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Washington School closure proposal altered

New plan would relocate fewer students but could lose state funding

12:28 AM, Apr. 3, 2013
Cristin Wassink holds a sign supporting Washington Elementary School while her daughter Dior, who goes to Grant School, looks at a electronic device, Tuesday night
Cristin Wassink holds a sign supporting Washington Elementary School while her daughter Dior, who goes to Grant School, looks at a electronic device, Tuesday night
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After receiving a flurry of negative feedback from school staff and parents the past two weeks, a committee that had recommended closing Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy, displacing nearly 600 students, presented a second proposal Tuesday night that would cause fewer students to be relocated but might affect how much money the district gets from the state.

Superintendent Joe Sheehan said the committee decided to present school board members with an additional option after hearing feedback from community members.

"Disrupting the least amount of students wasn't part of ...

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