Fri April 23, 2010
Santa Fe school board votes to consolidate schools, delay closure of Acequia Madre Elementary
By Elaine Baumgartel
Santa Fe, NM – According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Alvord, Kaune and Larragoite schools would be consolidated into the old Alameda middle school. The plan is expected to save $1 million for the district. However, the controversial closing of Acequia Madre Elementary school would be postponed to allow time for planning.
In addition, the Board plans to increase class sizes, reduce staff, cut some sports, fine arts, special education programs and eliminate some double dippers who earn salaries in addition to their pensions.
The Board will hold a final vote on the budget May 6th.