Board ratifies vote on school closures

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
“The issue is being put to rest by this Board,” declared Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Hank Bangser after the School Board voted 4 -1 to confirm its decision keep all five of its elementary schools open. Their vote concluded a year of discussion by the School Board and its 7-11 Committee regarding potential elementary school closures.
Board Chair Linda Taylor voted in opposition, as she did during the Board's Sept. 20 vote.
Former 7-11 Committee members were not surprised by the outcome.

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