School Closure

Sasha Mclin and Eli Stahl

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In 2018, certain schools in the Oak Grove School District will be closed due to budget cuts. It’s a fact that schools don’t get much funding to stay open. Some of the schools on the list to possibly close are: Santa Teresa, Miner, Frost, Baldwin, Oak Ridge, Del Roble, and Glider. The schools targeted for closure are all elementary, so all of the middle schools  will remain the same. However, just because their schools are remaining open, does not mean middle schoolers don’t have opinions on the subject. In fact, one 7th grader at AdVenture Herman, Jeremy Van Ham, says, “I really hope they don’t close my old elementary school, Oak Ridge. I want it to be there for many more years.”

With schools not earning enough money to remain open, some will be forced to shut down. The School Board’s decision is to close three to five elementary schools beginning 2018-2019. Students will be moved to new schools. Teachers all around the Oak Grove School District are worried for their schools.

It’s sad, but I understand it needs to be done”

— Olena Mclin, a teacher at Anderson Elementery

Teachers in the Oak Grove have been going to meetings to try and convince the School Board not to close their schools. These meetings are open to anyone who wishes to go and support or protest. The last meeting was not long ago, on December 18, 2017.

While some teachers spent their last few days before the holidays going to staff parties, playing games like white elephant, and just having a good time, other teachers were starting to build up fear that their school is the number one choice the School Board is thinking of closing.

It is official that schools will be closing. Are you on the list? Keep up on the Oak Grove website, and remember to support your school!

9 Comments

9 Responses to “School Closure”

  1. Ruby Carter on January 17th, 2018 9:30 am

    Your article is very interesting and intriguing. I love the block quote!

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  2. Michael Wilkinson on January 17th, 2018 9:38 am

    The article is very nice it helps me understand the situation more!

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  3. Logan Perry on January 17th, 2018 9:40 am

    Great Article! Like the pull quote.

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  4. Daniel Kafeety on January 17th, 2018 9:41 am

    Very nice!

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  5. Mason Firebaugh on January 17th, 2018 9:45 am

    this is a good article It show what people think about the schools shutting down

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  6. Elizabeth Felchlin on January 17th, 2018 9:51 am

    The article shows how the teachers feel about the school closing, and I feel like that is such an important topic to address because if the schools close, not only will other elementary schools be filled to the brim, but multiple teachers will lose their jobs.

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  7. Izabelle Larson on January 17th, 2018 9:52 am

    I love all the information in your article but i would suggest to break up the first paragraph so that it’s not so long and hard to read.

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  8. Hayden Hogen-Esch on January 17th, 2018 9:54 am

    nice pull quote! thanks for the info! good job.

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  9. Nathaniel Ward on January 17th, 2018 10:00 am

    Good job writing the article. I would suggest that you put a caption for the image.

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