Kevin Wheatley

Education Reporter

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If approved by the board Jan. 26, the district expects to save at least $5.5 million and potentially more than $6 million by closing Bridgepoint Elementary, transitioning Corden Porter programming to other schools, removing certification requirements for teaching related arts classes, outsourcing janitorial and maintenance work, and more cost-saving measures starting July 1.

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The district’s proposal, set to be presented during a school board meeting Thursday, envisions closing Bridgeport Elementary and Corden Porter and revives a previous plan to eliminate most certified teachers from elementary school classes like art, music, media and technology, and physical education.

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