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Oceanside district votes to close elementary school

Trustees at the Oceanside Unified School District voted Tuesday to close one of the district’s elementary schools, Reynolds Elementary, because of safety concerns, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

According to The Union-Tribune, testing showed that soil beneath the campus could liquefy during an earthquake and make the foundations of the school’s buildings unsound.

“It’s about the safety of our students,” said Raquel Alvarez, president of the school board. “There’s never going to be a perfect time.”

Many parents spoke against the closure during the meeting, but trustees voted 3-1 to close the school at the end of the current school year, with one trustee abstaining.