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.READ MORE: Colorado Polio Survivor Reflects On Life-Long Disease & COVID Vaccines Now
The district has to make up a $20 million budget shortfall after two failed ballot measures that would have raised the necessary money.READ MORE: Denver Cops, Sheriff's Deputies Lagging on Vaccinations; 'There Is A Lot Of Pushback" Says Deputy Safety Director
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.