Jeffco school leaders spare four of five schools

By John Aguilar


GOLDEN — School closures have become a third-rail issue for education leaders in Jefferson County, with the school board voting late Thursday to spare four of five elementary schools that had been proposed for shut down as the 86,000-student district struggles with budget constraints.

Pennington, Peck, Stober and Swanson, which were presented to the school board last month for possible closure, got a reprieve Thursday. Pleasant View Elementary in Golden, also on the closure list, was the only school to get the ax.

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