Inglewood Unified to Close Five Schools

The Inglewood Unified School District will close five campuses as it seeks to address a series of budget challenges. In a letter to parents and community members, Inglewood County Administrator James Morris identified closures at the following schools:

  • Crozier Junior High 
  • Hudnall TK-6 School 
  • Highland TK-6 School 
  • Morningside High School 
  • Kelso TK-6 School 

IUSD has been in state receivership since 2012. Over a decade ago, it received a $29-million bailout. Payback on the loan plus annual fees for FCMAT reviews is costing the district around $2,210,000 per year. At the same time, the district has been struggling with enrollment declines.

“Additionally, we’re paying for water, gas, and electrical services, as well as support staff schools that are underutilized. Simply put, we need to close some schools to remain competitive, improve instruction, and repair the schools that will remain open,” Morris said.

There were protests ahead of the announcement.

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