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(KSL News) After an emotional, tearful debate Granite School Board members are standing by their decision.
This means two elementary schools -- Canyon Rim and Meadow Moor Elementaries -- will close, Granite High will be reconfigured, and Wasatch Junior High will be rebuilt.
Three board members had asked the board to reconsider last month's decision, prompting a meeting last night. But in the end, by one vote, the board chose to stick to the original plan.
Some 400 students, parents and community members packed in for the meeting. Many were apalled by the board's decision.
Jennifer Toomer-Cook/Education Writer, Deseret Morning News: "Some of the audience members stood up and were shouting. Some outside in the hall were crying, very emotional about this."
The board says the decision is final. However, the battle may not be over. Some community members are talking about seceding from Granite District, creating charter schools, or even filing lawsuits.