School may be closed despite millions spent

May 10, 2008 5:55:38 AM PDT
Just months after spending $3 million on campus improvements, HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra says he is considering permanently shutting down Key Middle School in northeast Houston.If that happens, Key students would be sent to nearby campuses. When word of this proposal spread, some community members reacted with shock.

"If they shut this school down, they have lost half the community," said parent Raquel Reese.

"The kids in this community don't deserve this," said another concerned parent.

Last year, the school was shut down for months after several teachers got sick in the building. Test results showed that mold had been growing in several parts of the school. The district did a thorough cleaning and re-opened the school in March.

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