Forum continues discussion of future for Sams Valley

Another public forum on the proposal to close Sams Valley Elementary School to save money happens at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school, 14235 Table Rock Road, Central Point.

Central Point School District officials estimate closing Sams Valley would save hundreds of thousands of dollars in operations and maintenance, including staff salaries.

However, school supporters determined to save the rural school have met with officials from other rural schools that faced closure to learn what they did to reduce costs and are working with Central Point school officials.

The district must its decision when it adopts its budget by June.

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