East St. Louis residents, mayor protest school closings - KMOV.com

East St. Louis residents, mayor protest school closings

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) -- Parents, community leaders and even the mayor gathered Thursday afternoon to protest the closing of five East St. Louis elementary schools.

The schools are being closed to save money, and district officials say there will also be staff cuts.

Officials said they will maintain the current class sizes, even with fewer schools next fall.

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