Friday, February 22, 2013

Sacramento City district trustees vote to close seven schools - Education - The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento City district trustees vote to close seven schools - Education - The Sacramento Bee:

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Sacramento City district trustees vote to close seven schools

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District voted 4-3 to close seven schools at the end of this school year after a lengthy school board meeting Thursday night.

Natalyn Yang, 11, a student at Susan B. Anthony Elementary, asks Sacramento City Unified School District trustees Thursday not to close her school.

Tracie Green, center, raises her arms in support of speakers who oppose school closings. More than 100 residents asked to speak during Thursday's Sacramento City Unified School District meeting.

Abraham Vang, 8, student at Susan B. Anthony, his mom, Melanie Lo and parent Sandy Ly protest before the start of the school board meeting at Serna Center on February 21, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento City Unified School District Board members decides on the closure of 10 of 11 under-enrolled elementary schools in Sacramento.

Fruit Ridge Elementary School student Evelyn Romo, 10, waits to talk before Sacramento City Unified School District Board members with her mom Evangelina Lopez and brother Felipe Romo, 8, (behind her) at the Serna Center on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento City Unified School District Board members decide on the closure of 10 of 11 under-enrolled elementary schools in Sacramento.

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