Chance to weigh in on possible TUSD school closures - Tucson News Now

Chance to weigh in on possible TUSD school closures

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The public has the opportunity to address the Tucson Unified School District governing board at two upcoming public hearings.

The board will listen to the public's input about potential school closures. The hearings will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. and Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Catalina Magnet High School, located at 3645 E. Pima St.
These hearings are a chance to address the board before their special meeting on Dec. 20 where they will consider finalizing any school closures.

Any schools that may be closed will operate as normal through the end of this school year. School closures and changes would take effect in the 2013-2014 school year.
Schools for which closure has been initiated:
Brichta Elementary School, 2110 W. Brichta Drive
Carson Middle School, 7777 E. Stella Road
Corbett Elementary School, 5949 E. 29th St.
Cragin Elementary School, 2945 N. Tucson Blvd.
Fort Lowell/Townsend K-8, 2120 N. Beverly Blvd.
Hohokam Middle School, 7400 S. Settler
Howenstine High School, 555 S. Tucson Blvd.
Lyons Elementary School, 7555 E. Dogwood St.
Manzo Elementary School, 855 N. Melrose Ave.
Maxwell Middle School, 2802 W. Anklam Road
Menlo Park Elementary School, 1100 W Fresno St.
Schumaker Elementary School, 501 N. Maguire
Sewell Elementary School, 425 N. Sahuara Ave.
Wakefield Middle School, 101 W. 44th St.
The proposed closures come as a way to try to resolve a $17 million budget shortfall projected for the 2013-2014 school year.

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