Parents rally in Baldwin over plan to close 2 schools

BALDWIN - Dozens of parents and students rallied in Baldwin tonight outside of a school board meeting to protest a plan that would shut down two elementary schools in the district. A task force has recommended the district shutter Milburn and Schubert elementary schools, or Schubert and Steele elementary schools. Administrators say the district is trying to close a $4.4 million budget gap, but parents at tonight's rally say school officials haven't explored other cost-saving options. Some of the parents are also accusing administrators of not being straightforward about how much money the closures would save, how many teachers would lose their jobs and what would happen to the buildings.School officials are expected to announce which school they plan to close next month.

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