Education

With Enrollment Declining, Pasadena Unified Votes To Close 3 Elementary Schools

Parents gathered at the Sept. 26, 2019 meeting of the Pasadena Unified School District board to speak out against plans to close three elementary schools.
Parents gathered at the Sept. 26, 2019 meeting of the Pasadena Unified School District board to speak out against plans to close three elementary schools.
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Leaders of the cash-strapped Pasadena Unified school system have decided to close three of the district’s 17 elementary schools.  School board members say dwindling enrollment numbers gave them little choice.

The school board voted to close Roosevelt, Franklin and Jefferson elementary schools next year.  Parents said they only recently discovered that the closures were under consideration and felt blindsided by the decision.

Pasadena Unified officials say they may move to close middle or even high schools next month.