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School District Sets July 26 Vote on Closures
- General News
On Friday, June 2, Superintendent Raj Manhas announced his preliminary recommendation for school consolidation and closure for Seattle Public Schools. Review of and community input on the proposal will continue over the next eight weeks, and is scheduled to end with the final School Board vote on July 26. About a dozen schools will reportedly be shuttered. Superintendent Manhas stated the importance of moving forward with school consolidation and closure. “For far too many years, this district has invested scarce funds in maintaining excess building capacity, rather than directing those funds to learning activities,” said Manhas. “Consolidating and closing schools will certainly save money. However, the most important benefit of this process is to focus resources so that we achieve academic excellence – quality instruction for every student in every classroom in every school.”

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