TUSD holding last public hearing on closures - Tucson News Now

TUSD holding last public hearing on closures

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, Tucson Unified School District is hosting their second public hearing on potential school closures.

The hearing will be held at Catalina Magnet High School, near Pima Street and Palo Verde, at 6 p.m.

Hundreds of people showed up this weekend at the district's first hearing; the same is expected for tonight. 

This is the last scheduled public hearing before the final decision on Dec. 20. 

The public hearings are a chance for the TUSD Governing Board to listen to the concerns of the community.  Parents met this weekend for the first hearing on the 14 schools facing closure.

The closures are one way TUSD is trying to fix a $17 million shortfall.

Hundreds filled the auditorium at Catalina Magnet High School on Saturday; parents, teachers, and students took the floor for about three hours.  Everyone pleaded with the board to keep their schools open. 

The crowd chanted "Save our Schools."  Tonight hundreds are expected to attend yet again. 

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