TUSD votes to close 11 of 14 schools - Tucson News Now

TUSD votes to close 11 of 14 schools

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This morning we have new reaction after TUSD announces which schools will be closing to help fill a budget deficit. 

Parents, students and teachers came out to Catalina Magnet High School to speak to and hear the TUSD Governing Board cast their final votes last night. 

Eleven schools will close next year.  The Board had considered 14 closures, however Sewell, Cragin and Manzo Elementary Schools will remain open.  Maxwell Middle School will close and then re-open as a K – 8 school. 

Reactions were mixed from happy, as one Sewell student points out,

"It meant so much to me when I found out Sewell was staying open," said Lucy Rojo, a 5th Grade student at Sewell.  "At first I felt like I was crying and relived." 

And sad, as a Corbett teacher expressed this thought,

"I'm feeling defeated and very sad for all students and the community that surround Corbett.  I'm really concerned for them," said Rita Nicholson a teacher at Corbett. 

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on these school closures.

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