Oakland to officially close 3 schools


December 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
On Wednesday night, the Oakland school board voted unanimously to close three under-performing, low enrollment campuses.

The schools are Best High School, Explore Middle School, and the Paul Robeson School of Visual and Performing Arts.

This is a protest against that plan at a board meeting last week.

The district says it has to cut $30 million in the next six weeks and $100 million in the next three years.

Closing the schools should save about $1 million.