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P-I: Concerns over school-closing costs

It’s worth a read.

“… But in the wake of the Seattle School Board’s decision Thursday to close five more buildings this summer, some residents remain concerned the district won’t be able to keep newly shuttered schools from becoming magnets for crime.

“The district hasn’t announced plans for those buildings or for most of those shuttered during the last round of closures — but it’s a pretty good bet they won’t be sold anytime soon.

“‘I’m very fearful about what’s going to happen to the neighborhood,’ said Kailin Mooney, a Seattle Public Schools graduate who now lives near Nova Alternative High School and T.T. Minor Elementary, both scheduled to close this summer. …”

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