Glade Park Community School closing at year's end

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – This year, the end of school at Glade Park Community School will literally be the last day. Officials from the school went before the District 51 school board Tuesday night to make it official: the school will shut down at the end of this school year.

The school opened in 2009 as a regular district school, but that changed when the district was facing budget cuts. Two years ago the school district helped the school become a charter school.

The school is now being forced to close down because the enrollment numbers are too low. Officials from the school say the curriculum really worked well for the students.

"This type of school, small community school, hands-on, multi-age style of education really works for kids, and the kids that where there and engaged were very successful," says Diane Branham, Treasurer of Glade Park Community School.

The current staff will help parents and students transition and move forward at the end of the year. The last day of school is May 22; on that day, the school will have a family-friendly baseball game and a cookout. The students will go to Wingate Elementary next year.

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