Re "Last bell for seven schools" (Page A1, Feb. 23): It is amazing how a newspaper that has won multiple awards for investigative journalism continues to simply accept the misinformation provided by the Sacramento City Unified School District.
Closing these school will likely net zero savings, in fact it will probably cost money.
Transportation costs have not been adequately considered, the cost of moving supplies, moving and reinstalling technology and other relocation costs have not been considered at all.
The district occupancy numbers are also severely flawed. Many of the "available" classrooms are already used for other purposes. These rooms are libraries, computer labs or special education rooms, not simply empty rooms waiting for 33 students. Beyond relocating these, now that receiving campuses will be "full", what happens when reduced class size inevitably returns? Where will these students be placed?
How about the lawsuits that will undoubtedly arise from this? There will be no savings from this vote, only more disenfranchised families.
-- Paul Nicholas, Fair Oaks