Calif. budget will keep new $105M school closed

A Southern California school district spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school, but after three years of funding cuts doesn’t have the money to operate it, reports the Associated Press. The Alvord Unified School District in Riverside was supposed to open the new Hillcrest High School in September to relieve overcrowding at another high school. But the district can’t afford to hire staff and pay the costs to open it, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

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