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School Funding Problems / Closures #46319

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 1977
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(Studio) Report on potential and actual closures of school dists. across cntry. due to lack of funds. School board decision in Philadelphia cited.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Comments with regard to Toledo school system closure.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Toledo, Ohio) Report on money problems for Toledo, Ohio, and other school dists. and solutions being sought. Closing of Toledo's schools and last football game between 2 of them cited, along with school tax levy vote upcoming. Previous money problems here noted, include month-long holiday at Christmas as result. [State senate president Oliver OCASEK - notes lack of votes for tax funding last year and legislature's refusal to help systems anymore.] Rodgers high school students' efforts to get vote for money cited. [Student Mark RIDENOUR - notes students have no representative on board and felt it time voters heard from them.] Board's statement on future cuts in system noted.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

Chase, Sylvia;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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