Apr 2, 2010 3:52 PM

School to close in La Junta to save money

The La Junta public school district board has voted to close La Junta Intermediate School next fall to save an estimated $770,000.

Superintendent Jim Sullivan says the district projects a $1 million drop in revenue next school year due to declining enrollment and state budget cuts. Enrollment is expected to fall from 1,316 students to around 1,200 this fall.  This week, the school board in Trinidad approved a four-day school week for the next two years to help with budget cuts. Last month, school board members in Rocky Ford voted to close Liberty Elementary, and other districts have laid off teachers to save money.


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