Under-Enrolled Sacramento District May Close Multiple City Schools

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sacramento City Unified spokesman Gabe Ross said the number of schools being considered for closure and their names won't be released until today to allow notification of the campuses first, but he said the number is "significant."

Trustees are scheduled to vote Feb. 21 on Superintendent Jonathan Raymond's recommendations – to be discussed at a board meeting Thursday – to "right-size" the district by closing under-enrolled elementary schools.

Board member Patrick Kennedy said the district simply has too many schools for its enrollment and the closure proposal is an attempt to address those structural problems for years to come.

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