Oakland to decide Wed. whether to close 5 schools

October 24, 2011 10:06:22 AM PDT
On Wednesday, the Oakland school district is expected to decide whether to close five elementary schools to save money.

The district currently operates nearly 100 schools, but now has 5,000 fewer students and $62 million less in its general fund than it did just three years ago.

The Oakland Tribune says the closure list includes: Lakeview Elementary near Lake Merritt; Lazear in the Fruitvale neighborhood; Marshall in the East Oakland Hills; Maxwell Park near Mills College; and Santa Fe in North Oakland.