CLEMENTS, Calif. (CBS13) — For a local school, the final bell before summer vacation will simply be the final bell, period.
Budget cuts are forcing the Lodi Unified School District to close Clements School, a 130-year-old campus, in two days.
The plan will save the district about $100,000 a year, officials said. The estimated 70 students will move to nearby Lockeford.
Teacher Linda Baker called the campus a “gem” and said the school grounds has a beautiful history that ties the close-knit community together.
“I think it’s the family atmosphere and the fact the teachers know the students,” Baker said. “I know who’s related to who and where they live.”
Several interested parties are looking into buying the school building for another use.
Teachers said they hope the historic building isn’t abandoned.