Oregon's only public girls' school faces cuts

Oregon's only public girls' school faces cuts

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by Anne Yeager, KGW Staff

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Posted on October 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 20 at 1:03 PM

PORTLAND – Parents of students at Oregon’s only public all-girls school have been fighting to save it since news surfaced that it would be cut to help the district’s struggling budget.

Right now, Harriet Tubman School serves children from sixth to the 12th grade. But the high school program may be cut soon.

There are currently only 60 girls attending high school at Harriet Tubman and the superintendent said that’s not enough to keep it open.

“We totally understand the concern but this comes down to a budget issue and we can't sustain the numbers at the high school program,” said Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby.

The Portland School Board will make the final decision regarding Harriet Tubman’s high school program next year.

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