Local News in Brief : School Doors May Close

The financially strapped West Covina school district may close one of its two high schools and up to four other schools in an effort to cut expenses.

District officials said that some schools are under-utilized and that by consolidating operations, they can offer a greater variety of courses.

The district has been seeking ways to cut costs since it was forced to borrow $3.3 million from the state to cover a $2.7-million deficit in the 1987-88 school year and to cover operating expenses.

Anticipating possible adverse reactions, the district has scheduled nine town meetings over the next two weeks to discuss the proposal. School officials hope to reach a decision by early February.

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