school closures http://apr.org en Meetings Planned On Birmingham School Closures http://apr.org/post/meetings-planned-birmingham-school-closures <p>The Birmingham school board is planning a series of community meetings before it votes on a plan to close seven city schools.</p><p>The&nbsp;meetings have been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A state takeover of the school district's finances has resulted in a plan to save $8 million by shedding 133 jobs and closing seven schools.</p><p>Eleven other schools would be reconfigured, and a proposal for two schools to teach grades seven through 12 has already proven controversial with some school board members.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:49:38 +0000 The Associated Press 25998 at http://apr.org Meetings Planned On Birmingham School Closures