Parents Attempt to Stop School Closures

Parents Attempt to Stop School Closures

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Stacey Butler ReportingThe former Superintendent of the Salt Lake School District is back in Salt Lake City today. She took the witness stand in the trial to try and stop two school closures.

Today in court the former Salt Lake School District Superintendent testified that the school board followed procedures when it made the decision to close Lowell and Rossyln Heights Elementary schools last month.

Attorneys for parents who filed the suit to stop the school closures grilled Former Superintendent Darlene Robles questioning whether she followed school board procedures. Concerned parents like Wendy Weixler came to court to show their disapproval of the board's decision.

Wendy Weixler, Lowell Elementary School Parent: “What I watched at the board meetings where the decisions were made I do not feel like enough research was done on the part of the board and I don't think enough other options were looked at."

Closing arguments were heard today and a decision about whether the board followed procedure could be reached in the next several days.

Parents are hopeful the judge will decide in their favor. If that happens they plan to take the case back before the board and get Lowell and Rossyln Heights re-opened.

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