Oklahoma City parents and teachers are sounding off about administration plans to close five elementary schools after this school year.
The district said the drastic cuts will save $1.2 million.
The district cut $30 million from the budget for this school year due to last year's state budget crisis.
Superintendent Aurora Lora said they may need to cut as much as $10 million in the next school year.
Nichell Garcia has two children who attend Martin Luther King Elementary. She said there has to be a better way.
“We make up less than 1 percent of the state’s total problem, so are they going to get $10 million out of closing five schools in predominately black areas?” she said.
The plan also calls for converting Northeast Academy into a middle school.
The district has scheduled six public input meetings to discuss the plans to consolidate.