Snapshots from Special TUSD School Closure Meeting 11/27

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Hundreds of parents, students, teachers and community members filled the Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium for Tucson Unified School District's special Governing Board meeting concerning potential school closures.

Many held signs bearing messages of support and almost 50 people spoke during the two hour call to the audience.

Here are a few images from the night.

Students, parents and teachers shouted cheers of support as the auditorium filled before the special meeting began. The meetings never meant anything to me, but now its affecting me and my family, said 13-year-old Valerie Verdugo, a Pueblo Gardens eighth grader.
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  • Students, parents and teachers shouted cheers of support as the auditorium filled before the special meeting began. "The meetings never meant anything to me, but now it's affecting me and my family," said 13-year-old Valerie Verdugo, a Pueblo Gardens eighth grader.

Valeria Verdugo, 11, is a sixth grader at Pueblo Gardens Prek-8 School. Every time a supporter of their school addressed the audience the group stood in solidarity.
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  • Valeria Verdugo, 11, is a sixth grader at Pueblo Gardens Prek-8 School. Every time a supporter of their school addressed the audience the group stood in solidarity.

Lyons Elementary School supporters applauded a speaker.
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  • Lyons Elementary School supporters applauded a speaker.

Hollinger Elementary School student body president Steven Baker addressed the TUSD governing board in both Spanish and English.“We are extremely worried about the future of our stupendous school,” Baker said.
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  • Hollinger Elementary School student body president Steven Baker addressed the TUSD governing board in both Spanish and English.“We are extremely worried about the future of our stupendous school,” Baker said.

Hollinger student body president Steven Baker said the schools unique dual language program helped him excel in both English and Spanish.“I have experienced many different changes and challenges in my education at Hollinger,” Baker said, “Our programs are one of a kind.”
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  • Hollinger student body president Steven Baker said the school's unique dual language program helped him excel in both English and Spanish.“I have experienced many different changes and challenges in my education at Hollinger,” Baker said, “Our programs are one of a kind.”

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