How TUSD decides to close neighborhood schools and for Native kids on the rez

The Tucson Unified School District’s governing board heard pleas from dozens of parents, students and educators on why their school shouldn’t be on the proposal list for school closures and consolidations — made public for the first time on Monday evening.

The meeting started at 6 p.m. and ended around 11:30 p.m. Held at Catalina Magnet High School, about 300 people filled the large auditorium. The largest contingent of parents and students came from Hollinger and Pueblo Gardens schools, as well as a group from Ochoa. While Ochoa was not on the closure list as it has been in the past, a group of parents and activists from South Tucson who helped start a campaign this summer to prevent school closures, showed up to show their support.

Read what happens next at Tucson Weekly.

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