Clearing the air on schools

Medford's school board gets together tonight to ask questions of architects, project managers and district staff involved in school projects funded by a $189 million bond.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 3101 McLoughlin Drive. It's open to the public.

The board has been meeting to determine how it will spend the $189 million, which falls short of the amount needed to cover all projects outlined in the measure approved last year. The board has suggested it might permanently close two elementary schools, Roosevelt and Jackson, or drop plans to rebuild South Medford High School.

Patrons and some board members have called for more explanation about costs associated with the projects.

Tonight, the board will ask "clarifying" questions about cost estimates, construction contracts and "what works best for students and learning," the district says.

The district has asked patrons who have questions they'd like to have asked at the meeting to e-mail them to the district office.

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