GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Jefferson County will close one elementary school and spare four schools in a plan to make up a budget gap.

Jeffco Schools had considering closing Peck, Pennington, Pleasant View, Stober and Swanson elementary schools along with some staff positions.

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The district has to make up a $20 million budget shortfall after two failed ballot measures that would have raised the necessary money.

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The line outside of the meeting (credit: CBS)

The line outside of the meeting (credit: CBS)

Thursday night, administrators met with concerned parents and students in a meeting to discuss the best plan.

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In the end, Jeffco School Board members decided to close Pleasant View Elementary School. The final budget will be submitted later this springs.