District schedules another meeting to discuss school closures

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap

Salvador Rivera (left) serves as an unofficial translator for Spanish-speaking parents at Tuesday’s Ojai Unified School District Board meeting.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

The Ojai Unified School District’s (OUSD) Board of Education met Tuesday in its first regular meeting since receiving the 7-11 Committee’s report on surplus elementary school property. The board decided to add a special meeting to its calendar May 3, to discuss the volunteer committee’s report.

A standing-room-only crowd attended and several took the opportunity to address the board in support of keeping Meiners Oaks Elementary School.

The 7-11 Committee voted March 3 to recommend closing the Meiners Oaks campus, but in its final report to the School Board recommended keeping all five OUSD elementary schools open.

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