Hums PTA meets to plan ways to save school from possible closure

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A PTA meeting at one Mishawaka school called parents together looking to save their school.

Thursday night the Hums Elementary PTA held a meeting looking to brainstorm ways on how to keep the school open.

Right now school administrators are proposing to close Hums, as one of the ways to save money in the Mishawaka School District after the multi-million dollar referendum failed in November.

The superintendent presented the idea to a select group of community leaders along with about 30 other ideas.

Hums parents plan to attend the school board meeting to point out the school has high performance test scores, brings in new growth and development, and that the parents are willing to do what it takes to keep it open.

Hums Elementary parent Bill Buraczeski says, “I think you will see an active approach. There's always been a huge involvement for Hums school, maybe not for the referendum, but Hums School usually shows up in large numbers.”

The next school board meeting is February 11th. The superintendent will present a progress report. A decision on what cuts will be made should be presented by this spring.

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