More Peninsula Schools May Close

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More peninsula schools could be on the chopping block later this year when the district weighs what to do with some failing schools. The school board is planning summer meetings with parents and peninsula residents to talk about potential changes to the schools this summer.

Board Chairwoman Nancy Cook hinted at Monday's school board meeting that she would like to see some recommendations on closing under-performing schools, even offering her own smell test.

"If I won't send my child to that school, then that school shoud be closed," she said.

Closing failing schools would provide the facilities needed for a bevy of competing programs with an eye on the former Rivers Middle School, she said.

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