School closure: And then there were two

School closure: And then there were two
Melrose and Rose Elementary schools are the last two schools the Roseburg district is looking at closing to shore up the budget.

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg School Board has narrowed it's decision on which school to close down to Rose and Melrose.

Officials say the two schools were chosen for multiple factors like class size, building condition and how many kids would be affected.

The board also decided to put a bond levy to voters.

Roseburg School District Board Chair Steve Patterson would still like to see all of the schools stay open. "My ultimate hope is that we don't have to close a school, you know, but overall the goal is for me and for the rest of the board, is to do whatever is best for the kids in our district."

The bond levy, which Patterson says could help save a school, will go to voters in the May election.

The board can't guarantee that if the levy passes a school wouldn't still be closed.