Houston delays consolidations plans at 20 schools

June 18, 2008
Some opponents says closings would hurt neighborhoods

Plans to consolidate 20 small Houston schools have been put on hold to give parents more time to make their case for saving them. Houston Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra says he needs more time to decide whether to go forward with the plan. Most of the consolidations were originally proposed in the November 2007 bond election, an $805 million package that narrowly won voter approval. A vocal group of opponents argued that closing schools hurts neighborhoods and forces children on long bus rides across town.

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