Oakland to decide Wed. whether to close 5 schools

OAKLAND, Calif.

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.

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