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Message from Superintendent Cary Matsuoka -

Open Alternative School - An Update for September 21, 2017

Superintendent Matsuoka met with the staff and parents of Open Alternative School the week of September 18th about the status of OAS. He shared his recommendation to close OAS at the end of the current school year in June 2018. The declining enrollment and potential change in inter-district transfer policy were the major factors that led to his recommendation. This recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education at the October 10, 2017 board meeting. The Board will make their decision about the future of OAS at the November 14th meeting.

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