CrossRoads School will close in June

CrossRoads School, an alternative education program with on-site treatment services in Medford, will close after the school year ends.

The board of Community Works social-service organization, which has run the school, made the decision Wednesday, according to an announcement today.

"The Community Works Board and staff have anguished over this decision to discontinue CrossRoads School after this year," said Mike Mastroni, chairman of the board of directors. "Directors of Community Works reviewed the decision from multiple angles, with the paramount concern being the needs of the youth served at CrossRoads."

Community Works launched a high school completion program for pregnant and parenting teens beginning in 1988, and CrossRoads became an accredited alternative school in 1992.

During this academic year, it has run at a deficit of $51,000 because of a continuing drop in enrollment, the organization said.

— Staff reports

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