School board meeting to finalize plans for closing schools - Tucson News Now

School board meeting to finalize plans for closing schools

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today leaders from the Tucson Unified School District will discuss the future of the eleven schools closing down next year.

As the school year inches closer to an end, the TUSD Board wants to make sure all plans are a go with school consolidations.

The district is closing down eleven schools as part of a plan to help bridge a budget gap of $17 million.  Construction has already been approved on the receiving schools; bigger classrooms, playground additions, improvements of that nature. 

When school is let out for the summer, in May, the properties of the schools that are closing need to remain secure; the school board will discuss how to secure the vacant properties, and whether any companies are interested in them.

The school board will be meeting around 6:30 p.m. tonight.

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