The scaled-back recommendation hardly satisfied the crowd of parents demanding that the board not meddle with Teach Elementary at all. Helen Sipsas, the parent who started the anti-closure petition that reportedly now has 735 signatures, saw the moratorium as a surreptitious way to phase out the school over a period of three years.
“I find that incredibly disappointing,” she told the board.
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