Tracy Unified School District will have a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the possible closure of Delta Island Elementary School.
Closure would save the deficit-addled district more than $700,000, according to Superintendent of Business Services Casey Goodall. It’s not huge compared to the projected $15.4 million districtwide shortfall, but combined with moving some elementary and middle schools off the year-round calendar, it could add up to several million dollars in savings.Parents of Delta Island students voiced their worries at a Jan. 8 meeting about the school’s closure. Some were won over, but others brought up concerns about transportation and whether their children would get the same services they do now.
The district promised they would, especially considering that many among the 130 enrolled students come from the families of Spanish-speaking migrant farmworkers and need help learning English.
The meeting next week will allow the public another chance to talk to officials about the proposed closure. Their comments will be included in a report that will be presented at a later date to trustees.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the District Education Center board room, 1875 W. Lowell Ave.
For information: 830-3200.