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Our View: Closure is imminent, but cuts are worse


October 18, 2017

The closure of a school impacts an entire community.

It isn’t just the students and staff being moved to another location, nor is it the physical act of closing a building and mothballing it for possible future use.

With the closure of a school, the community loses a place to gather. It loses a gym to dance or practice in. It becomes a loss for everyone involved.

With the school board deliberating on if it will close Jackson Elementary and a final judgement expected to pass in November, there’s time to discuss the value the school brings to Green River. Unfortunately, keeping the school...

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